TBHW Acupuncture Specialties
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), NADA, Korean Sasang Constitutional Medicine, Dry Needling, 5E
Talking Point 1
Did you know that in Florida Statute 457.102 defines Acupuncture as a form of Primary Care? “Acupuncture” means a form of primary health care, based on traditional Chinese medical concepts and modern oriental medical techniques, that employs acupuncture diagnosis and treatment, as well as adjunctive therapies and diagnostic techniques.
What does this mean for the patient? Sadly, the bio-medicine model has become an emergency medical model for many reasons. Although many MD’s & DO’s are parlaying in “function medicine” and “integrative health” their initial education does not include a heavy curriculum that includes nutrition & movement sciences. This can cause a significant disconnect. Unless additional training & certification in these areas of science are sought after post graduate, their knowledge in this area is limited. Lifestyle medicine IS NOT alternative medicine. Alternative would imply optional and healthy lifestyle IS NOT optional. Nutrition, movement and stress management is your natural medicine physician’s focus and we augment the services provided by your bio-medicine physicians. Thankfully modern science has given us the diagnostic measures to confirm & measure serious illness/trauma. Having a bio-medicine model is necessary, but it should not be abused by the patient as a tool to correct poor lifestyle choices.
Talking Point 2
In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a survey of 196 United Nations member countries. Findings showed that 82% of the world’s population uses some form of complementary medicine.
Asian Medicine through Acupuncture will have its own set of International Diagnostic Codes (ICD) when ICD-11 codes are published. This will include acupuncture diagnosis and treatment, as well as traditional Chinese medicine adjunctive therapies and diagnostic techniques; not just the “Dry Needling” trigger point therapy made popular by the medical acupuncture community.
The National Center of Complimentary Alternative Medicine under the National Institute of Health (NIH) has changed its name to the National Center for Complimentary Integrated Medicine (NCCIM)!
Acupuncture is included in the Quality of Care and Patient Safety Technical Advisory Group through the WHO.
Talking Point 3
Acupuncture is now licensed, certified, registered and regulated in 47 states in the USA.
Acupuncture is being used in the Top 25 hospitals in the United States and herbal medicine is presently being prescribed beyond trial use in Cleveland Clinic Ohio.
Talking Point 4
Acupuncture services were selected to be used as one of the medical services in the Olympics and Special Olympics.
Acupuncture for sports enhancement is as popular as Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Athletic Training and Skills Coaching worldwide. Many amateur, professional and Olympic athletes validate Acupuncture as an effective recovery tool.
Initial intake pricing: This pricing is for a 60-Minute initial visit ONLY. Applies to any new pathology being treated. $175.00 Per Visit
Return visit pricing: Initial intake must be taken first. This pricing is for a 30-Minute return visit ONLY for a single pathology to be treated. $100.00 Per Visit