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ABOUT US

 

Integrative Functional Medicine is a holistic approach to health care which supports the unique expression of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of an individual by addressing the underlying causes of disease. Rather than treating the symptoms of disease, together, you and the doctor examine the underlying processes leading to the development of the "dis-ease."  This includes reviewing your life history, your diet, your various environmental influences, your relationships, how you work, relax, play, and sleep. Functional Medicine explores how well your organs and systems are functioning and to what toxins they have been exposed. Functional Medicine emphasizes prevention by assessing risk factors, heredity, and susceptibility to disease, and taking appropriate interventions prior to onset of a disease condition. It is this unique painting of your life story that creates the full picture of your total health which allows Functional Medicine to treat the whole person.

Dr. Roxanne Hollander, DC

Dr. Hollander, a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, is a philosophically based chiropractor. She believes in the body's innate intelligence and ability to heal. She makes full spinal adjustments mainly by hand, specializing in the neck region.  In addition to chiropractic care, her practice includes integrating Western functional medicine with a European naturopathic technique involving Bioresonance testing. Her interests also include mindfulness studies, all of which provides

a broader picture of the influences into one’s overall health picture.

Megan Marie Ribbing, AGPCNP

Megan Ribbing received her Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018 and has worked as a registered nurse since 2008. She began her career in the health field as a certified massage therapist with training in reflexology, aromatherapy and trauma touch from the Colorado School of Healing Arts in 2002. Her interest in working with people on a deeper physiologic level lead her into nursing. Megan has extensive experience in the areas of chronic disease, oncology, and palliative care. Her goal is to bridge her unique background in alternative and conventional medicine, she is currently working on training in functional medicine and nutritional intravenous therapies. Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband Carl and two dogs Cloe and Marlie. 

SERVICES

Integrative Functional Medicine is a holistic approach to health care that supports the unique expression of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of an individual by addressing the underlying causes of disease. Rather than treating the symptoms of disease, together, you and the doctor examine the underlying processes leading to the development of the "dis-ease." This includes reviewing your life history, your diet, your various environmental influences, your relationships, how you work, relax, play, and sleep. Functional Medicine explores how well your organs and systems are functioning and to what toxins they have been exposed. Functional Medicine emphasizes prevention by assessing risk factors, heredity, and susceptibility to disease, and taking appropriate interventions prior to the onset of a disease condition. It is this unique painting of your life story that creates the full picture of your total health which allows Functional Medicine to treat the whole person.

Chiropractic is a philosophy, an art, and a science. The philosophical foundation is the belief that there is a universal intelligence in all living matter which strives to maintain health. When a subluxation, or dislocation, occurs in the vertebrae, not only can there be pain and discomfort, but it also signifies that there is a blockage of the lifeforce within which would naturally return the body to health and wholeness. The art and science are in the actual treatment, the correction of the subluxation so that the lifeforce within can return to a full expression of health and wellness.

IV Therapies Nutritional Intravenous Therapies, providing micronutrients by intravenous (IV) routes is an effective way of improving essential vitamin and mineral deficits in the body.  IV administration offers direct delivery to the bloodstream and bypasses the digestive system and any obstacles that can hinder absorption into the tissues and cells. This allows the body to receive 100% of the nutrients.

 Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids all of which serve major roles in the body’s metabolism, cognitive function, and antioxidant properties. When given in certain amounts intravenously the nutritional components have a much more powerful and rapid effect than can’t be achieved orally.

IV Therapies are beneficial for:

 

  • Chronic Illnesses

  • Acute Illnesses; flu, colds, viruses, etc.

  • Acute and chronic infections

  • Auto-immune disorders

  • Lyme’s disease

  • Candida overgrowth

  • Heavy metal and molds

  • Adjunct therapy to cancer treatment

  • Neurological and cognitive support

  • Stress and fatigue

  • Dehydration

  • Weight loss

 

To open/download a complete list of IV Therapies offered, click 

TESTING

Evaluating organ and systems functions rather than looking for a specific disease is a basic principle of Functional Medicine. Practitioners use specialized assessment tools to look at the functioning status of your cells, organs, and biological systems.  These tests complement standard testing protocols and can often detect underlying imbalances, including disease tendencies, earlier than standard testing.

 

Functional tests may examine blood, hair, stool, urine, or saliva. Testing procedures check nutritional status, digestive function, allergies, cardiovascular function, detoxification ability, and more. Dr. Hollander believes this approach provides the best information for predictive and preventive health care, as well as supporting the achievement of optimum health.

 

Available Tests Include:

  • Nutritional Assessments

  • Digestive Analysis

  • Advanced testing for osteoporosis development

  • Neurotransmitter assessment

  • Advanced cardiovascular profile

  • Heavy metal and toxicity analysis

  • Hair mineral analysis

  • Alcat (Food Allergy Testing)

  • Cyrex Labs (Food Allergy & Immunological Testing)

  • Hormone Testing Salivary

  • Conventional Lab Testing

  • Diagnostic Imaging

  • Specialized and functional testing

    • Genova Labs

    • Great Plains Labs

    • Spectracell

    • Cyrex Labs

    • Diagnostic Solutions

 

Bio-Resonance Testing

is a state of the art computer-based system used for measuring the energetic balance of the body. This method can determine bio-electrical disturbances in the meridians, organs, and systems, as well as providing information as to the energetic causes that deter optimum health. Bio-Resonance Testing (BRT) is used in setting your nutrition program for a more precise treatment protocol. 

TREATMENT

 

Treatments may include: 

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Bio-Resonance Therapy (BRT)

  • Electro-Acupuncture Treatment

  • Rubimed Therapy

  • Photo Light Therapy

  • Ozone Therapy

  • Dietary Programs

  • Nutritional Counseling/Supplements

  • Biological Medicines

  • Botanical Medicines

  • Homeopathic Remedies

  • Exercise Counseling

  • Detoxification/Fasting

  • Lifestyle Modification

  • Nutritional IV Therapies

  • Complimentary Cancer Care (IV Therapy)

 
 

EVENTS

2019 Chatham Health Tour

 

In the fall of 2019, Dr. Hollander and a group of colleagues in the alternative and complementary health care field organized the first Chatham Health Tour. The inaugural Chatham Health Tour (modeled after the Chatham Artist Guild Studio Tour) advertised the mission of educating the community in the area of health and healing. The self-guided tour included a group of eleven Chatham County health practitioners, therapists, healers, and vendors who opened their doors to visitors, many offering complimentary or discounted services in order to raise awareness of the dedicated and diverse health.care offerings in Chatham County.  Read this wonderful article by the Chatham News and Record in case you missed it! :

 

https://www.chathamnewsrecord.com/stories/chatham-health-tour-aims-to-promote-medical-practitioners-who-help-patients-feel-heard,3062?fbclid=IwAR1fd5FOMfFCAi5M8tPZDsI2ViwtO18e5lT5FjOgeHqbH2WxG86ecKbZIZM

 

 

Opening Reception: Chatham Health Tour 

 

The kick-off for the Chatham Health Tour was an opening reception held at the serene Joy Of Movement Studio. Delicious local food (paleo/gluten-free/vegan/keto) and health-boosting beverages were enjoyed by a large crowd. Following a social time, several of the participating Health Practitioners and their clients spoke about how complementary/alternative health care has positively impacted their lives.  You can watch Dr. Roxanne and her client in the following video:

 

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0xxZwVSQQRTrJqKrCFpNTbWfA

 

Abundance NC's "Pecha Kucha"

Pecha Kucha (“the sound of conversation” in Japanese) is a quarterly storytelling event that brings people together to present and discuss new ideas around sustainability topics. Presenters each have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss, which keeps the pace exciting. Each season, several people from the community give presentations that challenge people to think differently about conservation, the environment, climate change, health, and each other.

In July, Dr. Roxanne was invited to present her story on Health: Alternative and Complementary MedicineHealth, promoting the upcoming Chatham Health Tour. You can watch her presentation inspiring presentation here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeY5aIIDBjo

 

NEWS/BLOG

Stay tuned for upcoming news and future blog posts!

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