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Sakiliba Mines M.D. is a D.C. licensed Family Physician in practice for 25 years serving thousands of patients in Washington, D.C. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry-Nutrition at Spellman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Medical Doctorate from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her specialty as a Family Physician at Howard University Hospital and most recently, has attained her Doctorate of Integrative Medicine from Capital University of Integrative Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Integrative medicine is a composite system employing modalities from all medical disciplines to arrive at a diagnosis and therapy for the well-being and healing of the patient. Integrative diagnostic and therapeutic modalities include, but are not limited to, those therapies advanced by allopathy, osteopathy, dentistry, acupuncture, nutrition, physiatrics, chiropractic, naturopathic, biomechanics, physiotherapy, homeopathy, mind-body techniques, ayurvedic and oriental medicine. Integrative physicians are health professionals who are aware of and proficient in the application of different disciplines of medicine. They must have the ability to integrate or initiate the integration of those modalities which are necessary and appropriate to the correction and advancement of the patient’s health and welfare. The improvement of the biological markers of aging is our specialty
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Our patients are treated holistically we assess your individual needs and listen to your concerns and goals for well-being. Our practitioners are trained in both conventional and complementary therapies and offer a professionally
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A program will be customized for you based on your unique profile. At your initial consultation with the Integrative Physician you will discuss the assessments and protocol to best suit your biology and health goals for your individual program. Note that not all of the listed assessment and therapies will necessarily be a part of the comprehensive plan, because of the individuality of the patient and potential contraindications.
A free and quick meet & greet over the phone with our physician coordinator can help you determine which treatment, service or program is best for you. You will receive a professionally guided approach that takes into account multiple aspects of your health and lifestyle. We combine a range of therapies to provide you with an integrative plan, especially beneficial for chronic and complex medical conditions.
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Bio Identical Hormone Replacement
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Addiction & Substance Abuse
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If you are diagnosed with cancer, there are health treatment programs which may enhance the body’s ability to fight cancer and help the traditional cancer treatments work more effectively. The goal of integrative, holistic medicine is to work with the patient as the center of the medical team and combine both traditional and complementary treatments to restore the patient to a better state of health.
The weight management experts at TIMM aims for one important goal: getting patients back to their healthy weight. Being under- or overweight can have serious, long-lasting health consequences, making it imperative to bring them back to health as quickly as possible.
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Vitamin C ( as calcium ascorbate) 250mg
Calcium Ascorbate is an optimal nutritional supplement that combines Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) with Calcium Carbonate. By combining these two dietary ingredients, it is a buffered source of Vitamin C that will not contribute to gastric irritation in sensitive persons.
N Acetyl Cysetine 375 mg
N-Acetyl cysteine is derived from the sulfur-containing amino acid, cysteine. It is produced naturally in the body and is also obtained from the diet. Along with glutamic acid and glycine NAC is a precursor to glutathione, which is the body's most important cellular antioxidant. Proponents of NAC find that NAC is an immune enhancer; prevents and treats cancer; detoxifies heavy metals; treats smoker's cough and bronchitis; prevents heart disease; slows progression of HIV; relieves hangover symptoms; reduces exercise fatigue. It is used as a supplement for bronchitis, HIV infection, cystic fibrosis, cancer chemotherapy support, acetaminophen poisoning, heavy metal poisoning, and septic shock.
I-Glutamine 750 mg
This is the most abundant of the amino acids in the human body. Its main storage site is in the musculature, where about 60% of all the unbound amino acids are glutamine (glutamine makes up a smaller percentage of muscle protein, the main bound form). Glutamine has been called a "conditionally essential" nutrient , because it is non-essential in normal situations (manufactured by the body in adequate quantities; not required in the diet), but in illness or injury becomes insufficient (there is then a need for supplementation from the diet or other sources).
N Acetyl D-Glucosamine 125 mg
Used to strengthen immune function & is one of the building blocks of joint tissue and other connective tissues .In certain studies has been known to restrain and treat cancer. As to all kinds of inflammations, it is able to aid in therapy effectively. And also bone arthritis and joint pains have been reduced with using it alone or together with MSM.
This is an anti-oxidant that belongs to a group of plant pigments called flavonoids that are largely responsible for the colors of many fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Flavonoids, such as Quercetin, provide many health-promoting benefits. They act as antihistamines (which are useful in reducing allergy symptoms) and help reduce inflammation associated with various forms of arthritis. Quercetin also works as an antioxidant by scavenging damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. These particles occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes, interact with genetic material, and possibly contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of conditions including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as Quercetin can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Milk Thistle Extract 25mg (Silybum Marianum)
Milk Thistle has been used since Greco-Roman times as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver problems. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries physicians in the United States used milk thistle seeds to relieve congestion of the liver, spleen, and kidneys. Today, several scientific studies suggest that active substances in milk thistle (particularly silymarin) protect the liver from damage caused by viruses, toxins, alcohol, and certain drugs such as acetaminophen (a common over the counter medication used for headaches and pain; acetaminophen, can cause liver damage if taken in large quantities or by people who drink alcohol regularly.)
Alpha Lipoic Acid 75mg
Quite Possibly the "Universal" Antioxidant. The body needs ALA to produce energy. It plays a crucial role in the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures in cells. The body actually makes enough ALA for these basic metabolic functions. This compound acts as an antioxidant, however, only when there is an excess of it and it is in the "free" state in the cells. But there is little free ALA circulating in your body, unless you consume supplements or get it injected. Foods contain only tiny amounts of it. What makes ALA special as an antioxidant is its versatility—it helps deactivate an unusually wide array of cell-damaging free radicals in many bodily systems. In particular, ALA helps protect the mitochondria and the genetic material, DNA. As we age, mitochondrial function is impaired, and it's theorized that this may be an important contributor to some of the adverse effects of aging. ALA also works closely with vitamin C and E and some other antioxidants, "recycling" them and thus making them much more effective.
Cordyceps sinensis, known in China as Dong Chong Xia Cao ("Summer Grass, Winter Worm") and in the West as Cordyceps or The Caterpillar Fungus, has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the promotion of cardiovascular, sexual and immune system health and as a general energizing tonic, as it oxygenates the blood. Traditional Chinese Medicine have used it to treat fatigue and other ailments for 1,500 years.
Far Infrared Sauna The most effective, natural means of removing toxins from the body is through the use of the High Tech Health far infrared sauna. Far infrared technology has the ability to mobilize more toxins and in a safer manner than is possible in sweat resulting from just heat or activity. No other technology for removing toxins from the body can address both lipophillic (fat-stored) toxins and toxins already in the blood stream.
Effectiveness of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized, controlled trial.
Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion
ADHD in Children Rational for its Integrative Management
Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine Melatonin
A Biochemical Hypothesis for the Effectiveness of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Substance Abuse: Acupuncture and the Reward Cascade
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement
An Interview with Jonathan Wright, MD
Autism, An Extreme Challenge to Integrative Medicine
Complementary Alternative Medicine for Children with Autism: A Physician Survey
Integrative Medicine and Patient-Centered Care
Mood and Symptoms of Stress in Cancer Outpatients
Massage Therapy for Symptom Control
Poly mva for treating prostate cancer
Ethical and Clinical Controversies in Hematology
A Multidimensional Integrative Medicine Intervention to Improve Cardiovascular Risk
A patient Asks about Chelation Therapy
A comprehensive treatment for the prevention and reversal of vascular disease
American Heart Association Chelation Therapy Review
Advanced Integrative Medical Institute/ Physiatrics/ Colon Hydrotherapy
Coffee Enema for Liver Detoxification
VALUE OF COLON HYDROTHERAPY VERIFIED
Detoxification and why it is so important
Detoxification in a toxic world
Prescriptions depleating nutrients
Repair and restoration for optimum health
Spectracell miconutrient testing
The Five 'Pillars' of nutritional supplementation
Findings Further Link Inflammation, Obesity, and Type-2 Diabetes
Long term consequences of diabetes
Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Emerging Therapies for Diabetes, Part 1
Select Vitamins and Minerals in the Management of Diabetes
Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Diabetes
Self-administered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
in Individuals With Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Trial
Systems Biology, Toxins, Obesity, and Functional Medicine
Improving Health Care for Patientsand Health Care Delivery for Providers and Payors
Gastrointestinal disturbances among athletes
Gluten free eating plan the alkaline way
Alternative and Complementary Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for PTSD
NES understanding your results
The heart of summer late summer digestive
Therapeutic foods paragigm shift
The Return to Integrative and Civilized Medicine
Dr. Sakiliba M. Mines M.D.
Integrative medicine is not new, the order of the day in Sumeria and Egypt, thousands of years ago, was the integration of multiple modalities aimed at improving patient's health and relieves the suffering of all people. Unfortunately in our days not every patient has the opportunity to receive integrative medicine, which is the practice of ancient and modern medicine used in conjunction to bring the patient to optimal health. Many patients do not have access to integrative medicine because they do not know about it, but when they do; their insurance companies do not cover integrative medicine. As a result many patients are discouraged, disappointed and will remain for the most part, with chronic diseases which the ultimate cause is unknown. The treatment of their diseases is only masking the symptoms. Many of these patients will suffer polypharmacy syndrome, leading to many secondary effects, combination effects of the drugs, which will be treated for the most part by other drugs.
There are many tests that main stream medicine do not use routinely, which are truly helpful in aidiong the patient to get well for example it is my experience that many patients suffer from minerals and vitamin D deficiencies, heavy metals environmental toxicity . Chronic headaches can be caused by magnesium deficiency. Drugs that deplete the minerals for example potassium and magnesium can have a profound effect on health, leading to stroke, restless leg syndrome, cardiac problems and many others. Our bodies have not changed for thousands of years, our livers, brains and all the organs .for that matter have not increased in capacity to adjust to the polluted environment, we have the same body that we had thousands of years ago to detoxify our system from an environment that was pure but is now saturated with thousands of toxins that are liver, kidney toxic and carcinogenic. Autism is here and we must not ignore it, these kids are our children and we must develop strategies to help them medically and be conscious of what we are injecting in their bodies which can have a profound effect on their under-developed brains, www.NVIC.org, Thanks for the mothers who have led a critical movement to form DAN (Defeat Autism Now) doctors
Developing food allergies, environmental sensitivities leading to chronic diseases, are mainly created by a deficient immune system, due to toxicity of the colonic mucosal barrier which is then compromised leading to intestinal permeability of "leaky gut". Insurance companies restrict freedom of choice for medical care. We have lobbyists for cigarettes. Lobbying for integrative medicine as standard of medical care needs to be led by conscientious physicians to help patients, Hospitals are full, chronic diseases increasing exponentially despite our technical advancement, and cancers are epidemic. Integrative medicine must be considered as legitimate, safe, and cost effective.
We can no longer ignore the benefits of natural medicine which many generations of different people have experienced over the years with great benefits. "We must embrace hew paradigm in healthcare, there are new advanced biotechnology for the analysis and repair of the human body field, the body-field is the master control system for the physical body" www.Nutrienergetics .com .It is the responsibility of the physicians to remain informed, scientists, researchers, advocates for their patients, and. to be of integrity to create no harm. Most patients complain of hot spending enough time with their doctors, not being able to reach them in need, being placed on many medications and the root cause of their illnesses not being elucidated. Let us return to the kind of medicine that places the patient at the center of the medical team.
Clinical and Cost Outcomes of an Integrative Medicine IPA
Richard L Sarnat, MD,
President, Alternative Medicine Integration Group, LP, Highland Park, IllUSAJames Winterstein, DCb
We hypothesized that primary care physicians (PCPs) specializing in a nonpharmaceutical/nonsurgical approach as their primary modality and utilizing a variety of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) techniques integrated with allopathic medicine would have superior clinical and cost outcomes compared with PCPs utilizing conventional medicine alone.
Incurred claims and stratified randomized patient surveys were analyzed for clinical outcomes, cost offsets, and member satisfaction compared with normative values. Comparative blinded data, using nonrandomized matched comparison groups, was analyzed for age/sex demographics and disease profiles to examine sample bias.
An integrative medicine independent provider association (IPA) contracted with a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-accredited health maintenance organization (HMO) in metropolitan Chicago.
All members enrolled with the integrative medicine IPA from January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2002.
Analysis of clinical and cost outcomes on 21,743 member months over a 4-year period demonstrated decreases of 43.0% in hospital admissions per 1000, 58.4% hospital days per 1000, 43.2% outpatient surgeries and procedures per 1000, and 51.8% pharmaceutical cost reductions when compared with normative conventional medicine IPA performance for the same HMO product in the same geography over the same time frame.
In the limited population studied, PCPs utilizing an integrative medical approach emphasizing a variety of CAM therapies had substantially improved clinical outcomes and cost offsets compared with PCPs utilizing conventional medicine alone. While certainly promising, these initial results may not be consistent on a larger and more diverse population.