Medical Nutrition Therapy
Acupuncture has a 3,000-year-old history. It is a whole medical system. Whole medical system aims to treat the whole person – mind, body and spirit – not just the disease and its symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic and complex treatment system containing several treatment modalities that are utilized to promote healing and wellness. Chinese Medicine originated in China which encompasses the use of acupuncture needles with the combination of oral herbal medicine and/or topical herbal liniments, salves. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is now covered by many insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes our innate ability to self-heal (a cut of the skin) by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
First, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, he or she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise acupoints are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.
Jeannie Wong is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine . She holds a post baccalaureate certification in dietetics, nutrition and food science . She immigrated with her parents from Hong Kong in the 1970s and was raised in Chinatown, Los Angeles. As a teen, she began Chinese medicine training in various modalities. She had a formal career in apparel manufacturing and she spearheaded many well known branded labels and divisions. She returned to her love of Chinese medicine and spent many years in mental training, education and martial arts. She is a martial arts practitioner of external, internal styles and weapons.
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Medical Nutrition Therapy aims to manage certain chronic conditions through an individualized nutrition plan. Medical nutritional therapy (MNT) is also called nutritional counseling. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a key component of diabetes education and management. MNT is defined as a “nutrition-based treatment provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist.” It includes “a nutrition diagnosis as well as therapeutic and counseling services to help manage diabetes . If you currently are in dialysis, please seek a registered dietician.
Jeannie Wong holds a master's degree in religious studies with a concentration in Buddhism.
We also have interfaith chaplains that have completed Clinical Pastoral Education units and are instrumental in helping you achieve the proper spiritual care.
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Research has shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:
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