Services include Functional, Integrative, Preventive and Anti Aging Medicine including:
- Acudetox Ear Acupuncture
- Biohacking & Nutrigenomics
- Brain Health and Neurocognitive Support
- Cellular Support
- Exercise is Medicine®
- Grief and Loss Support
- Gut Health Optimization
- Healing Ceremony & Meditation
- Hormone & Sexual Health Optimization
- Oxygen Based Therapies
- Anti Aging Medicine – Biolologic and Peptide Therapies
- Discounted laboratory services – call for pricing and process
- Blood drawing and specimen collection in office
- Chef prepared meals, in the comfort of your own home
- Coaching with Chef Jill
- Cooking and Nutrition classes with Chef Jill and MIMI’s staff
- Find more info on MIMI’s Kitchen here
See more detailed information below
Imaginative Functional Medicine Consults
Clinical consults utilize integrative, functional, anti aging & preventive medicine techniques to support whole health and well-being. By focusing on finding and fixing the root cause of illness to encourage longevity and wellness ensuring quality of life, not just quantity. Individual visits are available with Dr. Marchionda via phone, e-visit and house calls. Dr. Marchionda does not take the place of your primary care provider, she works in collaboration with them to help you achieve your best possible health.
Acudetox Ear Acupuncture
Acudetox has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve pain and headaches, lessen depression and insomnia, and alleviate the craving for substances. Acudetox is well tolerated and very relaxing for most individuals.
Acudetox therapy involves gently placing five small sterilized disposable stainless steel needles in specific sites in each ear and leaving them in while clients sit quietly for 30 to 45 minutes. It is often accompanied by guided imagery, meditation, or simply relaxing music.
Group sessions are also available!
- Tobacco cessation, pain management, and weight management groups combining Acudetox with specific guided imagery are available.
- Acudetox therapy is recommended up to three times per week for smoking cessation, and then weekly for relapse prevention.
Dr. Marchionda is a trained National Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.
Biohacking & Nutrigenomics
“The study of how food affects a person’s genes and how a person’s genes affect the way the body responds to food. Nutrigenomics is used to learn more about how genes and diet together may affect a person’s health and risk of developing diseases, such as cancer. It may also help find new ways to prevent and treat disease” (from the National Institute if Health).
In practice nutrigenomics is using nutrition and appropriate dietary supplementation to affect our gene expression. Essentially taking “you are what you eat” into the next century,
We do this via nutrition support, cutting edge dietary supplementation and utilizing culinary medicine education and workshops. “Culinary medicine is a new evidence-based field in medicine that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine” (from the National Institute if Health). We are fortunate at MIMI to have not only a physician who is passionate about healthy food, but also a nutritionist and a chef on staff to support our programing for MIMI’s Kitchen.
Fasting One of the specific ways in which we do this is with fasting and fasting mimicking. Research is exploding on the benefits of fasting and mimicking fasting. One of the best researched ways to do a prolonged fast is with the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). This is a 5 day prepackaged kit that has shown multiple clinical benefits – including boosting production of your own stem cells and reducing inflammation. If a 5 day fast isn’t your thing, or if it is not indicated for your given situation, we can also help with intermittent fasting, restricted time eating and many other nutritional and dietary regimens.
Katie Ryan RD our Nutritionist is an expert at tailoring dietary regimens to your individual nutritional needs. Combine Katie’s experience with Chef Jill’s kitchen skills an you have the dynamic duo of nutrients and flavors!
Brain Health & Neurocognitive Support
At MIMI we believe cognitive decline is preventable and reversible, peripheral neuropathy can improve and even resolve, and other brain and nerve issues can be helped and supported. Science and research backs up our holistic approach to improve and maintain your brain and nervous system health. What good is a longer life if it is plagued with pain or if you can’t remember or enjoy it?
Our brain rejuvenation program is for anyone who is concerned about cognitive decline, memory issues, dementia, or any other neuro-cognitive issue. It is a whole person approach that includes nutrition recommendations and support, peptide therapy, biologic therapy and much more. If you are interested in learning more about our Brain Rejuvenation Program gives a call or email and we will be happy to tell you more and send you more information.
Exercise is Medicine®
Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), encourages physicians and health care providers to include physical activity in treatment plan designs and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals, especially those with the EIM credential. Our Nurse Practitioner, Kathleen Hall, is EIM credentialed.
MIMI’s and EIM are committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health, is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions, and should be regularly assessed and included as part of health care.
If you are interested in an assessment or desire more information on EIM, give us a call or schedule an appointment with Kathleen Hall PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC.
Gut Health Optimization
Our digestive system is the key to more than 70% of our immune function and contributes to our brain health in addition to its role in digestion and nutrition. Because of this, a healthy gut is needed to help every other part of your body and mind function appropriately. We are here to assist you in achieving optimal gut health through a variety of ways, depending on your needs. As your grandmother always said, “you are what you eat.”
Improving your gut function can start with testing for food allergies, stool analysis or other investigations. Sometimes your symptoms and previous labs already lead us to the next step. We can help food allergies and other conditions with Low Dose Allergy & Immunotherapy, heal your gut lining and cells, restore your microbiome and improve nutrition and diet with you as part of your health care team. All while focusing on therapies that are naturally based and non-pharmacologic.
Healing Ceremony & Meditation
Ceremony is an essential part of traditional healing. Since physical and emotional health are intimately connected, the body and spirit must heal together. Healing ceremonies promote wellness by reflecting spiritual beliefs and values.
Healing ceremonies bring relief and self-compassion into your life by assisting you in processing grief and loss, changing your story to a more empowered one, and allowing you to move forward.
Healing ceremonies supplement integrative/functional medicine, therapy and medical practices. A healing ceremony is not a replacement for medical or psychological treatment, nor does it conflict with those treatments.
For more information of specific ceremonies go to our Ceremony page
Grief and Loss Support is often done in tandem with healing ceremony, Dr. Marchionda offers grief and loss support strategies to aid patients through difficult times. While it is not psychotherapy or counseling, it encompasses beneficial practices that can help us deal with and release grief, loss and other trauma to reset ourselves and be open to healing and renewal.
Meditation – currently on hold due to COVID
Every Monday we host our Mind Day Meditation Group led by Jill Peters.
When: Starting at 5:30 pm and lasting about an hour
Where: MIMI’s Clinic – 2472 Patterson Rd, Suite 5, Grand Junction, CO 81505
Who: Led by Jill Peter, this group is for all levels and all ages.
Cost: by donation
We hope you join us in building the Mind Day Community!
Hormone & Sexual Health Optimization
Hormone optimization is achieved by balancing our various hormomes. These include our sex hormones and other hormones, such as thyroid and adrenal hormones.
Sex hormones balancing is done with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT), for both men and women. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been around for decades. As we age our hormone balance changes significantly. Restoring a healthy balance of hormones promotes healthy aging.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a well studied area of medicine. Many of us have heard conflicting information about HRT for many years. At MIMI we only use bioidentical hormones. “Bioidentical hormones are chemical substances that are identical in molecular structure to human hormones.” (Whelan, Pharmacy Practice, 2011).
We use well vetted, state-of-the-art compounding pharmacies for our BHRT, with higher standards of quality than that required by drug companies. The use of compounding pharmacies allows us to individualize BHRT specifically for each patient.
We also offer other therapies for sexual health rejuvenation. For men this includes the priapus-shot and for women this includes the o-shot and the VFit+ – all of which are hormone free options.
Sexual Health Optimization For various reason our sexual health can be impacted and contribute to loss of quality of life. There are several options beyond, or instead of, hormone therapies that can help address these issues for both men and women. We would be happy to consult with you about your options and work with you to improve this integral part of your health and quality of life.
Oxygen Based Therapies
Ozone Therapy We are very excited to have this modality in the clinic. It combines beautifully with what we already do and has applications in anti aging and aesthetic medicine. This also allows to expand our prolo therapies to prolozone therapies.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is now available on the Western Slope! Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) improves tissue oxygenation and has been used for years with non healing wounds and many other health issues. If you have been considering this therapy or wish to learn more, please let us know so we can connect you with our local partner who has several hard chambers as well as additional support to help you on your healing journey. Hard chambers are hard sided chambers like those used in hyperbaric medicine and on navy ships, as opposed to soft sided, or inflatable, chambers which cannot provide the same pressures (or as deep a dive) as the hard chambers. Having professional grade chambers like this on the Western Slope is an amazing opportunity.
Anti Aging Medicine
Biologic Allograft therapy is the use of biologic tissues, cells, or signaling molecules to treat or prevent a disease or condition. Various sources of biologic allografts are available for use in anti aging medicine. At MIMI we help you decide which biologic product, if needed, might work best for your given situation and provide you with the best product and support.
These therapies are being used for an increasing number of health conditions and research supporting it continues to grow. There is mounting evidence for its use with orthopedic, arthritic, autoimmune and neurocognitive issues.
If you are considering biologic allograft therapy please contact us for an individual consult. Please also note that rules anregulations surrounding these therapies are constantly changing, which can impact availability and treatment options.
Peptide therapy uses peptides, short pieces of proteins or chains of amino acids, to facilitate healing and tissue rejuvenation. Over 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides have been identified in our bodies. They typically act as messengers that talk to your cells and other molecules directing them in what to do.
Peptide therapy is highly specific, well-tolerated and safe. There are now many US FDA-approved peptide medications, with many more being evaluated in clinical trials, and hundreds more in pre-clinical development. Most peptide therapies are administered via injection, but they can also come as topical creams, nasal sprays, and oral tablets/capsules. The form used is dependent on what is being treated.
Peptide therapy can be used alone or combined with biologic allograft, PRP or other therapies to effect a synergistic benefit.