How Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Can Improve Quality of Life

Did you know the practice of acupuncture dates back to as far as 100 BC? Originating in China, this traditional Eastern medicine is also used regularly in the West by holistic healthcare practitioners. Our very own integrative medicine specialist Dr. Leslie Smith, MD, LAc, and licensed acupuncturist, Corry Meyer, LAc, use acupuncture along with other holistic techniques like cupping, herbal medicine, dietary counseling, and moxibustion to help our SIU Medicine patients heal from the inside out. In fact, we have a full Chinese herbal pharmacy in the Family Medicine department to make sure that our patients have access to safe, quality herbal medicine.

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Boost Healing & Health With Integrative Medicine

SIU Medicine is home to the only integrative medicine doctor in the greater Springfield area. Integrative medicine combines “regular” biomedical care with evidence-based therapies from outside the typical realm of what we commonly think of as “medicine.” Examples of this include: acupuncture, botanical and herbal medicine, supplements and nutraceuticals, laser therapies, cupping, manual manipulation, bioenergetic work, and other whole body systems of medicine (like traditional Chinese/Asian medicine, Ayurveda, homeopathy, etc.).

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