Chinese Medicine in the US is evolving.
Chinese Medicine Specialty care is something that was once only available by traveling to China. In most areas of medicine, when you have a serious chronic condition, you see a specialist. Someone who has devoted their career to the deep study of only a select few areas of understanding.
Until recently in the US, this was not possible to do. In the time I’ve been in practice this profession has gone from being one of relative outcast in the medical world to being one of the most exciting and sought-after fields. Whereas we used to have to scour dusty old shelves and “know a guy” to get good educational materials and Chinese herbs or learn a specialized acupuncture technique, we now have access to the highest-quality books, experts and medicinal substances on the planet and are able to offer a level of care on par with the very best that is available in China or anywhere else.
Another way that the profession is evolving is that we are starting to specialize. Most acupuncturists are general practitioners, and are very good at it. That’s our training in school — we cover a wide variety of topics, in breadth if not in depth — and we often see a wide variety of different types of patients and medical conditions in practice. A few of us now are beginning to create medical specialties in our field.
I’m interested in four areas: Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and Chronic Infections, Neurovascular Conditions and Oncology.
All of these have a few things in common: they are conditions that reflect the space where our bodies meet our environment. They are complex. They are often debilitating or even life-threatening. And they are treatable.
I have devoted my career to studying from the very best experts in these areas of medicine to be able to create treatments that can dramatically improve and extend the lives of my patients. If you or someone you care about are suffering with a condition in one or more of these areas, I invite you to join my practice.
And of course, if you’re struggling with your health somewhere else, I’m happy to help you there too. The things that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have always treated well: chronic pain, allergies, hormonal balancing, digestive problems — come in for an appointment and I’ll tell you what I can do, or give you a referral to the best care I know of for you.