Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dear patients,

It has been two years since I started my holistic and acupuncture practice. I have always wanted to write a newsletter to my patients, but I just got a chance to do it the first time now.

First, I would like to thank all of you to believe in me and tried my alternative treatments against the traditional medical wisdom. I can’t say I have been able to help every patient walked though my door, but I had been helping more patients and more health conditions than I originally expected. I myself was pleasantly surprised by the demand of alternative treatments, the power of the acupuncture & holistic medicine and the harmony & cooperation between holistic patients and doctor (you and me).

The mid to end of January will be the time people suffered from depression most, partly due to lack of sun exposure, exercise, and Vitamin D deficiency. I would like to encourage you grabbing the rare opportunity to do outdoor exercise when the precious sun peaks out, and please make sure you take enough Vitamin D. Most adults would need 2000 IU twice daily in winter according to the blood work I do for most of my patients. I have been checking the vitamin D level of the majority of my patients before and after the Vitamin D supplement and found out that almost every one has insufficient level of Vitamin D unless they were properly supplemented.

Most of the physicians do not check their patients’ Vitamin D level. But even when they do, normal level of Vitamin D reported by most laboratories give such a wide range (around 30-100) that many physician would tell their patients they are fine even their levels are not optimal for their health (around 60-80).

I also want to bring to your attention that Vitamin D3 like the one I use in my office will be the one to use. Vitamin D3 is the active form of Vitamin D and many patients have problem converting D2 to D3 and make some supplement ineffective.

Researchers have found that Vitamin D is more than a Vitamin, but a hormone as well. It does not just benefit bones, but also immunity, mental health, and almost every part of our health. Vitamin D deficiency certainly contributes to the frequent infection and cold in the winter time. American Academy of Pediatrics just realized how important Vitamin D is and how insufficient of the recommended daily dose and increase the recommended Daily Vitamin D of infant to be 400IU.

In this challenging financial time, our mental and physical bodies get more stress than usual winter season, please take care yourself, and do not hesitate contacting me for your holistic health care. Chinese has a proverb “If we keep the mountain green, we will never run out of fire woods”. It means that if we keep our body healthy, we can handle all challenges and the money, job,love, luck and other things will eventually come back to us”.

Have a happy and healthy new year!

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