Conditions We Treat
Herbal medicine extracted from botanical sources is the basis of most modern pharmaceuticals today, yet, its use predates it by thousands of years.
Researching acupuncture many learn that it came to the shores of the United States as a licensed profession in the 1970s, despite this relatively short period of time, acupuncture has an expansive 4,500-plus year history in East Asia as part of a larger more sophisticated system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). What differentiates acupuncture from other Western medicine (allopathic) therapies is that each treatment is uniquely designed for the individual patient as opposed to a one-size-fits-all solution. The therapeutic process of acupuncture itself involves the insertion of needles that are slightly thicker than a human hair into superficial structures of the body (skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles); usually at acupuncture points, and their subsequent manipulation; aiming at influencing the flow of Qi (pronounced ‘chē‘). Today acupuncture is widely considered an effective integrative therapy supported by clinical research with recognized efficacy for acute and chronic muscular-skeletal pain.
Many medical scholars have tried to quantify the nature of hypnosis, nevertheless, the Society of Psychological Hypnosis, Division 30 of the American Psychological Association defines hypnosis as: “A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral
awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.”
Healthy Roots Medicine (HRM) strongly advocates for the integrative medicine model of care; we seek to partner with our patients and their other trusted health care providers to address the health needs of the whole person. Integrative medicine involves building a patient-centered team of connected practitioners working in collaboration to treat the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Patients should share their use or desired use of our services with their primary care physician and/or other health care providers consulting their recommendations for continuity of care.