Miami Shores, FL, October 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Parkinson patient, Linda Zuker, has recently been experiencing remarkable results from acupuncture treatments administered by Dr. Robert Gastón of the Quan Yin Medical Center. Initially the drive to his office in Miami Shores from her residence in Ft. Lauderdale proved to be a challenge for her due to the tremors in her feet being activated from her fear of facing the stresses on I-95. This is in sharp contrast to the drive after her treatment when she says she experiences no tremors at all. “I am hopeful that I will soon be able to wean myself off the Parkinson medicine whose side effects are often worse than the disease itself,” says Zuker. “The herbs have also been effectively assuaging the disease itself as well as the nerve damage and other injuries I sustained from a car accident over two years ago.”
From the company's website: "Oriental medicine has also been applied successfully to the treatment of difficult and complex syndromes. Amazing results have been reported in recent modern studies of the use of Oriental medicine in the treatment of cancer, HIV infection, fibromyalgia, multiple-sclerosis, lupus, diabetes, Parkinson’s, heart disease – especially viral myocarditis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and preventing ischemic disease of the limbs. Oriental medicine is very successful in preventing and treating strokes if promptly applied."
Dr. Robert Gastón, OMD, an MIT graduate and a Board-Certified Physician of Oriental medicine with extensive hospital clinical experience in acupuncture and herbology, has been practicing for over 16 years. According to him, “I believe that Oriental medicine and western medicine complement each other very well and that both disciplines should be taught at medical schools worldwide.” Trained here in the U.S. and in mainland China, Gaston finished his clinical residence at South Shore Hospital in Miami Beach and for two years helped teach students at the U.M. Medical School Acupuncture Post-Doctoral program. He’s also worked as staff at Boston’s Children’s Hospital ER and at Massachusetts General Hospital OR. He is the author of several Oriental medicine texts and a CD-Rom Reference Database Series on Chinese Medicine and Herbology.
Dr. Gastón, who is a Buddhist monk, named his center after Quan Yin, an ancient Chinese deity, the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy. A protector of women, she hears and sees the pain of the world and takes pity. That’s why patients are treated at the Center on a very personal basis with the time-tested methods of Oriental medicine. These include acupuncture, moxibustion (the burning of mugwort leaves near the body), cupping, tuina massage, tai-qi, qi-gong, electrical stimulation and the extensive pharmacopeia of Chinese Herbology. The Center has a complete herbal pharmacy stocked with the most time-tested and effective natural medicines. The herbs are processed by Kaiser Pharmaceuticals in Taiwan and are totally quality- tested and safe. Oriental medicine is very useful in the treatment of patients of all ages – including children and young adults. Pediatrics has long been a specialty of Chinese doctors, because it has provided safe remedies for pre-natal and infant syndromes have been under development for over 2000 years.
There are Oriental herbal formulae that actually stop the progression of colds and flus. If applied quickly enough after onset of symptoms, the herbs will stop – not just mask – most cold and flu symptoms. There are formulae that prevent post-surgical embolisms and strokes without dangerous side-effects. Similar formulae are used to heal traumatic injuries and fractures in half the usual time. There are acupuncture points on the body that quickly relieve fever, inflammation and pain. Most surgery in China is done with acupuncture anesthesia to minimize risks during and after surgical procedures. Appendicitis – for instance - is usually treated without surgery unless the appendix has burst.
Dr. Gastón believes Oriental medicine to be remarkable in its effectiveness, simplicity, and in its central belief that human existence is a sacred blend of mind, body and spirit. “Current trends toward acceptance of TCM in America will lead to enormous leaps in our understanding of the human body and will redefine our concept of medical science,” he maintains. “It’s a shame that so many people aren’t aware that Oriental medicine has been the world’s oldest medical discipline used by over 70% of the world’s population. It’s a comprehensive system of preventive and emergency medicine that successfully treats the gamut of human disease naturally, with minimal side-effects, and cost-effectively. Acupuncture is probably the best treatment we have for relieving the stress of modern life,” says Dr. Gastón.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Quan Yin Medical Center at (305) 758-7011 or visit the website at www.QuanYinMedicalCenter.com. Located at 217 NE 97th Street in Miami Shores, FL, the Center is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.