Mordern researches and medical breakthroughs bring us better understandings and appreciations for the medicines that have existed and been used effectively by our ancestors for hundreds of years. Through clinical trials and advanced research, we can learn more about the botanical and nutritional medicines our ancestors used in a very scientific and clinical way. There is also a tremendous amount of traditional use and study on the therapeutic potential of herbal medicine and nutrition practices and countless case studies illustrating their positive influence on a variety health issues. We are now able to utilize the traditional study of herbs and time honored nutrition along with the modern scientific research together to generate a well-informed understanding of the therapeutic potential of medicinal plants and holistic nutrition.
Good nutrition is an absolute necessity to a healthy body, mind and spirit, as well as providing priceless preventative measures for chronic disease. From a holistic nutrition perspective, there is no one “right” diet for everyone to follow, and no single food philosophy to follow either. Rather, a holistic nutrition approach takes into account you, the individual, your basic needs, your constitution, you geographic, your family history, your current and past medical status and also your wellness goals. Most importantly, learning and practicing good nutrition is a key to your understanding to make good decisions for years to come. Food not only provides basic prevention from disease including heart disease, diabetes and cancer, it also influences your mood, gut health, physical appearance, endurance, recovery, mental health, and overall vitality. The foods we eat have effects on every single organ system within the body as well as our microbiome and immune system. Good nutrition, in combination with herbal medicines, can be an ideal therapy for each individual.
Herbal medicine has a unique offering in today’s demand for individualized treatments and personalized medicine. In our current culture that has divided medicine into specialists for every illness and field of practice, and specific labels for everything, we need to understand that sometimes the answer is not to isolate, but to look at the body as a whole. Symptoms and dis-eases sometimes present themselves differently from person to person. Perhaps a broken arm is a broken arm in every person but the way our internal systems function, the way hidden illnesses manifest, is very different from person to person and can often be misdiagnosed because of our tendency to isolate and label.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specilizes appropriate dosing of herbs, interactions with pharmaceuticals, energetic qualities of matching herbs and foods with people, and will be provided a custom compounded herbal formula for your specific needs along with a holistically tailored nutrition plan. Most common health benefits include:
• Digestion Enhancement
• Weight Loss
• Circadian rhythm and sleep balance
• Women’s health and wellness/Hormone balance
• Central nervous system stress and anxiety (this is a really common one)
• Seasonal immunity and allergies
• Energy and stamina / adrenal support
• Pain management and mobility support
• Skin issues, including acne, eczema dermatitis and psoriasis
• Easing the side effects of conventional pharmaceutical medications (another very common one)
Discuss with Dr. Gong on how herbal medicines and nutrition can help you with your overall health needs.