“At Blue Waters Your Health Becomes Crystal Clear”
Blue Waters Acupuncture Center
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We will be closed Monday, February 16th, 2014 in observance
President's Day Holiday
Are you suffering or are you in Pain?
Come let me help and guide you as you explore the possibilities of over twenty centuries of medicine in continuous use and how it may be able to help you or those you care about.
Dr. Michael E. Carruth, MD, EAMP, LAc
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (WA)
Educational Degrees: MD, MAcOM
(Licensed only as an Acupuncturist in WA State)
To read my bio please click on the following link: bio.
Are you aching, in chronic pain, or are you suffering in some way?
As an MD and an LAc I am in the unique position to understand the medicine we all grew up with, but I can also help you to understand how Chinese Medicine can help you feel better.
We are focused on wellness here at Blue Waters Acupuncture Center so if one comes to see us we will initially get an overview in detail of one's health situation so we can have a clear picture at the outset of one's current state of health. We are committed to helping people with their health concerns. Knowing where the patient is currently at allows us to create an individualized plan to address ones specific health issues.
Acupuncture is not primary care (in Washington State) nor are we an urgent care nor emergency care center. But we are appropriate for most mild to moderate acute or chronic medical problems.
We are often able to help in situations where Western Medicine has done its very best to deliver state of the art care, but they have nothing else to offer or don't find anything wrong after a thorough medical workup, but the problem or the pain still exists and persists, or the side effects of the medicine(s) is/are un-acceptable.
We can also be quite helpful for most mild to moderate acute or chonic muscle sprains or strains, spasms, or their 'knots' or 'rocks'as many patients call them.
In its long history Chinese Medicine dealt with every aspect of human life and dis-ease. Chinese Medicine over the course of 2 millenia understands that emotions can and do affect the physical health of the body and therefore this aspect is addressed where and when appropriate.
And by the same token, ills of the body can and often do affect the emotions so this is addressed when involved.
Chinese medicine at its best has always considered the person as a whole in which there are many tightly and intricately linked components which are inseparable and to take care of a person as it has the capacity to do is to address all issues as any one issue can and often does affect the others issues. To not do so is like doing a 32 point inspection at your care care center, finding out that the battery is weak, the brake pads need replacing, and one head light is out, and then they only replace the battery. How well is the car going to work then, and for how long?
Western Medicine on the other hand, is also powerful in its own right in that it took a reductionistic point of view in seeing each organ as separate and looked at its function from a biochemical point of view.
If you suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, allergies, depression, anxiety and fatigue; or if you are seeking to lose weight, and live a healthier, more productive and energetic life; we offer a safe, effective and drug free alternative.
If you come to our office, we will through a series of 3 visits to first determine if we are able to help you.
We will tell you what is wrong with you from a Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) point of view. Through-out the first three visits we will go over in detail how TCM works, we will initiate acupuncture treatment, we will go over how we will evaluate your progress and if appropriate we will lay out a detailed course of action to improve your health with specific goals in mind.
For thousands of years Chinese Medicine was the only medicine to treat an entire nation of people, now it still treats 1/5th of the world's population along with the addition of Western Medicine. There are not too many problems that Chinese Medicine cannot help. Why is that? Because your body contains this system of medicine. It comes standard equipment in you.
When we use Acupuncture, we are only activating and enhancing your body's own natural healing abilities. You already possess this meridian system in your body even if you are not aware of it yet. So do dogs, cats, and horses to name a few animals. The Qi and Blood that flow thru this system are vital to nourish and maintain all of the body's cells, tissues and organs.
When the flow of Qi is insufficient, unbalanced, or interrupted, illness may occur due to deficiencies, excesses, or blockages, and pain and/or weakness often results.
Many diseases have been treated by Chinese Medicine long before Western Medicine (MD - Allopathic) gave them their current recent Western disease name.
Here are some of the concerns I can help you with. I specialize in:
1.First read what our patients have to say:
(Note: There has been no editing so any grammatical errors were left in)
How Acupuncture helped me: After the delivery of my son who is nowalmost 3, I had several post operative complications that kept me in the hospital an extended period of time. About 6 weeks after the delivery, I started developing constant pain and fatigue beyond anything I had ever experienced before. I saw many doctors that attributed it to my weight, the fact that I had a newborn, and many other things. None of them offered me any help. The pain got so bad that Iwas put on prescription pain medications just so I could function in everyday life.
That pain prevented me from being the type of mother that I wanted to be. The fatigue made me essentially non functional at home with my family. At work,where Im a nurse, I was able to perform my job but I knew that the pain and fatigue was preventing me from giving my all. As time went on, the pain and fatigue got worse and there were times when I contemplated suicide because I feltlike there was NO HOPE for me to be normal.
After 2 years with no answers from multiple doctors, my husband urged me to
try Acupuncture. What did I have to loose? When I started treatment with Mike about 9 months ago, it was the first time in over 2 years that I had hope that anything would get better. After meeting Mike and hearing about energy points, yin and yang, and liver fire, I raised a skeptical eyebrow. It took me a few months before I didnt chuckle to myself when Mike would mention Qui.
After I started treatments, I started to feel less pain over time. It wasnt a
dramatic fix but it has been a long lasting one. I started to remember the person I was before all the pain and fatigue. I remember being able to watch a movie without falling asleep. I remember when I could shower without the aid of a bathchair because I was in too much pain to stand. I remember this person, I remember ME.
I still have days when some pain creeps back in or where Im more tired than usual but my WORST day now would have been a day that I prayed for at my worst. I am so thankful that I found Mike and his office.
Cortney, Age 30
How Acupuncture helped me: Acupuncture has helped to restore my life. In June of 2007, I had a stroke at the age of sixty-one. It took three weeks in the hospital before I was able to come home. I was unable to return to my job as a teachers assistant in September. Finally in January I had more strength and mobility and was able to return at four hours a day. I had to use a cane and my energy level was low. This continued until Nov. 2009 when I went to my first Acupuncture treatment.
In the next three months all the issues I had from my stroke had nearly disappeared. My ability to think clearly, to walk without a cane and energy weakness were gone. Without these treatments my life would never
Susan, Age 64
(For more testimonials just click on the following link: Testimonials)
2.Second, give me a call.
I offer a free 1/2 hour consult if you so choose so you can meet me and we can sit down and I can answer any questions or concerns you may have. That way you can make an informed decision about whether Chinese Medicine is right for you or not.
Or you can call and make an appointment for an initial visit and get started. We accept most insurances.
Our current office hours are:
Monday through Thursday - 9:30am - 12:30 pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Fridays - 9:30am - 1:00pm
Saturdays, Sundays - Closed
If we do not immediately answer your call on the above days, please leave me your name, call back number, and nature of your call, and if you would like to make an appointment, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
3.Third, if you would like you may add your contact info.
Just click on the following link Contact Us. Acupuncture pain management and relieving suffering is our business and we specialize in providing you withinitial alleviation of your pain and then we work together with you to treat the root cause of the pain from a Chinese medical point of view.
Pain, a hallmark of many chronic conditions, affects more americans that diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined ( www.painfoundation.org).
And if you are healthy then we can help you stay at your best. Acupuncture can be a part of a preventative health care system. We can help you maintain your best!
Come see us so we can help you feel better or stay at your best.