By Lauren Bolado
Natural medicine is widely considered to be an alternative option for addressing illness or disease, but Austin Natural Healing Center provides safe treatment options for working with a large variety of ailments including chronic health problems and preventative care. Western medicine is still necessary for major medical issues like surgery, but for many health problems natural medicine, such as acupuncture, acupressure and herbal remedies, can provide affordable care without the side effects that can be an issue with conventional drugs.
“Acupuncture is designed to help a wide variety of diseases and problems like pain management, headaches, insomnia, allergies, infertility and tinnitus,” Dr. Don Zhang of Austin Natural Healing Center explains.
Dr. Zhang is an innovator of the natural medicine field with his research and creation of herbal formulas designed to help illnesses and diseases that have no conventional method of treatment, such as cervical disease caused by the human papillomavirus which can lead to cervical cancer.
In addition to his work with herbal formulas, Dr. Zhang has developed The Zhang Microsystems Acupuncture Method for which he won the prestigious Huang Di Award at the sixth International Conference of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1996. In order to understand Dr. Zhang’s method to microsystems, we must first understand what acupuncture is.
Acupuncture is divided into two main categories. The first category is traditional acupuncture. This acupuncture is based on the traditional 14 basic meridians (energy pathways) and the meridian points. The second category is acupuncture based on the newly-discovered microsystems, which are very popular right now. Examples of some of the microsystems approaches are ear, scalp, wrist and ankle acupuncture.
The Zhang Microsystems Acupuncture Method is composed of a series of many of the ten or more microsystems. This method can be used for a variety of diseases and conditions, but Dr. Zhang has found it very effective for treating eye diseases, like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and floaters, ear problems, allergies, asthma, addictions to nicotine, conditions resulting from a stroke, and for cosmetic maintenance of the skin, including wrinkles and rashes.
Dr. Zhang is also the creator of Z-Acu-Therapy, a painless acupressure method using his microsystems technique which is great for pain management, chronic injury, stress, allergies and insomnia.
Acupressure and acupuncture offer different benefits and results. “Z-Acu-Therapy can be more effective than acupuncture in treating chronic pain, injuries, stress and insomnia,” Dr. Zhang explains. “Z-Acu-Therapy also works well with muscle and tendon injuries and chronic joint problems,” he adds.
Austin Natural Healing Center offers a breakthrough fitness system for clients who are overweight or have diabetes, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or cardiovascular problems. The problem with many weight loss programs is they do not address the underlying metabolic issues. The Fit -150® uses the mind to affect changes in your health. It teaches a mental “blueprint” for longevity and health not found in any other programs. It uses the mind directly along with physical techniques designed to help you to not only lose weight but to bring balance to your metabolism.
Fit -150® uses specific exercises for burning fat in targeted areas as well as overall body fat. This allows the client to lose weight in the areas they want to lose it. Best of all, these exercises are designed to burn fat without burning muscle energy. This balances the appetite so you don’t struggle with hunger and then put the weight back on. This is a very unique part of the program and a unique way of burning fat to keep the weight off for good.
For many, losing weight is needed to manage a disease, like diabetes or high blood sugar. The Fit -150® program has very specific exercises designed to burn blood sugar quickly and effectively, which is very important to those with these conditions.
“We have found people have reduced their insulin after only weeks on this program and for some even reversed their diabetes,” Dr. Zhang says.
Fit-150® is very easy to do and it is a lot of fun. This program can be done by everyone because of its gentle exercises that are easy to do, even for people who are unable to keep up with other exercise routines. For people in fairly good health, the program can prevent any future problems making it a long-term solution for people in every fitness level.