Christy Allen, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a vibrant, growing field of clinical care that I hope you are considering. As an NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with 20 years of experience, I can offer you the full scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine care.
One estimate (2002) determined that approximately 8.2 million US adults had received at least one acupuncture treatment in their lifetime. More than a dozen years later, the numbers are growing exponentially — as is the body of peer-reviewed research that points to the broad spectrum of benefits that Licensed Acupuncturists and Board-certified Chinese herbalists can provide, to aid both acute and chronic health problems and address the need for preventive and wellness care in an aging population. Conventional medicine tells us that the US population is getting more and more unhealthy. Doctors are struggling within a world of Big Pharma, high tech advances, for-profit hospitals, and very dissatisfied patients. Conversely, patients find a very humane and natural system of care in Chinese Medicine, and a methodology that aims to get at the root of chronic disease, reduce patients' dependence on pharmaceuticals as much as possible, and bring the health of body, mind and spirit into true harmony.
More than just needles, the traditional offerings of Oriental Medicine include safe and effective herbal remedies, manual therapies, lifestyle advice, and meditative practices, to name a few. Each treatment “nudges” the body toward more normal functioning, and provides deep relaxation that one seldom achieves alone.
But... you will only derive these potential benefits if you incorporate this care into your life! Please peruse the site and get inspired with some fresh options.