Be Healthy

Learning to Care for Your Body the Natural Way

Issues On Health is an online health directory that promotes alternative health options,by providing information to people on how to restore health and balance to their lives. We provide information, and promote issues, therapies and treatments that have undergone rigorous research scrutiny in delivering optimal health using a balanced approach. 

Body Restoration & Balance

Feel better the natural way with healthy advice and products. Integrative medicine is a form of medical practice which integrates both conventional and alternative approaches to medicine. Practitioners of integrative medicine focus on using evidence-based techniques which have been proved useful in rigorous scientific tests, promoting total body wellness instead of simply working to achieve an absence of disease. Some medical centers and clinics offer integrative medicine to clients who are interested and doctors can take advantage of training programs at medical schools and in fellowship programs so that they can learn about the practice of integrated medicine, as it is also known.

A doctor can bring a number of techniques usually associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into an integrative medicine practice. For example, a cancer patient might be offered acupuncture to calm down before chemotherapy treatments, or a patient with a chronic illness might learn tai chi to develop strength in his or her body. Integrative medicine also focuses on preventative care and keeping patients healthy by improving lifestyle, diet, and spirit.

Conventional or Western medicine has been criticized for focusing too much on specific diseases, with the goal of medical treatment being the elimination of disease. In integrative medicine, doctors look at the patient's whole body to learn more about what is making the patient sick. They have access to state of the art conventional treatments to address medical issues as well as techniques such as bodywork, herbs, meditation, and so forth which have been used for centuries.

Alternative Options

Our focus is Alternative medicine, which includes a broad range of practices. Alternative therapies like Chinese acupuncture and the use of certain herbal compounds, and Hindu, or Ayurvedic therapies including diet changes, the practice of yoga, and emphasizing the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Mind, body, and spirit healing is also considered to be holistic health, and can be alternative or complementary. 

We have partnered with others in the field of health and nutrition; people such as Dr. Jon Cotton, founder and CEO of Total Health Secrets , whose personal journey has led to the development of most of the practical recommendations and product choices on this site – his unique holistic approach to sustainable wellness. 

You will be well informed when it comes to choosing supplements with the assistance of  David Stouder, owner of Apple Health Foods. Apple Health Foods is one of the most successful vitamin stores in Northern California. People shop there because David has an excellent staff, remarkable customer service, an extensive selection of hard-to-find, high-quality supplements and body care, a generous discount policy, and high standards. He's served our community for over 40 years and we are proud of his dedication to optimal health and nutritional supplmentation. 

The Alameda Acupuncture clinic of Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac.  offers integrative  health care for the whole family using acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, tui na (orthopedic massage), abdominal chi massage and the latest in western medical laboratory testing.  Dr. Nieters is the only acupuncturist in Alameda certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), certified by the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (NBAO) and certified by Xin Hua Hospital, China in Integrative Diabetes Protocol.

Dr. Nieters works to offer compassionate healthcare informed by the latest research.  Traditional Chinese Medicine tailors each diagnosis or “pattern” to the individual.   The premise of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is that we are naturally healthy and vital.   Practitioners strive to restore the natural balance.  Most people describe the experience as restorative and rejuvenating.

Understand that conventional medicine has it's place alongside alternative therapies as well, and should never be left out of the equation. Diet, lifestyle and nutrition is what we believe to be the catalyst to establish and maintain great health and balance throughout one's life. 

Combining Alternative with Conventional

Understand that conventional medicine has it's place alongside alternative therapies as well, and should never be left out of the equation. Diet, lifestyle and nutrition is what we believe to be the catalyst to establish and maintain great health and balance throughout one's life.  Contact us  today for more ways to find the path to healthy living through alternative health options.


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