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Nutritional-based Therapies

How nutritional-based therapies can help you

The importance of a balanced patient-specific diet is common to both Eastern and Western medicine. Evaluating a patient’s nutritional status shifts the traditional disease-centered focus of medical care to one that is more patient-centered, addressing the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Dr. Etges works together with his patients, exploring the interactions of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that can influence long-term health and influence complex chronic disease processes.

Patient Centered Care: Promoting health as a positive source of vitality, above and beyond the definition of the absence of disease.

Science-Based Healthcare: Focusing more on “upstream” causes of illness, and exploring the patient’s history, physiology and lifestyle.

Integrating Medical Disciplines: Integrating traditional Western medical practices with “alternative” or “complementary” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, exercise and diet. This approach may use laboratory testing and diagnostic techniques, leading to a combination of Western medications with herbal medications, supplements and therapeutic diet plans to meet the patient’s goals.

What a joy to have someone that I could communicate with, who took the time with me to treat me as a whole person and not just a set of symptoms.

A. Baron

It is such a rare pleasure and gift to have such a well educated and balanced doctor and human being in our midst. The combination of skills with attention to my specific health issues is so appreciated, especially in these challenging times.

N. Autumn

“Dr. Etges offers the best of Integrative Medicine on many levels. Having a doctor I trust to oversee my autoimmune condition is in itself, ‘good medicine’. Qualities I admire: compassion, competence, enthusiasm for cutting-edge knowledge, honesty and humility.”

B. Ingersoll

After years of lower back pain, varies back pain issues, and heel bruises, Dr. Etges’s Accupunture has finally helped me feel hopeful that I can resume exercise and fitness at the level I want. He shares his knowledge and insights as we go so I am well informed while getting relief. I believe he is the ONLY doctor who ever addressed all of the comments I wrote on my (very extensive) intake exam. That alone was extraordianary. He has a professional demeanor and at the same time he’s quirky and relaxed, making me feel confident in his skills which is important since I’d never had someone insert needles in me before!
I cannot say enough good things about his attention to detail and ongoing professionalism in his practice. I’m glad I found him and look forward to many years of medical excellence in his practice.

K. Bothman

It is rare to find a doctor with the experience, compassion and wisdom that you will find in Dr. Tom Etges. I have used a number of acupuncturists for severe back pain and Dr. Etges is by far the best. His knowledge of medicine made it easy for him to understand the issues and support the work of my other medical providers.

D. Ernst

Dr. Etges is such a kind and caring soul. During my first appointment with him, he spoke with me for about an hour or hour and a half. When is the last time a doctor spent that much time with you? I also love that he can treat people using different modalities, for example, functional medicine, Chinese medicine, or traditional western medicine. His acupuncture is the best, and he will do everything he can to get you on the right path.

C. Kneifl

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