Treatments

Over the last two decades medical care has become incredibly specialized and patients often feel caught in a vortex where they are shunted from one clinician to another without any better. While some doctors are like a hammer in search of a nail, Dr. Levinson has many tools in his tool box and will use them to craft an organized and personalized step-by-step treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Below is a short list of some of our key interventions:

Ozone Therapy

Medical Ozone has been a powerful clinical therapy for more than a century and during that time it has been studied in the treatment of a host ailments each by a variety of applications: intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intra-nasal, intra-auricular, topical and per rectum. We are expert in all of the above and specialize in both types of IV O3, the autohemotherapy outlined in the Madrid Doctrine and the “Russian” Method accomplished by bubbling ozone in sterile saline.  O3 been used to treat autoimmune disease, intractable viral, bacterial and fungal infections, chronic pain, allergies, metabolic challenges and managing oxidative stress and inflammatory response. Needless to say, we are “big” fans, as are our patients.

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Medical Marijuana

Dr. Levinson is an expert in the application of Medical Marijuana for a variety of medical illnesses and disorders but the point of difference in getting compassionate care marijuana prescribed with Vitality is that our expertise is also in an integrative approach. Patients interested in Medical Marijuana can expect an in-depth evaluation and history related to their diagnosis and most importantly, treatment approaches to improve their symptoms while waiting for their state approved card. One such option is the use of CBD or cannabidiol, a cannabinoid that has none of the mind-altering THC which can be present in the prescribed product.  Depending on our approach, the follow up appointment will include an assessment as to how the protocol worked, going over any testing that may have been done to clarify other contributing factors to your symptoms and to formally prescribe the Medical Marijuana.

Florida’s current law allows for the treatment of “Debilitating Medical Conditions” meaning cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or other debilitating medical conditions where it is believed that the medical use of marijuana would outweigh the potential risks (additional conditions might include: anxiety, muscle spasms, mental illness, migraines, muscle spasms).

The current law results in a delay in getting a compassionate care medical marijuana card; however, with Dr. Levinson’s expertise in managing these kinds of chronic ailments with functional medicine and other non-prescription cannabinoids, Vitality Health & Wellness is the best possible choice because improvement in your symptoms will begin during the unavoidable waiting period.

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Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

Changes in our hormone levels may result in fertility issues, peri-menstrual difficulties (pain, mood changes), and many uncomfortable age-related symptoms (low energy and sex drive, slowed metabolism and weight gain and cognitive decline). By testing salivary, blood, and/or urine hormone levels we can customize a treatment for your body’s specific needs and restore glandular balance.

If you are experiencing PMS, perimenopause, menopause, or male menopause (andropause) bio-identical hormone treatment can provide dramatic improvement in the quality of your life and help slow the aging process. We perform a comprehensive evaluation including advanced testing prior to prescribing a regime that may include nutritional, compounded hormone therapy and lifestyle interventions to bring you back into alignment. If this is an area that you feel may be relevant, let us know when scheduling an appointment.

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Biomedical Treatment for Autism and Learning Disabilities

Families who bring their child to be evaluated by Dr. Levinson can expect an intensive initial consultation consisting of comprehensive history and assessment of the current and historic symptoms, a history of previous treatments, evaluations, significant medical events (including illnesses, vaccine and gestational history), an in-depth discussion about the types of appropriate testing that can be done to create evidence-based treatments, preliminary empiric based treatments (e.g. dietary interventions, supplements and if appropriate and agreed to medications, therapies).   It is a scientific-based approach that Dr. Levinson has used with great effect for almost two decades and has disseminated  by training hosts of physicians in to help other children around the world. Coupled with these components is the supportive elements of the doctor’s expertise around parental self-care and experience that is woven into the treatment plan to engender the child’s parents and/or their caregivers to be more likely to succeed.

We view a vast majority of developmental delay and learning disabilities to be part of a larger spectrum.  Interestingly, a great many of the children with these issue have significant medical issues as well: chronic gastrointestinal problems (e.g. reflux, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, maldigestion, malabsorption),  immune dysregulation (e.g. allergies, recurrent infections, autoimmune phenomenon), metabolic abnormalities (e.g. mitochondrial dysregulation, methylation abnormalities,  detoxification problems) and some have all of these and other major issues (e.g seizures, hypotonia, apraxia). The dramatic rise in the rate of  these disorders without any concordant change in diagnostic criteria has led us to look at environmental factors that may have combined within particular genetically predisposed individuals to conspire toward the emergence of these complex cognitive challenges. Our approach does not ignore these issues and our treatment success is founded on a holistic,  integrative and source-based approach.



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Bodywork

In contrast to conventional massage, Dr. Levinson offers a specialized type of bodywork, which is a neuro-muscular therapy unlike any mainstream therapy. It provides dramatic and immediate relief for individuals with chronic pain, restricted range of motion and trauma survivors.  The work is an amalgamation of Dr. Levinson’s Neo-Reichian studies into “character armor” and the extensive training and apprenticeship in neuromuscular therapy he received  in the early 1990s. The technique involves the use of the blade of the hand or side of the forearm to apply pressure to soft-tissue and fascia. After this pressure is applied the tissue is lengthened (maintaining traction) and then “unwound” by introducing a spiral movement into the tissue. Unlike standard massage, patients are fully clothed and work with Dr. Levinson personally to release physical and/or emotional trauma stored in the body’s tissue. Although this process can be uncomfortable in the moment, it can result in tremendous relief of symptoms, “breakthroughs” (as noted by other therapists involved in that person’s care) and occasionally catharsis of emotion and an immediate reduction in physical symptoms. Sessions generally last up to 45 minutes though patients are encouraged to set time aside afterwards so they can process the session. This work is only offered on a case-by-case basis and only after an initial evaluation with the doctor to confirm that you would be an appropriate candidate. That stated, the desire to change is a primary determinant for being considered.



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Detoxification & Chelation

We live in a toxic world with constant exposure to a host of chemicals that can pervert our immune systems and trigger conditions from allergies and autoimmune disorders to cancer or similarly affect our brains and interfere with normal thinking, our moods, or trigger neurological disorders. Part of recovery from many chronic ailments may require the elimination of poisons accumulated from the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat.

Often these poisons are tightly bound to the tissue, thus many types of testing produces false negative results. At Vitality Health & Wellness, we have developed a deep understanding and are expert in diagnosing the cause and safely removing these poisons. Toxins accumulated from the environment, vaccinations adjuvants, contrast dye from CT/MRI scans, mercury amalgam dental fillings and other sources can be cleared using intravenous detoxifiers, naturopathic and allopathic oral agents and homeopathic antidotes.

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Homeopathy

Having been used around the world for more than 200 years and the leading form of alternative medicine throughout Europe, homeopathy remains misunderstood by most western physicians. It involves treatment with highly diluted substances, which function as medicine. Maligned because it was felt that the dilutions were so vast that there remained nothing but water, recent evidence points toward a kind of electromagnetic imprinting which caused the carrier (water) to possess medicinal properties and can help with the treatment of many illnesses as shown in many peer reviewed journals.

According to Professor Luc Montagnier, the French Virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1998 for discovering the AIDS virus, “I can’t say that homeopathy is right in everything. What I can say now is that the high dilutions are right. High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules.”  These molecular shadows may account for the dramatic effect of this non-toxic remedy which has a long history of clinical effectiveness.

At Vitality Health & Wellness, we use homeopathy to address many issues from toxins to clinical syndromes; including infections, toxins and even vaccine injury. It can be especially effective in those who are sensitive to their environments.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) can produce profound therapeutic changes in cases where other interventions either don’t work or are unavailable. It involves breathing purified oxygen while resting in a chamber. The effect results in powerful physiologic changes to facilitate healing that otherwise would not occur. HBOT is medically indicated for wound healing and injuries but it is often used “off-label” for a wide range of ailments without FDA approval.

We have had tremendous success using hyperbaric oxygen with patients suffering from medical illnesses such as:

  • Wound Healing from injury (e.g. trauma, post-operative recovery), burns
  • Neurological Degeneration / Encephalopathy
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Anoxic Injury (Oxygen Deprivation)

Some of the physiological benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • Increasing oxygen partial pressure in all tissues in the body thus increasing the concentration of oxygen in cells with blocked or diminished blood flow
  • Allowing oxygen transportation by the blood’s plasma which only occurs in the hemoglobin at regular atmospheric pressure
  • Stimulating angiogenesis or the creation of new blood vessels to provide blood flow to blocked areas
  • Promoting the release of stem cells from the bone marrow to assist healing in damaged tissue exposed to hyperbaric oxygen

Though we are awed by the change we see in many of our patients with significant health ailments, we also use hyperbaric oxygen for anti-aging and with athletes for recovery and for peak performance. There are some prescribed and FDA approved uses of hyperbaric oxygen which we treat but we also use this therapy “off-label”, which will likely not be reimbursable by insurance.

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Hypnotherapy & NLP

Dr. Levinson is expert in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy. Part of his training and abilities grew from his eastern training in yoga and was directed further under the mentorship of the late psychiatrist, Edmund Cava, M.D. This therapy works extremely well for phobias, smoking cessation and habit breaking and often just as powerful for unseating deep rooted traumatic experiences that lay havoc to daily life.

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Intravenous Therapy

Administering medication intravenously  has distinct advantages over other modes of administration. The clearest is that one hundred percent of the medicine given gets into the body and arrives there unaltered by digestion.

Our infusion staff is highly skilled and use the most advanced equipment to  make the process as seamless as possible.  Additionally, our infusion suites are designed for privacy and comfort. Unlike other centers, where there is one infusionist for every five or ten patients, our ratio is one-to-one and in some cases two to one.  In addition to intravenous skill our technicians are EMTs.

At Vitality, we administer intravenous medications including:

  • Gamma Globulin for immunomodulation for diseases like Autoimmune Encephalopathy, PANDAS and treatment for those with primary immune deficiencies
  • Chelating agents for detoxification
  • Vitamin and antioxidant infusions for detoxification and immune support
  • Homeopathic medications to support a variety of problems
  • Other medications and treatments as clinically indicated.
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Meditation

Meditation is a critical part of self-care and a powerful therapy. It is important to deal with daily stress by taking the time to calm one’s mind and relate to oneself by “tuning in.” Meditation cleans your psyche of bad thoughts, negative emotions and makes room for happiness,  positivity and a clear mind.

A common misconception about meditation involves the idea of entering into a perfected space and disconnecting from the world. Meditation is a practice that allows us to bring peace and consciousness into our daily life and connect to ones essence. There are simple practices using breath and focus that are easy to do. Click here to lean some of the specific meditations Dr. Levinson recommends.

This video the Discovery channel series “Ten Years Younger” includes a demonstration of the impact meditation can have.



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Natural Medicine

Age-old principles of using herbs are time tested for their safety and efficacy and are now scientifically proven as well.

At Vitality Health & Wellness, we recommend naturopathic treatments using Eastern and Western Herbs as a first line therapy for infections, inflammation, toxicity and immune abnormalities. These time-honored treatments often prove instrumental in providing relief and resolution without the significant toxicity and side effects commonly seen in their modern counterparts. Rest assured though, that if an appropriate western remedy is the better choice we will be quick to present it and tell you why it might be the right choice for you.

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Vitality Cleanse

A complete detoxification protocol for the mind, body and spirit, the Vitality Cleanse is a unique 9-day detoxification and revitalization program that can be done at home or in our clinic. The Vitality Cleanse is designed to rid the body of toxins, resulting in improved energy, strengthened immune system, re-balanced digestion among many other benefits.  This cleanse will help facilitate not only a physical but also an emotional detoxification, which will serve as a catalyst for change in your life.  Designed by Dr. Levinson, the protocol is centered around a comprehensive meal plan based on the principles of alkalizing and whole foods, and is complimented by specific detoxifying supplements, tools, specific yogic exercises and meditations.

The in-office program begins with an initial consultation to discuss your long term health goals, details of the program and assist you in preparing for the week to come. By participating in the center-based cleanse, you will have the opportunity to have an intravenous vitamin infusion for further detoxification, the use of the hyperbaric oxygen chamber and possibly other therapies as prescribed by Dr. Levinson. You will also be provided with a comprehensive manual that includes recipes, instructions and a resource guide so that the experience can fit into your lifestyle. The at-home program includes the manual, supplements, and tools to make the program a success as well. Please contact us to discuss how the Vitality Cleanse can work for you.

Don’t believe us, click here to take a look at what some Vitality Cleanse participants have had to say about their experience.

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