The various practices of Oriental medicine can often be used effectively for conditions and diseases commonly found in the United States. Acupuncture and moxabustion are widely recognized treatments for various painful and disabling conditions, and the value of plant derived medicines is increasingly appreciated.
Oriental medicine comprises many traditions in Central Asia, China, Japan, India, Tibet, Indonesia,and Southeast Asia, For more than 2500 years, generations of patients and physicians have depended on these Oriental medical traditions for preventative care and basic medical treatment. Oriental medicine has also been used to address complex and chronic disorders even when there is no pain.
Misguided attempts to "standardize" medicine have resulted in patient care that is impersonal and indifferent. In contrast, the ancient practitioners of Oriental medicine worked individually with each patient to create an individualized plan of care appropriate to the unique qualities of each disease and disorder and how they manifest in a particular patient.
Similar diseases, pain problems, and syndromes may require very different acupuncture and herbal medicine, so the primary goal in Chinese medicine and other Oriental medical systems is to "treat the patient" rather than "treat the disease".
Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.