Chronic illness now eclipses acute and infectious diseases in America. Of those autoimmune disease is the fastest growing disease category. Many of our patients are reporting chronic conditions as their most troubling health issues.
While our healthcare system is excellent at treating trauma and acute illness, it has little to offer those suffering from chronic disease. At the Soprani Clinic we bring together the best of classical medicine from the 5000-year history of Chinese Medicine with modern research on nutrition, diet and exercise.
The classical Chinese medical perspective has for thousand of years focused on treating the root of the illness, not just the branch. The classical texts warned of the dangers of treating only the symptoms of a disease. Classical Five Element Acupuncture is one of the best methods for bringing balance to a patient, not only a balance between the chi meridians and the organs of the patient, but balance in the life of the patient as well. This includes how the patient lives her life, the food she eats, and her relationship with the world as a whole: both physical and metaphysical.
The best way to address chronic illnesses is to address this wholeness. This is the most effective way to address chronic illnesses like MS, Arthritis, Parkinson’s, colitis, Lyme disease, etc. There is modern research confirming that prayer, meditation, exercise, and a sense of purpose in our work and home life profoundly affects our biochemistry and immune system. With what we now know about nutrition, diet and the importance of phytonutrients, we can positively affect the overall health of the chronically ill patient. Each year we have new precise ways to ensure that the food we eat, the nutrionals we take, the exercise we chose is the best available to help overcome a decline into chronic illness.