"Having good health is very different from only being not sick." Seneca The Younger, 50 AD
Richard A. Shwery, OMD, L.Ac
Bonnie R. Shwery, MA, L.Ac
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What Makes Us Different?

Experience
With 25 years of experience practicing Acupuncture, we’ve come to know what works, and what doesn’t. We’ve studied the vast majority of Acupuncture styles and techniques, and have put them to the test in our own practice. During this time, we’ve been able to cultivate a successful, comprehensive approach to helping our patients regain their health.

We’ve also had the opportunity to treat many different conditions, and many different people who have these conditions. We can guide you through what is possible to achieve, and what to expect, based on our considerable experience.

Training
We’ve researched and studied with many of the pioneers in modern Acupuncture and Natural Medicine from several continents, as well as having attended (and taught) at some of the world’s most prestigious Acupuncture schools. We are proud to acknowledge Drs. Kiiko Matsumoto, Thong Nguyen, Ted Kaptchuk, Giovanni Maciocia, George Goodheart and Jeffrey Bland among our many mentors.

Our academic training prepared us well, but it is our commitment to further our knowledge through continual research and education that gives us the confidence to excel in what we do. See Richard’s Bio and Bonnie’s Bio.

Integrative Services
We’ve incorporated techniques from many diverse traditions, each with its own area of expertise, thus enabling us to increase our success rate with more people and a wide range of problems. The Japanese Acupuncture palpation-feedback system forms the basis of our treatment style, as it is the best method we’ve come across for insuring consistent results. To this we add our skills in TCM Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Five-Element Diagnosis, Functional Medicine, and Herbal Medicine and Nutrition, as each case may require.

Individualized Approach
The Acupuncture system we practice recognizes that people are more than the disease they’ve been labeled with. Each person is an individual, with a unique set of symptoms and circumstances that has led to their health problems. We undertake a greater objective than the temporary relief of symptoms, but rather to focus on identifying and treating those factors that are interfering with a person’s healing and recovery. In this way, the results achieved are more likely long-lasting.


The body has a remarkable ability to heal once the obstructing factors are removed. With this approach, for example, although a person’s primary concern may be their back pain or headaches, we also want them to sleep better and have more energy, with improved metabolism, detoxification digestion, and resistance to disease. Good health is not simply the absence of disease, but includes a vibrant and vital state of energy and well-being. See Functional Medicine

Professionalism
When you put yourself in our care, improving your health becomes our mission, and we will do everything in our power to help you. We will talk with and work with your primary physician, if you ask us to, and integrate what we are doing into your current medical plan. We pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date on the latest acupuncture and medical research in order to help us treat difficult conditions. However, with cases that are not responding satisfactorily to treatment after a couple months in our care, other approaches will be discussed and we will strive to help you with a referral that may better serve your needs.

Attitude
We are open-minded and good listeners, and interested in the small details pertaining to your health that are often overlooked. We will take whatever time is needed to fully understand your condition, in addition to helping you understand Acupuncture and the natural healing process.

Simply put…we care. Yes, we wholeheartedly believe in the approach we use and the power of natural healing. But more than that, we’re drawn to help people with their problems. Both of us have experienced first-hand the benefits provided with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, and we want to share this exceptional system of medicine with as many as we can.


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