“Britney was an amazing nurse and an important/amazing part of my entire experience. You all saved me!” – Anonymous, St. John Mental Health Clinic of Houston, Ketamine Infusion Patient
Often referred to as personalized medicine, genetic testing assays look at genes that affect your body’s ability to respond to medication. Genetic testing can ideally be utilized to reduce the time needed to find the right medication for you as compared to the traditional trial and error method.
The test panel evaluates two general types of genes, genes that indicate what effect a medication or class of medications may have on your body, and genes that indicate what effect your body will have on medication (e.g. they determine how fast your body will metabolize a medication). The faster or slower your body processes a medication determines the dose that will be needed to be effective and safe.
A saliva sample is collected by swabbing the inside of your check with a cotton swab in our office. The sample is mailed to the lab and results are typically available within 2–3 weeks.
AFT combines work with essential oils and principals drawn from CBT and EMDR to help patients achieve goals which may have previously been blocked by negative thoughts and memories.
The Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) uses the power of inhaling specific scents to gently shift negative thoughts, feelings, and memories towards a positive outlook and attitude. This technique results in greater confidence and inner freedom from negativity. In addition, this process focuses on finding solutions to help achieve long-awaited goals that may have been blocked by negative thoughts and memories.
AFT was created by clinical psychologist, Dr. Benjamin Perkus. He integrated 20 years of clinical experience with 15 years of work with essential oils into a technique that is easy to use by almost anyone. He created this technique combining several psychological principals such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Liz Grizzaffi, PA-C is a certified Aroma Freedom Technique practitioner. She offers one-hour sessions using essential oils combined with the AFT process to yield mind, body and emotional wellness.