Robert Murdoch, AP, LAc, BAc (UK), DipAc, Cert NLP, Cert TLT
Natural Family Physicians
15951 McGregor Blvd, Unit 1
Fort Myers, FL 33908 United States
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
54 year old female, presented having been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Was on methotrexate, prednisone, and Aleve.
Bussiness Hours: 9-6 Weekdays
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: Free initial consult., Insurance accepted with a $45 co-pay for acupuncture, $85 co-pay for consultations (functional medicine, oriental medicine, nutrition counseling, etc).
Testing for intestinal flora and intestinal permeability was performed. Testing results showed mild to moderate leaky gut syndrome, and fungal overgrowth.
Diet changes were made: whole, organic, vegan food was recommended.
Nutritional supplements were given for the leaky gut syndrome. Antifungals and probiotics were recommended for the fungal infestation.
Acupuncture treatment was given to cool the heat and clear the damp.
Within 4 months the patient was off all medications, had far fewer flare-ups and was more comfortable. Although there was joint damage already established, progression of the joint damage slowed significantly.