ST. GEORGE – A new health clinic opened in St. George on March 3 that looks at hard-to-treat illnesses in a whole new way. East West Health, located at 558 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, is new to the area, but has been relieving people’s pain from migraines, neuropathy and a number of other illnesses for 10 years at its Salt Lake City location.
As part of its introduction to Southern Utah, the clinic is offering a free Chinese medical diagnosis and medical evaluation valued at $200. Click here to learn more.
Regan Archibald, licensed acupuncturist, brings together the conventional wisdom of Western medicine with the implementation of Eastern philosophy and healing techniques to treat the whole patient. His zeal is to bring relief to patients in the most noninvasive way possible, applying a combination of Eastern and Western medicines to treat different health conditions.
There are two phases that the body goes through to recover from an illness or injury. Dr. Archibald said:
Phase one is relief care. Western medicine allows us to target a symptom and treat pain in a noninvasive way. Eastern medicine allows us to work on what causes that symptom in the first place.
The clinicians can move a person through a treatment plan more quickly when the Western medicine is combined with the Eastern, more holistic, therapy.
Integrating two approaches
“Eastern medicine is looking at the body from a more holistic perspective,” Archibald said, “so we look at the cause of illnesses as functional imbalances in organs and glands. And we treat those causes instead of just treating the symptoms.”
While traditional Chinese medicine dates back thousands of years in China, its concepts are relatively new to the United States. Acupuncture is the most widely accepted form of Eastern medicinal treatment.
When someone comes into East West Health with a problem, such as recurring migraines, Archibald and his trained, certified staff approach the illness by first addressing any possible trauma that may be causing the pain.
The first thing East West does is to address the trauma that causes the symptoms. This could be physical trauma, emotional trauma or chemical trauma.
The body takes in about 82,000 chemicals in a given week, he said. Chemicals are found in the foods we eat and the air we breathe. Food sensitivity testing is done by a simple blood test. There are about 30 different foods that a person might have a reaction to.
One of the most innovative Western treatments for migraines is a headache procedure that implements a nasal spray to apply medication to the ganglion, a group of nerves that wrap around the cranium.
“Combined with dietary monitoring and acupuncture,” Dr. Archibald said, “we’ve been able to get rid of migraines permanently in people who have suffered with them for over 25 years.”
Neuropathy is another disorder that can negatively affect a person’s quality of life. It can be defined as a disease within the nerve cells. Symptoms can include pain, numbness and tingling in the feet and legs.
Again, East West looks at any types of trauma the patient may have experienced. They then isolate the cause and treat the damaged nerve cells by using a gentle nerve block procedure.
By conducting nerve stimulation and acupuncture, clinicians can re-oxygenate the cells that have been damaged.
“We have found that we can prevent recurring neuropathy for at least a year by combining these treatments,” Dr. Archibald said.
Other treatments, insurance
Besides migraines and neuropathy, East West Health offers treatment for osteoporosis of the knees, cellulite reduction, inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system due to food allergies, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, anxiety and weight loss.
East West Health works in conjunction with its patients’ own medical doctors and accepts most insurance, including MediCare.
A D V E R T O R I A L
- East West Health | Website
- Address: 558 E. Riverside Drive, Suite 208, St. George
- Telephone: 435-773-7790
- Hours: Monday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday and Friday: Noon-6 p.m., Closed Wednesday
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