Our Approach to Health
We believe that we have the resources to start our day with more energy and vitality, and can end it with less stress and tension. We also believe that we can heal ourselves, prevent illness, and feel connected to the energy in both our body and around us. This is achieved by finding balance. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our physical structures, emotions, mind, and spirit are bound together as an energetic interdependent whole that needs to be in perfect balance. Simply put, when we are out of balance, symptoms arise, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, insomnia, pain, digestive issues, headaches, chronic disease and a lack of energy, to name a few. It is our job to help you interpret what your body is telling you, and then help you get into balance through education, emotional support, acupuncture, herbal formulas, nutritional guidance, and bodywork.
Our Perspective on Healing
The majority of us are accustomed to the western view of medicine which treats symptoms of a particular disease or organ, usually through medication or costly and dangerous procedures. Mental, emotional, and spiritual components of recovery are greatly ignored. Typically a doctor is considered the expert in your health, which leaves little room for them to empower their patients. We will approach your health, not as just symptomatic relief to one particular ailment, but as achieving overall wellness in every area of your life. Through all of our years of clinical experience and research, we understand that the therapeutic alliance with your practitioner remains to be the most important factor in increasing successful outcomes in recovery. We take the time to get to understand you as a person. Not only will you receive natural medicine, our hope is that you will leave each visit feeling inspired, supported, and challenged to incorporate the necessary changes into your life so you can feel your best in a safe and effective way. Treating your mind, body, and spirit while assisting you in cultivating your own medicinal power—that is our idea of healing.