Patient Education

Restoring Optimal Health Through Acupuncture

The World Health Organization’s definition of health is: “A state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease and infirmity“. Understand this fact: “Symptoms are the end result of the body’s inability to function properly and maintain health“. The western medical model is symptom centered medicine, which leads to less attention on optimal, or even proper function, and results in poor health. Their current health model is to alleviate symptoms, instead of finding the root cause, and restoring function to as close to 100%, maximum medical improvement.

Health is not only a gift, but a personal responsibility. It is a responsibility that you are born with. Health can be achieved and maintained by restoring optimum function and living responsibly, not simply removing symptoms.

Acupuncture is unsurpassed by any other medical system at creating and or restoring optimum function in the body. It treats the body as a whole, from the single cell to the multi-organ system. Our body is designed and very capable of spontaneously healing wounds, regenerating tissue, removing toxins, and destroying cancer cells, but a loss of circulation and function creates diseases and system failure.

Acupuncture reduces inflammation, restores function, restores and improves circulation, restores nervous system function, brings the body back into homeostasis, regulates hormones, improves immune system function and digestion, it has the potential to aid the body in curing disease. This is much different to western medicine; name one blood pressure medication that cures hypertension, rather than suppressing the symptom.

Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, acupuncture is not toxic. It does not damage the liver, stomach lining, kidneys, heart, or nervous system. 128,000 people die per year to correctly prescribed and using the correct dosage pharmaceutical medications. In 2000, Medical Care was the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, causing 225,000+ deaths in that year alone*.

Primum non nocere: “First do no harm“, is one of the first things taught in medical school, and is our ethical code of conduct. I am 100% committed to the health and well-being of all my patients.

*Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Barbara Starfield: 106,000 deaths due to non-error, adverse effects of medications, 80,000 due to nosocomial infections in hospitals, 20,000 due to hospital errors, 7,000 due to medication error in hospitals, 12,000 due to unnecessary surgery, that were reported. It is believed that the actual number of deaths from Medical Care for the year of 2000 was 284,000.