“East Meets West: Oriental Medicine and the Future of Healthcare in America” is a documentary film created by Jennifer Buys, a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. This is a great way to introduce the concepts of acupuncture and oriental medicine to friends, family and other health care practitioners so they can get a more in depth view of how this powerful approach can impact our lives.
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber tells his amazing story of how he was “forced” to research the best ways to prevent cancer and to treat cancer. What he learned is that we have more power than we realize and a few simple changes can make a huge difference.
If you take nothing else from this video, please make these changes immediately if you haven’t already:
- Eat only “omega-3 or DHA” labeled free range eggs
- Increase your daily intake of Vitamin D (D3 to be specific)
- Walk about 30 minutes a minimum of 3x per week
- Eat more vegetables than meat (meat should be a ‘garnish’)
- Drink lots of clean water, preferably ionized and alkaline
- Avoid food or water stored in plastics containers & never eat food microwaved in plastic containers
- Laugh hard and often
Please watch the video, let me know what you think (below) and pass this link on to your family and friends. You just might save their life!
Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
“The Truth About Acupuncture” is a short video of an exciting news story about how more and more Americans are turning to acupuncture to treat conditions and symptoms which conventional medicine cannot fully address. And even better… modern science is proving that acupuncture works — even if we still do not understand exactly HOW it works! Hey, I don’t understand how electricity works either , but I can turn on the light!
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Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
This is a short video of the Libera boys choir singing “Going Home”. If we could hear angels sing, I’m pretty sure this is what they’d sound like.
Healing comes in many forms, shapes, colors and sounds.
We hope this brings you much peace.
Peter Hanfileti, MD & Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
Points of Origin, PLLC
Acupuncture and a colored light therapy called Colorpuncture are being used to successfully treat PTSD and other conditions related to the intense physical and emotional stress many war veterans face.
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Colorpuncture is a non-invasive but powerful treatment modality. I started using it in my practice shortly after I was certified in Esogetic Colorpuncture in 1997. I was intrigued by Colorpuncture because it could be used with or without acupuncture needles. I liked the idea of being able to offer a treatment option to people who wanted the benefits of acupuncture but were afraid of needles.
As a licensed acupuncturist certified in Esogetic Colorpuncture, I can tell you that colorpuncture is a healing technique that is very powerful. I often describe it as “acupuncture without needles” because it does not involve any puncturing of the skin.
See for yourself! Here is a video of one of my teachers, Rosemary (Akhila) Bourne performing colorpuncture and discussing the therapeutic benefits for adults and children.
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Esogetic Colorpuncture was developed by a German naturopath named, Dr. Peter Mandel, who has conducted over 25 years of intensive scientific research on the uses of colored light, frequency, and vibration for healing.
In 1992, Rosemary Bourne (an acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine) co-founded the Institute for Esogetic Colorpuncture, USA with fellow colleague and instructor, Manohar Croke, to bring this innovative and effective healing modality to the United States.
I received my colorpuncture certification in 1999 through the IEC, USA, while I was studying acupuncture at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. I continue to incorporate Esogetic Colorpuncture in my holistic health care practice.
It is an especially effective modality for children who are naturally energetically responsive to subtle influences of frequency and vibration.
To learn more about colorpuncture and see actual examples of before and after kirlian photographs, please read my article on Colorpuncture on my Alternative-Medicine-Works.com website.
Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
This category or section of this blog will explore the many modalities available in the complementary and alternative medicine fields. These range from acupuncture and Chinese medicine to chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, energy medicine, to western herbology.
We think it is important to be aware of the many diverse subjects and techniques because you never know which one or group of methods will work for you. It there is anything we have learned over the years, it is that all people are different and unique. There is never only one way to do things, and the more you know about yourself and your own preferences, the better you will be able to match the most relevant and acceptable forms of treatment with your current condition, challenge or healthcare goals.
While we are familiar with the modalities we use in our practice on a daily basis, we also want to give you information about other strategies you might be interested in trying or using for your own health and wellbeing. Therefore, we will investigate and report on other techniques as appropriate to give you all the details for your own decision-making for you and your family.
If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or responses to what we post on this blog or the companion website called Alternative Medicine Works, please feel free to fill out our contact form or simply post a comment.
Nutrition is a vast subject and one which we will devote this entire section or category of blog posts to. We will include everything that we take in for nourishment, including food, water, herbs and supplements.
Of course, there is a whole industry surrounding this one topic and we will do our best to give you the best information as we see it, both from our own clinical perspective as well as based on the information we find and have access to.
We will delve into food choices, even recipes we think are good. Subtopics which we will address here will include the broad category of herbs and supplements and these will be further categorized for your convenience.
Stay tuned for more information from us in this section…
What does self care mean? From our perspective, self care means anything that you are able to do at home, on your own for the benefit of you and your family’s health. There are numerous ways to self treat and the more you learn, the better prepared and more confident you will be taking care of yourselves.
We often spend a good amount of time in our clinical practice discussing such things as stress management techniques or ways of communicating to help out in your relationships and the like. These are very important topics for you to focus on and develop skills in, as the efficiency or our combined efforts working with you are always enhanced when we are on the same page.
Just a quick note about home care measures. It is common for people to think about products like herbs and supplements when we mention self care measures, but we are also including such things as a positive mental attitude, family support and encouraging relationships, family pets, decreasing or minimizing environmental stressors, etc. We believe it only makes sense to try and diminish stresses, detoxify your body, and provide yourself with top notch food, water, and supplements when necessary.
Using daily efforts at home to enhance the effects of treatments provided to you in our office seems to be the most beneficial win win strategy.