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The Future of Medicine


How can we preserve our health and sanity when the world is in crisis? Implementing drastic measures has helped control the spread of COVID-19, but quarantine can’t protect anyone from the effects of rampant fear, isolation-induced depression, or any of the myriad health concerns people face every day. So what can you do? Seek out holistic healthcare practitioners! While the hospitals battle COVID-19, we’re here to help you stay calm, healthy, and resilient.

How do we do this? Here’s an example from my practice:     

A man in his 70’s arrived at the clinic seeking help for back pain and sciatica. I asked him to describe the details of his overall health so that I could get a complete picture of his condition. He had advanced cardiovascular and metabolic disease and had experienced a gradual (and eventually total) loss of sensation in his feet over a period of about 10 years. According the my Chinese medical diagnosis, these conditions are all related and could improve simultaneously with the right treatment.

This man had a team of doctors managing his care. They had literally saved his life multiple times and he was grateful to be alive, but they told him that he would need to take dozens of medications for the rest of his life, and even in the best scenario, his condition would only continue to deteriorate. I told him that I felt much more optimistic about his prognosis. I made him a custom blended herbal formula to address his specific condition and treated him once a week with acupuncture. Gradually his pain resolved and nearly all of the sensation returned to his feet.

He arrived for our 8th treatment with a glowing smile and the results of his latest routine blood work. His doctors were mystified. His health had improved by every marker. In fact, his results hadn't looked this good in five years, and they discussed reducing his medication. He thought I'd performed some kind of miracle. He certainly didn’t realize that acupuncture and herbal medicine could change his health like that!

Dramatic shifts like this happen all the time because I have a different perspective than other doctors and can often provide a different outcome. As a doctor of Oriental medicine, my first question is, “What is the condition of the circulation in this person’s body?” Why is this important? Smooth circulation occurs in a healthy system. Any interruptions to that smooth flow are indicative of impaired function. Circulatory problems are involved in all chronic medical conditions as well as all physical and emotional pain. Chinese herbs and acupuncture have been used for thousands of years because they are uniquely capable of revitalizing flow and restoring health. Regardless of the western diagnosis, this approach reinvigorates the innate healing capacities of the body, thereby balancing the nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and immune system.

If you are ready to transform your health (and perhaps your life) make an appointment today!

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