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Overcoming the Obstacles - The Hoffman Clinic Healing Modalities

The Healing Power of Integrative MedicineChild Clibing Wall

The Hoffman Clinic offers many alternative medicine services to restore your body, mind, spirit and emotions. Discover the natural way to health and well being by understanding what options or additions to Western medicine are available:

Our Services: acupuncture, non-surgical facial renewal, stop smoking treatments, Chinese herbology, homeopathy, energetic medicine, detoxification, nutritional counseling and supplements and Acupoint Injection Therapy - can be integrated into conventional medical therapy to achieve optimal physical and mental health.

Acupuncture

We understand some people are unfamiliar
with acupuncture, so we’re here to answer your
questions.

Acupuncture utilizes natural laws and energetics to applying tiny, sterile needles or pressure to specific points on the body. It is powerful medicine which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent disease, control pain, and increase both the ability to function and the quality of life. It is a highly effective, drug-free treatment.

What is a Treatment Like?

First of all an Oriental Medicine assessment is performed. Your condition is diagnosed or differentiated with a thorough examination, which will include an interpretation through medical history, pulse, and tongue diagnosis. Treatment with acupuncture needles is the most common method of treatment. Other techniques used are: heat therapy, mild electrical stimulation, laser acupuncture, sound, magnets, massage and/or pressure.

The extremely fine, hair-thin, flexible and sterile needles are placed at specific points on the energetic pathways known as meridians. Western medicine’s view is that the placement of acupuncture needles at these specific pain points release endorphins and opiods, the body’s natural painkillers while also stimulating immune system cells as well as neurotransmitters and neurohormones in the brain. Not only does acupuncture influence the central and peripheral nervous system, it affects sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in the blood, the functioning of the gastrointestinal system and the activity of the endocrine system.

Acupuncture works with the body, strengthening and balancing energy. It improves circulation and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely.

What does acupuncture feel like?

When the needles are inserted you may not feel anything or you may experience a sensation of tingling or warmth.

What can I expect with acupuncture?

Most people are surprised at the depth of relaxation, the intensity of energy, and the sense of well being and healing which occur from the rebalancing of energy.

Often relief from symptoms is felt immediately, although relief may occur in the following days (or weeks) depending on the severity of symptoms. You will find you will look forward to treatment for the many benefits that are received from acupuncture.

The length and frequency of a treatment may vary for each individual. Many people who have lived with their condition for many years believe they will just have to make do. Others live with pain thinking that “someday” it will go away. Acupuncture has succeeded in many cases where other treatments have not.

Acupuncture treatments are scheduled according to the nature of your condition. As you improve, fewer visits are required.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

The incidence of adverse effects of acupuncture is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted Western medical procedures used for the same conditions. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine’s ability to treat over 43 common disorders.

Non-surgical facial renewal

Acupuncture facial renewal can lift saggy jowls, tighten chin muscles, reduce wrinkles, increase muscle tone and elasticity, increase blood circulation, oxygenate the skin and rejuvenate the body.

Stop Smoking Treatments

Let Cathy Hoffman share her personalized stop smoking protocol with you. If you have tried everything without success and really want to quit call The Hoffman Clinic today.

Chinese Herbology

Ancient Chinese herbal formulas are as effective now as they were when first introduced more than 2,000 years ago. Hospital studies prescribing individualized complex herbal formulas have demonstrated excellent results with patients who fail to respond to conventional pharmaceutical treatments.

Chinese herbs are an essential part of treatment and in many cases are the core to the resolution of an issue or removal of an obstacle to health. Pharmaceutical grade herbs are only available from a licensed physician and should be utilized as part of an overall treatment strategy.

Chinese herbs come in various forms such as raw and already prepared or patent. Raw formulas are the herbs in whole forms and are usually boiled down into a tea for patients’ use. Patent formulas are the same herbal formulas, but are already prepared in pill or liquid format. Herbs are used to treat many health challenges from pain to IBS to infertility.

Chinese Herbology is considered most safe and effective when prescribed by a qualified practitioner of Oriental Medicine. Cathy Hoffman is a Board Certified acupuncture physician who is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), which includes Chinese Herbology.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy regards health as a balance between mind and body. It is a system of healing based on the principal that “like cures like,” which uses minute quantities of herbs & minerals to simulate the body’s own defenses. Homeopathics have no harmful side effects and are not addictive. Homeopathic medicine is regulated by the FDA in the United States and is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the 2 nd largest therapeutic system in the world.

Energy Medicine

Energy medicine works to identify and balance your physical and energetic body systems. This healing process allows stored blocked energies to be shifted into your conscious awareness thus enabling them to be released from the physical body. Cathy Hoffman studied therapeutic touch, a form of energy medicine, with its founders Dolores Kreiger, RN and Dora Kunz at the intermediate and advanced level; and conducted research on therapeutic touch at All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL in conjunction with the University of Tampa.

Detoxification

We live in a toxic environment. We eat foods treated with pesticides and other additives and take pharmaceutical drugs. Detoxification should be a part of everyone’s yearly routine. There are many ways to detoxify – Chinese herbs, acupuncture, home remedies like apple cider vinegar, and colon cleanses, to name a few. Detoxifying your liver and colon is a great start but toxins live everywhere not only in your liver and colon. The best overall way to detoxify is on the cellular level by using homeopathics. Cathy uses the highest quality homeopathics in her various detox programs.

A simple and inexpensive hair analysis can be completed to determine if you have heavy metal or other toxicities present in your system.

 Nutritional Counseling/Supplements

Nutritional planning and supplements appear to be becoming a way of life now. This is probably due to the fact that our food sources have little or no trace minerals left in them. The number one disease in children under 12 is obesity and the number 2 disease is type 2 diabetes. Both are testimonies to the result of our poor diet and lack of exercise. Cathy and The Hoffman Clinic can create a dietary/supplement plan for you or simply review your current program.

Acupoint Injection Therapy

Injection of natural substances to stimulate acupuncture points on a deeper level has proven to be effective for resolution of acute and chronic pain, especially of the back, knee, shoulder and neck. Meet with Cathy to discuss different options for this healing modality. Cathy is fully certified in AcuPoint injection therapy.

Blood Testing Affordable

Dr. Cathy has a contract with Professional Cop-Op Services (PCS), affiliated with Lab-Corp, a reliable, professional company that provides a wide range of blood chemistry tests with affordable prices. For example, the Opti-Chem Profile comprised of more than 50 different tests costs only $86.00. The same service could cost several hundred dollars elsewhere.
Regular testing can help detect problems early, correct imbalances and help the patient obtain optimal health.

Blood testing can reveal signs of diabetes, other blood sugar disorders, heart disease, excess iron, liver and kidney toxicity, and immune dysfunction.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cathy at 727-709-3769.

 

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