Alt Med Works! Blog

Integrating Alternative Medicine
Benefits Everyone!

The Alt Med Works Blog provides information, resources, and tools for people who recognize that health involves a complex interaction of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, and social factors.

Sometimes health is best achieved with the integration of western medications and interventions, and other situations require an alternative approach. Our goal is to utilize what works, regardless of whether it is classified as "Western", "Eastern", or "Alternative" medicine.

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Alternative Medicine Works. Or Does It?

Alternative Medicine has an important place in our health care system.

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Alternative Medicine Books

Recommendations for complementary and alternative medicine books.

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Acupuncture is a gaining credibility as an effective healing method in the United States.

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Alternative Medicine Resources & Links

For more information on acupuncture, acupressure, guided imagry and other alternative medicine resources check out these links.

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Points of Origin Intake Forms

Points of Origin Intake Forms. Please print, fill out at your convenience, and bring with you to your first appointment.

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Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is the oldest, professional continually practiced medicine in the world.

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Esogetic Colorpuncture is a healing sytem that stimulates the acupuncture points with specific frequencies (colors) of light.

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We are all connected

My husband and I went to see Lisa. We were surprised how great we felt with treatment. I started to be treated for help with fertility. I always

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New Ebook: How To Thrive in the Modern World: A Layperson's Guide to Chinese Medicine

Free Ebook!
by Peter Hanfileti, MD,
Lisa Hanfileti, LAc, and
Kevin Doherty, LAc.
"How to Thrive in the Modern World: A Layperson's Guide to Chinese Medicine"
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Principles for Parents | Peter Hanfileti, MD

Principles for Parents is the website of Peter Hanfileti, MD.

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Nutritional Cleansing and Whole Body Detoxification

Nutritional cleansing is one of the most effective ways to detoxify your body without the negative side effects of harsh colon cleanses or liver detoxification protocols.

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Natural Eye Care

Acupuncture, herbal, and vitamin therapies can provide excellent natural eye care alternatives for such conditions as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.

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Wonderful increase in my sense of well being

I came to Lisa mainly to work on long term bursitis and tendinitis issues and found so much more. From the extensive health history discussion on my

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"healing is astonishing"

Lisa is an amazing practitioner and I feel very fortunate to have been able to work with her for much of the last decade. As a mental health therapist

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The BodyTalk system is a gentle, non-invasive form of energitic medicine that is perfect for kids as well as adults. Peter Hanfileti, MD writes about how he uses BodyTalk every day in his practice.

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Points of Origin is a Health Care Clinic Providing Alternative Medicine

Peter Hanfileti, MD & Lisa Hanfileti, LAc opened Points of Origin in 2000 to offer acupuncture and other holistic therapies to the Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR area.

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