- Pain is dramatically reduced on the first visit. Symptoms improve quickly. I practice a unique system of acupuncture called Richard Tan’s Balance Method. Immediate results are seen. *
- I have a high clinical success rate and achieve long lasting results. My patients’ response rate is much higher than reported acupuncture studies.
- I do not give up on difficult patients. If you are responding slowly I research and consult colleagues to learn new treatment strategies to ensure you get well.
- I take my time with you. I treat one patient at a time so that you receive my focused attention during your visit. Acupuncture treatments are 75 minutes.
- At each treatment I thoroughly re-evaluate your condition, and modify the acupuncture and herbal therapies based on your treatment progress. I do not rotely repeat protocols nor give assembly line treatments.
- During the initial consultation I fully explain your diagnosis and treatment plan, how Chinese medicine can treat your condition, and how soon I expect you to improve.
- I love what I do and offer superior patient care. I am committed to helping you regain your health and thrive.
Body, Mind-Spirit Approach to Treatment
If you are interested, we can incorporate meditation techniques, yoga or qi gong exercises or pranayama (breathing techniques) into your treatment plan. I often will do visualization or silent mantras during quiet moments of treatment, and while compounding customized herbal formulas.
The Doctor Patient Relationship is a partnership in the healing journey.
We work together in a teamwork approach to find a solution to relieve the suffering and pain you are experiencing. Often this involves lifestyle or dietary modification so that the intention and details of your work and home life are aligned and supporting your healthcare goals and needs.
* Acupuncture is a therapy. A series of treatments is required.
ExperienceI have been in solo, private practice since 2001. I have given thousands of treatments for hundreds of patients, like you. I treat a wide range of conditions, including many patients who have had difficulty finding relief with conventional medicine. My colleagues respect my clinical knowledge and expertise and consult with me on difficult cases.
I am an experienced and knowledgeable herbalist, Board Certified in Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM, the highest level of certification available. In 2016 I began a doctoral fellowship at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, with an anticipated completion date of spring, 2017.
DedicationI am committed to ensuring your health and well being. I am a tenacious practitioner and do not give up on difficult cases. Because I see only one patient at a time, you receive my complete, focused attention during your treatment. If you are responding slowly I will research to find new approaches so that I ensure you become well again.
I dedicate my daily meditation practice that all beings, especially my patients, experience happiness and be relieved of suffering and pain, and that I may be of benefit to all beings.
EffectivenessMy clinical success rate is much higher than what acupuncture studies report. I practice a unique style of acupuncture called The Balance Method TM. For patients with pain, I expect to reduce the level of pain dramatically during your first treatment. One of the benefits of The Balance Method is fast symptom relief early on. This improvement is especially exemplified in pain treatment. Results are long lasting.
I stand behind my motto: at Bartlett Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, you will Regain Your Health, and Thrive.