What constitutes the ideal internal environment conducive to self-healing?

So in a nutshell, our treatment philosophy is to restore homeostasis and the capacity for self-healing to the body. This is done through three approaches:

  1. Detoxify the body of harmful substances (chemicals, metals, cellular waste, etc.)
  2. Support the body with the nutrients that it needs to repair itself but are lacking
  3. Correct the communication grids within the body so that proper physiological function can take place. The body is naturally programmed to heal itself. If this communication grid is corrected, disease will not occur and only health will remain.

Questions and Answers:

So are you saying that almost any disease or chronic illness can be corrected using the above model?

Yes.

What about severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression?

Good question, those disorders are NOT appropriate for care at HNM. Severe psychiatric disorders such as the above require care under a professional psychologist/psychiatrist. In cases such as these the patient should ask their psychologist/psychiatrist if care at HNM would be appropriate for them, and even then we will only treat them as a supportive therapy for the treatment that they receive from a professional mental health counselor.

What about mild to moderate psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety?

Yes, those are appropriate for treatment at HNM and we have helped many patients with depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. The bottom line is that when you restore harmony to the body, the mind will often follow. We have found that the healing process of the mind and spirit functions in a similar way to the healing of the physical body. One will influence the other. Another thing to remember is that the acupuncture meridians represent not only physiological communication, but psychological communication as well. In our experience, correcting energy flows within the patient has allowed them to self-heal from many debilitating psychological states.

What about injuries and chronic pain?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is off and needs to be addressed. Often in chronic pain there is a dysfunction in the afferent and efferent nerve pathways associated with the area of pain. This is where acupuncture shines as a treatment modality and has proven to be extremely effective at correcting aberrant nerve impulses. Chronic pain can also be related to a general decline in overall health, which our model of treatment is well suited for.