and allied health professionals encounter
many patients who are seeking "natural" treatments and choices.
Patients who are not improving with their current treatment regimens
often experience excellent results with acupuncture. Acupuncture is
especially effective for pain management, and can also successfully
address the secondary symptoms of many complex diseases.
However, because the medical and the acupuncture fields are not yet
integrated, many doctors do not know where to turn to find good, competent,
and experienced acupuncturists. Many acupuncturists rely heavily on
herbal prescriptions, raising concerns over drug interactions. Chinese
medicine employs a metaphorical language that often seems esoteric and
mysterious to other professionals, making communication difficult.
The Acupuncture Medical Group offers a solution.
Although I am well
versed in classical Chinese medical theory and techniques, I use modern
terminology. Therefore, as much as possible, I correlate classical concepts
to modern physiology and pathology, allowing easier communication with
both patients and other health care providers.
I am engaged first
and foremost in the practice of acupuncture. I prescribe herbs only
with the full knowledge and support of the patient's referring physician.
In most cases, acupuncture is effective on its own.
I focus on getting the results patients and physicians seek. My reputation
is built on my quick and lasting results, which is why other acupuncturists
pursue advanced studies with me.
Patients With Success:
I treat all disorders, from acute pain due to sports injuries to chronic,
degenerative diseases, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. Because Acupuncture
works to bring the body into equilibrium, it can be applied to almost
any disorder. Medicine is not an exact science, therefore results cannot
be guaranteed, yet I am always willing to try and help any and all patients.
I especially welcome challenging and stubborn cases as those challenge
me to a greater level of fine detective work.
routinely treated with Acupuncture:
and acute pain, including fibromyalgia and RSI
• Asthma and allergies
• Arthritis (rheumatoid, osteo, and autoimmune)
• Thyroid and other hormonal conditions
• Nervous system disorders such as depression, insomnia, panic
• Neurological disorders
• Diabetic and HIV neuropathy
• Digestive disorders
• Gynecological complaints (cysts and fibroids, endometriosis,
PMS, infertility, etc.)
Medical Group provides services geared toward educating physicians about
the benefits of acupuncture, aiding you in providing your patients with
easy access to these benefits. These services include:
Acupuncture Medical Group Clinic
I accept referrals from other medical practitioners and keep in close
contact with you, the treating physician. I allow you to have full participation
in all treatment procedures and accept all insurance plans (that have
coverage for acupuncture) as well as Workers' Compensation.
Rounds and Demonstrations
Periodically, I offer Grand Rounds style presentations to groups of
doctors and medical staff. I invite you to bring a patient to see how
difficult cases are treated. This allows you and your colleagues to
see first-hand how this style of acupuncture works to obtain immediate
results. Call me to schedule a demonstration in your medical building
or to bring in a patient.
I offer on-going and weekend classes to professional acupuncturists,
medical doctors, and other medical personnel, teaching the techniques
and philosophy of acupuncture. The Acupuncturists Support Group is an
approved Continuing Education provider (ABP-010) by the California Acupuncture
and Workshops for the General Public
I offer monthly classes for patients and the general public on a variety
of health-related topics such as pregnancy care, support for diabetes,
cancer and other chronic degenerative disorders, as well as classes
on nutrition and lifestyle. I also offer a monthly stress reduction
and meditation class.
Recognizing that not all patients can afford my services and that often
the most challenging patients are financially challenged also, I offer
a free, or by-donation, acupuncture clinic twice a month. Services at
the clinic are identical to those offered at other times.
Medical doctors and medical residents who wish to learn more about acupuncture
are welcome to come and observe our work at this clinic. This is an
excellent opportunity to get acquainted with us.