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Donna Zaken, Integrative Center for Chronic Diseases - Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New England, RI, MA, CT
Donna Zaken, RN, MSN, APRN  ·  Integrative Center for Chronic Diseases Connect with Donna:

Treatment approach
We are as different inside our bodies as we appear on the outside.
That is why I tailor each person's treatment to the needs and requirements of that person's unique body and preferences. When needed, I order lab work and other testing as well as prescribe western medications. It is more common for me to recommend organic supplements that are derived from organic food, herbs, herbal blends, and homeopathy. These substances are natural and generally well tolerated. They are also easier for your body to assimilate.

I blend the knowledge of holistic nutrition, environmental factors, structural problems, low grade infections, food sensitivities, body system and organ weaknesses and requirements, detoxification pathways, hereditary factors, stress factors, emotional traumas from my training in Functional Medicine, with Autonomic Response Testing. Autonomic Response Testing is a biofeedback enhanced physical exam which uses changes in muscle tone as primary indicator . Autonomic response testing enables me to tap into the all-knowing intelligence of the autonomic nervous system to find out what is causing your symptoms or illness, and what your body wants and needs to heal.

How Healthy Are You Really?
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If your grand total is greater than 11, or single category is more than 4, you may want to consider a consultation with Donna.

Neural Therapy
An ancient science discovered in the 1920's and taught in German medical schools. It is used for treating headaches, concussions, scars, tattoos, piercings, burns and other physical trauma including back pain. These conditions can cause interference fields in the body, which may lead to pain, and other chronic symptoms and conditions.

Pastoral Medicine
Pastoral Medicine is a professional blend of scriptural health wisdom and cutting edge science. Donna Zaken is a conventionally educated Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and RN, with post graduate studies in natural health care. She believes that an effective system of healthcare is one that blends scriptural insight for health, with science, a system referred to as "pastoral medicine". This is an offering of pastoral health services and should not be confused with state regulated services.

Who Should See Me
If you want to find out the underlying cause of your symptoms or diagnosis, so that you can regain your health by healing your body, rather than taking prescription medications. Many patients come to the Integrative Center for Chronic Diseases because they want to do everything they can to stay healthy and age well, (they may already be eating an organic diet and exercising regularly) by preventing chronic conditions and diseases (possibly because of a family history). They know that good health is an important part of having a good quality of life. Some patients who see us are those who, after receiving a medical diagnosis, decide that they want to treat that condition without traditional prescription medications. Some patients may have new or escalating symptoms without a diagnosis, and want to be treated holistically.

Lyme Disease
People may have a variety of symptoms in different parts of their bodies, which may come and go. Lyme disease is a treatable illness, whether you've had a recent exposure or been sick for years. The standard lab test misses 44 out of every 100 cases of Lyme disease. If your test is negative, it does not mean you do not have Lyme disease. Sometimes people who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease really have an underlying undiagnosed Lyme disease.

35 South Angell St, Providence, RI 02906  ·  401-585-7877  · Connect with Donna:
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