Pittsburgh Alternative Health, Inc. offers and array of services focused on supporting your body's health restoration and maintenance.
Constantly seeking to improve your health and optimize our service methods, our mission is to continually seek and adopt optimal methods of health support. Watch this short video to learn a bit about our services and the read on for details.
In addition to complete evaluations, consultation and wellness check-ups for the entire family we offer in-house services including ionic foot baths, far-infrared sauna treatments, massage therapy and more. Read more about these services below.
Our Initial Appointment with Darrell Misak, ND, RPh consists of 3 Services:
New Patient 90-minute Consultation which includes an 18 Parameter Urine/Saliva screening, vital sign recording, a physical exam with spinal assessment, a homeopathic review and remedy considerations, and initial product and therapy recommendations
This appointment is 3-4 hours in length to allow for a complete and thorough understanding of your health state and health goals.
(*Note: You can schedule the LBM and EAV as separate appointments should you wish, but Dr. Misak will not be able to give complete recommendations until all services are concluded.)
After scheduling your Initial Appointment, you will receive two emails from us. Please check your spam and/or junk email folders also.
The first email will have a Welcome Letter attached that includes a description of our clinic philosophy, an explanation of our testing protocol, a link to our health history questionnaire and consent forms that you will need to complete and bring with you to your appointment. We also encourage you to bring any lab work, medication and/or supplements you currently take.
The second email will have a letter attached from Dr. Misak explaining our membership in the private Health Education Coalition and why you must also join. The letter also details steps you need to follow in order to join the coalition.
An Initial Appointment and adjustment to a naturopathic lifestyle is the beginning and first steps toward life-long health and vitality.
A Follow-Up consists of the 18 Parameter Urine/Saliva Screening and review of your Health State with Dr. Misak. This appointment usually runs 20-30 minutes.
Colon hydrotherapy is a clean and relaxing procedure where a soothing flow of warm water is instilled gently into the colon through a nozzle (rectal tube) to cleanse (evacuate) the contents of the lower colon. During the administration of the colonic irrigation, the colon hydrotherapy equipment is designed to allow evacuation of the contents of the colon while the pressure, temperature, and flow of water can all be regulated for optimal comfort and results.
At Pittsburgh Alternative Health, Inc., we use "state of the art" FDA Registered (Class II) medical device colon hydrotherapy equipment known as the LIBBE.
To learn more about the LIBBE, the benefits of colon hydrotherapy and our clinic colonic therapy costs, click here.
At Pittsburgh Alternative Health, Inc., our mission is "Seeking Truth in and Through Natural Health." Part of our goal in reaching this mission is "to seek and discover understanding of optimal methods of disease detection and supportive approaches to restore health."
We believe our clinic's introduction of Live Blood Microscopy and homeostatic systems analysis has moved us to the forefront of reaching our goals. Why do we say this?
In the Bible, Leviticus 17:11,14 tells us that "the life of every creature is in the blood." Live Blood Microscopy gives us a picture into your health by observing blood elements, and asking the question what processes led to the findings. Then using that information, we combine it with information gained from a simple urine/saliva chemistry analysis, body vital signs, and symptom picture consistent with findings to develop a specific supportive approach.
Homeostasis is the ability of cells and organisms to maintain balance by adjusting physiologic processes to be as healthy as possible given the environment they are to survive in.
There are basic homeostatic mechanisms that control the body's ability to respond and function. These mechanisms include Autonomic Nervous System, Cell Membrane Fatty Acid Balance, Electrolyte Balance, Metabolic Types, and Acid/Alkaline Balance. These systems affect each other and in many ways interact and attempt to balance out one's system to be as healthy as possible.
Our goal is to understand, then use that understanding in making decisions that balance and support your body's God given ability to heal.
This is not a form of diagnosis with an assigned treatment. Live Blood Microscopy and Homeostatic Systems Analysis is an analytical view of health used to educate about understood mechanisms that affect health. Once gained, this information can be used to make informed decisions about health direction, and encourage your choice to change your health.
Back in the late 1940's, Dr. Reinholt Voll, MD began an investigation of the effects of electricity on the human physiology. In his studies, Dr. Voll used a technique known as Impedance or OHM metering. In simple terms, some materials are very electrically conductive, for example metals like steel and copper - electricity flows very easily through metals and therefore there is no substantial resistance on the electricity flowing through the metal. Other materials are not conductive, for example wood or rubber, and since these materials are not conductive, their resistance to electrical current is very high. An OHM meter measures electrical resistance (impedance), and it is also capable of measuring conductance since the inverse of resistance (1/resistivity approximately), is conductance.
Dr. Voll found that if he tested the electrical conductance on any general area of the human body, there was a fairly high level of electrical resistance. This is a curious point since we know that the body has a large volume of electrically conductive fluids within it. But, the skin is very resistant by its nature to electrical current. Dr. Voll also found that at certain specific locations on the body the electrical flow is much more conductive, and these points were generally found to correspond with Eastern Medical Acupuncture points. Therefore, you can use an impedance or OHM meter to test the acupuncture points for an electrical balance. This is somewhat simplistic, but it does describe the basic process of EAV.
EAV Testing indirectly measures the "Energetic System" of the body. It does not measure the physiology, the biochemistry, or the pathology components of the human body. However, the “Energetic System” is related to these components, from the standpoint of quantum physics, and can help identify imbalances and guide therapy to restore balance.
EAV screening for food/chemical reactivity is part of the recommended initial consultation with Darrell Misak, ND, RPh. Basically the EAV equipment is used to identify balanced electrical points, which are then stressed with electrical frequencies that have been identified for food/chemicals and other environmental substances. When the measured impedance changes, particularly becoming weakened with the introduction of these frequencies, it is suggestive of a stress related response. It is then encouraged to avoid or modify these reactive substances in your personal environment as a basis of reducing your total body stress load and thus encourage health restoration.
Our clinic routinely recommends the use of Far-Infrared (FIR) Sauna therapy as a method to support systemic detoxification of our body toxic burdens. Far-Infrared sauna is a powerful tool to aid in the mobilization and elimination of toxic burdens through sweating. In addition to FIR sauna we provide our patients with focused nutritional/herbal and supportive therapy(s) to bind and support elimination of identified potential toxic burdens. This nutritional foundation begins with the Environmental Support Basics™ AM and PM packets, Dr. Misak’s pre-formulated nutritional/herbal blend to help our bodies more efficiently deal with today’s environmental toxin load and cover your general nutritional needs.
Infrared energy is a form ionizing rays or wavelengths on the light spectrum not visible to the human eye. Our body’s tissues normally produce infrared energy for use by the body in a number of healing processes. Far infrared (FIR) energy can penetrate beyond skin level and is absorbed efficiently, whereas visible light mostly bounces off the skin surface. Additionally, far-infrared can penetrate skin up to 2 inches whereas near-infrared is mostly absorbed at skin level resulting in raising the skin temperature.
Once the far-infrared rays penetrate the skin, they excite the vibrational energy of molecules and resonate with cellular frequencies. Tissues selectively absorb these rays and the water in the cell reacts in a process called “resonant absorption.” This resonant absorption occurs when the FIR frequency matches the frequency of the water in the cell causing toxins to be dropped off into the blood stream and excreted in sweat, feces, and urine. This in turn promotes bioprocesses such as increased metabolism, circulation, and can raise the body core temperature.
Our clinic has taken the approach that as you change your body’s cellular toxin load, your body slowly restores health on its own as the total body stress burden becomes manageable. To support this approach we have combined Far-Infrared Sauna therapy with Ionic Foot baths to capitalize on the combined effects of these two detoxification supportive therapies (i.e. mobilization and attractive elimination).
The ionic foot bath uses a patented metallic electrode array system where AC electricity is converted to low power DC electricity as it sits in the foot bath. The electricity and the metal combine to split the water molecule into H+ and OH- ions, through a process called hydrolysis. These active ions travel through the body, neutralize oppositely charged particles and through a concentration generated osmotic pressure the neutralized particles are attracted out of the body through whatever skin surface is in contact with the water. The process is painless and takes 30 minutes plus clean-up time.
At Pittsburgh Alternative Health, Inc. our goals include supporting optimal health on a cellular level through modifying your living environment to change your internal chemistry health. Sounds complicated, but one means of supporting cellular health is an oxygen rich environment. To create an oxygen rich environment Pittsburgh Alternative Health, Inc. is excited to offer this new therapy to the Pittsburgh area.
Mild Hyperbaric Therapy (mHBT) is a natural therapy to expose an individual to increased atmospheric pressure within an inflatable chamber resulting in increased available oxygen on a cellular level. mHBT is a safe and effective method of delivery more oxygen to the body and is recognized for the treatment of altitude sickness as approved by the FDA.
To learn more about mHBT and potential benefits of this incredible service click here
Experience our new relaxation therapy on BioMat™ using a combination of far infrared rays, negative ion production, and amethyst crystal channels as a conductive medium to optimize positive health effects.
Enjoy either a 30 or 60 minute session after your initial trial session to promote possible effects of:
and mood enhancement
Please Click Here to read more about BioMat™ and this wonderful therapy.
Imagine how you feel after a great night's rest, a time of reflection while sitting by the ocean, or a moment of intense pressure where you feel calm, secure, and focused. Train your mind to accomplish your goals with programmed audiovisual entertainment.
Programmed Audiovisual Entertainment as provided at Pittsburgh Alternative Health, Inc. incorporates the use of sound and light technology to direct your mind into brainwave patterns consistent with focused relaxation, increased brain potential, increased creativity, awareness, and clearing of one's mind.
Click here to learn more about our Mental "Rest" Room, and how you can experience improved well being without the use of drugs, supplements, or coffee.