Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Online Consumer Education Initiative Launched in Tampa

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Bay Area Oriental Family Practice has launched an online presence dedicated to explaining Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and other Eastern medical treatments to medical consumers, according to Dr. Yali Fan, founder of the practice.

Bay Area Oriental Family Practice has launched an online presence dedicated to explaining Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and other Eastern medical treatments to medical consumers, according to Dr. Yali Fan, founder of the practice.

"Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture and acupressure are experiencing growth and wide acceptance. People hear about these treatments and want them, but information about these disciplines is in short supply. Our web initiative corrects that," said Dr. Fan.

Dr. Fan is one of the foremost authorities in Florida on the subject. She has written six books on Chinese medical advancements, numerous scholarly papers, and frequently presents informational lectures and sessions.

"I can inform a small room full of people in my seminars, and now I can give useful information to hundreds more online," said Dr. Fan. "When someone is ill, they go to an internet search engine and type in what's wrong, with perhaps the word "doctor" alongside. We get traffic to our informational site from people who need neurological diagnosis and treatment; are suffering digestive disorders; respiratory and ear, nose and throat issues, as well as gynecological concerns," added the doctor. "By reading the clear information we present on our site, they will understand the healing alternative Eastern medicine provides."    

Dr. Fan has practiced for 14 years in the Tampa Bay area. "We also want medical consumers to know that our field is licensed by the State of Florida and board certified. This is a medical profession like any other legitimate approach to health care."

Mainstream medical practitioners have frequently referred patients to Chinese medicine when traditional treatments have not succeeded, and as an accompaniment to Western medicine. Most of the techniques are in wide use in China and other Asian countries, with Western medicine considered new and unknown.

"In any city in China, you will find our medicine in practice. Tourists in the famous open air market in Shanghai can visit the largest Chinese pharmacy in the world, with knowledgeable dispensers of the herbs and such. Many of the major cities in China have long-established medical schools dedicated to Chinese medicine." Dr. Fan is a graduate of the Shandong University of TCM in the city of Shandong, People's Republic of China and has 26 years of combined teaching and clinical experience.

Dr. Fan was a professor at St Petersburg College for several years, during which time she taught many of the acupuncturists in the Tampa Bay area. In 2001 she opened the Bay Area Oriental Family Practice in Tampa.

For media information, contact Dr. Yali Fan at 813-882-8373

http://www.baofp.com

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