Conditions We Treat


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We welcome acute and chronic conditions of all kinds. However, Dr. Sharif specializes in difficult-to-treat conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cancer, autoimmune diseases and hormonal conditions.

Regarding cancer, we do not "treat" cancer- we treat the person who has cancer. In other words, we provide supportive care to our cancer patients to enhance their overall state of health. Dr. Sharif’s philosophy regarding cancer is that removing or shrinking the tumor is only one aspect of taking care of cancer patients, and another aspect would be to address the "cancer process". The "cancer process" is what made the cancerous tumor come into being in the first place. Conventional medicine attempts to take care of the tumor, and natural medicine works with conventional medicine to try to address the "cancer process". Our primary tools for addressing the "cancer process" include: Diet and lifestyle-related suggestions/recommendations, Drainage (refer to the "services" section for more information) and constitutional homeopathy.

We specialize in optimizing health, not treating disease. By optimizing health, we are able to help individuals with specific and sometimes not so specific (vague, and complex) conditions. We serve individuals with various conditions, but we love to provide care to those individuals who have normal (or mostly normal) blood tests and diagnostic imaging test results, but yet continue to suffer from various symptoms. Most often, the way to cure (or, at least, alleviation of symptoms) for such individuals is by optimizing their health, and the vague or unexplainable symptoms simply disappear.

I) Acute conditions:
We do not provide crisis or emergency medical care, but we do treat a variety of acute conditions including the following:

Colds or flu
Bladder infection
Digestive problems (acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting)
Ear and throat infections
Fever
Flu
Headaches
Menstrual cramps
Respiratory illness (Pneumonia, bronchitis, sore throat, coughs, etc.)
Sinusitis, acute

II) Chronic conditions:
Following is a list of some of the chronic conditions we treat. This list is by no means a complete list, but covers some of the more common conditions we see at our clinic.

Abdominal bloating
Adrenal fatigue or weakness
Acid reflux
Acne
Allergies, food or environmental
ALS
Anemia
Anxiety
Arthritis (rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, etc.)
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Autism
Autoimmune diseases (such as RA, MS, Lupus, myositis, etc.)
Back pain
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Bladder infection, acute
Bladder infection, chronic
Bloating, abdominal
Bronchitis
Cancer, prevention and treatment
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Celiac disease
Cholesterol, high or low
Colitis, ulcerative
Constipation
Cushing’s disease
Cystitis, infectious or interstitial
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Crohn’s disease
Depression
Diabetes mellitus (type I and II)
Diabetes insipidus
Digestive problems
Dizziness
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Down’s syndrome
Ear, chronic congestion
Eczema
Endometriosis
Fatigue
Fever, acute and chronic
Fibromyalgia
Fibrocystic breasts
Fibroids, uterine
Flatulence or gas, excess of
Gall bladder disease
Growth, poor
Hay fever
Heart problems
Heavy metal toxicity
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis
Herpes
High cholesterol
HIV (AIDS)
Hives
Hot flashes
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hyperthyroidism
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Hypoparathyroidism
Hypothyroidism
IBS (Inflammatory bowel syndrome)
IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease)
Immune system problems such as poor immune function
Impotence
Incontinence
Insomnia
Interstitial cystitis
Libido (sex drive), poor or high
Liver problems (fatty liver, etc.)
Lupus
Macular degeneration
Memory loss or poor memory
Menopausal problems (Hot flashes, sweats, etc.)
Menstrual problems (heavy menses or no menses, etc.)
Migraine headaches
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Muscle pain
Myositis
Neuropathy, peripheral
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Otitis media
Ovarian cysts
Pain
Pain, Head
Pain, Back
Pain, Neck
Pain, Chest
Pain, Abdominal
Pain, Legs/feet
Pain, arms/hands
Painful periods (Menstrual cramps)
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Pancreatitis
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Prostatitis, acute and chronic
Psoriasis
Raynaud’s disease or phenomenon
Restless legs syndrome
Retinal detachment
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), adult or juvenile
Sciatica
Scleroderma
Sex drive (libido), low or high
Shingles
Sjogren’s
Sinusitis, acute
Sinusitis, chronic
Stress
Tachycardia
Thyroid problems (Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism)
Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
Toxicity (heavy metal, etc.)
Triglycerides, high
Ulcerative colitis
Uterine fibroids
Ulcers
Vaginitis
Vertigo
Warts
Weight, loss or gain
Yeast infections, vaginal
Yeast infections, gastrointestinal (Candida overgrowth in GI)
Zoster, herpes (Shingles)

III) Miscellaneous conditions without a specific name or diagnosis:
Any odd or unusual condition that cannot be diagnosed or does not respond to pharmaceutical drugs and/or commonly prescribed herbs/supplements. Most of these individuals might have a normal blood test and/or a normal diagnostic imaging such as CT scan or MRI. Nevertheless, they continue to suffer from symptoms.

Examples:
1)Vague neurological symptoms such as inability to hold onto objects (and suddenly dropping them) without an apparent neurological disease

2)Inability to tolerate drugs or even supplements (herbs, etc.) as that found in individuals with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)

3)Severe skin itching without an apparent medical reason

4)Inability to eat many foods, but having normal blood and diagnostic test results.