Alternative Healing Network

3239 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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619-546-4806 – Office
619-546-5326 – Fax

Weight Loss and Detoxification

Acupuncture Detoxification Protocol – “NADA”

This simple Acupuncture protocol has been proven to relieve stress, improve mental health, heal emotional & disaster-related trauma, and can help cut cravings and addictions for:
Nicotine, Alcohol, Drugs, and even “Sweets”!

$20 Initial Session / $15 each additional Session
Recommended Course of Treatment – 2 – 3x/ week for 4 – 6 weeks.

Click here for more on the
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Detox Program

(Naturopathic Medicine)

Dr. Shannyn Fowl, ND focuses on IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME and gut health, and uses Biogenesis Nutraceuticals products.  There are both 8 and 21 day options.  Here are links to the products that are included:

8 day program

21 day program

Prices are fixed and include two visits (an initial visit and a follow-up within 3 weeks of completion) AND products.  The 8 day program is $199; the 21 day program is $299.


“Lose Weight, Feel Great”

Weight Loss and Detoxification Program
with Dr. Dave McCann
from Adams Avenue Integrative Health

Learn how and why the body accumulates toxins and what happens to the accumulated toxic load.  Learn the importance of regular detoxification and why you can’t lose weight if our body is toxic.  We will introduce some detoxifying dietary recommendations and the powerful 3 week Purification Process.

Discover how this

POWERFUL 3 week Purification Process

can help you:

– Jumpstart weight loss

– Decrease aches and pains

– Decrease fluid retention

– Reduce allergies

– Reduce body fat

– Eliminate headaches

– Restore energy

Start the New Year off right!

Call today to schedule your Detox Evaluation Session

and ask about the

2012 Purification Process Special


Time For An Oil Change?

Dr. Dave McCann, D.C.

When are you going to change the oil filter in your car again?  If you’re like most of us these days, there is a little plastic sticker in the upper left hand corner of the windshield that tells you when it’s time. One of my patients is an auto mechanic. I asked him if it was really necessary to change the oil every 3000 miles. Without hesitation he responded, “It’s the best thing you can do for your car! If you don’t change it, the oil turns to sludge. And before you know it the engine knocks, gas mileage goes into the toilet and you start to lose power.”

Unlike our cars, our bodies don’t have a removable plug that allows us to drain and replace the blood when it turns to sludge, or gets toxic. However, our bodies have a similar filtration system. Guess what! The best thing you can do for your body is to clean that system out on a regular basis.

A 1989 study reported that over 1000 new chemicals are created every year. Today that number is even higher. Everything that comes in contact with your body such as air, water, food, alcohol, medications, smoke, pollution, cosmetics, etc. must be dealt with in some way. The body’s filtration system metabolizes, filters, and excretes everything through the liver, kidneys, and bowels.

Much like your car, when this filtration system is neglected your body becomes toxic. These toxins continue to circulate through the blood and can get deposited in the tissues. Eventually, when this toxic load becomes too great, things start to breakdown. Symptoms of toxicity are numerous. From Lorrie Medford’s book Why Do I Feel So Lousy? they can range from fatigue, weight gain and allergies, to digestive disorders like reflux, bloating, gas, and constipation, to high cholesterol and high blood pressure, to headaches, fibromyalgia, fluid retention and PMS.

There are a number of ways to help clean out all this toxic sludge and get the engine running in top shape again. Fasting and sauna’s can be helpful when done routinely.  But if you have never done a full detoxification, these may not be enough. Deeper cleansing can be accomplished through a monitored detox program. In our office we focus on nutritional therapy, ionic detoxifying footbath treatments and acupuncture. Colon hydrotherapy is also very beneficial.

When your car starts to sputter and stall we know its time for a tune-up and oil change. Unfortunately, when we start to lose energy, gain weight, heal slowly, ache and hurt we think it’s because “we’re just getting old.” Maybe that’s your oil light letting you know that you are long over due for a tune-up and oil change.