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At the Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine it is our goal for our patients to achieve total wellness and balance in their life. While traditional Western medicine has seen substantial advances, it frequently fails to address the patient as a whole, treating only the symptoms with "scientifically proven therapies". Although this singular approach may resolve an acute problem, more often the patient is still left unable to feel an overall sense of optimal health. It is only through a holistic approach, whereby the doctor not only treats the various individual components of the body, but also takes into account the emotional and spiritual well-being, that completes and total health is accomplished.

The Importance of Chi

Ch'i also referred as Qi, is defined as the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things. In traditional Chinese medicine the balance of conflicting forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health. Illness is a disharmony or stagnation in chi, which is considered to be the vital energy of the universe and each living organism. Incorporating Eastern Medicine and alternative therapeutic options allows the patient to be evaluated in a different light. What might appear to be unrelated symptoms in Western medicine may be very much related when considering how Traditional Chinese medicine views the body and the movement of "vital energy between the organs", therefore Acupuncture is one of the many modalities offered at the Center, as it facilitates wellness by promoting the free flow of chi, enabling a complete sense of physical well being and spiritual harmony.

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