Dr. Farhang Khosh, N.D.
Dr. Farhang Khosh, N.D., received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, a nationally accredited naturopathic medical school in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Kansas where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and did advanced work in Molecular Biology. The Khosh brothers formerly worked at the Kansas Clinic of Traditional Medicine and Via Christi Integrative Center in Wichita, Kansas. They developed several herbal and nutritional products, which are available to health care professionals throughout the world, and both contribute articles to health-related magazines. Both brothers have published numerous papers on naturopathic approaches to diseases. As direct descendants of the universally known Avicenna (980-1037), in Persia the Khosh brothers were trained from childhood in natural healing by their ancestors who are held in very high regard for their healing skills. Dr. Farhang Khosh accomplishes health care using clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine and physical medicine including acupuncture and lifestyle counseling.
- Khosh, F. “Naturopathic Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome”, Townsend Letters for doctors & patients, No 204 Jul.2001
- Khosh, F. “Naturopathic Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”, Townsend Letters for doctors & patients, No 216 Jul.2001
- Khosh, F. “Naturopathic Approaches to Diabetes”,Townsend Letters for doctors & patients, No 222. Jan.2002
- Khosh, F. and Khosh, M. “Naturopathic Approaches to Hypertension”,Townsend Letters for doctors & patients, No 227. June.2002
- Khosh, F. and Khosh M. “Naturopathic Approaches to Hypertension”, Alternative Medicine Review, Vol 6, No 6. Dec.2001
- Khosh, F. “Irritable Bowel Syndrome”,Iranian Medical Journal, Vol 7, No.77, Sep.2000ess Magazine, Aug. 2000
- Khosh, F. and Khosh M. “High Blood Pressure”, Iranian Medical Journal, Vol 7, No.80, Dec.2000
- Khosh F, Khosh M, Beneda D: Natural Approach to Migraine Headaches. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients 2002; 229/230:188-21.
- Khosh F, Beneda D: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients 2003; 234:68-71.
- Contributing Monthly Articles to KC wellness Magazine, June 2000 to December 2002.
- Contributing Monthly Articles to Senior Montly, January 2003 to present.
Dr. Mehdi L. Khosh, N.D.
Natural Medicine Specialist, Dr. Mehdi Khosh received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, a nationally accredited naturopathic medical school in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from the University of Kansas where he earned his bachelor degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Mehdi Khosh has performed a great deal of research in genetics at The University of Kansas and the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. He completed his residency at the Kansas Clinic of Traditional Medicine in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Mehdi Khosh is co-founder and president of the Natural Medical Care clinic in Lawrence, Kansas. He is dedicated to truly holistic medicine, which shows in his gentle manner, perceptiveness and attention to the details of each patient’s individual needs. He uses clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, oriental medicine and life style counseling to help people achieve optimal wellness. Dr. Mehdi Khosh speaks and writes locally and nationally, formally served as president of the Kansas Naturopathic Physician Association, Great Plains Comprehensive Agriculture and Medical Institute (Great plains CAMI).
- “High Blood Pressure”, Iranian Medical Journal, Vol 7, No.80, December 2000
- “Naturopathic approach to Osteoporosis” Journal –e- Pezeshki October 2000
- “Naturopathic approach to Fibromyalgia” Journal-e- Pezeshki November 2000
- “Natural healing” Lawrence Journal-World, January 2001
- “Why Wheat Grass?” Immune Perspectives A Publication of the center for advancement in cancer education, Spring/Summer 2001
- “Good Nutrition tips for senior citizens” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, July 2001
- “America’s has become a dehydrated nation” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, August 2001
- “Guide for getting a good night’s sleep” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, September 2001
- “Sleep apnea” Journal-e- Pezeshki (Iranian medical journal) September 2001
- “Night shade on arthritis” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, October 2001
- “Antioxidants” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, November 2001
- “Natural Remedies for the Common Cold” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, December 2001
- “Naturopathic Approaches to Hypertension” Alternative Medicine Review, Vol 6, No 6. December 2001
- “Vitamin E (Tocopherol)” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, January 2002
- “Naturopathic Approaches to Diabetes”, Townsend Letters for doctors & patients, No 222. January 2002
- “Nutritional Strategies for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, February 2002
- “Health benefits of fish oils” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, March 2002
- “CoQ10, Function” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, April 2002
- “Function of DHEA” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, May 2002
- “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, June 2002
- “Naturopathic approach to chronic fatigue syndrome” for physicians, June 2002
- “Naturopathic Approaches to Hypertension”, Townsend Letters for doctors & patients, No 227. June 2002
- “Medicinal mushrooms” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, July 2002
- “Sugar, Is it bad for you?” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, October 2002
- “Low carbohydrates diet” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, December 2002
- “Stress” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, January 2003
- “Joint Pain Management” Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, February 2003
Dr. Deena Beneda, N.D.
Dr. Deena Beneda earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, a nationally accredited naturopathic medical school in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Beneda was born and raised in North Central Kansas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in organismal biology. Dr. Beneda completed her two year residency at the Hagglund Clinic in Norman and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon completion of her residency, she worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Program of Integrative Medicine for six years.
Dr. Beneda is a nationally known speaker on Integrative Medicine. She has published many peer reviewed articles and serves on the senior editorial board for Natural Standard. Dr. Beneda is the former vice-president of the Kansas Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Beneda practices integrative medicine with a special emphasis on pediatric and women’s health. Utilizing a holistic approach, Dr. Beneda develops a comprehensive plan tailored to the individual needs of the patients.
A wellspring of vitality, creativity, a knowing~an abundance of resources~lives within each of us. Often in overfilled lives, life events and unmanageable stressors such as too many roles and obligations, limiting, worn-out beliefs, attitudes and habits, we are at risk of losing contact with our reservoir of inner gifts. Our capacity to live a vital, authentic life can become diminished.
Symptoms of fatigue, depression, anxiety, fear, isolation, a scattered mind, and physical illnesses may manifest. We may lose our center and be pulled into “doing” our life rather than “being” with or in the core of it. As we attempt to cut off from stressors or pain, we may also disconnect from our resources and lose connection with all that we truly are.
Being with what IS…is an important component of healing. Clients are invited into a state of neutrality, curiosity and compassion to be with what IS. Being in this state enhances our ability to transform that which is not working in our lives into allowing greater connection with our internal resources and nurturing what is more optimal to come forth. Being reconnected more fully with our reservoir of internal resources, we are more likely to be with life more completely—physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Irene has been working in the mental health field for over twenty years and has been in private practice since 1991 offering psychotherapeutic services. She has completed Post-Master training programs in:
- Marital and Family Therapy
- Polarity Therapy
- Trauma Healing Therapy
Her integration of these trainings allows her to offer a continuum of services with a holistic understanding of the body-mind-spirit interaction. Dr. Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, states, “All distress, all healing of distress, and all creation of health are simultaneously physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual.”
Irene’s training and certification as a Polarity Therapy Practitioner has assisted her with broadening and deepening her view of imbalance, dis-ease and wellness. (www.polaritytherapy.org) Polarity Therapy increases:
- relaxation and fluidity in the body
- body awareness and connection with oneself
- connection with resourceful places within oneself
- ability to release stored emotions and life experiences which may get stuffed in the body
- connection with one’s total being rather than just from the neck up.
Irene works with clients to create a safe, supportive space where one can meet and connect more fully with oneself in a conscious, aware and resourced way.
- Individual Therapy
- Couple Therapy
- Family Therapy
Irene utilizes a holistic approach working with various life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, anger management, parenting issues, adjustment to divorce and remarriage, loss and grief, anxiety and stress management, self-esteem issues, workplace issues, and various types of trauma. These issues may manifest into physical symptoms such as headaches, sleep disturbances, backaches, symptoms of IBS and other digestive problems, fatigue, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, or any number of stress related symptoms.
Irene views her work as a complementary modality. Her services are not intended to be a substitute for medical care. She values and makes an effort to collaborate and coordinate her services with other health care providers.
Irene listens to your needs. She begins where you are and supports your process at a beneficial pace to meet your therapeutic goals. Together, services are decided upon which will best serve your current needs.
Licensure and Certification
- Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW)
- Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT)
- Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
- Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP)
- National Association of Social Workers
- American Polarity Therapy Association (www.polaritytherapy.org)
- United States Association for Body Psychotherapy