Services

Chiropractic
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and millions of nerves. Your brain is protected by the skull, and your spinal cord by the 24 moving bones of the spine. Many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion. This can result in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately, ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce and help prevent nervous system dysfunction. It's that simple.

Chiropractic is a natural, holistic way of healing. There are no drugs to take or risky medical procedures. Therefore, chiropractic adjustments are safer than aspirin, muscle relaxers and back surgery. There are dozens of studies which have documented the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments. Compared to traditional approaches, chiropractic is remarkably safe.

A Doctor of Chiropractic completes the same undergraduate study that medical doctors receive, then move on for four more years of postgraduate college education. Before they are allowed to practice, they must pass a rigorous National Board Examination and meet strict licensing requirements. Dr. Carbone-Hobbs & Dr. Hobbs meet or exceed all certification requirements, both state and nationally.

Your spine is the "back bone" of your health. Its job is to support you and provide protection to your nervous system which starts in the brain and runs throughout your body. That's why a problem with your spine can have far reaching effects, causing symptoms such as arm, leg, and other extremity pain.

Diagnostic Services

• Radiology Digital x-ray on site
• MRI CT and all advanced imaging services are provided off site at imaging centers or local hospitals
• Diagnostic Ultrasound on site
• Complete cardiovascular testing ECG and cardiac blood profiles
• On site Pulmonary function testing: 
• On site All Lab services: Blood draws provided on site
• DNA paternity and infidelity testing DOT physicals
• Drug testing all levels Federal, state and private.
• Brain neurotransmitter testing: Neuro science
Food Allergy and environmental exposure testing. 
• ALCAT DNA telomere testing
• Hormone and anti-aging blood profiles spectra cell micro nutrient analysis testing

• Advanced Cardio Testing performed on site

• Echocardiograms

• ABI's

• Dopplar Ultrasound Studies

• Neurological Testing on site EMG nerve conduction testing

• Femal Health Exams

• PAP and Pelvic Exams

• Mammograms provided offsite

• Male Health Exams/PSA Prostate Screenings on site

• Hormonal Testing

Treatment Services

• Doctor supervised weight loss programs
• MIC weight loss shots
• IV infusions
• Trigger Point injections
• Prolotherapy
• Physical therapuetics
• Acupuncture
• Natural anti-aging programs
• Acute and chronic pain management
• Nutrition consulting
• Nebulization therapy
• Internal Health disorders of acute and chronic illness.
• Muscular and neurological illness
• Vitamin injections including B12 and glutathione injections
• Neurotransmitter and brain chemical management
stop smoking and addiction programs
• Wellness programs
• Chelation therapy

• Sports/Wellness Physicals

• Lipo Laser Fat Reduction

• Cavitational Ultrasound for Fat Removal

Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is the systematic manipulation of soft body tissue. It has been used for thousands of years for relaxation, as well as to restore and promote the good health of mind, body and soul. Massage reduces stress, relieves physical tension, improves sleep, reduces blood pressure and strengthens the immune system.
 

Price:
$35 for 30 minute massage
$60 for 60 minute massage
$90 for 90 minute massage

Please call ahead, as appointments book up quickly. 

Auricular Therapy...Stop Smoking!
Auricular therapy is a effective procedure in which electrical stimulation is applied to specific points on the ear. Stimulation of these ear points has proven to be helpful in treating various health conditions .
While auricular therapy is based on the ancient art of acupuncture, the association of specific points on the ear corresponding to certain areas of the body was developed by a Dr. Paul Nogier of France. Dr. Nogier did extensive research in the 1950’s and developed specific procedures in relation to ear points and how they can treat a range of conditions.

|This treatment received FDA approval in the United States and research has been performed to support it’s use not just in smoking cessation and weight loss but with many other conditions such as pain management, lower back and neck pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome and recovery from other addicted behaviors.
 

•Smoking Cessation with Auricular Therapy
$175.00 Initial treatment
Most smokers respond in one treatment
Follow up Treatments, $50 if required

• Weight Loss with Auricular Therapy
$175.00 Initial treatment
Follow up Treatments $50
 

Our goal at Power Med Center is to help you or someone you love to stop smoking, lose weight, reduce pain or overcome other addictive behaviors. For more information, or to schedule an appointment :
call 636-296-1093.

Acupuncture -- Sun Si-Miao perhaps the most influential Chinese physician stated:

“ The superior doctor has no patients [because he taught them proper diet and lifestyle habits to prevent illness], the inferior doctor treats disease [meaning that doctors who only spend their time treating disease are missing out on the most important aspect which is --prevention”.

 

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that dates back as far as 4,000 years. It has become one of the most popular and accepted unconventional therapies in the United States. It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve function. This form of therapy treats both pain and dysfunction.
It is based on the theory that Qi ( pronounced chee) is a life energy or life force that flows through invisible channels called meridians. When these meridians become blocked and are out of balance pain and illness can result.
The meridians that are out of balance are stimulated by influencing specific acupuncture points. This is accomplished with the use of one of the following techniques: fine sterile needles, a mild electric current, acupressure and or laser.

 

Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in the 
treatment of a variety of physical conditions:
Headaches • Arthritis • Flu
Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Addictions • Bells palsy
Sciatica • Arthritis • Menstrual problems
Infertility • Menopausal symptoms
Back, Neck, Shoulder and Knee Pain 
Autoimmune Disorders • Sinusitis
Asthma • Chronic Pain • Fibromyalgia • Colds

First Treatment $175.00 includes history and exam
Follow up Treatments $50.00

Foot Care
PUTTING YOUR BODY IN BALANCE WITH ORTHOTICS

 

What are Prescription Shoe Orthotics?
Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

 

How do they help?
Your orthotics are custom molded to the support requirements of your feet. They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities. Your orthotics will allow your lower limbs to function in a more natural and efficient manner. This will result in decreased pain or the elimination of symptoms, allowing you to enjoy your daily activities comfortably.

 

Custom orthotics can help in the treatment of:
• Foot/Ankle/Knee/Hip/Lower Leg Pain
• Bunions/Heel Spurs
• Shin Splints/Leg Cramps/Sciatica
• We offer a wide variety of orthotics to fit your lifestyle:
• Casual Dress Sport

Custom Orthotics $300 - $400
For more information on orthotics visit www.footlevelers.com

Nutrition
Nutrition goes along with the chiropractic philosophy -treating the whole person by helping the body to naturally heal. Most people do not consume the necessary vitamins through their diet alone. These nutrient deficiencies often increase risk factors for many common health problems. Our office offers nutritional supplements from Anabolic Laboratories.

 

Why we recommend Nutritional Supplements from Anabolic Laboratories:

Founded in 1924, Anabolic Laboratories combines it’s expertise in pharmaceutical, RX nutritional and nutritional supplements manufacturing to formulate and develop products utilizing many of the same GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices) mandated by the USFDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) for prescription and over the counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals products. Anabolic Laboratories also maintains an A rating for the voluntary nutritional products manufacturing GMP’s of the Natural Products Association. With Anabolic Laboratories, you can be confident you are meeting your nutritional needs.

 

Recently, Dr Thomas Hobbs has become a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and will be listed in their world directory. This organization has recently been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

For more information on Anabolic Laboratories please visit
www.anaboliclabs.com

IV Nutrition and Infusion Therapy

Nutrients are found in food, processed through the digestive system and the foods are broken down into their elemental vitamins to be utilized by all of the cells of the body. If the nutrients the cells require are not obtained through food or supplementation, and the body becomes deficient in necessary nutrients body processes break down. This process leads to mitral valve prolapse, congestive heart failure, chronic health problems, disease and symptoms such as, fatigue,joint pain, autoimmune disease, tremors, atherosclerosis etc.

 

We offer pharmaceutical quality intravenous nutrition (IV nutrition), which is a safe, effective and potent tool in the battle against chronic disease. IV nutrition is recommended in many conditions, including infection, wound healing and nutritional deficiency reversal.

 

There are many reasons IV nutrition is necessary. In some conditions the volume of nutrition necessary to be effective is unable to be administered orally. Nutrients have a powerful effect if given intravenously in ways that cannot be achieved through gastrointestinal absorption. Often, the health of the patient, especially those with gut issues, prevents adequate absorption of nutrients taken orally. As Dr. Jack said, "You can't trust sick people to properly absorb nutrients".

 

Many conditions benefit from treatment of nutritional IVs including recovery from injuries, (athletic, post-surgery)chronic disease, antioxidant therapies, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, anti-aging and promotion of general well being.
Many specific conditions have been treated including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, and many more, with chelation.

 

Our doctors and staff are well trained in the processes of nutritional IV administration , and assist in teaching other  doctors how to safely and effectively perform the invaluable service, as well..

Along with IV nutrition we also offer other injectable nutrient based services; i.e., B12 intramuscular injections, M.I.C weight loss injections, and trigger point therapy.  For more information on available therapies see below.

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that can not be manufactured by the human body. It is water soluble, which means the body will use what it needs and get rid of the rest. It is important to supplement with vitamin C daily, because it is not possible to achieve optimal doses through diet. Vitamin C is  important for immunity, recuperation and has been shown to be a natural chelator. IV vitamin C is also utilized in the recovery from hepatitis, as well as epstein barr virus (mono-neucleosis), and many other viral or bacterial infections. Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory agent necessary to combat any illness with an "itis" in its name.

 

B-Vitamins
Stress and poor diet as well as prescription drugs can deplete B vitamins. B vitamins are also water soluble and are important in the production of hormones, enzymes, Co enzyme Q10 and neurotransmitters. B vitamins are also important in phase two liver detoxification. B-12 is known for its assistance with energy production and is involved in the metabolism of every cell in the body. B-Vitamins are typically found in foods, but many people lack the ability to break them down and utilize them. Utilizing B-Vitamins in IV nutrition helps to raise energy levels and makes them immediately accessible for use by the cells, without the need of digestive synthesis. It's 100% utilizable. 

 

Glutathione
Glutathione is the antioxidant of all antioxidants. It recycles oxidized nutrients, therefore making them available again for use by the body. It has the ability to penetrate the nervous system and the blood/brain barrier. Glutathione has also been shown to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease and is available through intravenous therapy and as a breathing treatment in nebulizer form. In the nebulizer form it augments the interim administration in the reversal of C.O.P.D (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

 

Benefits of Glutathione
• It is the major endogenous antioxidant produced by the cells, participating directly in the neutralization of free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds, as well as maintaining exogenous antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in their reduced (active) forms.
• Regulation of the nitric oxide cycle, which is critical for life but can be problematic if unregulated.
• Through direct conjugation, it detoxifies many xenobiotics (foreign compounds) and carcinogens, both organic and inorganic. This includes heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic.
• It is essential for the immune system to exert its full potential, e.g., modulating antigen presentation to lymphocytes, thereby influencing cytokine production and type of response (cellular or humoral) that develops, enhancing proliferation of lymphocytes, thereby increasing magnitude of response, enhancing killing activity of cytotoxic T cells and NK cells, and regulating apoptosis, thereby maintaining control of the immune response.
• It plays a fundamental role in numerous metabolic and biochemical reactions such as DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, and enzyme activation. Thus, every system in the body can be affected by the state of the glutathione system, especially the immune system, the nervous system, the gastrointestinal system and the lungs.
Glutathione is made in the body and used in every cell, but it is of special importance in lung tissue and nervous system. It is helpful in COPD; emphysema, bronchitis, asthma. It can be inhaled through the use of a nebulizer in order to get a higher level directly to the lungs.
 
Amino Acids
Amino acids are protein building blocks and are essential to synthesize proteins necessary for life. Many of the amino acids the body needs to function properly can be made by the body if the raw materials are available, but some must be obtained externally. Many foods which are high in protein contain a complete amino acid profile whereas many vegetables and grains should be consumed with nuts or seeds in order to have a complete profile. Amino acids are necessary building blocks and are an important part of the repair and maintenance duties of the cells.

 

Amino acids as IV nutrition are used to build up the enzymes, muscles, cell walls, etc., recovery from eating disorders, addictions, anemia, and to boost the immune system. The amino acid EDTA is frequently used help remove plaque from the arteries. It melts away plaque build ups in the arteries and helps to increase blood flow to even the smallest arteries.

 

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid is used in every cell and helps to convert glucose to energy. Alpha lipoic acid is a water and fat soluble antioxidant and can be used throughout the body, including the brain. Its important in the recovery of diabetic neuropathy, liver function and can also help with managing blood sugar levels. Its antioxidant properties are beneficial for liver dysfunction as well as treatment of hepatitis.

MIC and Super MIC injections
Many people are finding the answer to their weight loss needs with Doctor assisted weight loss programs. A key part of these programs are Lipotropics such as MIC Injections. Lipotropics are simply substances that help your body burn fat. There are many different combination's possible but the most popular are MIC injections. Many MIC injections also contain vitamin b-12, another lipotropic. While many people would love to have their weight loss done with a shot many are unsure what a MIC Injection is. While these injections can contain a variety of vitamins and amino acids they all have three main ingredients.

Methionine
Methionine is an amino acid that is known to reduce fat and lower cholesterol, it also plays a major role in the synthesis of other  vitamins.
It also works in tandem with the other ingredients to detoxify amines, which are a by product of protein metabolism. As well as working as a catalyst for the other ingredients, opening up their function.

Inositol
Inositol is an enzyme that is very important to your body, a deficiency in it can lead to hair loss. 
It works with Vitamin E in some treatments of Muscular Dystrophy. Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and aids in their transport in blood vessels. It is therefore an aid in the redistribution of body fat and can help to lower cholesterol levels.

Choline
Choline is also an enzyme that is needed for the proper functioning of your body. Choline aids in emulsifying cholesterol. Choline also works well with methionine to detoxify amines which are the by-products of protein metabolism. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver, where they block normal metabolic functions.

When properly administered by a doctor MIC Injections can be a powerful tool for anyone looking to lose weight. If you are over weight and diet and exercise is not working for you you should give MIC injections a try.

Integrative and Diagnostic Functional Medicine

We offer personalized medicine that deals with the primary care, prevention and treatment of underlying causes (as opposed to treatment of symptoms) of serious and chronic diseases. We seek to find the underlying cause of an illness as opposed to just looking at the signs and symptoms that indicate the body is ill. We offer the most advanced diagnostic services that modern medicine has to offer along with an old fashioned personal approach to the treatment of disease.

 

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

 

Why do we need Functional Medicine?

Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.

The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care, such as appendicitis or a broken leg. Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom.

 

Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. In most cases it does not take into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual or factors such as environmental exposures to toxins and the aspects of today’s lifestyle that have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease in modern Western society.

 

There’s a huge gap between research and the way doctors practice. The gap between emerging research in basic sciences and integration into medical practice is enormous—as long as 50 years—particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness.

Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients.

How is Functional Medicine Different?

 

Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:

 

Patient-centered care. The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.

 

An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

DOT Testing & Physicals

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners lists medical examiners (MEs) who have been trained, tested and certified to perform medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in interstate commerce. These MEs fully understand the medical standards in the FMCSA Regulations, related guidance and how they relate to the medical demands of operating a commercial motor vehicle.

 

The goal of the National Registry is to promote and preserve the highest level of professional standards, training and care among medical examiners. Therefore, the National Registry requires that medical examiners performing CMV driver examinations be trained and certified.

 

All healthcare professionals are eligible to apply to become a certified medical examiner if their scope of practice authorizes them to perform physical examinations, as defined by the State in which they practice.

 

The objectives of the National Registry are to:

  • Ensure that medical examiners understand fully the medical standards in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and related guidance and how they apply to CMV drivers

  • Maintain ongoing competency of medical examiners through training, testing, certification and recertification

  • Promote public confidence in the quality of the medical examinations of CMV drivers

  • Ensure that the list of certified medical examiners is easily accessible

FMCSA is and will continue to be involved in all facets of the National Registry program development and implementation and maintain an oversight role. Implementation of the National Registry program demonstrates the commitment of the Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to making our Nation’s highways safer

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Power Med
Dr. Thomas Hobbs
Dr. Vivian Carbone-Hobbs
16 Municipal Drive Ste E
Arnold, MO 63010
(636) 296-1093

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