Hope for the Tired and Hurting

Hours : Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am to 5pm
  Contact : 239.939.3303

Welcome to the most unique medical practice in Southwest Florida!   At the International Center for Health and Wellness, we don’t just treat your symptoms; we treat the causes of your condition.  We care for those who haven’t been able to get answers and help in other medical practices and specialty centers.  

They include those suffering from:

  •  Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (now called Systemic Exertional Intolerance Disease)
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Environmental Toxicity, including Biotoxin Illness.  

We also care for those with acute auto accident injuries with a comprehensive treatment program at our state of the art facility in Fort Myers.

We provide Hope for the Tired and Hurting!

  • Don’t continue to suffer with pain or fatigue that prevents you from doing the things you enjoy or need to do.
  • Don’t continue to live with autoimmune disorders and be told that you need to take immunosuppressive drugs to control the symptoms.
  • Don’t continue to suffer with hormone imbalance symptoms that interfere with your enjoyment of life.
  • Don’t continue to be poisoned by our environment and pretend that you won’t suffer any ill effects.
  • Don’t continue to live in a bubble because places, foods and even people make you sick. 
Alan Gruning D.O.

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, practicing Functional Medicine

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Explore our site and find answers to start on your journey back to health.   It is time for you to get your life back!

May the Lord bless you with the good health and the healing you have been seeking.

Alan Gruning, DO

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Available Treatment

After appropriate testing, our Physician will meet with the patient and prescribe the appropriate treatments, which can include:

Chronic Fatigue
Biotoxin Illness
Environmental Toxicity
Hormone Imbalance

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that affects over 10 million Americans and somewhere between 3-6% of the world’s population. It predominantly affects women ages 35-54, although we have treated men with Fibromyalgia. It occurs in…

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Chronic Fatigue

What is Chronic Fatigue? Chronic Fatigue is also called Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS). Recently it received a new name: Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID).  Up to 7 million people are afflicted with CFIDS in this…

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Biotoxin Illness

Biotoxin Illness or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a well-established, published, documented condition affecting millions of patients in the US alone.  According to the Consensus Statement released November, 2015 by the Center for Research on Biotoxin…

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Environmental Toxicity

What is Environmental Toxicity? We live in a world full of toxins and potential toxic exposures. Toxins are in our air, water, food supply, homes, businesses, and possessions. When these toxins enter our bodies and cannot be…

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Hormone Imbalance

What is Hormone Imbalance? Hormones exist in harmony with each other – partners in a delicate balancing act. When levels of each hormone are in the right proportions, body systems are stable. When balance is lost, hormone…

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The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic...

Are you or someone you know suffering from acute or chronic pain, including Fibromyalgia, but without insurance or the finances to afford needed treatment? This is the only clinic of its kind in Florida, perhaps all of the United States.

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Their Goal

They seek to help those with acute and chronic pain and without the resources to get needed treatment.

Their Team

They utilize volunteer healthcare providers and other lay volunteers.

Their Services

They provide high quality, holistic, compassionate medical care without the use of any controlled substance medications, such as pain medications.

Their Director

Dr Gruning is the founder, Medical Director and Executive Director.


  • 30 years after being diagnosed with Graves ’ disease, I was still searching for a doctor who could pinpoint symptoms of exhaustion, weight gain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Epstein Barr and a host of other illnesses and symptoms. As many well-meaning physicians tried to figure out my complaints, they just couldn’t put it all together. I left doctors’ offices after being told, its stress, depression, anxiety, etc. I felt defeated for many years as I fought my way through every activity. I lost my interest in many things that were once very important to me. I knew what I had was physical, yet I could not convince a doctor or even my family of that anymore. I basically resigned myself to the fact that this was the way I would feel the rest of my life. Then, one day an employee at my dentist office mentioned a doctor in town that she worked with and had had success with. Then she told me he was also a Christian. I knew that this was where I had to go. It has been three years since I began my journey with Dr. Gruning. He has helped me become the person I used to be! People are amazed at the change in my health, attitude, and my growth as a Christian! I am also amazed! I highly recommend Dr. Gruning, he is truly a caring, and gifted doctor.

  • Imagine being in the best shape of your life and the next being exposed to mold and floodwater damages. Imagine being immersed in toxicity illness. Imagine medical doctors not knowing what to do for you. Imagine an infectious disease specialist telling you "I don't have fairy dust for you." Now imagine finding Dr. Gruning and finding hope! Imagine being sat down and told specifically what is wrong with you and having a comprehensive battery of tests with protocols to beat the mold infection, and no longer living with it wreaking havoc on your body. That's the hope given when Alan Gruning becomes your doctor. And, in the process, you are treated with love and respect and prayed over each time you visit. Words will never describe what that hope meant to me and to others that are referred to find hope, health, healing. What Alan Gruning does is not only healing, it's a ministry worthy of being blessed beyond measure.

  • I have known Dr. Gruning for nearly 25 years. I knew him when he was one of the top ER doctors at a local hospital here in Port Charlotte. I saw him grow as a person as we attended Church together and deepen his walk with the Lord and his love for people. In my opinion, he stands out as a physician who not only cares about ones physical well-being, but seriously cares about their spiritual well-being. Several years ago, I was diagnosed years with high blood pressure and chest palpitations resulting in a hospital stay and a battery of tests. I was treated by a local expert in the field with moderate success and increasing testing procedures. Alan stated he would treat me and together we have had my blood pressure under control without having extensive testing procedures. He has been my physician, my fellow servant of the Lord, my friend and very importantly a prayer partner. When I shared with him two years ago one of our daughters had become agnostic and walked away from the Lord she once served faithfully, Dr. Gruning began to pray for daily. With his faithful prayers, and those of others, my daughter has come back to the Lord. He has exhibited caring not only for me, but my entire family. I count it an honor to know him and encourage anyone reading this to give Alan the opportunity to care for them.

  • After struggling for many years with a multitude of health issues and undergoing various treatments which had no lasting benefit, I am so thankful that I found Dr. Gruning. He took the time to listen to what I had to say and to look at the big picture and evaluate the underlying cause of my illness which allowed him to get to the heart of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms as so many other doctors had done. His patience and perseverance in developing a comprehensive treatment plan to address all of my needs, have been an invaluable resource in helping me to restore my health. I consider him to be a valued partner and trusted ally in my healthcare and would recommend his services to anyone that has struggled to find answers and help for what ails them.