Finding the balance between East and West
Editor’s note: Dr. Angela Ingendaay is a physician who has blended her training in Western medicine with traditional Chinese medicine at her practice in downtown Grass Valley.
I am a holistic physician integrating Western medicine with classical, five-element Chinese medicine.
I strive to help patients lead physically thriving and emotionally fulfilling lives, primarily using five-element acupuncture to address all levels of health, the body, the mind and the spirit with depth and efficacy.
We carry the magic of our own healing within us; this inner intelligence can be activated by stimulating acupuncture points with very fine, disposable needles.
My practice also is well-founded in Western-style, allopathic medicine. I provide my patients with all the diagnostic testing and medications indicated for their condition, always striving for a comprehensive approach.
With the help of Chinese medicine, I am able to restore people to the state of health they know and take them beyond, allowing them a new influx of creative energy and deep joy in their lives.
Many of my patients describe a new sense of balance, of emerging from inner disarray to a wide opening of the heart and greater well-being.
I work with mood disorders, women’s health, chronic fatigue and pain syndromes, among other issues.
I am especially interested in treating people with mood imbalances without the use of medications, supporting patients with treatments and workshops to help them explore their healing journey in greater depth.
I completed medical school in Germany and attained board certification in internal medicine in California in 1995.
I studied Chinese medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and with one of the great masters of five-element classical acupuncture, Nicola Bilton, founder of Ongiara College of Acupuncture in Canada.
I developed the course, “The Art of the Heart,” for Ongiara College, exploring the spiritual foundation of this ancient form of medicine.
I have had an integrative practice, Helios for Wellness, for 12 years.
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