What is it like to get an Acupuncture treatment the first time?
·It begins with a first-time, 1.5- hour consultation. During this time, an initial exam with full health history will be taken - all subsequent visits will be a quick intake of 5-10 minutes, allowing you for at least 40 minutes of treatment or as long as you’ll need.
·I will ask you questions regarding primary symptoms, general health and lifestyle.
·You may get a physical exam including pulses and the tongue that represent the micro-systems of your body. I’d ask you not to scrape or brush your tongue before the appointment.
·A holistic assessment is made based on all of the data collected about you thus far. A comprehensive diagnosis is assessed.
·A set of the most pertinent acupuncture points is then selected for you based on the comprehensive diagnosis.
·I then proceed to apply sterile fine steel needles on you with the utmost care, precautions, and clean needle techniques. These needles are packaged in sterile blister packs by the manufacturer and disposed of after one use.
·After treatment, you may feel energized, relaxed, and a sense of well-being.
·A variety of other treatment modalities, such as infrared heat, moxa, diet and herb therapy could be added to this acupuncture treatment.
What kinds of conditions have we treated at our clinic, in addition to what we listed under Services?
·BPH, infertility, vascular severities (DVT), GI distress, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, detax modules for drug addiction and smoke cessation, depression, PCOS, migraine and other types of headaches, weight management, women’s health (mentral cycle irregularities and pain), PMS, back pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, whole-body pain, immunity boost, full-body balance, shingles, dry-eye and night blindness, edema, cancer support, and more...
What is acupuncture and how does it work?Is it safe?
·The herbs are of natural vegetated roots, barks, leaves, stems, trigs, flowers, fruits and fungus of plants, although some herbs are of animal products, such as worms, shells, or of minerals and rocks.
·Like acupuncture, herbs are used to treat symptoms and signs, or root causes of the problem. It is very important to look beyond the symptoms and determine the underlying cause(s) of an illness.
·Herbal formulas are prescribed based on your constitution, age, gender, weather condition, the season, and geographical location.A common cold could be the result of coldness, dryness, dampness, or wind in any such combination.The herbs you take could be for eliminating these external influences or internal congestions first and then to build up your defensive Qi, Yin, or Yang in any such combination.
Special Topics of Interest
National awareness for Mesothelioma
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What's the connection between healthcare and health insurance? I think healthcare is all about taking care of your health before any breakdown takes place. Therefore it's preventive in nature and it requires us to be able to recognize the red flags preceding any illness so you know when to seek help. Hopefully, we are educated enough to be able to prioritize our physical or mental troubles. For example, everyone faces stress at varying levels of complexities. If we have the tools to cope with the day-to-day stress and can pull ourselves away from getting into the deeper ends of anxiety or depression, then healthcare becomes fairly straigt forward and heavy medication would not be necessary and the cost for maintaining good health would be low. Truly good healthcare is our only health insurance. The so called "health insurance" that we came to know actually doesn't guarantee good health, because it's entangled with the insurance industry jargon that computes what dollors you can get from an insurance company based on the insurance premium you've purchased. If we allow ourselves to be confused here, it makes the maintenance of our health to be in the hands of another industry, when it should be in our own hands. I've seen too many patients who came into my clinic heavily loaded with drugs that drag them further down rather than giving the help that they desparately needed. So, I say to you that the first step in maintianing your overall health is to learn how to cope with stress before it takes control of your life. Then we can proceed to find ways we can pay for our good health. Simple lifestyle changes, eating well, sleeping well and regularly exercising and taking life easy are the cheapest ways to keep healthy.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine works well with stress related problems and serves as a great gate keeper to keep you from fallen further into the stress trap. Act before we get into trouble is really the best medicine. And this kind of medicine nip the probelm at the bud for you so you can have abundant energy and spare time to do the things that bring you joy and abudance.
As we assert that mainstream Healthcare is broken or a mess, let’s see what areas need work.I choose to focus on healthcare disaster preparedness, because I don’t think there’s such a plan available.Like any natural disaster, we understand what earthquake or hurricane preparedness is all about.
What do I mean by healthcare disaster preparedness?It’s the first incidence of a healthcare emergency situation for anyone who needs to call an ambulance or could be at a doctor’s office where you just had an emergent distress and your doctor is about to call an ambulance on your behalf.There are lots of traps and pitfalls for us to fall into.To avoid a financial or an emotional bankruptcy, it behooves us to be prepared.Such questions as follows are well worth our time and efforts to look into:
·What do they charge for an ambulance?
·What do they charge for 1-day of hospital stay?
·How many ECG’s are necessary in a 1-day emergency? You have the right to say no to redundant tests or procedures!
·When you then need a Stress Echo test after the initial ECG test, is it ok for your doctor to knowingly send you to another facility that doesn’t have the equipment or the staff to perform this stress test?
·Is the hospital the only place that could perform a Stress Echo test?No, it can also be done at a Heart doctor’s clinic at a cost below $200.00.
·If you got breast cancer, are you going to authorize repeated ECG tests?
·If you got dehydrated or electrolyte imbalance that had triggered some minor heart pain and you got sent to ER for primarily heart pain, is it ok for them to ignore your low levels of electrolytes, entirely and coach you on life style changes and family history to avoid heart pain?
·Do you accept unlimited number of tests but with no treatments during a hospital stay?
Are you prepared for a medical emergency that could happen to you unexpectedly? What is your strategy?