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There are currently two systems of healthcare in the United States, conventional medicine and alternative medicine. The former (conventional medicine) is superb when it comes to emergency, surgery and trauma. The latter, in our opinion, works better for just about everything else like chronic pain, digestive disorders, reproductive disorders, psychological disorders, headache, allergy … the list goes on and on.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease” – Thomas Edison

Alternative medicine by definition is “any of a range of medical therapies that are not regarded as orthodox by the medical profession, such as herbalism, homeopathy, and acupuncture.” However, not being regarded as “orthodox” does not imply that alternative medicine is not effective.

On the contrary, alternative medicine has a lot to offer the public. It is based on science, it’s efficacy in terms of patient outcomes is research backed and it is more cost effective than conventional medicine and drug therapies. Alternative medicine and he terms holistic medicine, integrative medicine and complementary medicine are sometimes used interchangeably.

There are many benefits to using alternative medicine as opposed to conventional. Alternative medicine therapies are usually much less expensive than conventional medical treatments. In most cases these therapies have few or no side effects compared to the frequent and sometimes debilitating effects of prescription medication.

Alternative medicine treatments also focus on the whole person, not a set of symptoms, that benefits a person’s overall well-being. Lastly, alternative medicine is just as effective, and in many cases more effective, than conventional medicine for many types of conditions.

Alternative medicine is comprised of many different philosophies and modalities of treatment including (but certainly not limited to):

At Boca Raton Acupuncture we are interested in results for our patients. We have not aligned ourselves with the multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry because we believe Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (as Alternative Therapies by definition) have dramatic healing abilities for a wide range of debilitating and serious conditions, without the deleterious side effects of conventional medicine and its penchant for prescribing drugs to mask symptoms. We are determined to get to the root cause of disease and promote true healing.

If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful form of alternative medicine called Traditional Chinese Medicine, please give us a call at 561-939-0430 to schedule a free consultation.