pam-infoPamela J. Jacobson, ABAAHP, L.Ac, Dipl OM

Pamela has lived in Orange County for 35 years where she began her career as a nurse specializing in gynecology and oncology. With many years of conventional medical experience, Pamela brings a unique strength to her practice of Functional and Chinese medicine in that she is able to integrate these various medical disciplines to assure a comprehensive approach for her patients.

Pamela made the decision to return to school to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine after battling a difficult illness that was unresponsive to Western medical treatment. Upon the advice of a friend, Pamela visited a naturopath and was quickly cured using nutrition, acupuncture and herbal therapy. Her recovery was so remarkable that she was compelled to return to school to learn how she could combine Functional and  Chinese medicine with her conventional medical experience to help those with difficult health challenges regain their health and vitality.

Today Pamela is board certified by the Metabolic Medical Institute (ABAAHP) to practice functional medicine and licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine by the state of California (LAc). She is also a diplomat of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She attended a rigorous four year training program at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego campus where she graduated among the top in her class. Additionally, she has continued her education in the field of Functional Medicine, a branch of conventional medicine that utilizes laboratory testing and other modalities to identify developing conditions before they become disease. After a comprehensive 3 year training program through Metabolic Medical Institute which is vetted through George Washington and Stanford Universities, she was awarded a board certification in the practice of Functional medicine. Her education in all disciplines is ongoing which allows her to take advantage of the latest advances in all areas of healthcare.

Pamela treats a wide variety of health issues but has a particular interest in complex medical cases, autoimmune disease and cancer recovery.

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Dr. Grace Soltynski, DAOM, LAc, LCSW

Grace is a licensed, board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in California. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from South Baylo University, in Anaheim, California and received her Clinical Doctorate in Chinese Medicine from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. In addition, she completed a one year Fellowship in acupuncture at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles where she treated patients with Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease. She furthered her studies by completing an externship at Yunnan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Kunming, China.

Grace is also a licensed clinical social worker having earned her Masters Degree in Psychotherapy (LCSW) from California State University, Long Beach. She is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Hospital were she worked for thirteen years, providing mental health care to women of child-bearing age and cancer patients.

Grace joins The Healing Sanctuary as an anti-aging specialist, teaching her patients how to maintain their vitality as they age and how to enhance their beauty from the inside out. Additionally, Dr. Grace specializes in functional medicine and has successfully supported and treated patients with health issues such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovarian disease, and numerous orthopedic conditions. Grace uses acupuncture, herbal remedies, nutrition, tui-na, psychotherapy techniques and comprehensive diagnostic laboratory tests to effectively treat her patients.

Grace believes that everyone can achieve optimum health and wellness for themselves. She enjoys giving cutting edge lectures on topics such as “Finding your balance as you approach menopause and beyond”, “Natural prescription for perfect weight”, “Pain free in 6 Weeks”, “Cancer prevention”, and “Detoxify or die”.

 

 

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Gideon Strich, MD , Clinical Hypnotist

Dr. Strich has had a lifelong interest in the power of the human mind in healing. He received his B.S. degree at Tufts University in biology and psychology. He completed his pre-med classes at University of California, Berkeley and got his M.D. degree at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Strich did his specialty training in diagnostic radiology at University of California, Irvine, and he remains on the faculty there as Clinical Professor of Radiological Sciences.

His interest in hypnosis began with a class in medical school on the use of hypnosis for local anesthesia in children and he applied those techniques during his 30 years in clinical practice to help his patients undergoing minor procedures.   After retiring from clinical practice he became a certified professional coach in order to help other medical professionals manage the stress associated with the drastic changes happening in the healthcare arena. As part of that training he became a certified Consulting Hypnotist and now he enjoys applying those skills in helping people live more healthy and satisfying lives.

Hypnosis works for many issues including:

  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Self Confidence
  • Sports Performance
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sexual Issues

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Bela D. Patel, Pharm.D., Certified Holistic Health Coach

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”   ~Hippocrates

I’ve always had a fascination regarding the way drugs work in our body to create  specific pharmacological effects.  In my case, specifically, it was the effect of my inhalers working to bronchodialate my lungs and provide relief for my asthma attacks.  This interest and curiosity led me to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UC San Diego and then a Doctorate of Pharmacy from USC.

As a Consultant Pharmacist practicing in nursing homes for the last 17 years, I reviewed patients’ charts and made recommendations regarding their drug therapy in an effort to try to reduce the number of medications, minimize drug interactions and improve their overall health.  What I found through the years is that many of the residents were getting younger, and their cases significantly more complex, thereby requiring even more harsh and powerful drugs.  Much of the time, it was very clear that a better lifestyle and nutritional choices could have resulted in a different outcome.

While practicing, I discovered that although the medications would treat the symptoms, we unfortunately often fail to understand and treat the root cause of the condition itself.  Similarly, several years ago, I realized my anxiety and certain food triggers often would cause insomnia and allergic reactions, including asthma attacks.  I was taking three different inhalers and now facing the prospect of taking a sedative for the anxiety.  Instead, I opted to change my diet and started practicing yoga and meditation—and the results were astounding. Perhaps the most profound realization is understanding that what we put into and onto our bodies has a tremendous impact in disease prevention, treatment, and overall well being.  Making a decision to eat real, non-chemicalized foods and living a lifestyle in balance can allow our body to access its own internal pharmacy and help with healing itself.

My passion for helping people heal naturally, through food and alternative therapies, drove me to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City.  Now I am able to combine my medical background with this training to help clients create happier and healthier lives.

As a Pharmacist Health Coach, I assist clients with weight loss, stress management, overall nutrition and better sleep, keeping in mind their medical conditions, prescriptions and dietary supplements.  In working closely with clients, I help them implement and integrate these simple yet powerful step-by-step changes into their lifestyle to help in their journey towards achieving optimal health.

By focusing on food and simple lifestyle changes, I have been able to help individuals

  • Lose weight
  • Improve cholesterol levels
  • Control blood sugars
  • Sleep better
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase energy
  • Feel great about food choices which will permeate through to family and friends
  • Improve health outcomes

 

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Noelle graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy program. She applies Yoga Therapy practices catering to her clients’ particular conditions and needs. Noelle specializes in heart disease, high blood pressure, autoimmune disease, diabetes and spinal dysfunction. She also provides therapy for with cancer patients, women’s reproductive issues, stress management and depression. She empowers her clients to take charge of their personal health while enhancing their own body’s capacity to heal.

 

 

 

 

Geri JonesGeralene, “Geri”, Jones – WHNP-BC

Geralene Jones is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for menopause, perimenopause, and PMS. She administers hormone replacement therapy to be an adjunctive therapy to anti-aging medicine, which is the prevention of the diseases of “old age” such as osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, the various forms of cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses in women.

Geralene, “Geri”, treats women from puberty through the entire lifespan and believes that every woman should have a relationship with a healthcare provider where they feel listened to, valued, respected, not judged, and be able to have 100% completely open dialogue in the interest of having optimal health care. She believes in getting to know her patients, individually, and being able to spend adequate time with each and every one! The healthcare provider/patient relationship should be one of a mutual respect and ownership and the patient should always feel informed, educated and be allowed to have a part in the decision making process, as well as treatment options.

She is the owner/operator of Women’s Health and Wellness Care in Scottsdale, AZ, a clinic dedicated to the wellness of women, utilizing natural and traditional medical applications for the best interest of her clients. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing in Women’s Health and Midwifery in 2009 and has focused on hormones and anti-aging exclusively in that time. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1998, with a wide background in various nursing settings.

 

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Dr. Ondre Seltzer, Frequency Energy Medicine™
Dr. Ondre Seltzer is an internationally recognized practitioner of Frequency Energy Medicine™ with specialties in Medical Intuition, Natural Pain Management and the Assistive Healing Technique™ (ASIST™). It was noticed at an early age that he possessed some unusual abilities and by age seven it was recognized that he had the ability to see energy around most living things as well as the subtle fluctuations within these energetic fields.

It was not until he was a young adult that he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome. He was fortunate enough to be introduced to someone who was able to help him with both and slowly, through the use of homeopathic and natural remedies and a lot of hard work and dedication, Ondre’s autism was brought under control.

Ondre has dedicated the last 20 years to researching and understanding the interactions of bio‐energetic frequencies in nature and their effects upon the mind, body and spirit.

His approach to natural healing is unique…read full bio here

Dr. Ondre Services:

  • Frequency Energy Medicine™ (FEM)
  • Advanced Medical Intuition
  • Assistive Healing Therapy, ASIST™
  • Spiritual Care Counseling
  • Workshops & Motivational Speaking

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Cody is a certified Reiki Master, Energetic Alchemist and Intuitive Reader now offering Intuitive Energy Healing at The Healing Sanctuary. At age 6, Cody became aware of her intuitive gifts and ultimately began her journey as a healer in 2012 when she was guided to move to New Mexico where she gained clear insight into how energy affects the mind and body.

Cody eventually moved to Los Angeles where she finished her training as a Reiki Master and began her own practice in 2014. She currently volunteers with the LA Unified School District teaching elementary school classrooms about crystals and meditation as well as conducting workshops and guided meditation.

Cody believes that maintaining the flow of energy within the mind/body/spirit is one of the most effective ways to prevent disease and illness. In her treatments she scans the body for areas that may be blocked and facilitates healing of those areas. She uses guided meditation, breath work, crystal grids and intuition to create an individualized healing treatment based on her clients needs.

Following each session, Cody discusses with her client the intuitive findings revealed to her during the session and provides a plan that her client can carry out on their own to further their healing process.

jerrie-infoJerrie Le, C.M.T., R.M.T.
Jerrie has been practicing therapeutic massage since 2003, specializing in Thai, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Hot Stone therapies. Additionally she practices Reiki, Color and Stone Healing and is a Certified Nutritionist with Isotonix.

Jerrie has treated thousands of clients, beginning her career in a chiropractic clinic and transitioning to include work with physical therapy rehab and chronic pain.  She enjoys working with those desiring holistic pain and stress relief.

Jerrie assesses her clients prior to treatment and customizes each session to meet her client’s specific needs.  Treatments may include stretching, acupressure, relaxation massage, or intense therapeutic release, all delivered with a compassionate touch.

Jerrie truly listens to her clients in order to create an optimal healing experience.

 

Satch PurcellSatch Purcell, L.Ac, OTR/L
Satch is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist and occupational therapist. He holds dual master’s degrees in oriental medicine and occupational therapy from South Baylo University (SBU) and Loma Linda University.

He has had specialty training in traditional Chinese medical orthopedics from the American Acupuncture Academy with advanced training at the Dong Zhi Men Hospital of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Beijing China.

Satch was formerly an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor at SBU, where he taught acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Chinese medical history. While at SBU he also did research on HIV/AIDS using acupuncture.

Satch has been an instructor at Pacific College of Medical Careers for the physical medicine assistant program and has taught anatomy, nutrition and human development to nursing students. Satch has apprenticed under well-known practitioners, worked in private practice and taught for the last ten years.