Nutritional Medicine

Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine both recognize the importance of one’s diet and nutritional status in the maintenance of health. Most of the patients I see, when asked, say they have a healthy diet. People visiting an acupuncturist often have taught themselves what is healthy to eat. A healthy diet, though, may not carry the nutrients an individual’s body requires. After examining a patient, using Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques combined with modern laboratory testing, I can determine the nutritional status and nutritional needs of an individual. A diet that is healthy and that addresses those needs is prescribed. Nutritional supplements are often included for their medicinal effects.

I have practiced this form of medicine effectively for thirty years.