Brett Sanders – New Patient Forms


Brett earned his Master’s of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the nation’s premier institute of oriental medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College, in 2014. He graduated the year-round, 4-year program in 3 years, two of which included practicing in the schools clinic.

Upon graduation, Brett Moved to China to Continue his education at both the world-renowned University Hospital of Heilongjiang China in the city of Harbin as well as the prestigious hospital, (the name translates to English as) The Greatest Doctors of China Hospital.

In 2015, Brett earned a degree in Chinese Advanced Doctoral Studies from Heilongjang University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This hospital specializes in the integration of Chinese and Western medicine. Patients there are cared for with traditional Chinese medical techniques and theory together with all of the advances of modern Western medicine and science. During his studies, Brett was fortunate enough to study under one of the most famous and highly regarded doctors in China, Dr. Shentian Sun.

Experiencing the amazing results this integrated approach provides was, and continues to be, a major inspiration to Brett.  During his time at the Greatest Doctors of China Hospital, Brett worked with national specialists in nutrition practicing in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, and digestive issues through nutritional and lifestyle counseling, acupuncture, and Oriental Medicine. This was when Brett’s long-time passion for nutritional healthcare reached a new level.

Brett is grateful to be mentored by Nita Desai M.D. as he functions in the capacity of a Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselor.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system which includes acupuncture, herbal remedies, dietary therapy, and bodily manipulations/massage. TCM has been around for over 3,000 years and it is still used today in clinics and hospitals throughout China and most of Asia as a primary medical modality.

TCM can relive symptoms associated with illness and disease and can also uncover the underlying cause of these symptoms. TCM providers have discovered pathways, called meridians, through the body along which lay points, that when stimulated, produce dramatic effects.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture restores homeostasis in the body. Homeostasis is the internal balance of every system and in a fundamental way, disease, injury and/or significant physical changes will disrupt homeostasis.

Acupuncture also stimulates the peripheral, central and autonomic nervous systems  which result in pain reduction, relaxation, and a decrease in inflammation. Other benefits from acupuncture include regulation of blood pressure, decrease in pain receptors, optimization of gastric and intestinal motility, temperature regulation, balancing hormone levels, and reduction of the effects of stress. Patients report feeling relaxed during the treatment and revitalized or rested after the session. Symptom relief may occur immediately or in the few days following treatment. For longstanding complaints and chronic issues, more than one treatment is generally required.

What does Acupuncture feel like?

Each person experiences Acupuncture differently. However, during the insertion of needles, some people feel nothing, while others experience a quick twinge which may be followed by a light tingling, heaviness or warmth. Brett can use different techniques to tailor treatments to the patient’s needle-sensitivities. The needles generally remain in place for approximately 20 minutes

What Disorders can Traditional Chinese Medicine Treat?

Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders: Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Hay Fever, Earache, Ringing in the Ears, Dizziness, Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Disorders: High Blood Pressure, Angina Pectoris, Arteriosclerosis, Anemia, Epstein Barr Virus, Lupus

Addiction: Smoking Cessation, Drugs, Alcohol

Emotional and Psychological Disorders: Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Stress

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders: Arthritis, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Back Pain, Bursitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Spastic Colon, Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Food Allergies, Ulcers, Gastritis, Abdominal Bloating, Hemorrhoids

Gynecological/Genitourinary : Premenstrual Syndrome, Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation, Endometriosis, Menopause, Fibroid, Chronic Bladder Infection, Morning Sickness, Kidney Stones, Impotence, Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction

Immune Disorders: Candida, Chronic Fatigue, Tendinitis, Stiff Neck, Bell’s Palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches and Migraines, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Sprains, Muscle Spasms, Shingles

Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Colds and Flu

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