Points of Origin Clinic is Here
Because Alternative Medicine Works!
Bringing Science and Nature Together
We did not set out to become experts in alternative medicine. Quite the contrary. We used to think this stuff was nonsense (putting it mildly). It was only after years of research along with personal and professional experience that we, Peter Hanfileti, MD & Lisa Hanfileti, LAc, have developed an understanding of and respect for what many people refer to as complementary & alternative medicine, integrative medicine, natural medicine or holistic medicine.
Combined, we have spent the past 30+ years educating ourselves and our patients, family members, friends, and colleagues about the values and limitations of alternative medicine. We have found the holistic approach to addressing pain and illness to be very effective because of the ability to individualize treatments to not only specific conditions, but to your unique manifestation of symptoms.
We are research oriented, always looking for relevant data to help us make the best choices when it comes to recommending different treatment modalities, medications, herbs, supplements, exercises, etc. We are "equal opportunity" practitioners in the sense that our goal is to provide information and treatments that work, regardless of where they originated or what they are called. It doesn't matter to us whether it's Eastern medicine or Western medicine as long as it works! For many countries their primary form of health care is what we classify as "alternative", so it's really just a matter of perspective.
When we talk to our patients about alternative medicine and how to incorporate acupuncture into their health care, the same good questions always arise:
- Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?
- Should I tell my doctor I'm using alternative medicine?
- Will acupuncture interfere with my medications?
- How do I find a qualified practitioner of acupuncture?
- How and when will I know if acupuncture is working?
- What if I'm afraid of needles?
- Do you take insurance?
- How many treatments do I need to fix my condition?