Premier Acupuncture

Rethink What's Possible

1901 N Hemmer Rd Suite 208
Palmer AK 99645

Phone: 745-7928
Fax: 745-7939

premieracupuncture@mtaonline.net


Our friendly staff caters to the needs of those we serve.  We will help you every step of the way to achieve your health related goals.  

745-7928

Herbal & Nutritional Medicine

Nutrition is foundational to good health.  Nutritional deficiency can lead to many health problems, and slow or prevent your body from healing properly, or at all.  We believe quality health care should always take into consideration nutritional contributions to pathology and in maintaining health.

Herbal medicine has been around for thousands of years.  Properly utilized, herbal medicine can provide substantial benefits to regaining your health.  Improperly utilized, herbal medicine at best is useless and is potentially dangerous.  After careful consideration of a persons medical history, medications and allergies, nutritional therapies and medicinal herbs can offer a powerful primary or adjunctive therapy to aid in the resolution of a health concern. 
 

Our beliefs about nutritional supplements and medicinal herbs:

  • Not all supplements are created equal.  Be careful what you purchase.  Our supplier offers many different manufacturers products, and each manufacturer has the opportunity to have their products quality independently verified.  This allows us to provide you with a quality product.  Our experience allows us to provide you with treatments that we know are beneficial.
  • Medicinal herbs should be screened for the presence of pesticides and other contaminants.
  • Medicinal herbs have therapeutic dosing ranges just like pharmaceuticals.  Many products on the market do not provide adequate dosing.  This is especially true of combination products.  Be careful what you purchase.
  • Herb - drug interactions can be beneficial or dangerous. 
  • Just because a manufacturer has a product they claim is good for some health problem does not mean there is any proof of efficacy.  Be careful how you spend your money.
  • Keep in mind testimonials about a product are meaningless.  There are too many variables involved that could be responsible for perceived benefit from an herb.  Of course this includes placebo.

Over the last 2-3 decades I have seen products hyped and then aggressively pushed on people until the product was no longer of interest due to lack of benefit, then it would fade into the background and another product would be hyped and the cycle would repeat itself.  Be careful what you embrace as beneficial.  I realize there is a lot of desperation to find something that will be helpful.  I have had patients spending over $600 per month on supplements that they don't need or are of little to no value medicinally.  Be informed and be careful.