Services & Specialties
Designed to Improve Your Life
Our vision for our International Health & Wellness Center is to be an international destination for optimal health and wellness. We are an organization of highly-skilled and compassionate physicians and clinicians that apply evidence-based health care principles and practices with the latest advances in complementary medicine.
Our unique destination drew our owners to purchase the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort and the surrounding acreage. It was not lost on us that General Palmer’s vision was rooted in our city’s appeal as a wellness destination 100 years ago. Then and now, our climate and setting make us a popular tourist destination and health resort. With our dry climate and “300 days of sunshine” combined with the sacred setting of the Garden of the Gods, we feel we are the ideal destination for wellness as we once were in the 19th and 20th centuries. Candidly, we believe we are humble stewards of the land and historical purpose of our forefathers. We envision our collaborative approach of trusted Western medical models seamlessly entwining best practices of holistic, naturopathic alternatives ultimately aligning so well that the historical vision of our destination’s founders will become forever ingrained in our destination’s identity.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow. Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used along with needles.
The body’s overall weight is only part of the story. Our state-of-the-art Bod Pod scientifically calculates both lean muscle and fat mass, allowing more effective targeting of the areas needed for effective weight management & physical activity.
Carotid Arterial Studies
A carotid ultrasound is performed to evaluate ones overall vascular health and to examine for narrowing or obstruction of the carotid arteries which may increase the risk of stroke.
Exercise Treadmill Testing
During stress testing clients will exercise on a treadmill while heart rate, blood pressure, and heart rhythm, as well as overall functional fitness level, are assessed. These studies may be done in conjunction with echocardiographic imaging.
Comprehensive Lab Studies
Utilizing this broad screening tool, the IHWC team can evaluate the client’s metabolic status, functioning of the vital organs, and check for underlying occult conditions such as diabetes, liver, kidney, and/or inflammatory diseases.
Food Allergy Studies (ALCAT)
Being informed about food allergies and the potential hidden triggers or sources of vascular and whole body inflammation allows the client and the clinical team to develop a personalized dietary and nutritional plan designed to minimize these issues.
Genetic Studies (Fitgenes)
Knowing one’s genetic predisposition for allergies, reactions to medications or food, how to exercise, and even how to eat is an invaluable tool in the path towards better health.
Hormonal Circadian Rhythms
A variety of hormones affected by stress or life choices including melatonin, cortisol, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin, and others, vary across a 24-hour period. These are highly regulated by the daily (circadian) sleep-wake cycles and can be easily evaluated by salivary testing to provide insight into the body’s functions.
Metabolic Medicine Evaluation
Our extensive laboratory testing is designed to more accurately evaluate the body’s overall metabolic status and where targeted treatment should be focused.
This area of specialization allows us to personally tailor the client’s treatment to deal with primary prevention and the underlying causes of chronic disease rather than just simply removing or unmasking symptoms once they arise.
The meridian system is a concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and evaluates the pathways through which the life energy, known as “qi”, flows. The twelve standard meridians are divided into Yin and Yang groups and the balance or imbalance of these meridians contribute to the body’s overall level of wellness. Careful mapping allows the areas of dysfunction to be isolated and subsequently treated using either medical or traditional Chinese acupuncture.
Physical health affects cognitive power, emotional balance, energy, and confidence as a leader. Our executive coaching and leadership modules will help identify key issues allowing improvement in leadership performance.
Offering the best practices of Eastern and Western medical science, combined with proven solutions in nutrition and fitness, our wellness coaches will guide and support clients on their journeys to optimal health and well-being.
Just as everyone is not created the same, not all massages are the same. Our expert medical massage therapists carefully and meticulously evaluate clients, determine the areas of issue, and target their therapeutic efforts to provide the best and most effective results.
Massage and Body Work
Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years. There is now scientific proof of the benefits of massage which range from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles.
Medium, Medical Intuitive and Psychic Services
Participants can choose to reconnect to a loved one across, and/ or clarify life purpose, health, career, and relationships with Spiritual guidance. Spiritual chord work is also offered for increased intuition/release/forgiveness /purpose. All sessions are recorded for the participant’s keepsake.
Participants will receive answers and reconstruct the root cause of unconscious thought patterns that drive unhealthy behavior with emotions of guilt, shame and/or frustration. Clinical techniques of neuroplasticity, exchange old beliefs for healthy thought patterns that trigger a healthy neuro-hormonal response of peace.