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DR. TONI BARK

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Functional Medicine | Holistic

Allergy Elimination Therapies

Many people live with allergies to foods and substances that trigger immune reactions within the body. An allergen can induce a reaction through various forms of contact, including breathing, touch, eating and injection. Immune responses can range from mild to severe, potentially affecting any of the body’s organ systems, including the respiratory system, the skin,…

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful tools in alternative medicine. Used for its many health benefits, acupuncture therapy is considered safe and effective when administered by a trained healthcare professional. Sessions consist of very fine needles being placed into the skin. Some people feel tingling or numbness at these points, but most feel very…

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone levels are constantly fluctuating – a normal process that occurs at every stage of life. The body responds to these changes with physical manifestations that can affect the way a person feels on a daily basis. When hormone levels are imbalanced, it is normal to feel uncomfortable, sluggish, and just not quite yourself. Bioidentical…

Comprehensive Gastro-Intestinal Health Program

The gastro-intestinal system is a complex set of organs responsible for digestion, nutritional absorption, and waste elimination. Symptoms of gastro-intestinal disease or inflammation are hard to miss. Many people suffer from chronic constipation, diarrhea and abdominal cramping, yet they are unaware of the cause for their discomfort. Unfortunately, there is a direct correlation between GI health…

Chronic Sinus/Respiratory Health Program

Sinus and respiratory problems can be debilitating – especially when they are a chronic problem. Traditional medicine has deemed chronic sinus and respiratory health problems as incurable conditions for which doctors can only provide symptomatic relief. But we believe that the secret to resolving these conditions is in a holistic approach, rather than countless antibiotics…

Detox and Weight Loss

Every year, millions of people across the U.S. decide to make a New Year’s weight loss resolution. Despite their good intentions to lose weight and become healthier, most never achieve their goals. Unfortunately, weight gain is a major epidemic in America. Though fad diets come and go, the only proven way of losing weight healthily…

Craniosacral Work

Craniosacral work is a form of massage and bodywork designed to balance the position of bones in the head, spinal column and sacrum. Though these bones can only make minor shifts in the body, even the tiniest movements can have profound psychological and physiological effects on the rest of the body – particularly the central…

Comprehensive Lifestyle and Nutritional Counseling

At our office, we believe in treating the whole person – not just a disease. Preventative care is a foundational part of our practice. We believe that a person’s lifestyle and nutrition plays a crucial role in overall health. That’s why we offer comprehensive lifestyle and nutritional counseling for patients who want to become the…

Heart Math

Heart Math is a combination of evidence-based technology and techniques designed to help people manage stress and prevent negative physical responses to it. It is based on the concept that healthy individuals with low-stress levels have a high heart rate variability, meaning the time between each heart beat is different than the one prior and…

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Frequency specific microcurrent, or FSM, is an energy-based treatment used to promote healing, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation in the body. People who get FSM receive a low-level electrical current tuned precisely to treat specific types of nerve pain, muscle pain, and medical conditions. The device is similar to a TENS unit, only the current…

Detoxification Therapies

Our bodies are exposed to toxins every day. There are chemicals everywhere – our foods, beauty products, and even in the environment. In fact, humans today are exposed to more toxins than ever before. Despite the body’s best effort to eliminate these toxins through its very efficient systems, the onslaught of exposure can cause a…

Neurofeedback/NeuroIntegration

Neurofeedback, also known as neurointegration, provides information about the functions of the brain. The process uses EEG technology to read information about abnormal activity in the brain. When brain waves are detected outside of normal ranges, cues are given to help guide the brain back to normal activity. Over time, neurofeedback sessions encourage self-regulation of…

Male and Female Hormone Balance

Hormones are a major foundation of the cellular functions inside the body. Though unseen and often overlooked, hormones must maintain a careful balance to avoid causing health complications. Even the slightest disruption in hormone balance can have major consequences in the body. Though this can happen to anyone at any age, hormone changes are especially…

Sports Performance Consultations

Athletes put their bodies through a lot of stress and conditioning in order to maximize physical output. In order to operate at peak performance, athletes must take special care of their bodies, whether in preparing for an athletic event or recovering from an injury. At our office, we work with all types of athletes, from…

Nutritional and Herbal Therapies

Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids are the building blocks of our bodies. They facilitate biological processes and support the overall health of the body’s organ systems. Herbs and botanicals are equally important, acting as medicinal agents that prevent disease and remedy health problems and disease. Though most people know the importance of vitamins, many…

Nutrition

Nutrition is a process by which our body’s obtain, store and use food for our health, growth, and development. Everyone can benefit from good nutrition, from early childhood to old age. We believe in educating our patients about the ways that a nutrient-dense diet can maximize health, increase energy, manage weight, enhance physical performance, and…

Thyroid Function

Thyroid disorders are of major concern in the U.S., primarily because many cases go undiagnosed and untreated. The thyroid gland, which is located in the lower neck, is responsible for producing hormones that regulate functions throughout the body. Unfortunately, the symptoms of functional thyroid disorders are often overlooked and discounted. But we know that having…

Thyroid/Adrenal/Hormonal Therapies

Hormonal imbalances are among the most commonly undiagnosed conditions in the U.S. Millions of men and women experience the daily ups and downs of imbalanced hormones, whether due to reproductive issues, adrenal fatigue, or thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism. Instead of turning to synthetic hormones and prescription drugs that can wreak further havoc on the body,…