When Dr. Richard Ash developed rheumatoid arthritis years ago, he began taking the standard therapy of steroids to suppress his immune system. But instead of finding relief from his symptoms over the course of long-term treatment, he incurred more suffering due to side effects from the medications. Dr. Ash felt there had to be a better way. So he looked outside his own training in internal medicine and began researching alternative therapies.
Dr. Ash discovered what he needed to reclaim his health. He also found a new philosophy of medical practice that he now shares with others at the Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in New York City. The Ash Center helps people whose conditions have not been improved by conventional medicine, by getting to the root of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms.
“Our culture is drug-driven and Band-Aid-driven, because we’re not looking for the cause,” Dr. Ash told me. In his practice he thoroughly investigates what’s going on inside the body, as well as influences outside the body that are affecting health. He determines imbalances in body chemistry and toxic exposures, then helps correct them in natural ways with supplements and lifestyle adjustments.
Patients at the Center are assessed for nutritional deficiencies, acid/alkaline imbalances, hypersensitivity reactions to environmental allergens, and other factors that may be compromising health. Dr. Ash even considers the amount of exposure to nature’s magnetic fields, which can play an important role in human health but are often barely acknowledged by traditional Western medicine. Once the causes are determined, a customized protocol that matches the needs of the individual patient is set up to help cleanse the body and re-establish a healthful balance. Therapies include vitamins, nutrients, and holistic treatments that work with the body’s innate healing mechanisms, instead of overriding them.
Noninvasive approaches are standard at the Ash Center. Patients get long-lasting relief from joint pain without surgery. Allergies are neutralized with immunotherapy that works more effectively than standard medications. Some people can even avoid heart bypass surgery through chelation therapy, which removes toxic heavy metals from the bloodstream. The Ash Center helps long-suffering patients get back on a healthy track, with treatment regimens far removed from the “pill for every problem” policy of standard medicine.
Numerous testimonials confirm the Center’s success at weaning people off medications, reversing their side effects, and setting patients on the right course to sustainable well-being. So far, Dr. Ash has been able to help more than 25,000 patients find relief from chronic illnesses with his pioneering discoveries.
Now how amazing is that?
Find out more by visiting the Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine, which includes links to his books DHEA: Unlocking the Secrets to the Fountain of Youth and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About IBS.