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Tel: (360) 676-1961

Dr. Matthew Tellez N.D, D.C

Naturopathic Doctor

Doctor of Chiropractic

Applied Kinesiologist

Intuitive Healer

© 2017 by Baker Center for Optimal Health

Baker Center for Optimal Health

1200 Lakeway Drive Suite 3

Bellingham, WA  98229

Services

Chiropractic

For thousands of years, proper balance of the spine and nervous system has been considered essential to health. Hippocrates was the first to write on disease, "always look to the spine first'. Chiropractic is a system of therapy in which the method of treatment usually involves adjusting of the spinal column and other joints of the body. Adjusting is a powerful tool for restoring proper function in the body.  It works via both the joints of the body and the acupuncture meridian system, both influencing the neurological/brain system as well as the energy systems of the body, including the meridians, chakras, and kundalini systems.  The beneficial effects of the adjustment go far

beyond mobilization of joints that may feel stuck.  Dr. Tellez uses adjusting as a tool to improve both simple joint range of motion, as well as neurological function, which often has profound effects on general well-being.

 
Naturopathic

Naturopathic medical doctors believe that the healing power of nature is the inherent self-healing process of living systems. The Naturopathic Physician's role is to determine the underlying cause of the illness or dis-ease, remove the cause, then support, facilitate, and augment the inherent self-healing ability of the body. This is done by removing obstacles to health and creating a

thriving environment.  Naturopathic doctors are trained to treat any illness the human body may experience; however, they work under the principle of using the least invasive treatment protocols first, and moving up the scale to more invasive protocols if necessary.

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis.  AK is a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, and has become a dynamic movement in health care in the last 40 years.

AK is both a diagnostic system as well as a system of treatment.  The basis of this system is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system.  Treatments may involve adjusting of joints, myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling, evaluation, and removing environmental irritants, and various reflex procedures.

Kinesiology is an effective tool to help gather individualized information from the client. It is also beneficial for anyone who feels that there is something missing in their health regimen, or for those who have had every lab test and imaging system performed and yet still were found to be "normal." And they know they don't feel normal.   Kinesiology helps give a voice to what is happening in the body.

 

Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies are safe for babies, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and even those on medication. They are especially beneficial for those with sensitive constitutions or those who don't respond well to prescription medication. Homeopathy is good for treating a broad range of health concerns such as insomnia, emotional stress, and digestive disturbances to name a few.

Homeopaths believe there is a vital force in everyone. Homeopathic remedies are given to strengthen and vitalize this energy and to bring about effective healing. There is no risk of interaction with medications, supplements, addictions, or toxicity. Homeopathic remedies are prepared from natural substances, such as plants and minerals, through a series of dilutions. The more dilutions a remedy has the more energetically potent its strength is.

Homeopathy is its own branch of medicinal treatment, just as herbal medicine is its own branch of medicinal treatment. It focuses on treating the individual in addressing physical, mental, and emotional concerns.

 

Clinical nutrition

Eight of the top ten causes of death in America are directly related to poor nutrition. Additionally, the 8 modifiable factors of premature aging are all influenced by nutrition. Dr. Tellez uses only top nutrition products available along with applied kinesiology as well as specialized diagnostic lab tests to help you to achieve optimal health.

Nutrition is one of the foundations of our well-being; yet for many it is a challenging lifestyle practice. Instructive consultations are given in healthier food choices that address specific health concerns and overall health. What we eat has a large effect on the many aspects of how we feel and function throughout the day. Nutrition significantly affects energy levels, productivity, mood, sleep quality, and overall well-being.

 

Injections

Vitamin B-12, B complex and other nutrients are commonly given as an injection rather than orally, allowing 100% absorption. These nutrients provide necessary cofactors for biological pathways, giving an overall boost in energy.  They are typically used to help with depression, anxiety, insomnia, memory loss, and various other neurological disorders, including tremors.

 

Specialty labs
  • Doctors Data; blood, urine, hair

  • Diagnostechs: Salivary

  • PeaceHealth labs: blood

MOST COMMON CONDITIONS

(Not a comprehensive list)

Sports injuries
  • Pulled muscles

  • Sprains

  • Ligament or muscle tears

  • Muscle aches and pains

 

Pain: Arthritis
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

  • Heel Spurs

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Scoliosis

  • Digestive

  • Headache

  • Migraine

  • Neck/back      

  • Any joint or muscle

  • Chronic

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Sciatica

  • Limited range of motion of any joint

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

 

Blood Sugar Disorders
  • Hypoglycemia

  • Hyperglycemia

  • Diabetes

 

Digestive Disorders
  • Irritable Bowels

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Acid reflux

  • Leaky gut syndrome

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Crohns 

 

Endrocrine
  • Thyroid issues

  • Adrenal imbalances

  • Ovary disorders

 

Immune system Disorders
  • Chronic fatigue

  • Chronic sinusitis

  • Auto Immune conditions

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Environmental allergies

  • Systemic candidiasis

  • Colds

  • Upper respiratory infections

  • Pneumonia

 

Neurological Disorders
  • ADD, ADHD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • ALS

  • Parkinson's

  • Dementia

  • Arnold Chiari Malformation

 

Cardiovascular
  • High Blood Pressure

  • High Cholesterol

  • Stroke

 

Skin
  • Acne

  • Rosacea

  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Miscellaneous rashes and blemishes

 

Stress
  • Affected by cell phones, computers, microwaves, other EMF.

  • More affected than others by light, noise, lots of people, certain people, certain places

  • Feel you're negatively affected by where you live and/or work

  • Sensitive to perfumes, detergents and strong smells

  • Feel your environment is emotionally toxic

  • In the past year: job change, moving, relationship change, death of a loved one

  • Emotionally fragile

 

Toxicity
  • Chemical and environmental sensitivities

  • Liver dysfunction      

  • Heavy Metals

  • Food sensitivities

 

Womens Health
  • PMS

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Yeast infections

  • Menopause

 

Weight loss
 
Orthotics

Combining Naturopathic and Chiropractic care for your Optimal Health