Chinese, Japanese and laser acupuncture are all very effective. Being intensively trained in all three systems allows us to utilize the best parts of each to give the patient the most complete & individualized treatment for their particular situation. Our treatment style is primarily intended to get YOU back, the big you that wants to grow, be healthy and fully alive. Until this happens all treatment will only be a bandage on the real issue.
EastWest HealthWorks is one of the few clinics that combines Chinese, Japanese and Laser acupuncture to offer you a truly comprehensive approach. Add to this combination the possibilities of nutritional counseling, Chinese herbs, exercises, shiatsu & massage and you have a very potent and synergistic blend of therapies that can get you back on track in your life. This multi-layered approach is often what it takes to make real change as there are so many forces out there that interfer with us being in optimal health and wellness.
Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. EastWest HealthWorks, Inc. has a comprehensive herbal pharmacy of patents formulas, tinctures, and granulars. We use mostly Chinese herbs but do use a number of Western and Amazon herbs as well.
Chinese herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment, as it works on different substrates in the body and maintains continuity in therapeutic intervention. Acupuncture works on the level of energy by harmonizing the flow of Qi through the main energetic pathways of the body. Quantum physics has verified that our entire material world is comprised of energy, as is the human body. Acupuncture is so unique because it is one of the few therapies that can manipulate the flow of energy in the body and mind to produce a therapeutic effect. In acupuncture theory, until chronic health conditions are addressed on the energetic level, the root cause or problem will often be neglected.
Chinese herbs work more on the level of blood and manifest physiology. The herbs contain macro and micronutrients that can have specific therapeutic effects on certain organs of the body, such as the liver or kidneys. By working on both the immaterial and material levels, the treatment of acupuncture with herbs is much more effective and lasting.
We encourage all of our patients to choose an organic whole foods diet that has minimal amounts of sugars, white flour products, synthetic additives, or various ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. This is universally beneficial to all people.
After that, we believe that nutritional guidelines need to be specific to you as an individual. There is no 'one size fits all' approach to the best way to eat because each of us has different constitutions. Some people should be eating a raw food diet based on their constitution (yin deficient--dry and over heated), while others need to eat mostly cooked foods (yang deficient--run cold and depleted).
We generally don't believe in diets because they flat out don't work. The goal is to find a balanced and authentic way to eat for the long-term. If it feels unnatural, forced, or excessively uncomfortable there is almost no chance of the diet becoming a viable long-term solution.
In this day and age, our relationship with food has so much to do with how well we are managing stress, expressing our emotions, and maintaining awareness of our core beliefs. We easily turn to food for immediate gratification and comfort, which so often points to a deeper imbalance that is taking place in the mind. Our goal is to help you work on this level so you can make lasting changes, possibly for the first time ever.