healing philosophy & guiding principles
My healing approach is to help you cultivate a heart of jade.
I BELIEVE THAT WE ALL HAVE FOUR 'HEARts'- BODY, EMOTION,MIND AND SPIRIT.
WHEN THOSE FOUR HEARTS ARE INTERCONNECTED,NOURISHING AND FLOURISHING EACH OTHER IN A CONSISTENT AND SPECIFIC WAy, THEN AND ONLY THEN, DO YOU ACHIEVE and sustain optimum health and well-being.
the path that I've discovered to help you achieve this state of well-being encompasses my many years of holistic medicine and integrative health training, through preventive and complementary medicine. my healing approach is to customize treatments for my patients that provide comprehensive, safe, effective , drug-free evidence-informed health care. and is also open to the healing power of love and community. i hold specific guiding principles to help me carry out my healing philosophy:
listen to you, the patient first. always. one of my old medical school teachers once quizzed us and asked, 'which herbal medicine was the best for xx condition?' the answer; the one your patient will take! taking into account your preferences (lifestyle etc. ) is the foundation for a successful evidence-informed practice , and can be as important as the 'best holistic formula' for your condition.
practice what i teach. - i once was took a course from a teacher, that on break i discovered, was really on a 'smoke break'. it was both disheartening and enlightening, as it taught me that it was my responsibility to ‘walk my talk’ as best as i could, for the sake of my health and that of my patients.
partnership in practice. we are in this together. no matter the treatment, or service you receive from me, what you do outside of our visit counts- a lot. so i will always express, encourage and embolden you to take charge of your health by taking daily actions that move you in the direction of that supports the best version of you possible. hooray for that!
complete holistic care (CHC) as a foundation. complete holistic care was the vision, and the original tagline for my first holistic health practice in NY back in 2008. whether it is health counseling, massage therapy or the various tools in chinese medicine, whenever possible, i will first use holistic care as preventative medicine to promote your well-being. as per the findings of your heart of jade baseline assessment (BA), i will then recommend, if needed, collaborating with a western medical doctor (MD or DO ) .
Apart from my private practice, the bulk of my clinical experience has been in a collaborative medical setting—in hospitals working as an Acupuncture Intern , participating in national Research studies for complementary care for conditions such as chronic pain management, osteoarthritis, labor and delivery— to name a few or working with an MD with extensive training in complementary medicine.
During these years , I’ve learned that the most effective healing outcomes occur when both MD’s and other holistic medicine doctors and practitioners, work together to facilitate the greatest patient outcome.
honor the body as a sacred temple of wisdom, and innate intelligence to inform my decisions for your care.
meet you where you are at-figuratively and literally- i have a 'no borders' private practice allowing me the flexibility to be at different locations and to offer different levels of services as well.
focus on one action for multiple benefits- i will always recommend a treatment, program or offering that will help provide as much support for your overall well-being as possible.
you can't skip steps, but you can accelerate them- through my expertise, continued research and commitment to excellence, i will always consider the most effective treatment plan that will to support your health and wellness goals for lasting positive results.