Number 52, October 2013
Pacific Naturopathic Newsletter
2570 W. El Camino Real � Suite 111 � Mountain View, CA 94040 � (650) 917-1121   


Energy!  You Want More?  Read on...


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When Dr. Connie and I thought of the "Energy" theme for this month's newsletter, we knew that we would never be able to completely cover the wide range of health subjects dealing with this topic in one newsletter.  We were curious as to what our Pacific Naturopathic doctors and healers would focus on.  Would they write about the kind of energy that allows us to go from morning to night at optimum function without an afternoon crash or the need for stimulants?  Would they write about  the kind of energy that is moves us to interact from our highest vision in our every encounter with human or beast?  Would they write about the energy that underlies all creation that causes molecules to vibrate in certain frequencies? Would venture into the esoteric fields of solar energy, magnetic energy, nuclear energy, kinetic energy, energy fields and Conscious Cosmic Energy?


Not surprisingly, in this month's newsletter, Dr. Connie muses on Conscious Cosmic Energy and re-introduces Yogananda's Energization Exercises.  Dr. Connie also carries us into an understanding of the origin of energy, and gives suggestions for uplifting and maintaining energy flow.  Dr. Marcel addresses the integrated role of a naturopathic doctor in diagnosing and treating illness (disturbances in energy flows).  Dr. Corrine returns to one of her specialties -- stress management -- and offers insights into stress-busting therapies.  Jane Hernandez takes an all-empassing look at the energy that is everything and discusses how to channel that energy in balancing health on all levels.  As always, Dr. Vivek offers his Ayurvedic insights.


Dr. Marcel's 100-year-old father, Marcel L. Hernandez


On an entirely different energetic note, you may have noticed that the newsletter is late this month. The reason is that Dr. Marcel, the newsletter's architect, stayed overlong in Hawaii, where his father turned 100 years old on October 9th.  Part of his longevity is genetic. - his mother lived to 97 and his grandmother to 105.  But the rest of the story is his positive attitude, active lifestyle, excellent nutrition, good sleep and hygiene habits and an absence of heath-undermining lifestyle choices.  Of course, having an active imagination and a quick smile for the ladies also contributes to his health.


Be Well!  


Dr. Connie and Dr. Marcel


Dr. Connie Muses On Enhancing Energy Flows in the Body
Dr. Marcel Discusses a Naturopathic Doctor Helps to Restore Balanced Energy
Intravenous Nutritional Protocols at Pacific Naturopathic
Dr Connie Discusses Strategies for Boosting Energy
Dr. Corrine Offers Stress-Busting Strategies
Jane Hernandez, CCHT, Examines EnergyFrom a Universal Perspective
Dr. Marcel's Kabocha Pie
Breast Thermography: Measuring Therapeutic Protocols for Breast Issues
Rapid Pain Relief With Elijah Free
Energy Restoration at Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii
You May Not Know All We Provide at Pacific Naturopathic
Dr. Vivek: Latest Offerings!
Three Major New Offerings at Pacific Naturopathic!
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Dr. Connie's Musings...
One of Dr. Connie's favorite places to Muse is in the gardens at Pacific Naturopathic Retreat in Hawaii


Musings on Energy


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According to Yogic philosophy, we moved out of the age of matter and into the age of energy some years ago. In the cosmic scope of things, we are yet in our infancy in our understanding of energy. Though we don't really know what to do about it, we do understand that, due in part to modern electronic communications, we swim in a sea of electromagnetic energy.  Intracellular communication is based on electromagnetic energy, and not at all independent of the electromagnetic energy we erroneously imagine to be outside of and apart from the body. Thus the issues with Smart Meters, cell phones, and WiFi connections.


In the evolution of medicine, new understandings of energy are evident in everything from the evolving energy based diagnostics and treatments of conventional medicine (lasers, magnets, ultrasounds, photodynamics) to the less understood, thus more controversial diagnostics and treatments of alternative medicine (machines which assess and balance the energetic signatures of tissues and organs and bodily systems; remedies such as  homeopathic and spagyric remedies, flower and orchid essences.)


A fundamental of Naturopathic Medicine is respect for and understanding of what we call the Vix Medicatrix Naturae, or the healing power of nature. What is that healing power of nature if not energy in its purest form? In our medicine, we concentrate on strengthening the flow of the energy and on removing impediments to the flow. Alkalinizing and detoxing the body, for example, removes impediments.  Acupuncture both removes blockages and promotes flow.


I particularly like the description of the Vix Medicatrix Naturae as "conscious cosmic energy." We live, move, and have our being in that energy, and that energy is infinite. Paramhansa Yogananda explains that, through the application of will, we can learn to direct and withdraw that energy to and from every tissue in our body, thus energizing and promoting healing. The flow of energy through the body is taught in Yogananda's Energization Exercises, which can be used to heal all manner of mental, physical, and spiritual ills. Next time you're in the office, check out the Energization Exercises poster on the back of the entrance door. Or click here to learn about a class (Meditation 2) on the Energization Exercises beginning November 2.



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Low Mental and Physical Energy -- How Naturopathic Doctors Address the Cause


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"The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results."



Anthony Robbins





                  Marcel Hernandez, N.D.



Do you have trouble getting up and going in the morning and/or have an afternoon energy crash?  Feel like you slog through the day like you are moving underwater?  Do you feel like you are not firing on all cylinders mentally and are not as sharp as you remember being once upon a time?  Well, you are not alone.  The number one complaint we hear from our patients is related to not having enough physical and/or mental energy.  For us as health care providers, this complaint moves us into our dual roles of doctor and detective. 


Every chronic and acute illness can compromise our expression of life.  Mental and emotional issues can occupy our consciousness and drain our energy.  Toxic overload can sap our drive.  Hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues, digestive problems, poor cardiac function, elimination disturbances, sleep issues, poor nutrient absorption, family and relationship challenges - the list of energy-draining events is endless.  This is when, as doctors, we don our detective hats.


Naturopathic doctors use cutting edge laboratory testing to analyze body chemistry and organ function.  We look at your nutritional intake and nutrient absorption capabilities. We help you evaluate your lifestyle decisions.  We learn about the stressors in your life.  We turn over and look under all the rocks along your life path, trying to discover and evaluate the demands on your physical and mental energy. We take time to get to know you as a person, not just a person with a medical condition.  We learn about the energy flows of your life.


While we look for the cause of the "energy leak," we offer basic support so you can continue function on a daily level.  This support takes many forms - nutritional, medicinal, lifestyle changes, behavior modification, counseling, IV therapy and others. 


When the evaluation data is complete, we sit down with you and go over the findings, developing with your input a treatment program that is achievable and works for you.  We then establish a schedule to monitor progress and tweak the plan, as needed.  That's the short story. 


The full story is that despite our obvious commonalities as humans, each of us is uniquely biologically individuated.  In naturopathic medicine, there is no one plan that fits everyone.  We do not offer cookie-cutter protocols.  A treatment plan developed for you by a naturopathic doctor is a one-of-a-kind event that has been consciously developed for you alone. 


Because the public has gradually tuned in to how naturopathic doctors work, our profession has blossomed and grown to the point that insurance companies have learned how naturopathic medicine can lower health care costs and more and more insurers are offering reimbursement for naturopathic medical services.  In future newsletters, we'll discuss the role of licensed naturopathic doctors under Obamacare.  The future looks extremely bright for our approach to medicine.



Be Well.


Find out more about Dr. Marcel's work with men at:

Intravenous Nutritional Protocols

at Pacific Naturopathic

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Many disease states compromise the human gut's ability to adequately absorb nutrients like amino acids, 
minerals, and vitamins.


* Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, ALS, and Multiple Sclerosis have been shown to greatly benefit from IV antioxidant protocols that help heal the inflammation in the brain often found with these diseases.


* Chronic fatigue states such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Brain Fog have mitochondrial energy deficits shown to be helped when specific natural supplements are given intravenously.


* Many immune system and detoxification functions can be improved with IV protocols.


* A number of cancers are very responsive to IV nutritional therapies which can be used to help treat cancer as well as to improve tolerance of conventional cancer treatments.


* Some treatments involve 1-3 hour drips and others are 30 minute treatments, depending on the nutrient mix and concentration being infused. 


To name a few:

            IV Glutathione

            IV Alpha Lipoic Acid

            IV Vit C

            Amino Acid infusions

            Vitamin and Mineral drips

            Myers' Cocktail

Other Protocols for Energy and Immune System Function


We have a dedicated Infusion room that is relaxing and peaceful for all these therapies.


Dr. Marcel Hernandez has been trained in IV therapeutic protocols and will be offering treatments for those patients for whom treatments are appropriate and safe.


Phone now to get on the list for treatment consideration.  650-917-1121.  An initial 30-minute consultation and current blood test is required for existing patients.  A 90-minute first office call and blood test is required for new patients.  Space is limited to four people receiving treatments a day.


Energizer Bunnies


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Connie Hernandez, N.D.

Shanti Rubenstone, MD


Where do those people we think of as energizer bunnies get their energy?  What do you do if your energy is lacking or low? When you're tired or not well, it is beneficial to keep in mind that dictum by Yogananda  "The greater the will, the greater the flow of energy."  The will is the key, and there IS an act of will required.  


The question really is how do you rally your will when you have no energy?


Even in infirmity and fatigue, you can begin with affirmation. I favor an affirmation that thousands of other people also use. The repetition of an affirmation by many people over many years clears a vibrational pathway which strengthens the power of the affirmation as each individual repeats it.  If I wake in the morning fatigued, I repeat the following affirmation until I feel eager to face the day.


"Within me lies the energy to accomplish all that I will to do. Behind my every act is God's infinite power."


Having garnered some energy through this practice, you might venture outside to engage in earthing or grounding, or as we naturopaths say, "dew walking".  This is the practice of walking barefoot on the dewy grass in the morning. Doing so aligns your vibrational field with the vibrational field of the earth, supports the immune system, brings energy to you from the elements of earth and air. Barefoot beach walking adds the energizing elements of water and fire.


Before showering on returning home, dry skin brushing promotes detoxification and the circulation of lymph and blood.  Alternating hot and cold showers, ending with cold, further energize the body. After showering, breath movement exercises such as the Energization exercises, Chi Kung, Yoga, or Tai Chi harmonize and strengthen the flow of energy.  If you can't manage the movement part of the exercises, work with simple breathing exercises.


The next step would be to choose vitalizing food and drink, with a mind to keeping blood sugar balanced and the body alkaline. The body uses the food we eat to provide energy, to build and repair tissues, and to regulate metabolism. Optimizing digestion and absorption helps you to take in the nutrients present in the food. Wisely chosen supplements add missing nutrients. (Specialty tests like the Intracellular Micronutrient test from Spectra Cell can help you find what those are.)  IV nutritional therapy delivers nutrients directly to the cells, boosting energy and immunity.


Detoxification practices allow for the elimination of energy sapping toxins and waste from the body, resulting in more freely flowing energy. Sweating in an infrared sauna promotes the elimination of toxins through the body's largest organ of detoxification...the skin. Protocols such as Metagenics 10 day cleanse promote elimination via the liver and the colon. Spagyric homeopathic drainage remedies can be directed at the kidneys and the lungs as well as the liver, colon, and skin.


Detoxification involves mental and emotional, as well as physical practices. If you are unhappy or conflicted in your work, your relationships, or yourself, your energy will be sapped. Work to resolve conflicts and change untenable situations. Emotional freedom technique and hypnotherapy can free you from subconscious patterns which diminish your will power and deplete your energy.


These are all ways that you too can become an energizer bunny. And, of course, at Pacific Naturopathic we can help you further by problem solving with you, by helping you understand your excesses and deficiencies, and by optimizing body organs and systems that are imbalanced or functioning imperfectly. Where there's a will, there's a way!


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Find out more about Dr. Connie's consulting services at:  


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Recently, I have been thinking more again about stress and how it can wreak havoc on our bodies. Many illnesses are related to chronic stress, as stress hormones can affect all our systems and organs. 


For example, stress related to hostility and anxiety can result in disruptions in heart and immune function. Hostile attitudes may increase your risk for high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, obesity (especially around the waist), insulin resistance (which can lead to diabetes), and abnormal cholesterol (specifically, high triglycerides and low levels of high density lipoprotein or HDL, or the good kind of cholesterol).  Similarly, depression and distress may diminish the body's natural capacity to heal. 


The mind-body connection has always fascinated me, and the need to manage our daily stress has been shown now to be more important than ever. That is one reason why I love practicing craniosacral therapy and reiki. These light-touch therapies can help bring people into the relaxation state very quickly, allowing the body the opportunity to begin healing and restoring. 


Craniosacral therapy and reiki can directly help headaches, chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and depression among other conditions. The sessions can bring people into a deep space of healing, help relieve stress, and give people an overall sense of wellbeing. Because the sessions can help people restore in a very gentle yet powerful way, they are very complementary with other treatment protocols like nutritional therapy or supplements as well as conventional treatments. To experience these wonderful therapies, please contact me to set up an appointment.


Dr. Corrine has packages for her craniosacral therapy/reiki sessions at a discounted price for 50 minute and 80 minute sessions. 

Check out her packages here. 


For more information about Dr. Corrine, please visit her website: 




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To make an appointment with Dr. Corrine Wang or for a free 15 minute consultation, please call (650) 917-1121.


  About Energy
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Jane Hernandez, CCHT

Jane 2013




The interesting thing about energy is that it is everything.  Because the theories of quantum physics have made it possible to look deep into the basic structural units of atoms,  we now know that they are made of a vortices of energy that are  invisible - there is nothing tangible at all. So, if  the basis of everything in the universe is energy then we are faced with the realization that there is no matter, just energy.  


The very computer that you are reading this on is not solid. Hard to believe? Well if you were to look at the computer with an atomic microscope you would see that there is nothing there - just vortices of energy, spinning and vibrating... very much like a spinning top that radiates energy.


Everything that exists is composed of interdependent energy fields that overlap, communicate and are enmeshed with each other.  Yes, everything is connected. We have heard that many times but what it refers to is energy. 


This amazing discovery which has come about through quantum physics leads us to understand how energy healing is so integral to understanding health and disease. Energy healing modalities are all based on the belief that energy fields are influential in controlling our health, both mental and physical. And, think about side effects! Techniques like hypnotherapy and EFT work with energy and are able to achieve healing results without chemicals or drugs.  I'd be happy to talk with you about this and other aspects of energy healing. Just email me and we can set up a time to talk. 


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Jane sees clients at both Pacific Naturopathic in Mountain View  and at her private practice in Oakland.


Schedule an appointment with Jane Hernandez, CCHT

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, 

EFT (Tapping) and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

by phoning 510-676-1460, 
or by email at [email protected]


Dr. Marcel's Kabocha Pie
(Dr. Connie craves this year 'round)

(Dr. Marcel's adaptation of a traditional recipe using Japanese pumpkin)
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1 medium-size (3-4 pounds) Japanese pumpkin (kabocha)

2 eggs

1 can coconut milk

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot

2 tablespoons coconut cream (optional, but adds smoother texture)

3 rounded tablespoons brown sugar

3 teaspoons vanilla


1. Cut the unpeeled pumpkin into eighths and boil until a fork easily penetrates all the way through, like a hot knife through butter. Let cool until tolerable to touch and remove and discard the green skin.

2. When the pumpkin is cool enough to not cook the eggs, combine all of the ingredients. Mix and mash until totally smooth and lump-free.

3. Divide mixture into two pre-baked and room cooled pie shells.

Bake at 375 degrees for one hour, but start checking at about 45 minutes. (The finished pie might be a bit paler than the one in this photo.)

Use organic ingredients!





Breast  Ther
at Pacific Naturopathic 
Measuring the temperature of the breasts


Normal thermog photo
Thermography is noninvasive and offers therapeutically useful information



Thermography compares the infrared heat generated by vascular and metabolic activity at points on one breast with the heat generated by correspondent points on the other breast. Heat differences are revealed both by temperature and by colors produced when the infrared radiation is converted into electrical impulses. Abnormal heat patterns reflect developing breast pathology, whether inflammation, infection, vascular problems, or cancer.


Just as mammograms can see an anatomical anomaly, but can not tell you whether it is benign or not, breast thermography can find a physiologic anomaly, but can not specify the problem. We might say that the breast has a temperature, or a fever, in a specific location. By tracking metabolic activity through changing temperature differences and through the patterns of heat distribution, breast thermography can tell you whether the problem the temperature reflects is worsening or resolving. It can therefore tell you whether a particular protocol is working to address the issue or not. Good information to have!






The cost to you of breast thermography is $225.


Find out more about thermography at Pacific Naturopathic at:


Thermography at Pacific Naturopathic 

Rapid Pain Relief 

With Elijah Free


Elijah Free, MH, CMI, CMT  

Elijah Free

Elijah Free's approach to helping his patients deal with physical pain has been described as bordering on miraculous.  Elijah is also a Master Herbalist who designs and produces all of his own herbal products for his healing practice. He is an herbal product designer for Ridgecrest Herb Co. Elijah also holds a patent for his herbal fibromyalgia formula.  

To contact Elijah, please either call the clinic at 650-917-1121 or e-mail at [email protected].


To learn more about the healing work of Elijah Free, please go to his web sites:


Energetic Restoration is What We Do

at Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii

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Openings Beginning in November
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An empty bench waits for you and your book and binoculars

The color energy of the environment at Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii is predominantly blue and green -- those calming, cool, soothing colors that douse the fires of everyday life stress and bring peace to mind and body.  


"Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. As the color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and exude feelings of tranquility."


"Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.  With the color green's association with renewal, growth, and hope, often green stands for both a lack of experience and need for growth."

(source for color meanings) 


 Come... treat yourself to an instant energy rejuvenation!


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If you are thinking of booking, do so before the end of the year (for anytime from now through 2014) and you will receive our "old" rate of $150/night (the rate is now $160/night).  This offer is only available to subscribers of this newsletter. Book soon, as people are already inquiring about end of the year dates. 


Pacific Naturopathic in Hawaii is also always available for meditation retreats, health retreats, honeymoons, getaways or as a base for exploring the island.


Pacific Naturopathic's Hawaii Vacation Rental 




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Services Provided at 
Pacific Naturopathic

It has occurred to us that we offer so many therapies and approaches to health that it would be good to list them in concise form.  

For information, please contact us at 650-917-1121.


* Naturopathic Consultations For All Health Conditions

* Intravenous (I.V.) Nutrition Therapy 

* Breast Thermography

* Rapid Pain Relief

* Tongue and Fingernail Analysis

* Craniosacral Therapy

* Adjunctive Cancer Therapy

* Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

* Men's Health

* Women's Health

* Vitamin B12 Shots

* Flower Essence Therapy

* LaStone Massage

* Earth Friend Herb Company Products


For the following services, please contact each individual provider:


* Transformational Medicine (Shanti Rubenstone, MD, 650-209-5813)

* Ayurvedic Medicine (Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD (Ayu), 408-876-0636)

* Ayurvedic Nutrition & Diet Therapy (Gayathri Shanbhag, MS, 408-876-0636)

* Foot Reflexology (Nancy Schuet, CNRT, 408-891-4759)

* Clinical Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Matrix Reimprinting (Jane Hernandez, CCHT, 510-676-1460)



Dr. Vivek Shanbhag: Latest Information & Offerings


Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD(Ayu), BAMS, CYEd.  
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Professor


For over 30 years, Dr. Shanbhag has successfully run various Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy institutions in US & India.


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Exciting News:


Dr. Shanbhag honored with the prestigious "Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice".

The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of  North America honored Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD-Ayurveda, BAMS, CYEd. with the prestigious "Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice" during their International Conference on Oct 3, 2013. At this conference, Dr. Shanbhag delivered his keynote address "Evidence Based Cancer Treatment with Sattva increasing Herbs, Nutrition & Lifestyle."


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Natural Fall Cleanse & Weight Loss with Ayurvedic Pancha Karma, Herbs, Foods & Yoga



Summer is gone and Fall is here. When a season changes, our metabolism also changes. We need to balance this by adjusting our diet and lifestyle. If we do not adjust our diet and lifestyle, we may develop symptoms and seasonal diseases.  Ayurveda also recommends natural cleansing called Pancha Karma to prevent such seasonal diseases. 


When we are born, our main cleansing organs-lungs, kidneys, bowel, skin and liver-are all clear and fully functional. As we grow, accumulation of toxins in the body can result from polluted air, impure liquids and food, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercise, stressful life and demanding profession.  We get exposed to un-natural and chemical products like food preservatives, food colors, insecticides, pesticides, detergents, deodorants, hair color, cosmetics, alcohol, tobacco, etc.  Many of us are over-worked and often eat junk food, which may be stale, overcooked or fried. We don't have time to exercise and at the same time have sedentary jobs sitting for hours under artificial light. We literally live and work in concrete jungles, breathe polluted air and then watch television for hours, taking in chemical and synthetic medicines and living in an atmosphere of noise pollution, electromagnetic fields and harmful radiation. Obviously, the body is not able to get rid of various toxins entering the system.  The accumulation of toxins creates various acute and chronic health problems as well as tissue degeneration.  The weakened body cannot eliminate the toxins on its own. Ayurveda recommends Pancha Karma for natural cleansing as it eliminates toxins and reverses the degenerative process.


What is Pancha Karma?


Pancha Karmas are natural cleansing procedures for effectively removing accumulated toxins from the body. These treatments first loosen the toxins. Next they liquefy the loosened toxins and remove them from the body.  Pancha Karma includes use of individualized diets, nutritional supplements, mild fasting, customized herbal oil massage(Snehan), stream of warm herbal oil on forehead (Shirodhara), sweating(Swedan), herbal purgatives(Virechan), nasal drops(Nasya) and enema therapy(Basti) to rid the body of accumulated toxins.  During massage, certain points where energy blockages tend to occur in the body, known as marma points, will be cleared.  Massage may be followed by an herbal steam bath, to help increase elimination of toxins through perspiration. 


A word of caution must be given.  Unlike many other health-promoting recommendations of Ayurveda, Pancha Karma should not be self-administered. Like all medical procedures, Pancha karma starts with an initial consultation by experienced Ayurvedic doctor who determine your Ayurvedic Mind-Body Type (Prakruti), the nature of the health problem (Vikriti), the type of cleansing to be carried out and its appropriate dosage. Specially trained therapists do these procedures in a particular sequence for a specific period of time. The process is supervised by experienced Ayurvedic doctors who can recognize signs of correct and incorrect cleansing. If required, they take care of any disturbing symptoms and treat them appropriately.


Pancha Karma sessions are wonderfully relaxing. Their healing effects can be both subtle and profound. For instance, you may begin to notice your skin and eyes glowing. You may feel renewed health and vitality. Many people also experience weight change, according to their needs.


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$100 OFF Discount ending 11/01/2013 on following 2 Workshops with Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD-Ayurveda, on Nov 14 & 21:


Natural Fall Cleanse & Weight Loss with Ayurvedic Pancha Karma, Herbs, Foods & Yoga


* Loose weight naturally & increase your energy                      

* Clear your mind & Boost your creativity       
*Learn simple cleansing steps & easy health recipes       

*Do a natural cleanse with support of experts & peers   
*Take advantage of supportive group environment to overcome challenges with creative solutions.
*Repeat this Cleanse seasonally as recommended by Yoga & Ayurveda.


Thu, Nov 14th, 7-9 pm: 


Cleansing Ayurvedic Foods & Herbs                

Understanding cleansing foods -grains, vegetables, fruits       

Culinary herbs/spices and their cleansing benefits           
Preparing easy & simple cleansing recipes                       
Cleansing teas, soups, juices, kichadis & ghee                
Eliminating allergic foods and endotoxins(Ama)       

Thu, Nov 21st, 7-9 pm: 


Cleansing Ayurvedic Pancha Karma & Yoga

Abhyanga Oil Massage & Shirodhara

Udvartana Herbal Powder Massage

Nasya Nasal Drops

Yoga -Cleansing Asanas & Cleansing Pranayama

Meditation & Mouna    


$100 OFF Discount ending 11/01/2013, Cost for 2 workshops: $190         

Regular Cost after 11/01/2013: $290     Cost includes:  2 Sessions, Wellness Workbook with Cleansing Do's & Don'ts, Recipes, Herbs (Triphala, Spices & Tea) CALL 408-876-0636

$100 OFF on 60min. In-Depth Ayurvedic Consultation with Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD-Ayu. This one hour long consultation includes:
1. A detailed health history to get a clear idea of the causative factors involved,
2. A focused physical exam & non-invasive Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis, evaluation of Tongue, Skin, Eyes, Nails & Hair
3. A detailed evaluation of Ayurvedic mind-body type(Prakruti) & imbalances/diseases(Vikruti)
 4. A comprehensive & customized Ayurvedic natural health program including guidelines on diet, herbs & lifestyle.

$100 OFF Discount Cost ending 11/1/13: $150.                Regular Cost after 11/1/13: $250


About   Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, ND, MD(Ayu), BAMS, CYEd

* Founder & Director, -Natural Medicine Clinic, Academy & Wellness &  Spa.
* 3 Clinics: Mountain View, San Jose, Los Gatos       
  • Ayurveda Doctor & Professor for over 30 years.
  • Licensed Naturopathic Doctor for over 20 years.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr University & Mount Madonna Ayurveda College.
  • Member, Board of Directors, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Director, AYU Clinic & Academy, Seattle.1989-2006(17 yrs).
  • Chairman, Ayurveda Dept, Bastyr University, Seattle, 1991-96
  • Head, Ayurveda Research Institute, Pune.1985-88

Dr. Shanbhag  specializes in treatment of Chronic Diseases & Metabolic Disorders like :                

  • Arthritis 
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Acne
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hair Loss
  • Hyperacidity
  • High Blood pressure
  • Heart Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Low back pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sexual dysfunction                              

Gayathri Shanbhag, MS, 

Professor & Consultant in Nutrition & Diet Therapy


Graduated with a Masters in Nutrition from the Bastyr University, Seattle in 1993. Gayathri has designed an Ayurvedic Natural Weight Management Program. She is a master chef specializing in Ayurvedic Cooking Tradition of South India and Coastal India. She has learned from many expert chefs including her mother and her mother-in-law. Since 1990, for over 22 years, she has taught Nutrition Courses and Healthy Cooking Classes at Bastyr University, AYU Ayurvedic Academy, Whole Foods and Goa Ayurveda & Yoga Academy. Currently, she is working on her "Ayurvedic Wellness Cookbook".       


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To contact Dr. Shanbhag for more information about his offerings or to make and appointment:

[email protected]   




Pacific Naturopathic now offers Vitamin B12/folic acid injections 
* Helps with fatigue, depression, brain fog,  memory problems, numbness and tingling in hands and feet and many other conditions.
* 5 minute appointment necessary.  Please phone 650-917-1121.  
* Available to established patients only.
* Only natural methylcobalamin used.

Initial  Visit: 
follow-up visits $25


Receive a written analysis, photos and recommendations


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 New Offerings at 

Pacific Naturopathic


In our ongoing efforts to serve our patients with the latest, most effective natural health approaches, we are delighted to share our excitement about or latest offerings with our readers...


Intravenous Nutritional Therapy


iv photoThis is a major addition not only to our services, but to our ability to secure dramatic, positive results with safe, effective therapies.  

Here's how it works. We will need to see a comprehensive blood test not older than three months. If you have a recent blood test, you will need to have one more lab test, a G6PD, to rule out a genetic condition that is a contraindication for IV therapy.  If you do not have a recent comprehensive blood test, we can order it for you.  


Next, you will need a short office visit before onset of treatments to determine if I.V. therapy is safe and appropriate for your needs.  Your unique personal protocol will be discussed with Pacific Naturopathic doctors and you can start IV therapy the same day as the office visit.


We offer a comfortable, quiet, peaceful atmosphere where you may read, work on your computer, listen to music or watch movies (with earphones), or just sit back and relax or nap. There is minimal discomfort.  You will be able to drive yourself to and from the appointment without any difficulty.


At first, we will only be able to accommodate a maximum of four people a day for treatments.  If you feel you may be helped with I.V. therapy, or would like to just explore the possibilities please phone to reserve your space soon.  


Click here for detailed information about IV nutritional therapy offered at Pacific Naturopathic.
Boston Heart Diagnostics has offered Pacific Naturopathic doctors an amazing deal on their Cardiac Risk Assessment blood test, at no out-of pocket cost to you!


Yes, what you read is true.  Standard blood lipid panels (cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL) are not predictive of cardiovascular disease. The test we are offering includes proprietary advanced risk tests, and a comprehensive offering of lipid, lipoprotein, apolipoprotein, cardiometabolic, liver, kidney and genetic tests -- four pages of test results, plus a 54-page narrative discussing your results. And best of all, except for a $35 administrative fee,  there is no cost to you! How is this possible? What's the catch?  Click here to read about this extraordinary test. 


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Note:  You must be an established patient at Pacific Naturopathic and have health insurance for this special program. You must also have a diagnosable condition, like high cholesterol, cardiac abnormalities or a strong family history of heart disease for us to be able to order this test. Other low-cost options are available for those who do not have insurance. Unfortunately, we are unable to order this test for Medicare patients. The government does not yet allow naturopathic doctors to bill Medicare. A 60-minute return office call is required to discuss your results. The cost of the return office call is $180.


We are delighted to have found a far infrared sauna at a price most of us can afford.  


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Dr. Connie enjoys the sauna between patients

We have long owned two far infrared saunas -- one at our home here in the Bay Area and one at our Hawaii retreat.  They are both big, bulky wooden structures that dominate the space they are in.


We have reached an arrangement with the manufacturer to distribute a high tech, state of the art portable far infrared sauna for a very reasonable price -- just $995 plus tax.  Shipping is free!


Like to try one before you invest? Easy...we have one in our office specifically for you to try out at no cost.  Just give a call, 917-1121, to make sure the room is free.


There are many reasons why a sauna is one of the best investments you can make for your health.  Click here to read about why we think this is a deal just too good to pass up.   


Searching for a Meaningful Gift For a Friend or Loved One?  
Give the Gift of Health! 

Gift Certificates For All Practitioners and Services Available at Pacific Naturopathic

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Looking for a conscious, meaningful, caring gift for a birthday or special occasion? 

A gift certificate to a Pacific Naturopathic practitioner lets a special person know you really care about their well-being. 



Gift certificates for all practitioners and modalities offered at Pacific Naturopathic are available by phoning our front desk at 650-917-1121, or just stopping by.


A Little About us...

 At Pacific Naturopathic, we offer evidence-based, integrated approaches to most acute and chronic health concerns. Bone health, breast health, men's health and prostate care, hormonal balance for both women and men, elimination of all types of bodily pain -- both mechanical and metabolic -- acute and chronic, autoimmunity, cancer, cardiovascular health, inflammation, digestion, pediatrics, and metabolic cleansing are particular areas of interest to our practitioners. To encourage patient participation, we offer both guided self-help protocols and comprehensive doctor assisted protocols.  Our patients tell us they particularly appreciate our doctors, practitioners, and staff for our caring attitudes and commitment to service. Please phone 650-917-1121 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Shanti Rubenstone, MD