Optimal health is not simply the absence of disease,it is living with a vitality that allows you to experience life as you desire.—Dr. Anja
Integrative Primary Care
All of the providers at WCN (Naturopathic doctors and Chinese Medicine specialists) are trained in primary care natural medicine. We share a belief in the innate healing capacity of the human body and we teach our patients how to optimize their health through diet, exercise, and natural remedies.
Blending the best of modern medical science with the traditional natural medicine approaches, we walk patients through a ladder of intervention that moves up from the least invasive, yet most effective methods possible, until we get to the health benefits the patient is seeking.
Part 2 of 3: How Acupuncture Works
by Anna Ritner, L.Ac.
Now that we’ve looked at the current research about the efficacy of acupuncture for the side effects of cancer treatment, let’s explore how and why acupuncture works.
There are two ways of looking at this — Western and Eastern. Just as I recommend to my clients during a session, it is beneficial and helpful to respect both philosophies for their similarities and differences. For many of us westerners, understanding Eastern medicine involves “emptying our cups” and being open-minded to a new, yet very ancient, idea. read more…