MIMI's Clinic Services:
Services include Integrative, Functional, Regenerative and Preventive Medicine including:
- Gut Health Optimization
- Brain Health and Neurocognitive Support
- Biohacking & Nutrigenomics
- Hormone Optimization
- Regenerative Medicine
- Stem cell, exosome and peptide therapies
- Acudetox Ear Acupuncture
- Grief and Loss Support
- Healing Ceremony
- Discounted laboratory services - call for pricing and process
- Blood drawing and specimen collection for insured or non-insured clients
Interested in a consult or any of our services?
Please download the New Patient packets below to get started!
(New Patient & GW files)
Imaginative Medicine Consults
Clinical consults utilize integrative, functional, regenerative & preventive medicine techniques to support whole health and well-being. By focusing on finding and fixing the root cause of illness to encourage longevity and wellness ensuring quality of life, not just quantity. Individual visits are available with Dr. Marchionda via phone, e-visit and house calls. Dr. Marchionda does not take the place of your primary care provider, she works in conjunction with them to help you achieve your best possible health.
Our digestive system is the key to more than 70% of our immune function and contributes to our brain health in addition to its role in digestion and nutrition. Because of this, a healthy gut is needed to help every other part of your body and mind function appropriately. We are here to assist you in achieving optimal gut health through a variety of ways, depending on your needs. As your grandmother always said, "you are what you eat."
Brain Health & Neurocognitive Support
At MIMI we believe cognitive decline is preventable and reversible, peripheral neuropathy can improve and even resolve, and other brain and nerve issues can be helped and supported. Science and research backs up our holistic approach to improve and maintain your brain and nervous system health. What good is a longer life if it is plagued with pain or if you can't remember or enjoy it?
Biohacking & Nutrigenomics
"The study of how food affects a person’s genes and how a person’s genes affect the way the body responds to food. Nutrigenomics is used to learn more about how genes and diet together may affect a person’s health and risk of developing diseases, such as cancer. It may also help find new ways to prevent and treat disease" (from the National Institute if Health).
In practice nutrigenomics is using nutrition and appropriate dietary supplementation to affect our gene expression. Essentially taking "you are what you eat" into the next century,
We do this via nutrition support, cutting edge dietary supplementation and utilizing culinary medicine education and workshops. "Culinary medicine is a new evidence-based field in medicine that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine" (from the National Institute if Health).
One of the specific ways in which we do this is with fasting and fasting mimicking. Research is exploding on the benefits of fasting and mimicking fasting. One of the best researched ways to do a prolonged fast is with the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). This is a 5 day prepackaged kit that has shown multiple clinical benefits - including boosting production of your own stem cells and reducing inflammation.
Hormone optimization is achieved by balancing our hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT), for both men and women. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been around for decades. As we age our hormone balance changes significantly. Restoring a healthy balance of hormones promotes healthy aging.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a well studied area of medicine. Many of us have heard conflicting information about HRT for many years. At MIMI we only use bioidentical hormones. “Bioidentical hormones are chemical substances that are identical in molecular structure to human hormones.” (Whelan, Pharmacy Practice, 2011).
We use well vetted, state-of-the-art compounding pharmacies for our BHRT, with higher standards of quality than that required by drug companies. The use of compounding pharmacies allows us to individualize BHRT specifically for each patient.
Stem cell/exosome therapy is the use of stem cells and/or exosomes to treat or prevent a disease or condition (Mahla RS, International Journal of Cell Biology, 2016). Various sources of stem cells/exosomes are available for use in regenerative medicine. The two most common sources of stem cells are 1. obtaining them from your own fat tissue, and 2. obtaining them from amniotic and/or umbilical cord tissue and/or fluids. Each method has its own risks and benefits. At MIMI we use stem cells/exosomes obtained from amniotic and umbilical cord fluid/tissues. We work with several suppliers depending on patient needs and wishes.
These therapies are being used for an increasing number of health conditions and research supporting it continues to grow. Their is mounting evidence for its use with orthopedic, arthritic, autoimmune and neurocognitive issues among others.
If you are considering stem cell or exosome therapy please contact us for a individual consult. If you decide to go forward with therapy your consult fee will be deducted from your stem cell therapy fee. Fees vary widely depending on specific treatment plan and product used both of which are tailored to the individual.
Peptide therapy uses peptides, short pieces of proteins or chains of amino acids, to facilitate healing and tissue rejuvenation. Over 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides have been identified in our bodies. They typically act as messengers that talk to your cells and other molecules directing them in what to do.
Peptide therapy is highly specific, well-tolerated and safe. There are now well over 70 US FDA-approved peptide medications, with many more being evaluated in clinical trials, and hundreds more in pre-clinical development. Most peptide therapies are administered via injection, but they can also come as topical creams, nasal sprays, and oral tablets/capsules. The form used is dependent on what is being treated.
Peptide therapy can be used alone or combined with stem cell/exosome, PRP or other therapies to effect a synergistic benefit.
Acudetox Ear Acupuncture
Acudetox has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve pain and headaches, lessen depression and insomnia, and alleviate the craving for substances. Acudetox is well tolerated and very relaxing for most individuals.
Acudetox therapy involves gently placing five small sterilized disposable stainless steel needles in specific sites in each ear and leaving them in while clients sit quietly for 30 to 45 minutes. It is often accompanied by guided imagery, meditation, or simply relaxing music.
Group sessions are also available!
- Tobacco cessation, pain management, and weight management groups combining Acudetox with specific guided imagery are available.
- Acudetox therapy is recommended up to three times per week for smoking cessation, and then weekly for relapse prevention.
Grief and Loss Support
Often done in tandem with healing ceremony, Dr. Marchionda offers grief and loss support strategies to aid patients through difficult times. While it is not psychotherapy or counseling, it encompasses beneficial practices that can help us deal with and release grief, loss and other trauma to reset ourselves and be open to healing and renewal.
Ceremony is an essential part of traditional healing. Since physical and emotional health are intimately connected, the body and spirit must heal together. Healing ceremonies promote wellness by reflecting spiritual beliefs and values.
Healing ceremonies bring relief and self-compassion into your life by assisting you in processing grief and loss, changing your story to a more empowered one, and allowing you to move forward.
Healing ceremonies supplement integrative/functional medicine, therapy and medical practices. A healing ceremony is not a replacement for medical or psychological treatment, nor does it conflict with those treatments.
For more information of specific ceremonies go to our Ceremony page