At Renascent Health we aim to treat patients not diseases. We consider mind, body and spirit in our treatment and diagnostic protocols, and aim to offer a holistic service, where all practitioners work together to provide a level of healing that is much more than the sum of its parts. These are the services we currently offer to date…
Family Medicine GP services
Dr Leila Sadien sees all GP medical problems including acute problems like injuries and infections as well as all chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis or IBS. She often approaches these problems more holistically than traditionally expected.
She sees men and women for wellness check-ups, which are far more in depth than simply excluding disease. Her focus is on true wellness using preventative or anti-aging medicine principles. Included in her well-woman check-ups are hormone assessments, pap smears and breast exams if required. Well-male check-ups include a hormone assessment and prostate check-up if required.
Dr Leila has an affinity for babies and children of all ages and specialises in treating kids everyday infections with natural medicine. She also can help with managing chronic paediatric problems like ADD, acne or even obesity holistically and safely.
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement
With the alarming number of studies linking synthetic hormone replacement with heart disease, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and cancer, Renascent does not generally advocate the use of synthetic hormone replacement in menopause or andropause (male drop in testosterone) We recommend instead Bio identical hormones. These hormones are sourced from plant hormones and modified to be identical to humans. The hormones are mostly applied as creams to bypass the liver, and the dosage is calculated based on weight, severity of symptoms and blood hormone levels. Bloods and symptoms are monitored regularly to ensure accurate dosing.
We will generally consider BIHRT for the following symptoms in women of ANY age: hot flushes, menopause, irregular menses, anxiety, low libido, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and many others
For men: fatigue, muscle tension, ow libido, irritability or aggression, poor erection, hair loss, enlarged prostate, reduced muscle strength and many others
Integrative medicine is essentially the ability of our doctors to reach for the most appropriate healing methodology in treating the patient holistically. Whether the best treatment is conventional medicine, alternative therapy, lifestyle or nutritional therapy, we will customise your treatment to suit you as an individual. It also speaks to the ability of our team to refer patients to different disciplines appropriately and efficiently, knowing that we each have an intimate understanding of each other’s practices. It also alludes to the fact that we work together with a single goal; the patient’s wellbeing, and that we are in constant communication with each other regarding this. We are focussed on treating the patient, not the disease, always viewing the patient as a whole, comprised of mind, body and soul.
Functional medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness. By focusing on the actual chemical processes involved in the fundamental causes of symptoms and disease, it aims to restore the body to balance holistically and integratively. Instead of putting plasters on symptoms of disease, functional medicine aims at the root cause of the dysfunction. It involves the use of nutritional, herbal, environmental and lifestyle interventions to treat patients safely yet incredibly effectively.
This is the scientific practice of enhancing a client’s cosmetic appearance through the use of minimally invasive procedures. Our practice offers a wide range of procedures to enhance your appearance including the following:
One of the most ancient forms of aesthetic procedures, acupuncture needles are inserted in specific areas on the face to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This treatment is completely risk free and incredibly effective.
Dr Leila injects Botox into the muscles that are responsible for unflattering lines and wrinkles, or in the case of migraine, the muscles that cause pain. The most common areas treated with botox are frown lines, forehead lines, smile creases and low eyebrows. We also treat excessive underarm sweating and migraine or chronic tension headaches. Depending on the area treatments last 3 to 6 months.
Hyaluronic Acid is a substance naturally found under the skin to keep the skin firm and hydrated and to give it volume. When injected into certain areas, it can tighten the skin or plump the area up. Dr Leila commonly injects filler into areas like cheekbones, lips, deep lines around the mouth and nose and even for small lines in the frown or around the lips. Treatments last up to 2 years.
Skin Boosters –
Restylane boosters are vials of Hyaluronic acid, injected just underneath the skin to assist in firming, hydrating and rejuvenation the skin. The injections coalesce in to a gel underneath the skin to lift fine lines, draw water and stimulate new collagen synthesis. A full treatment can last up to a year.
Skin peels –
These rejuvenating treatments involve a facial with the application of specific medical acids of varying concentrations to improve the skin quality, tone and texture by causing dead cells to rise to the surface and slough off. We offer a variety of skin peels to cater for all skin conditions and to cater for every client’s needs. Some of the problems we treat with skin peels include, aging, dryness, oiliness, pigmentation, acne, dull skin, rough texture and much more.
Dermapen and Dermarolling –
Micro-needling involves puncturing the skin with either a roller or an electronic pen. This process of controlled trauma stimulates the body to send healing signals to the area, resulting in improved blood supply, clearing of pigmentation and scarring, collagen synthesis and improved elasticity.
Skin tightening threads or non-surgical facelifts –
Using a needle, Dr Leila lays down suture threads underneath the skin to cause lifting and tightening in saggy areas of the face. The procedure is done in her rooms, and requires no anaesthetic or down time. There is a small chance of minor bruising here and there but a client can generally go straight to work. Over the course of a few months, the skin tightens more and more around the threads and usually lasts up to 5 years. Areas typically treated are sagging cheeks, heavy jowls, turkey necks, low set brows and more.
Fat dissolving injections –
This blend of vitamin C and iron is injected into the stubborn areas on the face or body to naturally and safely dissolve fat.
Weight loss programmes –
Using MIC natural injections, administered by the patient at home, along with a prescribed diet plan and easy exercise routine, we help promote the use of body fat as energy, reducing body fat percentage, increasing muscle and helping with weight loss.
High frequency aesthetic machine –
Our high frequency machine delivers an electrical current to the skin to produce heat in targeted skin tissues. The heat enhances blood circulation, elastin and collagen production, kills acne-causing-bacteria, breaks up dead skin cells, enhances absorption of skin care products and more. All Nazia’s facials involve high frequency treatments but it can also be used simply to zap pimples.
Sclerotherapy for varicose veins–
Dr Leila is a qualified sclerotherapy doctor. She injects a substance called a sclerosant into varicose veins, which causes the vein to collapse and very quickly disappear. Sclerotherapy is considered the treatment of choice for small to medium sized varicose veins as it requires no surgery and is covered by medical aid.
The problem with most vitamins is that you cannot absorb very high doses through our gut and that many forms of vitamin supplements are in a form that your body cannot use. Giving these intravenously bypasses all these problems and allows us to actually treat disease using very high doses. After consulting with Dr Leila, she will help to tailor the perfect vitamin drip for your needs, whether you are treating a disease with vitamins or simply wanting to maintain wellness. We also offer a specific drip for detox, combining ingredients specifically for stimulating liver function and cell detox. There are also drips for energy, immune support, pigmentation, anti-aging, migraine and many more. The procedure takes 30 min and is completely safe. It can be repeated as often as you like. Patients report a feeling of heightened energy, increased concentration, improved skin tone, relaxation, alleviation of muscle pain and headaches like migraine or cluster headache and much more.
Chinese medicine and acupuncture
This blend of ancient and modern Asian medicine was built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui Na), exercise (Tai Chi), meditation (qigong), and dietary therapy. Based on the understanding the our body’s energy system (chi) comprises a systematic pattern of meridians or energy lines throughout the body, Chinese medicine aims to restore free, healthy flow of the energy body, and thereby restore wellness to the patient. Prof Rhode treats everything from acute illness to chronic lifestyle diseases, cancer and even psychological disease.
Unani Tibb is the practice of Perso-Arabic traditional medicine, developed from the teachings of Hippocrates and Galen. Based on the concept that our body exhibits aspects of cold or heat and dryness or wetness at different times, our Unani Tibb doctor, Dr Jayvant, treats the patient at the level of fundamental cause of disease. He uses a technique called pulse diagnosis to assess the function of the internal organs and using a combination of massage, pressure point therapy, dietary and lifestyle intervention and natural medicine, he assists the body in holistically healing itself.
An ancient form of healing, cupping is often used in Chinese medicine and Tibb medicine. By placing suction cups onto specific areas on the body, the doctor is able to restore blood and energy flow to an area or relieve the body of blood stasis or poor flow. Depending on the condition the doctor will either use dry or wet cupping, dry cupping involves only suctioning and wet cupping involves making tiny slits into the skin to induce bleeding into the cup. Well known for its ability to relieve pain and tension in muscles, when integrated with other practices, cupping can be used to treat a variety of diseases too.
In partnership with Bella Rose, Renascent offers a wide range of beauty therapies. Nazia Khan is a qualified somatologist and her speciality is the widely coveted art of ‘threading’ to remove unwanted facial hair. Her ever growing list of therapies include:
Sonja Mostert from “Restore 2 Health” is a fully qualified dietician with a twist. She offers a truly unique service where she not only guides you as to what diet to follow for your specific health goals, she is also trained in functional medicine, which means that she understand food as a medicine, not just a way to get calories and nutrients into the body. She works closely with our doctors to ensure that her clients get an intergrated service. She gives recommendations on supplementation and really works to ensure you are able to follow her eating plan while still enjoying your food and your life!
Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis
In assessing whether our patients are improving on a weight loss diet or exercise plan, far more important than checking their weight is checking their body composition. By flowing a current through the body, we can actually asses your body’s water, fat and muscle ratio. We can also assess the approximate levels of certain electrolytes in the body.
Trauma Release Exercises
Loosely based on the very ancient healing technique called quaking, TRE uses a set of stretching exercises to induce tremoring in the muscles. This allows release of stored chemicals and energies in the body so that a patient can release stress and trauma effects from their body and mind. This can manifest in pain relief, emotional release, treatment of chronic disease, improvement in mobility and so much more. Desiree English is a trained TRE facilitator and will soon be teaching TRE to others. She offers one on one, group sessions or even corporate event facilitating.
Quantum energy coaching
QEC is a technique based on energy medicine and kinesiology. Through connecting to the subconscious, Desiree helps her patients change negative thought patterns, feelings, beliefs or behaviours. An incredibly powerful technique, especially when combined with Trauma Release Exercise, QEC can help to shift deep trauma and provide deep and profound healing.
Based on the meridians of Chinese Medicine, reflexology involves touch therapy on the soles of the feet in the areas that are connected to the various organs of the body. The pressure applied to the foot sends a reflex to the corresponding organ to positively affect that organ function. Almost all medical conditions can be treated with reflexology, especially when combined with an integrative approach of the other disciples. Zara Barron is our reflexologist and she combines her treatment with training in reiki, physiotherapy and deep tissue massage.
Believing that human touch is one of the most important aspects of healing, we offer a variety of massage therapies at Renascent Health
Deep tissue sports massage
Indian head massage
Hot stone therapy
Chinese Tui Na massage
Most of Renascent practitioners are trained in Reiki and both Dr Rhode and Dr Leila are reiki masters. Though we don’t specifically offer Reiki sessions at Renascent we use the practice throughout our interaction with patients and with each other. Reiki is a Japanese philosophy and healing technique, which works with the energy body to restore dysfunction in the energetic, mental, emotional and physical plane. It really is a system that governs the energetic interaction between all living things. Reiki teaches the following principles that we try to live by:
Just for today, do not be angry
Just for today, do not worry
Just for today, be grateful
Just for today, work hard
Just for today, be kind to others
If you would like a reiki session, we do refer clients to Dawn penny, who is a Reiki master and meditation teacher.
Renascent Health Store
We have a well-stocked basic health store on our premises where we keep the products most often recommended by our practitioners. Dr Leila and her team have hand-picked the best skin care products as well as natural medicines and supplements to keep on our shelves. If you feel as though your local health shop is overwhelming, come and visit us for a small selection of some of the best supplements and skin care ranges available. We only stock medical aesthetic quality skin care products and unfortunately stock only the very essential allopathic medicines as we hardly ever prescribe these. We also keep a delicious range of foods by The Health Philosophy, which are gluten, diary, egg, sugar and yeast free. Some of the most popular being the sweet potato breads, banting breads, wraps and treats like biscuits, swiss rolls and lamingtons!
If there is anything you would like that we don’t keep on our shelves we will always consider ordering in for you and can even have it couriered to you if you prefer.
Renascent Health offers corporate or private wellness days with a twist. More than simply offering a day of relaxation, we comprise a series of short appropriate lectures, assess your party’s health on almost every level and offer a holistic solution for ongoing wellness. The events of the day usually comprise short lectures, medical and skin assessments and then treats like a selection of beauty therapies, indian head massage, acupuncture, reflexology etc. We offer discounts for follow ups and provide lots of reading material for those who want to peruse the information in their own time. Our practitioners are also available individually to speak on specific topics for events and talks.