Health Professionals in Thousand Oaks
“As a naturopathic doctor I focus on restoring health and preventing disease. I will work to determine the root cause of your health issues and partner with you to develop an individualized program. This will emphasize using the safest, most effective, natural medicines available. I believe strongly in "practicing what I preach" and therefore I live my life with integrity and practice the same level of commitment to diet, health, exercise and wellness that I ask of my patients. I will never ask you to do something that I have not tried myself or am not currently doing, myself.
“Offices in Thousand Oaks and Woodland Hills,20 years of experience specializing in eating disorders and weight issues. I help people make peace with food by trusting their body and honoring their health. I provide a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where clients can share openly. Each client is unique and a customized approach is developed to meet their needs including supermarket and restaurant outings. I use a treatment approach teaming with physicians and therapists to coordinate a unified plan of care on either an impatient or outpatient basis.
“My name is Bernadette Lueck, and I am a Nutritionist and Diet Coach. I developed the bNutri program to help individuals achieve their weight loss, athletic and wellness goals through good, healthy eating and personal support. I understand the science of nutrition and weight loss and the psychology of weight management because I not only studied it, I lived it. I am a graduate of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, where I studied clinical nutrition, and have worked in a dietary unit at a major health care institution.
“I, Dr. Pinzon-Arellano, enjoy working with you and your child to stablish a unique relationship to provide the healing environment that will help your child achieve his optimum health. The balance between body, mind, spirit is the foundation to a complete healing process and future happiness.
“Nutrition coaching and counseling with the right professional, can guide you to find the healthy lifestyle ( NOT a diet) that works for you and your body. Silvina has more than 20 years experience as a nutritionist/registered dietitian---specializing in weight management for children, adolescents and adults, taking an intuitive eating approach. She also has expertise in the most progressive nutrition therapy approaches for chronic disease management such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, PCOS, and gastrointestinal disorders with an emphasis on wellness. Her approach is effective, unique and highly personalized to meet client's needs and health goals.
“We believe in taking a comprehensive approach to your dental health. Dr. Elbert examines every aspect of your dental health - your teeth, gums and other soft tissue in your mouth, as well as your jaw and the way you bite. He uses digital x-rays and intra oral cameras to get highly detailed images of your teeth. Using our advanced computer technology, he educates you about the health of your mouth, and works together with you to meet your personal goals. Establishing your smile on a solid foundation that will provide you with excellent dental health throughout your entire life.
“Therapies in the clinic are designed to bring the most chronic degenertive conditions back into a state of balance and move the patient toward optimal wellness. Creation of an individualized treatment plan designed to stimulate the persons innate ability to heal, brings the swiftest and longest lasting results. Strategies such as boosting the Immune system and Detoxification are often employed at the clinic to bring about a cure. Natural products including Herbs and Nutritional Supplements are gentle and usually free from dangerous side-effects.
PhD, ACS, MA
“As a board certified clinical sexologist and intimacy counselor I encourage honest open communication about sex and intimacy. I work to create an environment where people feel comfortable asking, and getting information about their sexual issues. Most people are too afraid to talk about issues concerning intimacy in a relationship. Drawing upon years of experience counseling people, I help others to embrace the positive aspects of the relationship rather than the negative. Each counseling session is solution based and pro-active. Living with a sexual problem can affect a persons entire life, I can help diagnosis and treat those problems.
“We welcome you and your entire family to be part of our dental practice! We try to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible. We recently added Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) to our Thousand Oaks practice in addition to oral sedation for patients who need it. Wide range of dental procedures are done in our offices. From routine check up and cleaning to dental infections with pain are performed in our offices. In addition, cosmetic dentistry including in office whitening, porcelain veneers, tooth colored filling, metal free crowns and bridges are some examples. We look forward to meeting you!
“I have been in private practice since 1990 at this clinic, The Natural Healthcare Center in Thousand Oaks where I incorporate both my extensive knowledge of Western Orthopedic medicine and over 20 years experience with Eastern medical disciplines. My passion is to combine Eastern Medicine and Herbology with Western Nutrition to create a Functional medicine protocol to assist you in the quest for optimal health and well-being.
“I had been practicing in Medicine for 50 years and my principle of practice are: 1. Do no harm - Support the healing systems inherent in the body and mind by using methods, medicines and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes. 2. Identify the causes of illness- the underlying cause often in aspects of the lifestyle, diet or habits of the individual. 3. Treat the whole person - View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions. 4. Heal naturally - Trust in the body's inherent wisdom to heal itself. Preference for noninvasive treatments minimizing the risks of side effects.
“The ideal patient for me is someone who has already been everywhere, seen every specialist there is to see, and has never gotten significantly better. I treat any Jaw, Head or Facial pain using the most conservative, non-surgical techniques known. Another ideal patient would be someone diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, or snoring, who cannot tolerate the CPAP.
“My expertise lies in identifying chronic pain patterns and relieving the pain, followed by instruction in preventing a recurrence through strength and stretching exercises and postural changes. I assist patients of all ages and levels of fitness. I consistently help people with headaches, backaches, muscle aches and pains, repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. I teach my patients how to improve their posture, their balance, their strength and their flexibility. I introduce strategies for combating arthritis, strains and sprains, improving diet, and increasing energy.
“Katie Josephson, L.Ac. is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and is also certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology and athletic training.
“Acupuncture One Center focuses on healing the root cause of health problems. It is our mission to provide you with an environment where treatment is rendered by caring hands. "The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause...and improve the quality of life"
“Manual Lymphatic Drainage helps your body to create or maintain a high functioning immune system. Perhaps you just want to relax, relieve stress and renew while receiving all the benefits of increased vitality.Have you recently had surgery or are considering surgery? Lymphatic Wellness Therapy is beneficial for healing, for detox and is a wonderful adjunct to any surgery. Tummy tucks, breast surgery and any plastic surgery, both before and after, can be helped with healing and minimal scarring.
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, CLT
“Are you frustrated in your struggle to feel well and can't seem to identify the origin of the problem? Do you suspect food, even nourishing foods may be making you sick? When gut function and microbiome balance are compromised, communication between your immune system and digestive system is impaired. Identify your food sensitivities and be guided through your customized protocol. Your system can heal, regenerate, and become resilient again. Stop band-aiding your symptoms with medication and discover your personalized anti-inflammatory protocol.
“Eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full and make healthy choices. For a lot of women this is not so simple. Many women have triggers that make it difficult or impossible to resist eating. Facing certain foods while feeling stressed or under certain social situations can feel torturous and the only release is to eat. It is not an issue of willpower and it is not a character flaw. Over time our brains become wired to react to situations in a certain way. No amount of nutritional information or diet tips will help until this is repaired.
How to tell if Natural Health is right for me?
Thousand Oaks Health Professionals have broad skills and are able to work with a wide range of symptoms.
Complementary and alternative health, natural health or holistic health is a non-medical path to well-being. It sees the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and balanced. Advocates typically use a wide variety of alternative practices, the most common of which include: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Osteopathy, and Physical Therapy.
How to use my insurance?
Many Natural Health professionals accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the Health Professional.