Healing Arts Center
Healing Arts Center is the well established and comprehensive
naturopathic practice of Dr. Shahab Samieian, N.D. and Kathlyn
Swann, L.Ac., C.A., Diplomate Acupuncture.
Dr. Samieian graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington
Soon after, he established the Butte Healing Arts Center in Butte,
Montana. He has been the Director of that naturopathic medical
practice since 1994.
Dr. Samieian has been trained to perform Chelation Therapy by
the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and by the
International Society of Chelation Technicians.
Taken from the Greek word
chele meaning "claw," the word chelation
refers to the way the therapy binds heavy metals, toxins, and
metabolic wastes in the bloodstream. The chelating agent, EDTA,
is an amino acid which has negative charges associated with it.
Once inside the body it looks for positively charged molecules
such as lead, iron, mercury, cadmium and calcium.
Calcium is an important and essential mineral in bones and teeth.
However, calcium deposited in blood vessels can cause hardening
of the arteries and aids in the formation of a plaque that
can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Calcium deposited in joints
can cause joint deformity and arthritis.
Chelation therapy looks for metastatic calcium, meaning calcium
that is outside of bone and teeth. In other words, EDTA removes
calcium from areas where calcium does not belong.
Thermograms which show heat pictures of body parts taken before
and after chelation treatments reveal that areas of impaired
circulation are restored to normal by this efficient functioning
of EDTA. In addition to EDTA, several other nutritional vitamins
and minerals are added to the intravenous mixture. All the B
vitamins (B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B12, folic acid) are included to reduce
homocysteine levels, which is an independent cardiovascular risk
factor. Magnesium is also added to improve peripheral blood flow,
to improve vascular tone, to reduce vascular spasm and to reduce
platelet aggregation. Vitamin C is included in the chelation
mixture to act as an antioxidant and to increase HDL (good cholesterol).
Chelation therapy reverses hardening of the arteries. It was
introduced in the US in 1948 after its development in Germany
in the early 1930s. Over 60 years of research validates the use
of this therapy for chronic degenerative diseases.
The plaque on arterial walls is comprised of fats, collagen,
fibrin, mucopoly saccharides, cholesterol and foreign proteins.
Calcium is the glue that holds these clogging substances together.
When EDTA plucks the calcium from artery plaque, the clogging
material falls apart and flows out of the body through the bloodstream.
In this way, chelation therapy helps widen the arteries and improve
Elmer Cranton, MD, co-author of Bypassing Bypass, indicates that
chelation therapy results in a 75 to 95 percent success rate
in improving blood flow in patients with clogged arteries. Chelation
therapy is an effective and natural alternative to angioplasty
and bypass surgery.
Diabetes and Leg Ulcers
Diabetes often leads to poor circulation. Diabetics are prone
to having their blood vessels clog with fat, and 98 percent of
the diabetic victims suffer complications such as cataracts,
heart disease, kidney damage, blindness and gangrene. Chelation
therapy restores normal blood flow to damaged organs. With proper
circulation the function of the organ is restored.
Chelation therapy is probably best known for treating heavy metal
poisoning, such as lead. In fact, the FDA recognizes chelation
therapy as the most effective treatment for heavy metal toxicity.
Chelation therapy is also effective in the removal of mercury
an dother heavy metals from the body.
In this arteriosclerotic disease blood is prevented from reaching
the central part of the retina through the choroid capillaries.A
blind spot results int he part of the vision that is used for
looking directly at an object. Then the vicitim can no longer
read, see the colors of objects or recognize other people. Chelation
therapy restores circulation to the affected area.
Chelation therapy also helps remove aluminum from the brain.
Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer's Disease. According to
Drs. H. Richard Casdorph and Morton Walker, authors of Toxic
Metal Syndrome: How Metal Poisioning Can Affect Your Brain,
chelation therapyhas been shown to help at least 50 percent of
elderly people with Alzheimer's who have tried it. They are documented
as showing greater mental clarity, improved memory and increased
I.Q. It works best, the authors point out, in patients with early-stage
Before receiving chelation therapy, the doctor performs a thorough
physical examination including blood work. During therapy, the
patient sits comfortably in a chair for one and a half to three
hours while the EDTA is admistered intravenously. The treatment
is often given once or twice a week for approximately 20 weeks.
The usual number of treatments is 30, some requiring less and
some requiring more. The exact number of treatments depends on
the severity of the problem. One treatment a month following
the initial course is recommended.
On the day of treatment, it is important to eat a meal containing
protein such as eggs, cheese, meat or beans. It is also recommended
that the patient not take any mineral supplements
such as calcium. Patients should take any
prescription medications on the day of treatment. Patients are
advised to take a good multivitamin and mineral supplement on
the days they do not receive chelation therapy.
For a free consultation or to receive more information about
chelation therapy, call Dr. Shahab Samieian, N.D. at 406-723-6609.
HCG Therapy for Weight Loss
The Butte Healing Arts Center now offers injection therapy for
Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) combined with dietary guidelines
to promote weight loss through fat mobilization, especially to
combat Froelich's syndrome. HCG treatment has been effective
in treating obesity on Type 2 diabetes patients, lowering blood
sugar levels and blood pressure, relieving joint pain, and alleviating
symptoms for psoriasis and varicose ulcer patients.
For a free consultation or to receive more information about
HCG therapy, call Dr. Shahab Samieian, N.D. at 406-723-6609.
laser therapy uses low-intensity or low levels of laser light
to reduce pain and inflammation for a variety of injuries and
illnesses. The biological effects of how Cold Low Level Laser
Therapy has been shown to significantly accelerate and enhance
the bodys natural defense and repair abilities when injured.
By reducing the duration of inflammation as well as enhancing
specific repair and healing process, Low Level Laser Therapy
has been proven to provide pain relief, reduce damage due to
the injury and loss of function. Low Level Laser Therapy enables
the body to have a more rapid repair and stronger tissues once
healed. This results
in accelerated healing and dramatic decrease in pain and inflammation.
Unlike all other treatment modalities, laser therapy actually
"heals" tissue as well as providing a powerful non-addictive
form of pain management.Lasers are used directly on or over the
affected area. Cold lasers are also sometimes used for acupuncture,
with laser beams to stimulate the body's acupoints rather than
needles. This treatment regimen appeals to those who want acupuncture
but who fear the pain of needles.
What is a low-level laser?
- LASER is an acronym for
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Light
created in this way, is then culminated and directed into an
intense beam of light through the use of cathode and anode reflecting
components in order to produce a single stable frequency. Unlike
high power lasers that use heat and destroy tissue, low energy
lasers affect the cellular energy of the underlying tissue. Hot
lasers have a thermal effect and have an output of 1MW or above.
Cold (or) Low Level Lasers do not have a thermal effect on tissue,
lasers that stimulate biological function have an output below
10mw- milliwatts (ten- one thousands of a watt).
What is Cold Laser Therapy and how does it work?
Laser Therapy refers to the modality of applying a "low"
energy or "low level" laser to tissue that stimulates
cellular processes and thereby enhancing biochemical reactions.
Photonic energy is absorbed by the photo acceptor sites on the
cell membrane which trigger a secondary messenger to initiate
a cascade of intracellular signals that initiate, inhibit or
accelerate biological processes such as wound healing, inflammation,
or pain management.
Are there any side effects?
- There are no negative
side effects. Low Level Lasers are safe, non-toxic and non-invasive;
there has not been a recorded side effect in over 1700 publications.
There are some necessary common sense precautions that need to
be considered, such as avoiding pointing the laser beam directly
into the eye and maintaining it there, which could prove to be
damaging to the eye.
- How long are the
- Treatments can vary in
time from seconds to minutes depending on the condition. Research
studies show that there may be a dose dependent response, so
it may be more effective to treat at lower doses at multiple
intervals then to treat a single time with a high dose.
How long does the treatment last?
- A treatment plan may vary,
depending on the condition. For instance, an acute soft tissue
injury or open wound may require multiple short treatments initially
then the interval between treatments will lengthen as the condition
What conditions can be treated?
- Cold Laser Therapy has
been used with excellent results to treat inflammatory conditions
such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Epicondylitis, Plantar Fascitis,
and Bursitis. Pain management for Fibric Myalgia Myofscial pain,
cervical neck pain, thoracic pain, and low back pain. Connective
tissue disorders such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, and tendon
ruptures. Joint injuries or disorders such as TMJ disorders,
osteoarthritis, dislocations, and ligament injuries. Muscle injury
or disorders such as muscle bruises, contusions, muscle ruptures,
and muscle shortening contractures like frozen shoulders. Neurological
injury or disorders such as prolapsed disc, ruptured or herniated
discs, crush injuries, neuritis, and headaches. Spinal Decompression
with Cold laser therapy and whole body vibration is an effective
treatment for herniated discs.
Many acute and chronic conditions can be improved or eliminated
with laser use. For a free consultation or to receive more information
about cold laser therapy, call Dr. Shahab Samieian, N.D. at 406-723-6609.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
helps reverse the physical and mental effects of oxygen deprivation.
It increases oxygen levels in the body to help neutralize damaging
free radicals, eliminate toxins and renew healthy cellular function.Treatments
provide a safe, highly effective method for the recovery of this
essential "nutrient" to all body systems. The effects
are cumulative. The body begins to work more efficiently as it
restores its oxygen balance closer to the higher natural range
it was originally designed to function with.
What Does it Do?
The hyperbaric oxygen chamber increases the uptake of oxygen
in the body. The comfortable high-pressured atmosphere in the
chamber causes a super saturation of oxygen in the blood plasma
and tissue fluids. The body utilizes oxygen better, functions
more efficiently, promotes healing and improves health and fitness.
How Does It Work?
The special medical compressor pumps ambient air through
a high efficiency air filter (which purifies the air down to
0.01 microns) into the chamber and pressurizes to the constant
level of 3 to 4 pounds per square inch. Special valves assure
constant air exchange and prevent buildup of carbon monoxide
inside the chamber.
What is the Recommended Treatment?
Treatment of 45 to 60 minutes duration, three times a week, for
4 to 6 weeks is recommended. Future treatments would be as required
to maintain health and fitness. Every person is different, and
the specific reason for treatment will dictate the frequency.
Is It Safe and Easy to Use?
The chamber is completely safe since it does not add
any 100 percent oxygen. It can be used regularly without danger
of oxygen toxicity in the body. There is no risk of the negative
effects that can be experienced from the elimination of ions
and valuable gases such as nitrogen as with regular treatments
in 100 percent pure oxygen chambers. There are no usage hazards
as exist with the pure oxygen chambers.
It is very simple to use. No special training or maintenance
is required. You can deflate and unzip the chamber from the inside
at any time. However, sessions where the chamber is in use are
For a free consultation or to receive more information about
the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, call Dr. Shahab Samieian,
N.D. at 406-723-6609.
- Ozone is a highly reactive
therapeutic agent. When administered properly, it can initiate
a series of biological reactions in the body. These reactions
are the basis for the administration of ozone therapy in a medical
facility. It is well known that all chronically ill patients
produce insufficient amounts of energy. All the cells of the
body have been shown to increase their energy production (ATP)
by as much as 40 percent after exposure to ozone.
European physicians and researchers have been studying the effects
of ozone for 20 years. Dr. V. Bocci, professor of physiology
at the University of Siena, has discovered that ozone can increase
the production of cytokines in the body. Cytokines are important
components in regulating the immune system.
Ozone is also an important antimicrobial agent. Ozone has been
used since World War I for its antibiotic properties. Today,
many cities such as Los Angeles use ozone for their water purification.
The removal of toxins in nature is done through ozone production.
The fresh scent one smells after a thunderstorm is due to high
amounts of ozone production. Without proper toxin removal in
the human body, cells will degenerate and die. Through its oxidizing
power, ozone helps the body remove cells damaged by viruses or
Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his cancer
research, states "Cancer has only one prime cause. It is
the replacement of normal oxygen respiration by an anaerobic
(i.e. oxygen-deficient) cell respiration."
Many illnesses such as cancer, autoimmune disorders such as lupus
or MS, and fibromyalgia have one thing in common: low levels
of oxygen. Ozone provides the body the necessary oxygen required
to treat these illnesses.
Treating Cancer with Ozone
Cells damaged by cancer have an outer shell that is different
from healthy cells. Through a complex chemical reaction, ozone
can penetrate these cells and through an oxidation process will
destroy these cells. Normal cells have a different protective
layer and are therefore unaffected by this mechanism.
Arthritis and Pain Management
Ozone has dramatic effects on reducing pain through a
process called prolotherapy. A small amount of ozone gas is injected
to the area in pain. The gas results in a slight inflammation
which subsequently causes a dramatic increase in blood supply
to the affected area. Through this process, more nutrients, collagen,
and fiber blasts are driven to the area of pain which will result
in regeneration of new healthy tissue. "Prolo" is a
Latin name for regeneration and rebuilding and the technique
has been in use since the time of Hippocrates.
Conditions such as degenerated joints, herniated discs, unresolved
whiplash, torn tendons and ligaments can be greatly helped by
this procedure. Since ozone is a gas, it can readily diffuse
to the surrounding tissue and initiate a healing response to
a wide area.
Following the inital injection, the patient may experience a
slight amount of soreness. This is due to the desired inflammation
which will ultimately result in correcting the damaged tissue.
The number of treatments required depends on the severity of
the problem. Some patients may require as many as 10 injections
to see results, while others can notice improvement after the
There has been a dramatic increase in illnesses that
are directly or indirectly related to viral infections. Hepatitis,
Epstein-Barr infection, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
and autoimmune disorders can be treated very effectively using
ozone therapy. As an antimicrobial agent as well as immune system
modulator, ozone delivers a therapeutic benefit unmatched by
any other therapy. Unlike antibiotics, ozone will not damage
normal cells which make the therapy superior and without side
Ozone can be administered in many different ways depending
on the condition. Small amounts can be injected in joints and
connective tissue to help with arthritis and pain. Ear insufflations
can be used for chronic sinusitis. Injections into the bloodstream
are administered for more chronic illnesses, through a mechanism
known as Major Autohemo Therapy.
most convenient and effective procedure involves using a hyperthermic
chamber. Ozone can penetrate through the skin and enter the lymphatic
system. The sauna has an additional benefit of detoxifying the
body from toxins and metabolic waste.
The number of treatments required depends on the condition. For
chronic infections or cancer, the minimum number of treatments
Consult with Dr. Shahab Samieian, N.D. regarding the number of
treatments required for your specific condition by calling 406-723-6609.
Mesotherapy is a medical technique
devised in 1952 by Frenchman Dr. Michel Pistor to treat such
conditions as Rhumatology, Sports Traumatology, infectious diseases,
vascular diseases and to improve circulation. Mesotherapy has
also been found to be useful to treat cosmetic conditions as
well. Cellulite reduction and weight loss can be effectively
managed with the use of Mesotherapy. The treatment stimulates
the mesoderm, or middle layer of the skin, which in turn helps
to disburse the cellulite.
Mesotherapy melts the fat in the skin via painless injections
and breaks up the network of connective tissue fibers that form
trapping fat cells and resulting in cellulite. Mesotherapy breaks
the bands of connective tissues by injecting small amounts of
homeopathic medicine immediately beneath the surface of the skin
(mesoderm) to break down the cellulite and to improve circulation
and lymphatic and venous drainage. Each treatment takes about
ten minutes and is not painful. After the treatment patients
can return to normal activities. After an initial consultation
patients are informed as to how many treatments they will require
which is determined by the amount of cellulite and treatment
required to remedy the situation. The treatment is permanent
and the results are measurable as long as patients do not gain
more than fifteen pounds. Legs, buttocks, abdomen, back and arms
can be treated with equally good results.
When treating cellulite the big concern is breaking down the
connective tissue as opposed to breaking down the fat. Surprisingly,
some women have an abundance of cellulite but a small amount
of fat. The dimpling becomes apparent due to the formation of
these connective tissue bands. After 10 sessions, the cellulite
is typically reduced by at least half. Mesotherapy is also used
as a fat melting weight loss technique.
Blood (UVB) Therapy
Ultraviolet Blood (UVB) Therapy is also known as Photo-oxidation,
Photoluminescence, and Extracorporeal Photophoresis. Treatment
consists of withdrawing blood from a patient that is then passed
through tubing where it is exposed briefly to an ultraviolet
light. The treated blood is then directly returned to the patient's
Ultraviolet irradiation of the blood produces the following benefical
- Improved micro circulation
and oxygenation of tissues
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Stimulation of the immune
- Increased tolerance of
the body towards radiation or chemotherapy
- Cardiovascular protection
through increased metabolism of cholesterol, uric acid, and glucose
- Resolution of vascular
- Powerful anti-infection
- For a free consultation
to see if UVB Therapy might be appropriate for you, Consult with
Dr. Shahab Samieian, N.D. by calling 406-723-6609.
Live Blood Analysis/Darkfield Microscopy
- To observe live blood cells under the microscope will give us specific information about potential health concerns. The appearance of cells along with other diagnostic tests could provide valuable information for treatment options.
We offer hydrogen peroxide
therapy. Hydrogen peroxide is administered intravenously to treat
flu, pneumonia, sinusitis and other chronic conditions.
and Naturopathic Medicines
- Ask us about our wide
selection of vitamins and naturopathic medicines. We have a natural
medicine pharmacy available with products that are only available
through health care providers. Suppliers who help us stock our
shelves with naturopathic medicines for our patients include:
- Thorne Research
- Standard Process
- Pure Encapsulations
We welcome the chance to answer
any specific questions, or to provide directions to our Butte
office. Please call our office at 406-723-6609.