MERIDIAN THERAPY

Meridian Therapy is a term commonly used in the United States when referring to Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). This form of medicine is the oldest and largest health care system in the world and is approximately 5,000 years old. TCM is utilized in every hospital throughout China and is administered by highly trained medical doctors.

Most people commonly associate the insertion of needles into the skin at various locations to treat pain or dysfunction in the human body with acupuncture. However, it is not necessary to use needles when treating a patient. Chinese physicians discovered an energy network traversing just below the skin that communicates from the exterior to the internal organs through a system of channels or vessels known as meridians. This "bioelectrical energy" works in harmony with the nervous system and all organ systems of the body. When this "bioelectrical energy" becomes blocked it has an effect on an anatomic part of the body and/or a specific system and the patient experiences pain and dysfunction. This results in specific symptoms.

While studying at a large hospital in Bejing, China in 1987 I witnessed the use of cold laser therapy to treat specific acupuncture points, rather than the use of needles. To my amazement, the laser therapy was more effective than needle insertion in relieving a patient's pain and inflammation. In addition to laser therapy I utilize electronic stimulation, ultrasound, and MORA therapy instead of needles to activate and treat the meridian/organ systems of the body.

In addition, I have extensive training in Auriculotherapy. This effective treatment modality treats specific points located in the ear. There are approximately one hundred points on the ear that can be activated to treat headaches, spinal pain, and painful areas such as the shoulder, knee, hand, elbow etc. The auricular or ear points are very effective for treating dysfunctional internal organs as well as the endocrine organs that produce hormones. Many patients are amazed when viewing an "ear chart". The ear resembles an upside down fetus with the body parts proportionally arranged. The ear lobe represents the head and brain, while the internal organs such as the stomach, lungs, liver, etc. are located in the mid ear. The knee, foot, and ankle are found at the top of the ear. In the center of the ear is the entire spine with the neck at the bottom and the lumbar spine located at the top of the ear.

Spinal manipulation is an integral component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In the United States Chiropractic was developed by Dr. D.D. Palmer in the late 1800's but the Chinese physicians have been manipulating human spines for thousands of years and is still utilized by medical doctors in China today. All body parts are under the direct influence of the nervous system and any interference with the nerve transmission at the level of a specific spinal segment will have a negative influence on various organs systems. Our modern understanding of the Autonomic Nervous System validates the intricate relationship between the spine and the internal organs. Chiropractors are specifically trained to detect and correct spinal misalignments or subluxations that may impede and interfere with the transmission of vital nerve impulses.

Herbal therapy is another important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine both in China, Europe and here in the United States. My knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine allows me to prescribe proven remedies that are both very effective and safe. These herbal formulas are rooted in the classical principles of herbal prescribing based on traditional diagnostic and therapeutic categories. These herbal formulas represent a particular approach to treatment and work together to regulate, eliminate, strengthen, and harmonize the various factors that are causing imbalance and dysfunction. Regulate: adjust the quality, quantity and distribution of the body's Vital Force. Eliminate: purge pathological climates and conditions. Strengthen: enhance the function of the individual organ systems. Harmonize: rebalance major organ networks that must work together for optimal health.

TRAINING AND STUDY: Dr. Scott obtained a Diplomate degree from the prestigious Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture in the People's Republic of China. Additional studies in Germany were undertaken in Biological Medicine and German E.A.V. systems.