More and more, the path to holistic well-being may include different ways of looking at old problems. When appropriate, PC&CC counselors may recommend an alternative therapeutic approach to augment traditional psychotherapy, such as bibliotherapy, psychopharmacology, and even alternative health approaches. Evan Rabinowitz, M.Ac. DIPL.Ac.(NCCAOM), is one of those preferred providers for acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
A certified acupuncturist, Rabinowitz practices a complete medical system incorporating acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, Qi Gong (energy cultivation), and life-style counseling. This approach is the oldest practicing medical tradition in the world and is the primary form of health care for one-third of the world’s population. According to Rabinowitz, health is not just the absence of disease, but a dynamic balance between our inner landscape and the ever-changing outer world.
Rabinowitz works with many counselors and clients undergoing various forms of psychotherapy, and finds that acupuncture can be an excellent complement to that work. From his perspective, there is no separation between body, mind, emotions, and the higher spiritual dimensions of a person. As trauma and emotional stagnation begin to change while one undergoes therapy, this transformation often results in very real physical symptomatology. He says that acupuncture offers a precise means of understanding and treating this relationship, Rabinowitz adds, noting that the converse also is true. That is, that after certain blockages are removed through acupuncture treatment, psychotherapy also may be highly effective.
Rabinowitz received his masters of acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, in Columbia Maryland. He was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health for an “outstanding contribution to Asian Medicine” in 2002. He also serves as a faculty member of Miami’s Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.
For more information about Evan Rabinowitz’s practice, please visit http://www.evanrabinowitz.com