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What Makes Us Different
The Center for Primary Care and Integrative Medicine provides both eastern and western medical care. Our integrative team of Medical Doctors and allied health care providers work together to provide you the most cost-effective, least invasive and highest quality care.
What separates us from other primary care clinics is we care! Our team takes a complete look at you as an individual, not as a collection of symptoms. Sometimes the most remote details about you provide the best information. In addition to utilizing evidence-based medicine, we also incorporate modes of treatment consisting of botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and orthomolecular medicine. In addition, we provide advice on Taichi and Yoga.
Acupuncture originated over 2000 years ago as a modality of therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), based on the belief that ailments result from imbalances or blockage of energy (Qi) in the body. Acupunture practitioners treat a variety of diseases by inserting fine needles (0.2 to 0.3 mm in diameter) into certain specific points in the skin, usually located along meridian channels of human body. The treatment may or may not be combined with electronic stimulation. There is general agreement that acupuncture is safe when administered by well-trained practitioners using sterile needles. Its efficacy in relieving pain and other illnesses has been well supported by scientific studies.
German physician Samuel Hahnemann viewed this system of medicine as one that combats disease by using medicines or substances that produce effects in a healthy individual that are different than those effects that are produced by the disease which is being treated.
A system of medicine which is based on the belief that the human body has an amazing ability to restore and heal itself. It teaches individuals to be proactive with their health, to avoid disease through lifestyle modification, including diet and exercise.
Plants, or substances from plants which are used to prevent or treat disease. The treatment of disease by the use of plants has been used by all cultures for thousands of years. In many cases, plants have been the forerunner to many synthetic drugs we see on the market today.
A principle of similars or "like cures like," developed by Samuel Hahnemann towards the end of the 18th century. The principle states that disease may be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in a healthy person.
Conceptualized by double-Noble laureate Linus Pauling, the orthomolecular approach attempts to restore the bodies' optimum environment through the correction of any deficiencies or imbalances of ones' own biochemistry with the use of amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
- Anxiety Disorder
- Addiction (combined with auricular acupuncture therapy)
- Arthritis (acupuncture and nutrition supplements)
- Asthma (acupuncture helping reducing frequency of exacerbation)
- Back Pain (for patients without surgical indication)
- Cancer (reduce chemo-induced nausea/vomiting and boost immune system)
- Cholesterol (Dietary consult, acupuncture, and medications)
- COPD (help reducing dyspnea on exertion and improve quality of life)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Diabetes (Dietary consult, herbs, acupuncture, and medications)
- Digestion (Diabetes-induced gastroparesis and "functional" chronic abdominal pain)
- Emotional Wellbeing
- General Pain Management with Acupuncture
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidney Disease
- Men's Health
- Muscle Aches, Sprains and Strains
- Neck Pain (for patients without surgical indication)
- Parkinson's disease (Scalp acupuncture and taichi training for gait)
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Skin Problems/Dermatology
- Stress reduction
- Weight Management/Weight Loss (Acupuncture help suppressing appetite)
- Stroke recovery (Physical rehab, scalp acupuncture, and Taichi training)