The West has finally begun to recognize what the East has known for thousands of years – the healing force of common whole foods. This is important, especially in light of the fact that most of chronic health problems in the US can attributed to improper diet and poor eating habits. Personal internal imbalances can be overcome through a variety of dietary modifications.
Eastern and Western theories differ tremendously. Where the West is more concerned about the number of organic compounds, such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and the like, Eastern nutritional concepts are more interested in the energetic qualities of foods. Though foods can be used for medicinal purposes, their actions are much slower and milder than herbal medical therapies. However, when used correctly for prevention and treatment, foods can reduce the use of other medicines dramatically or discard the need for them entirely.
Our nutritional practice aims to consistently educate and accompany patients who desire to incorporate changes to their diet on their wellness journey. Often the counseling moves along with the acupuncture treatment, but we also provide individual counseling as a stand-alone therapy for those who seek this guidance specifically.