The core of my treatment philosophy consists of five important elements that are needed to help the body to help itself back to optimal health. These five principles are a powerful and effective way to address most health concerns.
The first element is good nutrition. Most patients have a hard time getting consistently good nutrition. It is either too costly or too time consuming. So what is the solution? Let's explore the facts. It is very important to be willing to eat animal products including fish, beef, and chicken. For thousand of years illness has been successfully treated with organ meats. This is vitally important for good health. We have always been hunters and gatherers. Humans are built to eat meat. Human beings are carnivores which is proven by the fact that God gave us K-9 (incisor) teeth. A vegetarian diet is not only unhealthy but also very misunderstood. The meat is not the issue; it is the chemicals that are in the meat. Thus, the solution is organic meat. The best nutrients come from organic, unaltered whole foods.
The most efficient and cost effective way to administer this is through whole food supplementation. It is also important to use a whole-food multi-vitamin. As a side note, be very careful in obtaining whole-food vitamins even from a health food store. A large majority of whole-food "natural" vitamins also contain synthetic vitamins. The truth in advertising laws state that the manufacturer only needs 1/10 of 1% to call the entire product natural.
It is vitally important to have a well-balanced diet free of chemicals and preservatives. The proper use of whole-food supplementation is best accomplished through the informed guidance of a health care professional. Under my care, this guidance will include a professional assessment of your individual health concerns and nutritional needs. Included in this assessment, I will provide dietary guidance specific to your constitution and body type.
The second element is herbal medicine. This is the art of implementing a delicate blend of Western and Asian herbal medicine. Acupuncture is used primarily to balance and harmonize Qi, also known as breath or life force. It is essential that the patient be well nourished. That is why the effectiveness of acupuncture is greatly enhanced by herbal medicine. Herbal medicine can also stand alone. This is especially true for Asian herbal medicine. Each synergistic formulation takes into consideration the exact imbalance and deficiency that is contributing to the illness. It provides nourishment or substance at a very individual and specific level. It is very important that the herbalist be board certified with a minimum of 10 years of clinical experience.
The third element is acupuncture. The role of acupuncture is to reestablish healthy communication of all five organ/orb systems. This in turn leads to a healthy balance of the five organ systems and to optimal health, also known as homeostasis. Acupuncture's main function is to establish harmony and balance. Hence, it is vitally important to have a well-nourished body so that it becomes "bioenergetically" available. In other words, I cannot balance energy that is not there or is so weak that it is not perceptible.
The fifth and final element is exercise. It can be as simple as a daily walk. One can also look into the "slow burn" method that only requires 15 minutes a week. I am happy to make suggestions concerning proper exercise with clients during professional visits.
Thirty years of clinical experience have given me the knowledge and ability to effectively implement these elements. If acupuncture cannot be implemented due to a long distance situation, I can very effectively use the assessment tool of Bio Design, along with whole food nutrition and Asian herbal medicine, to address the problems.