Chinese medicine and functional medicine share a few things in common. They treat the whole person and not just the disease, and they treat the underlying cause rather than chase symptoms.
Comprehensive functional medicine lab testing when combined with Chinese diagnosis will not only help you get to the source of the underlying cause of infertility, but also improve your treatment protocols and ultimately patient outcomes. Patients appreciate tests that can objectively monitor and measure progress.
What if these tests are outside of your scope? this issue did not stop Acubalance Wellness Centre in Vancouver, Canada. They found MDs and NDs to order and interpret these tests for their fertility patients. It has served their patients so well over the years that they recruited a functional medicine naturopath (ND) to join Acubalance who offers all the comprehensive testing.
Join this webinar to find out how these tests can lead to:
- better diagnosis and more effective treatment protocols
- increased patient satisfaction and confidence from objectively measureing changes
- standing out from other acupuncturists who are not implementing these tests
- improved patient outcomes
- healthier moms and healthier babies
Leslie Oldershaw is a licensed acupuncturist, nutritionist, and herbalist providing comprehensive care integrating Eastern and Western medicine to best serve the needs of her patients. Having studied health and nutrition for over 30 years, Leslie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Master’s degree in 1993 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, with advanced training in women’s health and fertility. Leslie is nationally board certified in acupuncture and licensed as a primary care provider by the State of California.
As an undergraduate completing a pre-med curriculum, Leslie’s academic focus was on a combination of biochemistry and ecosystems, thus cultivating an appreciation for the interactions that comprise a healthy, highly functional and dynamic living system. This foundation readily supported her study of the holistic paradigm of traditional Chinese medicine. Bringing the best of both worlds together for her patients, Leslie offers a blend of integrative medicine that consists of the holistic infrastructure offered by traditional Chinese medicine combined with modern Western medical science.
Leslie’s long-standing interest in women’s health and endocrinology led her to specialize in fertility; she has since developed a solid reputation in the Bay Area for helping patients integrate acupuncture, nutrition, stress reduction, lifestyle counseling, and herbal remedies along with Western fertility treatments to achieve optimal fertility.
A prolific writer and engaging public speaker, Leslie’s passion for teaching has inspired numerous articles on the subjects of acupuncture, women’s health, and fertility, and she frequently lectures on these subjects. Leslie maintains a private practice in Piedmont, California.