Healthcare in the Philippines is slowly transitioning to a more healthier and natural approach. Patients have grown tired of modern medicine wherein everything can be treated by just taking a pill or any type of prescribed drugs. Sometimes, treatments can be really scary which often leads to surgery and such. Modern medicine does not focus on teaching patients with lifestyle changes but rather treating them once they’re ill. We are used to this traditional mentality that when you’re sick, go to the doctor and he/she will fix you.
What is an Integrative medicine?
It is a medical practice that combines conventional and non-traditional approach to help patients with not just curing the disease, but also preventing them with the help of a thorough consultation that usually takes about an hour. You will be asked by the integrative physician about your medical history, your lifestyle, your eating habits and if you are taking any medication or supplements. Th’s is to find out the root cause of the sickness.
The ALTA Integrative Medicine and Wellness Complex recognizes these
realities that a lot of people are facing. The wellness complex offers a holistic range
of services that aim to empower patients with choices on how they can enhance
their over-all 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 natural products, mind and body practices and other complementary health approaches ((traditional healers, Ayurveda medicine, traditional Chinese medicine,
homeopathy, naturopathy, etc.)
From left to right: Dr. Amgelo Tacleras, Dr. Ruby Magpantay, Chair, Board of Director, Dr Daisy M. Tamayo and Dr Imelda Edidullon
MEET THE PHYSICIANS
Dr. Imelda S. Edodollon, MT, MD
Dr. Imelda Edodollon is known to be one of the most seasoned Integrative medicine 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
Due to her father’s ailment, Dr. Edodollon opted to try look for a viable medical
option that will help improve his condition – this led her to pursuing 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, 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, 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
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 an international
accreditation in clinical medicine at Dresden International University in Dresden,
Dr. Jason A. Peñaranda
Dr. Jason Peñaranda is considered to be a pioneer in Integrative Medicine. Straight
from graduating from medical school graduating 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
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
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 a
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
A team of highly-trained medical practitioners become partners in finding personalized care that revolves around the treatment and prevention of
illnesses and the promotion of behaviors and skills that result in good health. They 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
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.
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.
Neutralizes harmful free radicals, flushes away toxins, supports cell health and integrity, and has a big role in DNA and protein synthesis.
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.
Hyperbaric oxygen chamber
The air pressure inside is about 2 to 3 times normal pressure. It is painless. Generally you will start to feel a fullness sensation in the ears, just like the feeling you get when you’re on an airplane.
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.
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
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN are injuries or pain in the human
musculoskeletal system, including the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back.
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.
FUNCTIONAL MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENT
GYNECOMASTIA AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION Treatment for the enlargement of breast tissues and men’s erection dysfunction.
Linear Shockwave Therapy utilizes a series of pulsed acoustic energy in the ultrasonic range. When applied to tissue, it provides increased ability to push blood to the penis and keep it there.
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 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 peace of mind and should be empowered to take a more active role in shaping their health.
For more information about ALTA INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, please call:
ALTA INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND WELLNESS COMPLEX and
MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS AND CELLULAR THERAPEUTICS CENTER
GF, Perpetual Help Medical Center-Las Pinas
Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona III, Las Pinas City