Mary Ackerley, M.D., M.D.H, ABIHM, is a classically trained psychiatrist and board certified integrative physician who understands both the biochemistry of the brain and the need for a healthy balance of neurotransmitters, hormones and the immune system. She embraces the latest advances in natural healing and integrative medicine to enhance conventional methods of treatment.
While studying shamans for her Harvard thesis, Dr. Mary proved that cures resulting from ‘energetic’ medicine produced measurable changes in the neuroendocrine immune system. Thus, early on, she recognized the need to bridge what is known in medicine with what is unknown using science to show the way. Later, she journeyed to Lhasa, delving into Tibetan healing and the relationship between body, mind and spirit.
Dr. Mary is particularly interested in symptoms of anxiety, fatigue and depression that fail to respond to conventional treatment. She seeks to address the root cause of these conditions through an evaluation of genetic mutations, hormonal imbalances, chronic inflammation, and hidden infections such as mold illness, Lyme disease or viral infections. Dr. Mary remains open and curious to all possibilities in the realm of health, and continually looks for answers to chronic illness that may fail to surface in the mainstream. She is particularly interested in elucidating the links among the brain, the immune stem and hormones.
Consultation and Treatment: Dr. Mary understands the debilitating consequences of ongoing depression, fatigue and anxiety. Her goal is to remediate the underlying effects of neurotransmitter, hormone and immune depletion in a way that brings about lasting health and freedom from pain. Almost everyone with depression or anxiety has some alteration in the function of their endocrine or immune system. She feels a putative diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder is not complete without an evaluation of the neuroendocrine and immune axis. Measurement of various viral antibody levels, in addition to different cytokine, immune and toxin biomarkers will assist Dr. Ackerley in her evaluation of your immune function. Consideration is also given to nutrient imbalances, because micronutrient deficiencies are often present in many disorders. Gastrointestinal function is targeted because the microbiomal population directly affects neurotransmitter production. Often this type of testing is covered by insurance.
Through evaluation of your immune, endocrine, and GI systems, Dr. Mary seeks to optimize your health using medical data, not guess work. She will determine what steps can be taken to create wellness for you and designs an individual treatment program which includes the proper staging of different therapeutic protocols. This may include the use of allopathic medicines, when appropriate, as well as various herbs and supplements such as amino acids, probiotics, trace minerals, fatty acids and natural vitamins. Additionally, simple methods of detoxification for the liver and GI tract, as well as dietary changes to support the development of optimum health will be recommended. If biotoxin illness, including mold, is diagnosed she will follow the Shoemaker Protocol for treatment.
Dr. Mary appreciates a patient that is consciously engaged in their own recovery and who has a responsible attitude toward their own healing journey. She looks forward to working with you in your journey to true health.
Mary Beth Ackerley MD, MDH, ABIHM is a Harvard and Johns Hopkins trained board certified psychiatrist. She is also nationally board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine as well as an active member of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. She also serves on the Board of Integrative and Homeopathic Medicine in the State of Arizona. She has trained at the American Medical College of Homeopathy.
Alexander Casler NC, LPT, QRA certified
Alexander is a certified clinical nutritionist. He has been a student of natural healing ever since he discovered the miraculous power of herbs for improving health many years ago. He has since traveled to India where he studied spiritual practices and healing with a homeopathic doctor and author, Dr. RP Kaushik. Then, in Cyprus, he encountered Christian mystical healing by meeting with and attending the lectures of Stylianos Atteshlis (a.k.a. Daskalos). He is also certified in Psych K, an epigenetic clearing and emotional reprogramming technique which releases habits and patterns that no longer serve us.
He is also accredited in Voice Bio Analysis, a form of energy medicine, as taught by Kae Liu Thompson. This system assesses human bioenergetics by using a proprietary sound feedback technique that measures suppressed or missing tones in the human biofield. The human body emits sound frequencies, and when missing they indicate a state of imbalance. Appropriate sound frequencies are reintroduced to the client that allows them to regain inner harmony.
He is a certified practitioner of Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA). Founded by Dr. Robert Marshall, QRA is a healing system that measures the subtle energy of the human bio-field and matches the appropriate nutritional requirements with the individual. QRA also uncovers hidden disturbances of energy meridians that can sedate organs and contribute to a lack of vitality. To re-establish integrity and coherence simple non-invasive techniques are then introduced to remediate the disruptions.
Alexander is the CEO of My Passion 4 Health, a company dedicated to natural wellness and health education, and he is also certified as a Nutritional Consultant. Nutritional deficiencies are rampant in our world today and many health conditions result from inadequate intake of minerals, vitamins and proteins. This can promote a lack of wellness, fatigue, and even a lack of desire for life itself. Alexander believes that emotional balance plays a significant role in healing, and when indicated he may recommend Bach flower remedies.
The human body has a remarkable resilience and capacity for healing. Through learning and education we can make our existence on earth more pleasant by understanding simple and natural approaches towards health consciousness. Without our health life can be a battle instead of a journey of joyfulness.