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Evidence-Based Acupuncture

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Evidence-based healthcare practice was first defined by David Sackett MD and his colleagues as “the integration of best Research Evidence with Clinical Expertise and Patient Values“ back in the 1990’s. This sums up our patient-centered values at the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center in Jacksonville, Florida, in a nutshell. As the Founder and Lead Acupuncture Physician for 33 years, I have the most acupuncture clinical experience in our region. As an acupuncture researcher, I keep current with the latest research that proves which acupuncture points work best for specific health conditions. As a holistic healer, I always consider my patient’s personal needs and values first with every treatment I provide.

My clinical expertise in Five Element acupuncture allows me to heal patients at a deep level – in body, mind, and spirit. This elegant system of medicine diagnoses and treats the true root cause of each person’s energy imbalance. Rather than just relieve symptoms with a fixed set of acupuncture points treated at each session, Five Element acupuncture adapts a selection of acupuncture points that are different for each treatment session. It is based on the changing needs of the patient throughout their healing process. This dynamic model of treatment allows a patient to heal faster as a whole and to hold the benefits of their treatments longer.

As an Evidence-Based acupuncturist, I merge this traditional, individualized, root-cause approach with the acupuncture points proven by scientific research to be most effective for whichever health condition my patient is seeking a solution. This integrated approach is called “Treating Root and Branch.” Imagine yourself for a moment as a grand tree. Imagine whatever symptom you have as a diseased branch of the tree. By understanding that the branch is sick for a reason, you can imagine the need to treat the tree by its roots – to make the tree healthy and whole again. By addressing the diseased branch directly, the branch heals most quickly and effectively. By combining Root and Branch acupuncture techniques, our patients get the best results possible.

To benefit from our Evidence-based five element acupuncture, call the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center at (904) 296-9545.

By Michael Kowalski A.P., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)