What we define as health is really a description of how well our cells are able to mirror and support an optimal state of internal equilibrium and, through the practice of medicine, intervene in ways that promote and support that ideal environment.
Integrating medical treatments from both the Western and Eastern approach to medicine, Go Beyond Medicine® offers patients the opportunity to benefit from the full breadth of medical knowledge.
The blueprint for this optimal state of equilibrium is encoded into our DNA, and through a process known as homeostasis, our cells are constantly self-regulating to create and maintain a steady environment that is the closest achievable approximation to optimal equilibrium.
The Eastern approach to the practice of medicine is based on the philosophy that all the cells of the body are intimately connected to and dependent upon all other cells and that any disruption to one cell will ultimately affect the whole being.
When the body exhibits symptoms of poor health, these are not just signs of damage to a particular part of the body but also signals that other areas in the body are in distress. No single part of the body can be understood except in its relations to the whole. Eastern medicine employs specific modalities of treatment that address the body holistically rather than focusing on treatments that resolve each individual symptom as it arises.
Practiced for more than 3500 years, acupuncture is one of the most fundamental and effective holistic health treatments. At Go Beyond Medicine® licensed acupuncturists place tiny flexible needles no thicker than a single strand of hair into points on the body that are believed to correlate to specific organ systems or functions. Utilizing this technique, they are able to stimulate the body’s natural ability to deliver the proper amount of blood, oxygen and essential nutrients to every cell in the body and improve the body’s overall state of homeostasis.
The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating a wide range of issues including:
Pain: back, spine, knee, and ankle pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica, neck pain and stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, tennis and golfer’s elbow, headache and migraines, dental pain and TMJ
Sleep and stress: insomnia, nervous tension, low energy
Systemic and autoimmune disorders: high blood pressure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue, and multiple sclerosis
Ear, nose, and throat Disorders: toothaches, earaches, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis
Respiratory problems: colds and flu, bronchitis, cough, seasonal allergies, asthma, emphysema
Mental health and neurological disorders: depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus
Gynecological complaints: irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, PMS, fertility issues, menopausal problems
Pregnancy-related conditions: morning sickness, edema, fatigue
Gastrointestinal disorders: GERD (acid reflux), IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting
Urogenital disorders: urinary tract problems, sexual dysfunction