This episode is one of a series that was recorded at the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture’s symposium in St. Louis, Missouri.
In this interview we take a look at how acupuncture has been integrated into this Cincinnati clinic that focuses comprehensive well-being instead of symptom control.
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2:59 What makes people healthy and how do you keep them healthy?
5:11 Cultural aspects of healing.
8:07 A curious case of healing.
9:30 An acupuncturist’s perspective of they are actually treating.
11:03 Come in with a problem and leave not with a pill, but a plan.
15:08 A combination therapy that knocks out headache pain in 15 minutes.
18:14 The benefit of taking insurance out of the therapeutic mix.
19:41 A brief introduction to functional medicine.
22:16 You want to treat the patient, not the test.
24:14 Importance of the gut micro biome.
25:03 Care and feeding of your micro biome.
27:27 What to do if you don’t have access to an integrative medicine clinic?
Steve & Sandi Amoils M.D.
Steve and Sandi Amoils are the Co-Medical Directors of the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine (AIIM) in Cincinnati. Both are Adjunct Assistant Professors in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati. Sandi serves as the current past president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), while Steve serves as the Ohio Chapter president of the AAMA. AIIM has been recognized as a national leading center in Integrative Medicine since 2004.
Trained in South Africa, London, and then in the United States, Steve and Sandi are board-certified family physicians. After completing their medical training in South Africa in 1984, they spent two years traveling around the world, studying various indigenous medical systems. They immigrated to the US in 1987, where they ultimately both practiced as Family Physicians in Cincinnati.
Since 1999, they have led a team of physicians and other therapists at AIIM in offering patients a comprehensive integrative approach to medicine, tailoring various therapies to each patient’s specific needs.
Through the 501 (c) 3, Integrative Medicine Foundation the Amoils are active in research, education and overseeing the Get Well program for the underserved.
Steve and Sandi are co-authors of the book: Get Well & Stay Well – Optimal Health through Transformational Medicine. Their book is a culmination of their experience in Integrative Medicine over the years and is aimed at helping people to transform their lives, no matter what their current state of health is.
Alliance Integrative Medicine
6400 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Resources and Links:
Book, Get Well and Stay Well