“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
Jenny comes to her Acupuncture practice with a history of yogic study, certification and experience as a Yoga Instructor, and enjoys offering stretching, strengthening, breathing and meditation techniques to facilitate her clients’ healing and balancing processes. The type and amount of exercise a person gets is often a key component to his or her healing process and to maintaining wellness. Recommendations will be individualized for each patient.
“He who takes medicine and neglects the diet wastes the skill of his doctors.”
Jenny places special emphasis on the importance of quality and individualized nutrition for her patients. Food can be a powerful medicine centered on an important and simple concept – self-care. Today’s typical American diet is full of processed foods and low in nutrients. This leads to a constant state of inflammation in the body and many chronic illnesses. Industrial food processing has caused a huge detrimental effect on our health over the last few hundred years. It has brought us all the food toxins that have destroyed our health like industrial seed oils, processed soy, and refined cereal grains. The biggest step in nutrition is to eat REAL FOOD – whole, unprocessed food, such as pasture raised or grass fed animal products instead of conventionally raised or grain-fed animal products, wild-caught instead of farm-raised fish, and organic, local and seasonal produce.
A helpful metaphor for how dietary therapy fits into the patient’s overall treatment plan is this: imagine that you are rowing a boat, and one oar represents acupuncture therapy while the other represents dietary habits. The acupuncture oar is pushing you in one direction – toward healing and wellness. The second oar’s direction depends upon your dietary awareness and habits – it can either be pushing in the same direction as the acupuncture, thus moving you more efficiently toward your health goals, or it can be moving in the opposite direction, and you will be rowing in circles. Jenny believes strongly that dietary therapy is a vital component in the healing process, and will use her experiences with traditional Asian dietary therapy, the teachings of Dr. Weston A. Price, Ayurvedic wisdom, functional medicine, and numerous other teachers and healers, to create a unique and supportive approach to nutrition based on real food for her patients.