Hello! My name is Dr. Alice Jeong, and welcome to my office! This is a very special and unique clinic that really celebrates health and offers tailored care to each individual that walks in through the doors so that they may become the healthiest and the most vibrant selves! My goal is to teach you all about your health so that you can start taking ownership and full control of your own health. But first, let me tell you a bit about myself so you can see why I am so passionate about your health.
Being born as an unhealthy child, I experienced first-hand the pain that comes with the various illnesses such as anemia, heart murmur, migraine, many allergies, and anxiety disorder. I was referred to many specialists and was prescribed few too many drugs. However, despite taking these drugs for years and going through many medical examinations, my condition only worsened over time. I remember the frustration I felt that the very things that were supposed to make me feel better was making me worse, yet I didn’t know any other way. However, I knew I wasn’t a quitter! I enrolled myself into biology in college to get myself on a track to becoming a doctor to figure it all out and help those who share my frustration.
Once, a woman came into the office carrying her 5-year-old son, Harley, in her arms. Little Harley was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since he turned 4, and was screaming and crying from the pain in his knees daily. He was in 15th percentile for his weight compared to other boys his age because he refused to eat, and would often throw his food back up. Harley’s mom had to carry him in her arms because he couldn’t walk anymore. She told me her husband doesn’t want her to see a naturopath because he thinks Harley’s illness is severe and that he needs strong drugs to correct it, not some natural remedies. I told her that I have not seen a child as young as Harley with JRA, but she can count on me to give my 100% during every visit and that I will not quit on him. Within couple weeks, Harley’s mom was in tears when she said Harley was not crying as often, and there were some days that he was pain-free. It was then that Harley’s father started coming to Harley’s appointments as well and started to support his naturopathic care. By two months he has gained significant weight and was now in the 40th percentile, and best of all, Harley was now walking through the door on his own two feet!
I think about them often. Who was the real hero? IT WASN’T ME! The real hero is Harley’s mom, who showed incredible strength and courage to do whatever it takes to get her son better. She put her full trust in me and in naturopathic medicine, not becoming discouraged or allowing her husband and other people deter her from her decision.
My passion is to show love and compassion to those still suffering and feeling hopeless and to try my absolute best in finding out why the body is not at its optimal health. If you are looking for a doctor who guides you and teach you the ways of a healthier lifestyle at every step of the way to your ultimate health, look no further! I promise to always strive to be that doctor that never gives up on you, even if you feel like you have given up on hope yourself! I look forward to serving you and your family, and would like to welcome you into mine!
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over 2 yearsWhy I Do Not Want "Quick Fix" Medicine
In a world that is changing ever so fast, we have learned to adapt and thrive in this fast-paced environment. But somewhere along the way, we became very used to running super fast to catch up to the world, that we’ve become impatient. We are always looking for ways to get what we want in the shortest amount of time, always looking for the newest ‘quick fix’ to our solutions. We feel like we don’t have the luxury of taking things slow and building strong foundations in every aspect of our lives. We seek for things that gives us a quick high, such as alcohol, drugs, etc, and even resorted to things like Tinder when it comes to dating. Instead of taking the time to really get to know someone, we are quick to judge, and quick to reject. The same can be found in health care. Pharmaceutical companies are always developing the fastest acting drugs to band-aid your symptoms so that you have the feeling of satisfaction thinking that your problem has been ‘quick-fixed’.
But if we just take a moment, go back to the basics, and really observe how the nature works, and what the natural order is, we can see that it is very patient. It takes the time that is needed to heal from inside out, rebuilding foundations and removing the layers of destruction one layer at a time. There is no cheat system in nature. Forest fires do not start out of nowhere. It takes months of dry weather, strong wind, and constant rubbing of the trees together over a long period of time, that eventually it reaches a certain threshold and releases all its energy as destructive flames. We often overlook the amount of energy and events that occurred before the fire broke out, and think only of putting the fire out. There is no ‘quick fix’ to the destruction made by the forest fire. But it does not mean it is not healing. With a lot of energy and work, and with the removal of factors that cause forest fires, it will slowly come to life, and in years will be blooming again.
You see, everything in life is already equipped with everything that is needed to heal itself. Stop looking for external ‘quick-fixes’. Don’t cheat your way to health, because no cheat system will really get you there. Band-aiding your symptoms will only mask what your body is trying to tell you, which is that something is very wrong, and that it needs the time to heal. The real solution is to bring that healing power that you already have inside of you out. They key is to remove enough of the interference to your health so that you stay well below reaching that threshold that unleashes the destructive flames to your health. But it does not happen overnight. It takes commitment from both you and I, and you already know that I promise to give my 100% commitment to your health. This is why I ask all my patients to be all-in, to be fully committed to their health. This is the reason why miraculous things happen in our office, because together we can get you to exactly where you want to be.
Original article found at: http://www.healinghandsnaturopathic.com/why-i-do-not-do-quick-fix-medicine/ ... Read more
over 2 yearsLET’S KICK FEAR IN THE BUTT TOGETHER!
We have so many things that bring us fear at different stages of our lives. Whether it be fear of losing health, of moving forward, of facing your past, of isolation, of losing a loved one, or whateve r it may be, it can be quite debilitating. Then at some point you may even have fear of being fearful itself. Sometimes, the obstacle to dealing with a situation in your life is not the situation itself, but your own anxieties and fears. It leaves you with the feeling of despair and hopelessness. It is that feeling of powerlessness when an anxiety attack or panic attack occurs that really scares us.
But what if you meet someone that takes you very seriously, believes in you, and is willing to stand in your corner at all times to provide that safe place for you? How much HOPE would that person bring to your life? What if that person empowered you so that you no longer feel powerless, but instead feel confident that you will fight through the difficult times in your life.
We, as humans, are meant to be relational. Don’t try to lone-wolf it out. If you could solve all your issues on your own, then you would not be having these issues right now, and you would not be reading this blog. Those who are able to overcome fears and move forward are those that are brave enough to ask for help, who are willing to trust those who brings hope. Because it is truly hope that trumps fear at the end of the day. It is such an honor to me, as a doctor, that my patients allow me to be that person who delivers them hope. There is absolutely nothing more rewarding for me than when my patients put that trust in me and through joining together we were able to get them through their toughest times. http://www.healinghandsnaturopathic.com/hope-is-stronger-than-fear/ ... Read more
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