I am hoping it will increase awareness of the benefits of Eastern medicine and move it from a last resort to its proper place as an equal partner to Western medicine.
Spokane, WA (PRWEB) November 13, 2011
Spokane acupuncturist Coleen Smith started her career in patient care a registered nurse (RN) in 1986 and is now a 2012 doctoral candidate at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of San Francisco. Because of her work successfully treating women’s health issues, Smith is featured on the cover of this month’s “Spokane Area Metro Women,” a periodical intended to support, encourage and provide resources to enhance the lives of women in the Spokane area.
In addition to appearing on the cover, the Spokane acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioner was interviewed about her successful work treating women’s health issues. The complete interview, in which Smith discusses her successes treating fertility issues, menopause and other women’s health issues, can be found at http://metrowomanmag.com/spokane/blog/.
“I’m very flattered that ‘Metro Woman’ chose to feature our acupuncture clinic this month,” said Smith. “I am hoping it will increase awareness of the benefits of Eastern medicine and move it from a ‘last resort’ to its proper place as an equal partner with Western medicine.”
Smith’s patients say she is empathetic, dynamic and knowledgeable. She is also renowned for her comforting manner and a reassuring way of assisting women, couples and men with a variety of health concerns.
“Although we focus on women’s health, we also treat our share of men,” said Smith. “While it is often used for gender-specific issues, Eastern medicine can benefit men, women and children.”
Smith started her career as a registered nurse (RN) and has been practicing nursing since 1986. She attended a four year program at American College of Acupuncture in Houston, where she earned her masters’ degree in Oriental Medicine.
She moved on to receive additional training at an internship program in the renowned Hang Zhou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital and the Tian Jin Acupuncture Hospital in China. Smith is now a diplomat who is certified in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM (DipNCCAOM, L.Ac.,CHM.).
Smith is a board-certified fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and is currently a doctoral candidate at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of San Francisco. Her masters’ in Chinese Herbology allows her to mix custom, all-natural formulas for her patients.
About Point of Origin Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic
Point of Origin Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic is a Spokane acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine treatment center that provides quality, natural healthcare with a focus on women’s health, including hormone regulation, pain, anxiety issues and fertility challenges. Coleen Smith, founder of Point of Origin, believes that through the use of acupuncture and herbs, almost any condition and syndrome can be treated.
Point of Origin provides specialized, individual care and, in addition to traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments, the clinic offers several additional modalities such as digital pulse analysis(DPA) and saliva testing.
Acupuncture is an ancient method of treatment based on thousands of years’ experience. It helps relieve signs and symptoms of many health problems. Oriental medicine is about maintaining harmony and balance.
About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating students in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Bay Area since its inception in 1980. Their two degree programs—the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)—provide an exceptional professional education.
ACTCM’s community clinics serve as a diverse and demanding training ground for their students, while providing affordable health care services to the community. ACTCM’s certificate programs in Tui Na and Shiatsu and its introductory classes for the public offer additional educational opportunities for current ACTCM students, healthcare professionals and the general public.
Bay Area acupuncture treatment, as taught by ACTCM, restores balance and health, and is used for everything from chronic pain to drug dependence. It is also effective for allergy relief, weight loss, pain management and fertility treatment.
During treatment practitioners insert sterile, disposable needles at acupuncture points along the meridians. Because of the thin and pliable needles used, most people feel little to no discomfort. Patients typically leave feeling energized or relaxed with a deep sense of well-being.
For more information about the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), call Alissa Cohan at (415) 355-1601 x 12.