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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

Our Approach?


The information on this website is a portion of the complete story of how we help patient's overcome health problems. This is a foundation of answers to some of the most common questions asked.

For instance, we are now able to measure the bio-energetics of the body using Western technology. This monitors your level of energy within the meridian system and locates what is blocking your energy. The meridian’s influence is crucial in the healing process.

Other terms, such as Functional Health, Acutherapy, Gua Sha, Tui Na, Meridian Imaging, Tei Shen and dozens of others we’ve had to omit due to lack of space and you're likely to experience when you begin care.




Identify The Root Cause of Your Problem


To help identify the root cause of your health problem from a Functional Health and Euro-Asian approach, there are 3 questions to ask;

  1. Not Healing? Specific blood and urine testing will be ordered.
  2. Low Energy? A Meridian Imaging Score & Analysis will be completed.
  3. Structural or Nervous System interference? A Physical Evaluation will be completed.




What Types Of Health Conditions Do We See?


We work alongside many specialists. Patients are generally referred from the following:

Acupuncturists, Allergists​, Cardiologists, Chiropractors, Dermatologists, Endocrinologists, Family Physicians, Fertility Specialists, Gastroenterologists, Geriatric Medicine Specialists, Gynecologists, Immunologists, Internists, Neurologists, Obstetricians, Oncologists, Orthopedists, Osteopaths, Pain Management Specialists, Pediatricians, Physical Therapists, Rheumatologists, Spinal Surgeons and others.




What Is Functional Health?


Functional Health addresses the underlying causes of a health problem, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of health care that better addresses the needs of the 21st century. Functional Health views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. This personalized health care treats the individual, not the disease. It supports the normal healing mechanisms of the body, naturally, rather than attacking disease directly.

By shifting toward a more patient-centered approach, functional health addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Health practitioners look deep into patient histories and identify the interactions among environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex chronic conditions.




What Is Meridian Therapy?


Meridian Therapy is a health science which is used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body. Meridian Therapy has its roots deeply planted in the practice of Acupuncture in China. In fact, authorities agree the science is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. Its use spread throughout ancient Egypt, the Middle East, the Roman Empire and later into Western Europe as merchants and missionaries to China told of the amazing discoveries the people of the Orient had developed. Acupuncture & Meridian Therapy did not become known on a national level in the US until 1971 when diplomatic relations between China and America were relaxed.

Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures over 1,000 “Acupoints” on the body.

This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key “Acupoints” on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.

Historians have stated, “More people have benefited from Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy over the course of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern.”




What Is Tui Na?


Even though chiropractic was discovered as a healing art in the late 1800’s, in America, the use of spinal mobilization in the Far and Near East is estimated to be over 7,000 years old. Spinal vertebral therapy combined with soft tissue mobilization is known in the Orient as “Tui NA” is a vital part of the “Chung Guo I Hsueh” or translated as Middle Kingdom Healing. Tui Na plays a vital role in the recovery of a patient. Treatment is considered painless and pleasant.
Since all parts of the body to include all 300 trillion cells, are under the direct influence of the nervous system, the spinal column comprised of 24 movable segments plays an integral part in human functioning as it protects the spinal cord which sends large nerve trunks to the organs and structures of the body through small openings between the vertebrae.




What Is Laser Therapy?


Laser treatment is a non-invasive method to help reduce pain. The FDA approved laser offers patients more alternatives. Laser treatments take just minutes depending on the condition being treated. The treatment must be administered directly over the skin for better results. Patients generally notice results after 7 to 12 treatment sessions. Laser technology has been used safely and effectively among the wide range of patient population for over 5 years in the US, and for over 20 years in other countries in physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient clinics and elite athletes. Our laser is the “equipment of choice” for numerous national, professional and collegiate athletes and teams worldwide.

This innovative technology helps reduce pain and relieve stiffness all without the use of drugs or invasive surgery.




Will I Receive An Examination?


Yes. To help locate the root cause of your problem, a complete physical examination and meridian analysis is completed. A review of your medical health history and consultation also play a vital role in determining what is the root cause of your problem.




Will I Need X-rays or Blood Tests?


If necessary, we will refer you to have diagnostic x-rays. This procedure is performed at an outside facility that specializes in diagnostic x-ray. We, like most people, are concerned about the dosages of x-rays we receive. We will only recommend diagnostic x-rays when we feel they are warranted.

Comprehensive blood tests play a crucial role in determining your biochemistry and nutritional status while also ruling out any heavy metal levels that may be present. This is integrating Western medicine diagnostics to help determine if nutrients are missing in your body. We can than integrate a targeted approach toward knowing precisely which vitamins and minerals are needed and eliminate the guessing game.




How Often Will I Need To Return For Treatment?


The number of treatments will depend upon the severity of your condition, number of months or years your condition has been present and your current health status and lifestyle. Some notice immediate improvement following a series of treatments, while others may not notice changes for a few months. We do not encourage initiating a course of care with the intent of “trying a few” just to experiment. This is similar to asking a surgeon if you could try only 2 hours of a surgical procedure that requires 8 hours to see what happens.

Be patient with Mother Nature and your healing process by not putting too much pressure on yourself and remember it is always up to you how much you participate in your own healing.




Are Results Permanent?


For acute problems where there has been little or no organ system or tissue damage, results are often permanent. For chronic conditions, symptoms may recur from time to time. Generally a few additional treatments are sufficient to obtain relief. It’s suggested that patients with severe or chronic conditions return for a booster treatment a few times a year. In either case, your lifestyle during a course of care will have a significant impact on your results.




How Do Our Fees Compare?


For many services, our fees are higher than those at an average clinic. For the long-term solutions such as maintenance, or wellness care, nutrition, etc., we are similar in cost to most high quality practitioners.




What About My Health Insurance?


Insurance companies don't yet recognize the specialized and unique integrative services we provide. Patients who seek care in our office understand their insurance does not cover our services due to HMO limitations or other insurance restrictions. Based on your individual care recommendations, financial options may be available




What About Concierge Care or After Hours Calls?


When you have been a patient for a period of time and we are familiar with each other, you will receive an after hours number. Keep it safe and call if you need assistance. If you want an after hours number, please ask. We are not an acute emergency care facility. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 911.




What Forms Of Payment Do You Accept?


We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.




What Hours Do You Work?


We are not a "walk-in" clinic. Appointment times vary from morning to afternoon. If you have specific time constraints or are traveling, let us know and we can discuss options to accommodate your schedule. If you are unable to visit the office, house calls or onsite visits may be available and additional fees will apply for this service.