Acupuncture is an essential part of traditional Oriental medicine, a comprehensive system of health care with a continuous clinical history of over 3000 years. Oriental medicine includes acupuncture, Chinese herbology and bodywork, dietary therapy and exercise based on traditional Oriental medicine principles. These therapies work with the natural vital energy inherent within all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. This system of health care is used extensively by one-quarter of the world’s population residing in Asia and is rapidly growing in popularity in the West. How does it work? Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine. The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy Qi (pronounced chee). In developing an understanding of the prevention and cure of disease, these healing practitioners discovered that this energy flows along specific pathways called ‘meridians’. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Disease is considered to arise due to a deficiency or imbalance of energy in the meridians and their associated physiological systems. Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians. Each point has a predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, thus corroborating the locations of the meridians mapped by the ancients.Read More
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Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff is a primary care physician, specializing in comprehensive naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
She is also the founder of The Center for Natural Healing located in Honolulu, Hawaii. 808-373-9966
Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff specializes in women's health and is ready and able to offer you a full hormone screening to test your sex hormones; estrogen, progesterone, testosterone; as well as your stress hormones, DHEA, and cortisol; metabolic hormones like thyroid, T3, T4 and TSH; melatonin, prolactin and pregnenolone. She will then recommend or prescribe the appropriate and necessary natural hormone replacement protocol and supplements.
Dr. Ostroff is Hawaii's leading provider of Holistic Pediatics. The holistic care of your newborn, infant, toddler, and child or teen. Dr. Ostroff has a natural and learned understanding of the delicate systems and needs of our youth and is highly skilled at providing safe, gentle, and effective natural care for your young one.