Peter Hanfileti, MD & Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
Points of Origin, PLLC was founded by us, Peter Hanfileti, MD and Lisa Hanfileti, LAc. We never could have predicted we'd be running our own holistic health care clinic, so if you are starting out a little skeptical or unsure about how acupuncture works, we totally understand where you're coming from.
We grew up 100% believers in mainstream, "western medicine" and stayed away from anything even remotely regarded as unconventional. But some unpredictable changes and challenges in our lives led us to explore the validity of acupuncture and other natural medicine therapies.
It has been over 20 years since we started researching and experiencing acupuncture for ourselves. As a result we've been able to make incredible improvements in our own health as well as the lives of the patients we've so been fortunate to work with. These days, it's not hard to find research articles demonstrating the benefits of acupuncture for treating everything from back pain and hot flashes to allergies and migraines.
You too may have noticed that acupuncture in the form of “integrative medicine" or "complementary medicine" is now being combined with many aspects of conventional medical care. Oncologists refer their patients to us to receive acupuncture to treat such common side effects as nausea, fatigue and pain. Surgeons, orthopedists, internists, general practitioners and OB/GYNs refer their patients to us to receive acupuncture for everything from pain relief to emotional issues. Why? Because more and more research supports the fact that acupuncture and other non-invasive natural therapies really work to relieve pain, improve health and prevent disease, WITHOUT harmful side effects. At a time when medications often cause more harm than good, we are happy to be able to offer effective natural alternatives.
Meals Are Medicine
Most people acknowledge that food influences health. Yet most health care providers convey very little (if any) accurate information about how simple dietary changes can prevent and reverse some of the most common chronic degenerative diseases of our time. We believe that you have a right to know how your health is impacted when you eat a particular diet, take common drugs and supplements, or undergo particular tests and procedures. Unfortunately, scientific research is often obfuscated by clever advertising so the truth about the risks and benefits of food and drugs can be difficult to ascertain. The good news is... the truth is out there. ;)
We are dedicated to helping people regain their health in a number of holistic ways, including providing group classes on "Diet & Lifestyle Medicine".
In addition, we provide health improvement strategies through our Private Wellness Consultations to help you determine what kind of diet, tests, drugs, supplements, or procedures will be most beneficial and least risky for your individual health goals.