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Edward Neal MD, LAc.
This ground breaking research into these powerful techniques from the Chinese medical classics is due to Dr. Edward Neal.
A story of the universe inspiring revolutionary medical treatment
內經Nèijīng Medicine is a complex practice that requires a great degree of skill and precision. It involves attempting to see all of the events of a patient’s life and understand where and what happened that shifted the person away from health to disease. This medicine was rediscovered from recent research into the Chinese medical classic HuángDìNèiJīng 黃帝內經.
Why do we get sick? What is illness? What is health? What is the meaning of life? What is my role in relationship to the cosmos?
The 內經Nèijīng tells us that understanding our permeable relation to our local environment and the phenomenon of our consciousness within the fabric of the cosmos is integral to answering the above questions. Critically, each of these answers carries direct clinical value for the 內經Nèijīng Physician when treating illness.
A vital part of this work is to discover that specific moment in your life that changed your health forever. We call this event that changes your life in a detrimental way the ‘inflection point’, where after ‘nothing was ever the same’.
This event can be caused by environmental weather patterns (cold, damp, heat), noxious chemical exposure (organophosphates, cisplatin, anesthesia), irregularities in eating and drinking (alcohol consumption, improper food, lack of food, overeating), traumatic events (sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, death of a loved one, violent attacks), genetic or ancestral memories, surgeries or traumatic accidents (appendectomy, post surgical laminectomy pain, car accidents), ideologies, although it usually contains a mixture of the above factors. We have found that this crucial event lives in the landscape of the body and when we treat it profound changes can occur.
It is the goal of the 內經Nèijīng Physician to understand and treat this event with care and skill so that you may circulate in harmony with the rhythms of your local environment and the cosmos. And why does this matter? When you transmute illness you automatically become less ‘self-focused’, freeing you to give the world your unique and precious contribution. In this manner we can heal ourselves and the world.
Peter Galle, LAc. Dipl Ac. & C.H. MTOM
My primary focus is treating illnesses that are medically complex, chronic, and resistant to standard care.
In order to achieve this I continually engage in advanced clinical training in the mother text of Acupuncture, the HuángDìNèiJīng 黃帝內經, with world renowned scholar and clinician, Edward Neal, MD.
This method is not specifically point-based, rather focuses on rehabilitating dysfunctional tissues that are no longer 'breathing' due to diminished blood circulation.
I am dedicated first and foremost to patient health and care. Everything I do is guided by this principle. My current work is constructing clinical tools for Neijing practitioners.
One of the many gifts of the 內經Nèijīng is the understanding that not all problems require needles. The 內經Nèijīng Acupuncture Clinic provides various treatment modalities to address different illness issues. While needles are specifically indicated for structural impediments stemming from external patterns or physical trauma or emotional events, External Medicine (Fire Cupping, Thai Herbal Pistils, Moxa) is indicated if a person is experiencing weakness due to noxious chemical exposure or lack of circulation in their fat tissue.
Thai Herbal Pistils are handmade and composed of Turmeric, Kafir Lime, Lemongrass, Camphor, Ginger, and Magnesium Salts. They are steamed and applied to the body in a relaxing massage. The aromatic and pungent herbs suffuse subcutaneous and fat tissue with movement and warmth. This helps nourish and support patients with deficiency.
Fire Cupping uses glass cups and flame to create a vacuum on the skin and fascia. This pulls and raises the connective tissue on the back to calm the sinews. This method calms and relaxes the patient and pulls noxious chemicals and heavy metals from the blood.
Moxa is the therapeutic burning of Mugwort or Artemisia Vulgaris or Douglisania to warm and nourish an area. This is used in a Japanese Pine box placed over a patient’s lower back. The gentle warmth calms and strengthens most patients.
Often External Medicine is used to prepare the patient for treatment with needles. Other External Medicine techniques will be added as we design the ability to implement them.
Treatments at Golden Folk
Monday 8am-8pm & Sunday 3pm-9pm
Rate is $200 an hour. Sessions range from 30 minutes-2 hours.
Complex Illness Intake, 120 minutes: This is for serious medical issues that are complex and resistant to typical care. Fixed-Name diseases, long-term chronic issues, all fall within this realm.
Short Initial Intake, 60 minutes: For patients without major illnesses that do not require a thorough overview of their history.
Follow Up Appointment, 45 minutes: A standard appointment after an initial intake. After a quick review treatment will begin.
Extended Follow Up Appointment, 60 minutes: For multiple treatment modalities such as Medicated Herbal Pistil Massage, Cupping, or complicated needle work.
Scar Rehabilitaiton, 30 minutes: Scar work that does not include a review of symptoms.
External Medicine Treatment, 45 minutes: Treatment that does not require needles but instead focuses on rehabilitating the fat tissue and relaxing the sinew body without needle intervention. Techniques include Medicated Herbal Pistil Massage, Cupping, and Moxa.
Please note that if sessions extend over allotted time, you will be charged each 15 minute increment at 1/4 the hourly price.
If you require care at your home a flat fee of $500 plus treatment costs. Patient will be required to purchase their own massage table if multiple treatments are required.
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