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Acupuncture Clinic and Natural Medicine Center offers acupuncture, herbs, dietary supplements, and nutrition by acupuncturist and 4th generation doctors in natural medicine for patients.

We have treated over 45,000 patients including doctors (MD & Ph.D.), nurses (RN), chiropractors, licensed acupuncturists, healthcare professionals and post-graduates. Many testimonials – Natural Medicine Center receives Best of Orange County award Best Acupuncture Acupuncturist & Herbalist. Our family has been serving patients in the United States since 1980 and serving California for 30 years. Doctors and Licensed acupuncturist with clinical experience and success to serve you. We have a loving medical staff and will do our best to help and support patients to promote, maintain and restore health.

Reading Corner – Alarming Statistics

ALARMING STATISTICS


PATIENTS TAKE NOTICE

The 80 million U.S. babyboomers are aging. Due to the managed healthcare systems, the red tape, the lack of proper care, and the perceived coldness and remoteness of the modern medical system, many Americans are becoming fed-up. They are looking to seize control of their medical destinies and are looking toward preventative and gentle treatment methods. The consumer is making the decision that it is no longer enough to offer a drug or treatment after diseases strike or just to cover up symptoms. They are driving the demand toward traditional natural medicine, treatment and prevention.

The American people are also becoming frightened of what drug medications and modern medicine treatments are doing. In the United States, “properly prescribed drug medications may kill more than 100,000 people a year, taking more lives than diabetes or pneumonia“, according to the Los Angeles Times (April 15, 1998). A study in the Journal of American Medical Association (April, 1998) estimates that 76,000 to 137,000 people died in 1994 from such treatments. The report also stated that deadly side effects of prescribed pharmaceutical drugs have become the third leading cause of death in the United States after cardiovascular disease and cancer. And according to European health insurers, 24,000 pharmaceutical drugs currently prescribed in the US and other industrialized countries are without any proven therapeutic value.

In hospitals and under medical supervision, 300,000 patients are killed each year due to medical negligence in the United States. That means more people have died annually under modern medicine than all annual homicide and fire victims combined. This number is five times greater than the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War. Also, more than 100 billion dollars in health insurance benefits and public health funds are wasted in the US each year for covering the costs of ineffective and dangerous drugs, while effective and safe natural health therapies are not reimbursed. It is no wonder that the public is being fed up.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (July 20, 1997), the current population of the world is at 5,930,695,974, with a growth rate average of 1.4%. As the leader and “superpower”, the U.S. is watched and often imitated by other countries, and here, the demand for natural medicine is increasing rapidly. According to the National Acupuncture Foundation, “Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is one of the most rapidly growing healthcare professions in the U.S.” Synthetic drugs are becoming outdated because consumers are taking notice and demanding natural methods, without bad side effects, “drugged up feeling”, and man-made chemicals.


ALARMING STATISTICS

It is a blessing to live in the United States because truly it is a country of excess. However, this abundance can also lead to diseases. The average American is obese and under-exercised. The TV set replaces social activities and watching a basketball game is more exciting than actually playing one. And with the watching of TV comes eating and snacking. Many eat to the point of being stuffed rather than content, with a diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol. The biggest meal is dinner for a lot of Americans, the time of the day when the body’s activity and caloric needs are the least.

With these kinds of lifestyle patterns, there is an alarming 40% death rate from heart disease. In fact, more Americans die from heart disease than from any other illness. According to Time magazine “Special Issue”, Fall 1996, around 60,000 heart valves were replaced each year and between 1992 and 1993, there were 698 pericardium replacements. On the average, there are 1400 hearts transplanted annually in America, with 2361 hearts replaced in 1995 alone. And except during the 1918 influenza pandemic, heart disease has been the number one killer of Americans each year since 1900. A recent article in Prevention magazine noted that one easy way to reduce weight and lessen the risks of heart disease is to decrease television time to one hour a day. Below are alarming statistics regarding health and wellness in the United States.

If you suffer from these illness, natural medicine can greatly benefit you.

  • Each year, around 500,000 Americans suffer from stroke.
  • One in four American adults have high blood pressure (hypertension) and one third are not even aware of the condition. Hypertension statistics are among the most difficult to determine, in part due to the number of non-symptomatic patients. Further, rates for males and females are often combined. For example, although the rate for Korean Americans is estimated to be 16% of the population, it has been found that the rate for men is closer to 22%, while that for women is only 3%. In general, Asians have hypertension at lower rates than other ethnic groups. The rates for hypertension are exceptionally higher for African-Americans. It is a leading health concern for African-Americans and those with hypertension are 5 times more likely to develop chronic heart failure and 10 times more likely to suffer from kidney failure than the general population. Contributing factors may include obesity, high sodium intake, low potassium intake (due to low fruits and vegetables consumption), and socio-economic pressures.
  • Over 40% of deaths in the U.S. are due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is estimated that more than 1 in every 5 persons has some form of CVD (which also includes hypertension, stroke, and rheumatic heart disease).
  • In 1993, the American Cancer Society predicted that about 33% of Americans will eventually develop some form of cancer. In the early 1990s, nearly six million new cancer cases and more than four million deaths from cancer were being reported worldwide each year. In the United States during the early 1990s, more than one-fifth of all deaths was caused by cancer.  In 1996, there were an estimated 158,700 lung cancer deaths, 56,040 colon and rectum cancer deaths, and 27,800 pancreas cancer deaths. That same year, about 44,300 females died from breast cancer, 14,800 died from ovarian cancer, and 41,400 males died from prostate cancer. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that women who took synthetic estrogen for six or more years beyond menopause had a 45% greater risk of breast cancer. In women 60 to 64, the risk rose to 71%. The American Cancer Society study of 240,000 women showed that those who took synthetic estrogen for at least six years had a 40% increase risk of fatal ovarian cancer. In 1997, the American Cancer Society published the incidence of cancer in the U.S. from 1988 to 1992.  These statistics stated that African-American males and Anglo-American males have the highest rates of cancer, while Korean and Native American women have the lowest.
  • 25 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis. These are mostly women, over the age of 50. Osteoporosis results in 1.5 million fractures per year, costing patients $10 billion in hospital and nursing home care.
  • Between 1983 and 1993, the number of hip replacements increased from 49,000 to 83,000. Knee replacements almost quadrupled to 131,000 in the U.S. between 1983 and 1993.
  • Genital herpes, caused by the herpes simplex virus, affects 20 million Americans, with 500,000 new cases annually.
  • 16 million Americans are plagued with Type I or Type II diabetes. Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) is of special interest to nutritionists, and shows wide divergence in prevalence rates. The CDC reported in 1993, the rates of NIDDM by population group, determined through national surveys and specific studies: African Americans, 9.6 percent; American Indians, 5-50 percent (depending on tribal affiliation); Cuban Americans, 9.1 percent; Japanese Americans, women – 16 percent, men – 20 percent; Puerto Ricans, 10.9 percent; and Caucasian American, 6.2 percent. Other differences have been noted. Native Hawaiians have twice the rate of Koreans and Filipinos living in the United States. Japanese, Asians, Indians, and Samoans have shown rapidly increasing rates after immigrating to the U.S. as compared to other Asians and Pacific Islanders.
  • 285,000 unnecessary hysterectomies are performed each year in the U.S.
  • 10 million U.S. men suffer from impotence.
  • 2.4 million Americans suffer from panic disorder and 30% of these people develop agoraphobia, which is the fear of leaving home.
  • Lyme disease causes flu-like symptoms in 100,000 Americans yearly.
  • There are 1.6 million emphysema sufferers in the United States.
  • 10 million patients suffer from incontinence in the U.S.
  • 23 million Americans suffer from migraines – women three times more often than men do. It is estimated that 25-30% of the female population has experienced migraines.
  • Sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy (sudden overpowering episodes of daytime sleepiness) affect 200,000 Americans and insomnia affects about 9%.
  • There are more than 44,000 cornea and 6200 sclera repairs and replacements performed each year in the United States.
  • Since 1988, there have been more than 23,000 liver transplants.
  • The death rate from asthma, which attacks 12 million Americans annually, has grown 6% each year since the late 1970s.
  • 11,000 American people have become paralyzed each year due to spinal cord injuries.
  • HIV infection and AIDS have hit ethnic groups disproportionately. Over half of AIDS cases occur in African-Americans and Mexican-Americans, although they comprise less than 1/4 of the total U.S. population. These figures are even more alarming for women and children: 75% of AIDS cases in women occur among African-Americans and Mexican-Americans; and 80% of cases among children are African-Americans and Mexican-Americans. As of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the total number of cases (501,310) were distributed as follows: cases among Asians/Pacific Islanders living in the U.S., 3,457; cases among African-Americans, 170,271; cases among Mexican-Americans, 87,387; and cases among Native Americans, 1,283.
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD) may be caused by many primary conditions, particularly diabetes and hypertension. Incidence rate (by percentage in each group) varies by ethnicity. Renal failure among Mexican-Americans showed that hypertension was the primary diagnosis in 40% of cases among non-Hispanic African-Americans, but for only 25% of cases in Hispanic African-Americans. The reverse was true for diabetes, which accounted for 25% of cases among non-Hispanic African-Americans, and for 39% of cases in Hispanic African-Americans. Diabetes was the primary cause of ESRD in 27% of non-Hispanic Anglo-Americans, but for 45% of Hispanic-Americans. This accounts for the variation in rates found in the broader categories of African-Americans and Anglo-Americans.
  • Infant mortality rates are some of the most detailed, demonstrating a large variation between ethnic groups. The gap between Anglo-Americans and African-Americans infant deaths has widened since 1950. Those for many Asians/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics living in the U.S. are lower than for Anglo-Americans, but not for all Asian-Americans and Mexican Americans. The rates for native Hawaiians and Puerto Ricans are higher. Rates for Native Americans are also high. Discrepancies are thought due largely to premature and low-birth weight births.
  • Overweight is increasing in most U.S. population groups. It has gone up 36% since 1960.

Natural Medicine Center can help to restore, promote and maintain health through acupuncture, acupuncturist, herbs, dietary supplements and nutrition.  We can help with the oncoming healthcare crisis by supporting and complementing modern medicine.  Natural medicine is very good for prevention and treating the cause of the health problems.

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