In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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Bill Reddy is an incredible asset to our Wellness Center. He has studied acupuncture under professors and graduates of the Beijing and Shanghai medical schools at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has even studied herbology under Dr. Guo, a seventh generation acupuncturist. He served as President of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia, Vice President of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (the “AMA” of acupuncture), currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IPHC) and is the author of over 70 publications. Bill has taught classes at George Mason University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Northern Virginia Community College and Virginia University of Oriental Medicine and speaks at national conventions such as the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.
"I never underestimate the body's ability to heal itself."
His four-pronged approach to working with a patient in solving his or her health challenges is a major key to his treatment successes. One is acupuncture, which is powerful healing tool for a broad range of conditions from insomnia and musculoskeletal pain to hypertension and infertility. The second involves diet and supplementation. There are elements in a person's diet that can exacerbate their symptoms such as joint pain from osteoarthritis to migraines, and he recommends dietary changes to reduce the negative impact of these foods. Supplements can be exceptional to accelerate tissue repair and support organ function involved in a variety of health problems. The third prong is "lifestyle" and that would focus primarily on specific stretches and exercises for pain, and qi gong and meditation for stress relief. The final approach is herbology, which is Chinese pharmacology. The primary difference between herbs and western pharmaceutical drugs is that most drugs resolve symptoms, whereas the herbs deal with the root of the problem and the symptoms vanish as a result.
Bill does not view his patients as a heart, pair of kidneys and lungs, spleen, pancreas and stomach that happen to be attached to a human being - he sees the whole and treats the patient rather than the illness.