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What is Wholistic medicine?

      Wholistic Medicine helps and treats the Whole Person, Body, Mind, Heart and Soul.   It considers all aspects of the human experience to contribute to health or disease, ie; emotions affect the mind and physiology of the body; what we think about is often what we create, etc..  

     Oriental Medicine, an ancient yet modern form of Wholistic Medicine proceedes with this principal; Disease results from physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental imbalances.  Healing takes place when the energies of these aspects of life are brought into proper balance.  

     Wholistic Medicine utilizes conventional and complimentary medical modalities proven to benefit a particular wholistic presentation or symptoms.  This may include everything from Western Pharmacuetical Medicine to Herbal Medicine; Physcial Therapy to Chiropractic; Massage to Acupuncture; etc..     

What are the Benefits of Wholistic Medicine?

     All aspects of the Patients' Life are considered important to determine appropriate treatment and actions

     The Patient is more important than the type of illness they may be challenged with

     The Wholistic practitioner and the patient work together to develop an optimal course of treatment.

           This “partnership” approach to healing is the cornerstone of Wholistic philosophy.

     Treatment methods which are least likely to do harm are utilized first; these methods are often more

           cost-effective than conventional drugs or surgery.

     Wholistic Health supports reaching higher levels of wellness, as well as preventing illness.

     Patients enjoy vitality and well-being resulting from positive lifestyle changes and are often

             motivated to continue this process throughout their lives.

Wholistic physicians believe that unconditional love is life's most powerful medicine

      What does this mean? Unconditional love is a way of being that is always supporting the health, well-being,

              and growth of a person or system for the highest good of all concerned.

      The love is not contingent on any attitude or behavior of those being supported.

      The most important person for one to love unconditionally is one's self. The rest flows from there.

Which forms of treatment are available from Vital Pulse Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine?

  • Acupuncture
  • Oriental Bodywork (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tui Na)
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietary therapies
  • Medical Qi Gong
  • Breathing, Mediation and Visualization Exercises
  • Counseling
  • Hypnotherapy

What is meant by "Complementary and Alternative Medicine"?

      Complementary and Alternative Medicine, CAM are those medical modalities, which have not gained global recognition within any given medical system of Conventional Medical Providers.  In the United States of 2014, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, etc. are considered Complimentary and Alternative Medicines. CAM spending exceeds all other "out of pocket spending" medical categories

How is Wholistic Medicine different from/similar to Integrative Medicine, Complementary or Alternative Medicine?


     Holistic Medicine is a term which is inclusive of the connection between the mind, body and spirit in healing. The belief system, lifestyle, social, cultural and environmental milieu, as well as the relationship between patient and practitioner, are considered to be important components in the genesis and in the healing of illness. Correction of imbalances in any of these areas will bring relief of symptoms. Illness in this model is viewed as an opportunity for personal growth.

     Integrative Medicine starts with the conventional western model of disease, and encompasses other healing methods, such as use of herbal preparations, biofeedback, acupuncture and other systems of treatment.

     Complementary Medicine are those other systems of treatment placed in a secondary relationship to the central model of Conventional Medicine of drugs and surgery. 

     Alternative Medicine, but unrelated to Western Medical Categorizing, Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine and Ayurveda are stand alone unique alternative medicine systems. 





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