Optimage is a contraction of the words optimum and imago. In biology, the imago is the last stage of development of an insect which completes its metamorphosis, including sexual maturity and the development of functional wings. Our mission at Optimage is to assist and guide our clients in their ongoing evolutionary metamorphosis both physically and energetically. To provide this assistance, we employ a wide array of techniques grounded in a new art of scientific medicine called Functional Medicine, which emphasizes a systems approach based on cutting edge biochemistry research, including knowledge of your individual genetic makeup. The first line of defense of this approach promotes nutrition, lifestyle decisions, appropriate natural supplements, and hormone balancing before the standard use of pharmaceuticals. We also agree with the philosophy of Functional Medicine by embracing the time-honored practices of "Alternative Medicine" such as acupuncture, herbs, hypnosis, and other historically-tested practices.
Dr. Dawn Motyka
Dr. Motyka is a Board Certified in Family Practice Medicine and in Medical Acupuncture. She is also certified in Functional Medicine and Hypnosis. Dr. Motyka is the only acupuncturist with full practitioner privileges at Domincan Santa Cruz Hospital. She received her medical education from the University of California at Davis and completed her family practice residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. She received her acupuncture training from the prestigious Helms Institute at UCLA and has been actively practicing acupuncture since 1999. She is a member of the faculty at Five Branches College of Chinese Medicine where she teaches Western Medicine to graduate students in Acupuncture.Resume