Understanding whole health is the key. To isolate systems separate from the whole is silly. Within Chinese Medicine, the emotional and spiritual makeup of the human being is taken into consideration.
Whole health is really what we’re looking for, isn’t it? To think that our health is made up of isolated issues is wrong. Our bodies, emotions, and spirits all play a part in our ongoing health, development, and mental happiness. Chinese Medicine looks at a person as a whole being, making it a perfect medicine if you want whole health.
Western medicine often isolates health issues to a particular region or organ system.
In stark contrast, Chinese Medicine looks at the body as a whole, each part interacting with other parts. Even emotions and, in certain cases, spirituality, are noted in the classics when discussing health issues.
As we all know, we feel better when we eat better and take better care of ourselves.
There are many things eating bad can hurt, but there is nothing eating good won’t help.
Everything we do can either enhance our health or make it worse. It is Bertram Furman’s firm belief and experience that when you take care of yourself at the basic levels of food, movement and stress reduction, you feel well, allowing for more fun experiences as you engage in your life’s pursuits.
Chinese Medicine looks at the big picture as well as the discrete issues affecting your health.
“I recommend a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet. After having a six-way cardiac bypass in 2000 and an occluded carotid artery in 2012, this style works for me. With over 20 years of experience keeping people healthy, I can help you discover the best eating style to help you be and stay healthy, too!”
~ Bertram Furman, L.Ac.