Microneedling: the Essence of Natural Skin Rejuvenation Using Platelet Rich Plasma

Microneedling: the Essence of Natural Skin Rejuvenation Using Platelet Rich Plasma

Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. It is the process of creating microscopic tears in your epidermis (top layer of skin that everyone sees). These “micro” abrasions allow for the skin surface to be sloughed off so that brand new skin layers can begin forming. Microneedling is a very simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique.


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Hot Shots—The Latest Injection Therapies at SFNM

Hot Shots—The Latest Injection Therapies at SFNM

Our vitamin injections and nutrient IV therapies are very popular treatments at SFNM, and many come here specifically for them as not all doctors or naturopathic clinics offer them. Here are some of the new injectables we offer plus information on two of the homeopathic injections that are effective ways of keeping you healthy during the cold and flu season.

If you would like to find out if vitamin injections can help you meet your health goals, our doctors are here to answer your questions and serve your needs. If you want to speak with one of our doctors to determine if this approach is right for you, please contact us at 415-643-6600 and schedule a free 15 minute phone consult.

 

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IV Therapy for Sports Medicine and Performance Enhancement

IV  Therapy for Sports Medicine and Performance Enhancement

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IVNT) has been shown to be useful in a wide variety of health conditions and most people we treat with IVNT at San Francisco Natural Medicine seek us out as part of their treatment of serious or chronic diseases such as cancer or Lyme disease. But what most don’t realize is that IVNT can support generally healthy people who are recovering from an acute illness or are just run down due to busy lifestyles, “overdoing it,” and other reasons. A great example of this is when we use IVNT with super-healthy people like peak performing athletes who report benefits when they incorporate IVNT into their fitness regimens.

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Treating Breast Cancer Using Integrative Medicine

Treating Breast Cancer Using Integrative Medicine

The American Cancer Society estimates that 26,730 Californian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be a very scary and devastating moment. It is common to feel lost and confused, particularly on how to navigate through the treatment options. Over the years, more and more women are turning to an integrative approach for their care. An integrative approach supports the use of conventional medicine, implements healthy lifestyle practices and promotes wellness of the whole person—mind, body and spirit.

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Healing Your Skin From Within—5 Tips for Treating Acne

Healing Your Skin From Within—5 Tips for Treating Acne

Ah, summer is here which means warm weather and clear skies, but not necessarily clear skin. Heat, sweat, sugary foods and lathered up sunscreen can be a recipe for an acne disaster. Whether you are people-watching in Dolores Park, picnicking in Crissy Field or surfing at Ocean Beach—here are five tips for preventing acne flare-ups.

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Myers’ Cocktail—The Elixir Your Body Desires

Myers’ Cocktail—The Elixir Your Body Desires

The “Myer’s Cocktail” is the gold standard of delivering intravenous vitamins and minerals directly to your bloodstream. John D. Myers, MD, pioneered this use of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IVNT). The nutrients included in this formula (calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, Vitamin B and Vitamin C) are balanced perfectly for people new to IVNT and those needing a quick boost.

Take a look at the following ingredients and you’ll see why the Myer’s Cocktail is the perfect elixir.

 

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Dr. Katie Strobe Joins SFNM and Talks About IV Cocktails

Dr. Katie Strobe Joins SFNM and Talks About IV Cocktails

We are excited to announce that Dr. Katie Strobe is joining the team at San Francisco Natural Medicine. She recently relocated to the Bay Area from her hometown of Seattle. She will provide naturopathic medical care with expertise in energy revitalization, IV nutrient therapy and immune support. We asked Dr. Strobe to introduce herself and discuss a new twist on “craft cocktails.”

 

 

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IV Myers' Cocktail Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

IV Myers' Cocktail Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness characterized by widespread pain, general fatigue and sleep problems. Symptoms vary from person to person, making it difficult to diagnose, and can also be affected by stress levels. It is difficult to find safe and effective treatments as its exact cause is unknown. Fibromyalgia affects about 5 million Americans.

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Cancer Diagnosis—How Your ND Can Help Maximize Your Success

Cancer Diagnosis—How Your ND Can Help Maximize Your Success

Being diagnosed with cancer can be very scary, confusing and overwhelming. The name itself conjures up fear, even though cancer is not one disease but many, with different types, stages, treatment options and outcomes. Depending on the type of cancer and the stage at diagnosis, mainstream treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and a host of other treatments specific to certain types of cancer or after genetic testing.

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Cancer Prevention—Tips You Should Know

Cancer Prevention—Tips You Should Know

In both naturopathic and Chinese medicine, prevention is the best medicine. Nutrition and lifestyle habits are some of the most important factors in cancer prevention and treatment. Here are some tips to help reduce your risk of cancer.

Cancer Prevention Tips from American Institute for Cancer Research

  • Be as lean as possible within your normal range of body mass.
  • Be physically active as a part of everyday life.
  • Limit consumption of calorie-dense foods and sugary drinks.
  • Eat mostly foods of plant origin.
  • Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat.
  • Limit alcoholic drinks.
  • Limit salt consumption.
  • Avoid moldy grains, nuts and beans (these may contain aflatoxins).
  • Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet.
  • Do not smoke and avoid exposure to tobacco smoke.
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Got Allergies? Tips To Manage Springtime Allergies

Got Allergies? Tips To Manage Springtime Allergies

As they say, "March blows in like a Lion…" This year it seems like spring arrived early with a warm and dry January followed by some wet weather in February. The hills are green and the pollen counts are rising. With this unusual weather, we have seen our patients who suffer from allergies come in sooner and more symptomatic than usual. We expect it will be a tough season for allergic people.

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Welcome to San Francisco Natural Medicine's new website.

Welcome to San Francisco Natural Medicine's new website.

San Francisco Natural Medicine is San Francisco's premier naturopathic medical clinic. Founded in 1989 by Carl Hangee-Bauer, ND, LAc, one of California's first licensed naturopathic doctors, SFNM has become one of the largest and most respected naturopathic medical clinics in the state. In 2014, we are celebrating our 25th anniversary serving San Francisco and Bay Area residents.

We revamped our site to provide you with ongoing and up-to-date information about our clinic, our doctors, and how natural medicine can be an effective part of your health plan and goals. 

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