Services

The Center for Integrative Medicine offers personalized care employing a variety of services:

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is rooted in ancient Chinese philosophical beliefs regarding the flow of energy in nature. It is a medical treatment in which fine needles are inserted at critical points along meridians in the body that connect nerves, muscles and organs. Today, more than one million people in the United States use acupuncture for treatment of [read more]

Alexander Technique

February is the month to give love!  To chase away the winter doldrums, I’m offering a little something special: Anyone who books two lessons in February gets a 10% discount! * We are born with the innate ability to move with freedom. We move to perform tasks both easy and complex, to express ourselves, to [read more]

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique that trains people to improve their health by controlling certain bodily processes that normally happen involuntarily, such as heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and skin temperature. Electrodes attached to your skin measure these processes and display them on a monitor. With help from a biofeedback therapist, you can learn to [read more]

Cranialsacral Osteopathic Manipulation

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on, non-invasive modality widely used by the osteopathic physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and other allied health professionals. By using subtle palpation CST practitioner can identify restrictions, often called lesions, in the patient’s cranium and throughout the rest of the body. While theoretical basis of CST is deeply [read more]

Hypnotherapy

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy is guided relaxation that creates a new awareness by stimulating a patient to concentrate on therapeutic suggestions to achieve a more clear understanding. Depending on the patient’s motivations, there may be a shift in attitude about specific subject matters, such as habits and stresses. The only requirement for achieving therapeutic results is [read more]

Integrative Medicine Consultations

Integrative Medicine is defined as the practice of healing in a medical environment where the emphasis is on the integrative use of complementary alternative modalities along with conventional treatments to promote one’s natural ability to heal, thus achieving wellness.   More information about Integrative Medicine on our website. Schedule an appointment Meet our Integrative Medicine [read more]

Integrative Geriatrics (consultations and primary care)

As the longevity of our society slowly increases, the number of patients over 65 looking for a comprehensive geriatric care is quickly rising. Unfortunately, the number of geriatricians in the U.S. has not been keeping up with the demand for their services. Our center is the first in the world to offer Academic Integrative Geriatrics. [read more]

Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared light is a part of the sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue. Infrared heat therapy uses these far infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just through the air. Far infrared light increase the body’s core temperature thus resulting in a much deeper, [read more]

Intravenous Therapies: Glutathione

Glutathione is a natural substance that is present in all human cells. It functions as an antioxidant, which means that it donates electrons to quench free radicals, ultimately protecting cells. If glutathione is depleted in a cell, it will lead to cell death. Glutathione protects cells of many types, especially the skin, lens, retina, and [read more]

Intravenous Therapies: Myers Cocktail

Myers’ Cocktail is a formula of intravenous vitamins and minerals that was pioneered by the late Dr. John Myers, MD. Many of his patients who found relief with these infusions sought continued treatments from Alan R. Gaby, MD, a renowned nutritional medicine expert who became one of the major proponents of this treatment. Working with [read more]

Intravenous Therapies: Phosphatidylcholine

What is it? Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a phospholipid that is one of the main components of lecithin. Lecithin is found in all cell membranes and plays a major role in maintaining the fluidity of the cell by affecting what enters and leaves the cell through the cell membrane. In the body, phosphatidylcholine is a major [read more]

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy uses a variety of manual techniques designed to relieve stress and increase relaxation, mobilize various parts of the body, relieve pain and swelling, prevent deformity and promote functional independence in a person with a specific health problem. Even when massage therapy is not able to address the underlying causes of a medical problem, [read more]

Meditation

Meditation is the art of deeply relaxing the body while focusing the mind. Its ability to awaken awareness of universal forces of peacefulness and calm, and the steady presence of love and kindness make meditation a powerful tool. The relaxation achieved with meditation appears to reduce levels of stress hormones in the body. Through long [read more]

Mind-Body Medicine

Mind-Body Medicine involves a holistic approach to care. The entire person, rather than individual symptoms or body parts, is the focus of treatment. Diagnosis is achieved by learning about the person along with environmental, social and emotional factors that may cause distress and discomfort. While clinical testing and medications may be used as part of [read more]

Natural Products Store

There are nearly 100,000 natural products in the U.S. Many of these products are not regulated or monitored to the extent that it should be . We strongly recommend to anyone purchasing supplements to do it ONLY after first consulting with a knowledgeable healthcare provider. As a part of our commitment to the high quality [read more]

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive approach to health and healing that combines modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.  Naturopathic doctors (NDs) address the mental, emotional and physical aspects of an individual, and aim to treat the root causes as well as the symptoms of illness. NDs are trained as primary care [read more]

Naturopathic Integrative Oncology Services

Integrative naturopathic cancer care services at GWCIM are offered by Dr. Orceyre. She has received training in complementary nutritional support to reduce side effects and improve efficacy and tolerance of conventional cancer treatments, including surgery, chemotherapies, radiation and hormonal treatments. Dr. Orceyre is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the Oncology [read more]

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling helps promote optimum health, as well as to treat and aid recovery from acute and chronic illness. Personal food records and lifestyle information, along with physical, clinical, and laboratory assessments are used to evaluate the patient’s nutritional status in relation to the health problems and goals. The guidance is individualized to help achieve [read more]

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a sensitive and specialized process that helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their internal struggles and conflicts, and the impact of earlier life experiences. It explores patterns of behavior that may underlie symptoms and act as the root cause of personal difficulties. The psychologist-patient relationship is based on mutual understanding, respect, [read more]

Holistic Primary Care

Are you looking for a Primary Care Provider? Are you no longer interested in seeing a doctor for a 10-15-minutes visit at which there is no time to address healthy living, such as diet, exercise, stress reduction, sleep, sexual health, social connections, and your spiritual beliefs? Please, consider our providers. Your primary care provider is [read more]

Reiki

Reiki is a practice of healing touch using stillness and connection to the flow of life energy. It is taught in both individual and group experience at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine. You may decide which type of learning experience is best for you. Reiki Level One or First Degree Reiki Level One is [read more]

Yoga

Yoga originated in India as a spiritual practice, but has been secularized while spreading around the world. It is based on the practice of asana, or balanced postures, that build strength, flexibility and equilibrium. To enhance alertness, vitality or deep relaxation, yoga uses pranayama or breath control, as well as chanting, or sound. It is [read more]

Women’s Health and Holistic Gynecology

Gynecology studies and treats conditions of the female reproductive system. The Center for Integrative Medicine adds a holistic, non-invasive approach to gynecological treatment. We treat the whole woman rather than individual symptoms or a disease. The treatments offered by the conventional medicine are not always the only options. GWCIM practitioners help patients broaden the understanding of [read more]

Intravenous Therapies: High Dose Vitamin C

Background: In 1986 Linus Pauling first raised the possibility that high dose Vitamin C (Vit-C) can be used to treat cancer. This hypothesis was met with intense skepticism by the scientific community and prompted Mayo Clinic to conduct two randomized controlled trials. The trials showed that Vit-C was totally ineffective. These findings account for the [read more]

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an experiential learning program teaching you new skills for managing stress and pain. Learning occurs through the guided activities, and the interactions of the participants with each other and with the teachers. You are learning to recognize your own sensations, feelings and thoughts in times of difficulty in that way [read more]

Integrative Health Coaching (IHC)

Health coaching is a new paradigm in healthcare intended to meet the needs of people actively seeking to improve their well-being in the midst of complex and often confusing healthcare options. It is a client-driven process, best serving individuals seeking to improve their health or   relationships, and become more connected with their true selfs. It [read more]

Indoor Environmental Consulting by InSitu

Allergies, chronic respiratory issues, headaches and some other health problems can be caused by biological hazards present in a home or at a workplace. Mold is the most common malicious indoor biological agent. InSitu performs assessments of mold, pet and pest allergen problems, and sewage contamination in buildings. Inspections are conducted by Dr. Mikhail Sogonov, [read more]

Genetic profile results interpretation

Dr. Kogan, Dr. Seidel, Dr. Orceyre and Dr. Ledenac provide customized interpretation of 23andme.com genetic profile  results with specific accent on methylation and detoxification profiles. Understanding genetic profile results helps patients to become more proactive in achieving their optimal health, and seek lifestyle or treatment modifications that will work to improve overall health for the long term [read more]

European Mistletoe Injection Therapy

Due to large volume of email requests we are unable to provide individualized email responses. To obtain more information please schedule 10min phone consultation with Dr Orceyre by calling 202-833-5055. We are happy to announce that we are now offering European Mistletoe (mistletoe) injections as a complementary treatment for individuals who have been diagnosed with [read more]

Rolfing® Structural Integration

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a system of bodywork and movement education that reorganizes the entire body in gravity.  By manipulating the network of muscle and fascia in the body, a Rolfer assists an individual through a gradual process of making profound changes in posture and structural alignment. Who Seeks Rolfing? Most people seek Rolfing to reduce [read more]

Body Composition Testing

A Matter of Fat Body composition is directly related to health.  A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health and longevity.  An unhealthy body composition refers to carrying too much fat in comparison to lean (muscle) tissue.  As this ratio increases so do the health risks, and this often leads to obesity, [read more]

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Balance Your Hormones Are you tired of feeling hormonal, stressed out and overwhelmed all the time? Does everyone around you seem a lot more irritating than they used to be? Are you gaining weight even though you have not changed your diet? At GW Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Marianna Ledenac helps you to reduce [read more]