RESTORE YOUR HEALTH WITH NUTRITION & HERBAL MEDICINE
The demands of modern life exceed the body's own nutritional supply even with a good diet. Our bodies are trying to handle high stress, low nutrient foods, and an abundance of environmental toxins. Functional nutrition offers an effective solution.
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Nutrition can improve the benefits of your acupuncture treatments in less time because it is essential to helping your body repair and heal especially for chronic illnesses.
Functional nutrition is a holistic health model that addresses the root cause of your symptoms. It includes whole food supplementation and specific dietary therapy. Its purpose is to restore healthy physiological functioning of your body so that it can heal itself. Most illnesses have a component of nutritional deficiency at the core (vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, etc), and they often respond well to nutritional supplementation. Examples of such illnesses include adrenal fatigue, impaired thyroid function, autoimmune disorders, hormone imbalances, gut malabsorption, and liver congestion.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
The sophisticated art of Chinese medicine dating back to 3700 BC includes over 300 herbs with its own systematic way of classifying and prescribing them. They are used to adjust and balance the energy and blood flow internally. Formulas are prescribed that contain an average of 10-15 herbs.
When prescribing an herbal formula, we take into account the body's imbalances, the patient’s constitution, as well as the functions of each herb individually and their interactions when used together. Herbal medical treatment uses and values the wisdom of the whole plant to interact with the body in a more harmonious fashion, and as a result there are relatively few if any side effects of using herbs.
The goal of using herbal medicine is to enhance one's health by:
increasing the nutrient level in the blood
relaxing blood vessels to increase blood flow in the body
reducing inflammation in specific areas of the body, ex. low back
fighting bacteria and other pathogens
WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINE
In addition to Chinese herbal medicine, there are numerous Western herbal options that are useful for a variety of health conditions.