- VIM will be closed on Thursday, June 20. *
We will resume regular business hours on June 24. If you need prescriptions before June 26, please make sure your prescription refill requests are submitted by your pharmacy by June 18.
* The Natural Vitality Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Now Seeing Patients: Zach Smith, DO
Osteopathic Physician, Dr. Zach Smith, visits our office once evening each week, beginning at 5:30 p.m. If you have physical pain or discomfort, an osteopathic manipulation may help.
Dr. Smith's Schedule for June:
Tuesday, June 18
Tuesday, June 25
You do not need to be an established patient of VIM to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith. Call 336.808.3627 ext 15
Upcoming Talks - Free and Open to the Public
Many times a year, Vaughan Integrative Medicine and The Natural Vitality Center host free informational sessions on a variety of topics relating to integrative health. Unless otherwise noted, sessions begin at 6:00 PM in the lobby of Vaughan Integrative Medicine, and are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. See below for the most recent updates.
Wednesday, June 12 - Chelation for a Healthy Heart and a Toxic-Free Body
Come hear Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan talk about the safe and effective use of chelation in the treatment of heart disease and heavy metal toxicity.
Chelation is now a proven safe and effective treatment for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and the prevention of heart attack and stroke. This is excellent news for individuals diagnosed with angina or TIA, or who present warning signs of stroke. If this describes you, and you've been told by your health care provider that, 'there's nothing else we can do,' then you don't want to miss this talk!
Chelation is also a proven method to eliminating the toxic metals that our bodies are exposed to daily. Excessive amounts of metals including Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, and Nickel are toxic to the body and can result in significant health issues. Physicians trained in environmental medicine suspect this toxic overload contributes to increased cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease.
Call 336.808.3627 ext 15 or email Chris for reservations; seating is limited.
Wednesday, July 10 - Andropause, A Hormonal Balancing Act
Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan will be teaching participants about andropause, the male counterpart of menopause. Andropause occurs when there is a decline in male hormones. Unlike women, men do not have a clear-cut signpost such as the cessation of menstruation to mark this transition. Hormone levels can begin to gradually decrease in men in their mid-twenties, leading to noticeable effects of andropause in some men by age 35.
Andropause symptoms - including fatigue, changes in attitudes and moods, a loss of energy, sex drive and physical agility - are commonly misdiagnosed and mistreated. Traditional treatment for depression in men, for example, often includes pharmaceutical anti-depressants; a simple test to determine testosterone levels sometimes suggests that alternate therapies may be a better option. Decreases in testosterone and other male hormone levels play an intricate roll in a man’s “transition” and symptoms should not be dismissed as a “part of getting older.” Hormonal imbalance in men can actually increase risk for other health problems including heart disease and weak bones.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine (Rhoden, January 2004), low testosterone levels occur among about 9 percent of men in their 40s, 30 percent of men in their 50s, 42 percent of men in their 60s and 70 percent of men in their 70s.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be andropausal:
Call 336.808.3627 ext 15 or email Chris for reservations; seating is limited
- Decreased muscle tone
- Decreased desire for physical activity
- Decreased mental quickness
- Decreased energy
- Decreased desire for intimacy
- Mild to moderate irritability
- Depression, or loss of eagerness and enthusiasm for daily life
- Night sweats and trouble sleeping
- Increased in body fat, particularly around the mid-section
Complementary mHBOT Sessions!
Many health problems are caused by or result from chronic low levels of oxygen in the tissues. Under pressure,
oxygen not only further saturates hemoglobin attached to red blood cells, but dissolves into the plasma,
cerebrospinal fluid, and synovial (joint) fluid. When these fluids circulate near injured tissues, oxygen passes
from them into dormant or injured cells, and speeds up healing and recovery. Dr. Vaughan strongly recommends mHBOT for:
mHBOT sessions are generally 75 minutes in length. Call 336.808.3627 ext 15 to schedule your two complimentary sessions. You do not have to be an established patient of VIM. Click here to learn more
- broken or fractured bones
- cardiovascular disease
- depression or dysthymia
- head trauma (any kind of bump on the head)
- memory loss
- neurodegenerative disorders (MS or Parkinson’s)
- sports injury
- pre- and post-surgery
Breast Thermography is a safe and promising tool for assessing breast health and for identifying breast disease that might ultimately lead to breast cancer. Also known as a Thermascan, digital infrared imaging, or infrared mammography, this leading-edge technology involves no direct contact, no pain, and no radiation exposure.
We currently have openings for July 3.
Call 336.808.3627 ext 15 to schedule your appointment today. You do not have to be an established patient of VIM.
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Looking for Supplements?
You can purchase pharmaceutical grade supplements at Dr. Vaughan's Natural Vitality Center. Visit www.thenaturalvitalitycenter.com to learn more.
Regular Office Hours:
- Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- We are closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Vaughan Integrative Medicine - (click here for directions)
1301 West Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27408
Voice: (336) 808-3627
Fax: (336) 808-3628
Toll free (NC and VA): (800) 634-5453