Patients come to me often with a variety of health concerns. So I have built a practice integrating a number of different specialties and modalities. My team of practitioners are well trained and pride themselves on being life-long learners. They stay current on all of the most important biomedical advances as well as deepening their understanding of the Chinese classics. We also consult with one another on patient care to provide continuity of treatment within the practice. This aspect of the practice has been very important to me, and I have taken great care in building a cohesive and integrative team.
The art of practicing Chinese medicine involves a huge body of theory and practice. Traditionally, practitioners start out focusing on one or two specialties and learning how to apply the theory within these specialties. After a practitioner has become adept at skillfully treating diseases within a given specialty, they may branch out into other specialties. This is an organic process to some extent. A patient with infertility may also suffer from frequent colds and allergies. In order to optimize fertility, the practitioner will want to also address other current health issues to make the patient as healthy as possible to promote fertility and overall health and well-being. In this way the practitioner treats other issues outside of their initial specialty. Often a practitioner of Chinese Medicine will expand into a more general practice the longer one has been in practice.
In my case I started out studying with clinical internships in two different Beijing hospitals, for 6 months each, after I finished my master’s degree in Chinese Medicine in New York. At those hospitals I focused on gynecology and infertility, and sports medicine and pain management. This was a great opportunity to gain a lot of experience and insight in the 2 separate disciplines, as I was able to see and help treat about 200 patients a week, all within those 2 disciplines.
Over the years as my practice has grown the number of conditions I treat has naturally expanded to include a variety of disciplines such as allergies, asthma, auto-immune disorders, gastro- intestinal disorders, migraines and TMJ.
I take an integrative approach, so I understand what your doctor is talking about when you tell me she suggests IVF, what your blood work results imply, or what the medicines you are taking do. All of the practitioners who work with me understand this, too.
We also offer a range of bodywork modalities, including Swedish massage, Craniosacral therapy (CST) and Ortho-Bionomy, and Acupuncture facial rejuvenation.
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Yours in health,