Friday, May 3, 2019

ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex

Jojo is 40 years old and a top executive in a multinational company. He spends long hours at work in his desire to provide a good life for his wife and three children. However, there are times when Jojo feels anxious about the future. This stems from certain health issues that have been bothering him since he reached his late 30s. He has been experiencing chest pains, headache, palpitations and, sometimes, fatigue and shortness of breath. When Jojo becomes so busy and is hobbled with a lot of work-related stress, his blood pressure shoots up. His annual physical exam has also revealed that he has an elevated level of cholesterol. Jojo worries about his health and this compounds the stress he is experiencing.

There are many people like Jojo. They want to live long, healthy lives, but the circumstances surrounding them often make them feel powerless in the face of this concern. Some people resign themselves to the idea that this is a fact of life that has to be accepted. Some avoid seeking professional help, somehow scared to find out that they’re suffering from a certain disease/s. There are others who simply choose to just self-medicate.

The Perpetual Help Medical Center - Las Piñas (PHMC-LP) recognizes these realities that a lot of people are facing. This keen awareness of what people like Jojo go through has led to the birth of the Alta Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex.

The ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex offers a holistic range of services that aim to empower patients with choices on how they can enhance their overall well-being. The thrust of Integrative Medicine is to provide patients with conventional and complementary and alternative approaches that work together and have shown high-quality evidence-based effectiveness and safety including:
  1. Natural Products
-herbs (also known as botanicals), vitamins and minerals, probiotics, etc.

  1. Mind and Body Practices
-yoga, chiropractic, and osteopathic manipulation, meditation, massage therapy, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, tai chi, qi gong, healing touch, hypnotherapy, movement therapies, etc.

  1. Other Complementary Health Approaches
-traditional healers, Ayurveda medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, etc.

The ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex’s team of medical experts are trained to understand that each patient’s medical needs are unique and should, therefore, be conscientiously addressed with nuanced intervention. This is evidenced by the array of modern and scientific services they offer such as the following:

  • INTRAVENOUS THERAPY, the infusion of a fluid substance directly into the vein for therapeutic treatment. INTRAVENOUS THERAPY includes Myer’s Push, Immune, Mega C, and Acne Therapy.
  • CHELATION THERAPY, the removal of toxic heavy metals like lead, mercury iron, arsenic, and aluminum that accumulate in one’s body.
  • MINERAL REPLETION THERAPY, aids in metabolism and brings lost minerals in the body.
  • GLUTATHIONE THERAPY neutralizes harmful free radicals, flushes away toxins, supports cell health and integrity and has a big role in DNA and protein synthesis.
  • OZONE THERAPY, the administration of a small and controlled amount of ozone in the body. OZONE THERAPY includes Blood Ozone Therapy, Rectal Ozone Therapy, and Ozone Limb Bagging.
  • PROLOZONE THERAPY, a form of non-surgical ligament and joint reconstruction that uses ozone in the treatment of different kinds of chronic pain. PROLOZONE THERAPY includes Anti-Inflammatory Therapy, Special Neck Therapy, Proliferative.
  • PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP), uses injections of a concentration of a patient's own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.

  1. FUNCTIONAL AND PERSONALIZED HORMONE RESTORATION THERAPY or also known as BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE RESTORATION THERAPY is a form of therapy that uses hormones which are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in hormone replacement therapy. This service will involve consultation with the doctor, then the doctor will request for necessary laboratory exams to check for hormone levels (blood test, saliva or urine).  Upon interpretation of the laboratory results, the doctor will prescribe the patient with natural hormone supplementation and other natural supplementation.  

Common patients suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopause, Andropause, Adrenal Insufficiency, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sexual Dysfunctions, Somatopause)

  1. MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN an injury or pain in the human musculoskeletal system, including the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck, and back

  1. POSTURE EVALUATION provides much information regarding the natural state of their tissues. Through postural analysis, it is possible to determine which areas of their body are under more strain than others, and which muscle groups are causing this strain.


5. GYNECOMASTIA AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, treatment for the enlargement of breast tissues and men’s erection dysfunction.

6. AGE MANAGEMENT AND LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION, also known as modern lifestyle modification therapy combines specific recommendations on diet and exercise with behavioral and cognitive strategies. The intervention may be delivered face-to-face or in groups, or in groups combined with individual sessions.

The ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex seeks to help Jojo and others like him by improving their health and quality of life. Health is, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It is on this idea that the ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex was founded because of the fundamental belief that Jojo and every patient deserve the peace of mind and should be empowered to take a more active role in shaping their health.

ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex

Doctors’ Profile

Dr. Imelda S. Edodollon, MT, MD
Dr. Imelda Edodollon is known to be one of the most seasoned Integrative Medicine experts in the Philippines thanks to her wide experience and very impressive credentials.

After finishing her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology degree at the University of Santo Tomas, she completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in 2007.

Due to her father’s ailment, Dr. Edodollon opted to try to look for a viable medical option that will help improve his condition – this led her to pursue Integrative Medicine. She first attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s International Medical School of Integrative Medicine in 2013, and through the years, Dr. Edodollon continually advances her medical knowledge by completing various courses and training programs on Integrative Medicine not only in the different parts of the Philippines but also in the United States of America.

In March 2017, Dr. Edodollon finished her specialized medical education in Ozone Therapy, Major and Minor Autohemotherapy and in Basic and Advanced Prolozone in Reno, Nevada, the USA under Dr. Frank Shallenberger at the American Academy of Ozonotherapy. In addition, she accomplished both Ozone Therapy Master Classes in Aruba and in Santa Rosa, California, the USA with Dr. Robert Rowen, respectively.

Dr. Imelda Edodollon, being the Center Director of the ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex, the first of its kind in a tertiary hospital in the Philippines, her objective is to continue inculcating her advocacy in aiming for a healthier community.

Dr. Ruby Ann Bermudez-Magpantay, MD. MSC
Dr. Ruby Anne Bermudez-Magpantay is acknowledged both nationally and internationally as “Master of Science in Preventive Medicine”. She underwent the first European training toward a qualified academic degree with international accreditation in clinical medicine at Dresden International University in Dresden, Germany.

With her expertise in modern medical diagnostic methods, Dr. Bermudez-Magpantay can comprehensively assess certain risk factors of the diseases and their development. In addition, with training under Dr. Thierry Hertoghe in Brussels, Belgium and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr. Bermudez-Magpantay became highly knowledgeable on advanced modes of therapies such as bio-identical hormone balancing and vitamin and nutritional supplementation. This enables the slowing down of the aging process, neutralizing signs of deterioration and enhances self-healing capacity.

Dr. Bermudez-Magpantay also had her time with Tribeca in Heidelberg, Germany to attend in the Regenerative Medicine handling Autologous Stem Cells theoretical and practical training. She also has fellowship training for Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing at the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine in San Jose, California. With the combination of these specialties, Dr. Bermudez-Magpantay believes that by having a holistic approach and by achieving a complete balance within the body’s system, a better physical and balanced emotional well-being will be attained.

Dr. Jason A. Peñaranda

Dr. Jason Peñaranda is considered to be a pioneer in Integrative Medicine. Straight from graduating from medical school graduates at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical College, he immediately faced up to the challenge of the once uncommon specialty.

With the help of his electronic medical education specialization, Dr. Peñaranda is also known for writing various contents about advancing lifestyle and functional medicine.

Having been a consultant for Health and Wellness for Gourmet Farms, Dr. Peñaranda maximizes the availability of digital networks and social media in spreading his advocacies in wellness through his lifestyle articles. With this, he aims to educate his patients in achieving the health goals that are most suitable for them.

Dr. Angelo Ayson Tacderas, M.D

Dr. Angelo Ayson Tacderas used to be an athlete himself prior to being a medical doctor. He understands the importance of not only an active lifestyle but positive and healthy well-being.

With him being a part of the ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex, Dr. Tacderas relishes the opportunity of applying and sharing his expertise toward healthy aging, disease prevention and complementary management of chronic diseases. With his comprehensive background in sports, Dr. Tacderas definitely has a “know-how” in advanced methods such as musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative injection therapies that perfectly address back pains and other sports-related injuries.

For more information about ALTA INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, please call:

GF, Perpetual Help Medical Center-Las Pinas
Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona III, Las Pinas City
874-ALTA OR 874-8515 LOCALS 449 to 150

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