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SHRINK Program

HCG Medical Weight Loss Programs

Looking to lose weight and feel healthier? At Creative Healing Solutions in Scottsdale AZ, our SHRINK Programs are comprehensive, medically supervised HCG Medical Weight Loss programs designed for people who are looking for effective ways to lose weight.

Our HCG Medical Weight Loss programs incorporate a specific calorie-restricted diet in conjunction with injections of a natural hormone called HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). HCG encourages weight loss by mobilizing stored fat, most commonly from the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, that the body then utilizes and releases.

For the past 10+ years, our SHRINK programs have been very effective at assisting individuals of all backgrounds and metabolisms to release unwanted weight and to live healthier, more active lives. Read more details on HCG here.

Dr. Strand developed the SHRINK programs to not only help people lose unwanted weight, but since each of the programs is medically supervised by Dr. Strand, she can also focus on each patient’s physical, emotional and nutritional needs during their weight loss journeys.

Recommended to those aiming to lose 10-20 pounds

Recommended to those aiming to lose 15-30 pounds

Recommended to those aiming to lose 20-45+ pounds

Regardless of which program you choose, our HGC Weight Loss clinic provides thorough support and medical assistance throughout the program in order to help you reach your optimal health and weight loss potential – quickly and safely.

Necessary Lab Work:

In order to begin the HCG Weight Loss program, necessary blood testing is required in order to make sure that it is safe for you to begin the program, and to make sure there are no underlying health issues that need to be addressed before or during the program. We can order these labs for you, but you would need to make sure that your insurance company would cover them if a Licensed Naturopathic Physician orders them….OR…you can ask your Primary Care Physician to order the list of labs (we would provide the list to you)…OR…if you are paying out of pocket, we have a few different inexpensive cash-pay options you can use (ranging from $150-200-ish).

Each program includes the following:

You’ll have up to an entire hour to spend one-on-one with Dr. Strand to discuss your health and specific weight loss goals, to ask questions about HCG, and to receive personalized recommendations. This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss all of your questions and concerns with a licensed naturopathic physician.

Once you have received information and personalized instructions about your program, we request that you schedule weekly check in visits so we can monitor your weight loss, make any necessary changes or adjustments to your HCG dosages or treatment plan, and to address any questions and/or concerns that you may have.

We have a talented and professional team here at Creative Healing Solutions that is committed to serving the Scottsdale/Arizona community and providing support to our patients who have turned to HCG for weight loss. From the time you call our office, to the moment you walk in, we are able to provide emotional, professional and physical support during your HCG Weight Loss program.

Our HCG Weight Loss programs require you to take an individualized and specific dosage of HCG in the form of an injection. We provide you with all of the necessary syringes, actual HCG hormone, and all other supplies necessary to ensure that you are able to follow the HCG Weight Loss program and achieve your weight loss goals.

HCG works best with a specific diet plan and a good understanding of food and how it relates to your weight loss journey. We provide you with all of the specific dietary requirements and an HCG Cookbook to help you cook meals that will fall in line with your HCG diet plan – without losing a hint of delicious taste!

Once you have completed the program, we still love to hear from you! We learn so much from your success and from the goals you want to accomplish. This exit consultation is a great way to celebrate what you’ve achieved and to create a plan for you to continue to be successful in your weight loss and health goals in the future. It is also a great opportunity to discuss any other services or programs that you might be interested in for the next leg of your health journey.


HCG is a naturally occurring hormone in your body. Both women and men produce this hormone, which is often referred to as the “pregnancy hormone,” but it actually performs multiple functions in the body and is used to address a variety of medical symptoms and conditions.

HGC has been called the pregnancy hormone because the body produces extra-large amounts of this hormone during pregnancy to retain progesterone, immunity, nutrition and energy levels for the mother and fetus. To put HCG amounts in perspective, consider this: a woman produces over one million units of HCG a day while pregnant. For a weight loss plan, those in the medical profession will use 125-180 units each day. Using HGC in such low doses is very safe and does not mimic pregnancy.

HCG will mobilize your stored fat that is primarily found in your thighs, buttocks and belly. Your body will then utilize this stored fat to energy and beneficial nutrition, just like it does during a pregnancy. However, your body will only do so if HCG is used in conjunction with a strict calorie diet, hence the idea of an HCG diet plan. Your body must be in a “starvation” state for this hormone to work its magic.

If you use HCG by itself and expect to lose weight, you’re out of luck. Just like you wouldn’t want to simply “starve” yourself to drop pounds, it’s important to be strategic with your HCG diet. 

It is therefore very important to follow our SHRINK (HCG Medical Weight Loss) Program as it is designed. The goal should always be to maintain your health and keep your body strong during and after your weight loss journey. We will aid you in pairing you with the program that fits your physical needs and goals that matches your HCG doses with a healthy and conservative diet that fuels your body and aids in slimming down and shedding extra weight.

Among its many benefits, HCG helps the body to expel stored up fat that may be causing problems for your joints, back or even cardiovascular health. And, the fat storage regulatory system in the brain will also improve to protect you against “rebound” weight gain. Fat storage should be efficient, and this is exactly what HCG helps you with – now and in the future.

These are just a few of the ways HCG can improve your life. Contact us at Creative Healing Solutions for HCG Medical Weight Loss in Scottsdale to see if our SHRINK Program is the right method for you.

Interested in trying one of our SHRINK programs?

We are an HGC Weight Loss clinic that is here to help you lose weight effectively, safely and quickly. Call Creative Healing Solutions at our Scottsdale office, and one of our team members will be glad to assist you!