What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine involves electronic communication (video conferencing) to provide medical care to patients without the need for an in-person visit. Through the use of technology, doctors are able to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients from a distance. New Direction Natural Medicine has been using telemedicine to naturally treat patients with a wide-range of health problems using Chinese herbal medicine, natural supplements, and/or functional medicine.
Did you know that your tongue is not only one of the strongest muscles of your body but is also a direct reflection of what is going on inside your body? Before there were x-rays and laboratory tests, practitioners of Chinese medicine were (and still are) able to diagnose patients by simply looking at their tongue. By examining the color, coating, shape and moisture of the tongue, we can tell many things about your body and pinpoint what disease mechanism is causing your sy
Did you know that your ears are a reflection of what is going on inside your body? Auricular (ear) diagnosis is used by Chinese medicine physicians to reliably diagnose and detect dysfunctional changes in the body. It can also be used to predict future illness and warrant early treatment before symptoms arise. One of the more common and easy to spot changes in auricular diagnosis is the diagonal earlobe crease, and here is why it is important to detect. Several studies in
Coronary heart disease is responsible for one out of every three deaths in the United States, making it the number one cause of death in the country (Jackson, 2017). Coronary artery disease (CAD), the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries with restricted blood flow to the heart muscle, is an often asymptomatic precursor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and subsequent heart attack and stroke. The major problem with CHD is it is often a silent killer - “causing one-third
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is reported to affect one million Americans each year. PID is an infection of the female reproductive system, namely the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. While it may initially present with no signs or symptoms, it can lead to infertility and chronic pelvic pain. Signs of PID include: Pain in lower abdomen or pelvis Heavy vaginal discharge with foul odor Abnormal uterine bleeding Pain or bleeding during intercourse Fever (with or without
Chinese medicine is a unique and highly effective system of medicine that can benefit almost everyone! Most people are used to going to the doctor only when they are sick or just taking a pill; however, this medicine is quite different (in a good way). With Chinese medicine, we work on treating the underlying core pattern of dysfunction in the body causing your symptoms. Your symptoms are the ultimate end result of a problem that has most likely been manifesting in your bo