July 11, 2019

Internal and Integrative Chinese Medicine

Internal and Integrative Chinese Medicine is our specialty at Abacus Chinese Medicine. The words ‘internal’ and ‘integrative’ describe two distinct and important aspects of Jeffrey Russell’s work. He has practiced Internal & Integrative Chinese Medicine for the past 18 years with great success in treating many conditions. He is credentialed in acupuncture, herbal medicine and auricular medicine.

The Terms Defined

Internal Chinese medicine treats both acute and chronic conditions in all bodily systems. The conceptualizations of bodily systems, illness and wellness are very different than those found in Western medicine, however, the two frameworks can work hand in hand in an integrative approach quite successfully. For example, Jeffrey’s care can use the diagnosis, lab results and treatment plan from a Western practitioner to supplement that treatment. Also, many people find Chinese medicine alone to be very effective.

Internal Medicine

Some of the conditions successfully treated with Chinese medicine are:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Compromised Immunity
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Endocrine Imbalances
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • High Cholesterol/Triglycerides
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Muscular-Skeletal Issues
  • Obstetrical Problems
  • Pain
  • Skin Disorders
  • Vertigo*

Integrative Chinese Medicine

Integrative Chinese Medicine is the best of both worlds. It incorporates Western medical concepts into the traditional Chinese medical framework. Consequently, you receive the benefit of a blended and comprehensive approach to your healthcare needs.

Using your primary care provider’s diagnosis, data and treatment plan along with his findings, patients with both acute and chronic conditions find benefit from adding one or more of Jeffrey’s modalities. Particularly difficult cases with intractable symptoms find relief through such a comprehensive approach.

Jeffrey’s methods are individualized and specific. Acupuncture sessions are designed for your particular needs. Great care is taken to continually evaluate and adjust accordingly. He has an onsite pharmacy in which herbal compounds are customized for you if needed. Also, Jeffrey’s training and expertise in Auricular Medicine is unique among area practitioners.

Jeffrey Russell, D.O.M., is a practitioner of Chinese Medicine in Louisville. You can reach him at 502.299-8900.Louisville acupuncture, Chinese Medicine in Louisville

*(This is not an all-inclusive list, but illustrates a range of conditions. If you have specific needs not listed here, please call for a consultation).