Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is a natural form of therapy, using hormones that are identical to hormones produced by the human body. One may argue that by using plant-derived hormones instead of synthetic hormones, the body will be more receptive. By using natural hormones such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroidal hormones for those who are deficient, one can regain their normal hormonal levels. Combining hormone balancing with healthy lifestyle changes may be our best hope for preventative health against breast cancer, heart attacks, and menopause issues.
Anxiety and Depression are the two leading disorders in the U.S. affecting as much 40 millions adults. Due to the one sided view of psychological disorders; many people are running towards medication without understanding the root cause of their suffering. Through professional psychological assessment as well as practices of hypnosis, meditation, and counseling that our institution offers, one may understand the root cause of their suffering and become liberated of their pain. Dr. Catherine can also prescribe medication in a furthering manner if they see necessary.
Dr. Catherine Onuoha received her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia and practiced in Academic Medical Settings for nearly 2 decades. Dr. Catherine purchased the Natural Medicine Center in South Lakeland in 2015. Although she sees patients with an array of disorders, her specialties can roughly divide into 2 focus areas: hormonal health and psychiatric pharmaceutical counseling. Dr Onuoha is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) – and she aims to skillfully assist patients in pulling them OFF of prescribed medication(s) that are causing severe side-effects.
ADHD is a focus area and Psychometric testing is performed on site.
Dr. Catherine Onuoha has written 26 articles/books on neural function and psychiatric dysfunction. Psychiatric medications are distributed freely in our society and are inadequately explained to drug recipients. Dr Catherine combines dietary initiatives and cognitive treatment modalities (truly holistic treatments!). When downsizing Prescription loads, Dr. Catherine seeks a medically safe discontinuation strategy.
Hormones are neural mediators! Hence, we balance hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Cortisol, Thyroid). Hormonal rebalancing can greatly improve depression & anxiety. Psychiatric Med Regimens are managed with an eye to drug reduction. Serotonin/ Dopamine/ and Norepinephrine mediators are measured. Acupuncture and personalized counseling is embraced and naturopathic/ herbal treatments are given.