Bizline: Staying well with Chinese medicine |

Bizline: Staying well with Chinese medicine

Dean Baetzhold has joined Auth Chiropractic & Vitality Center

Q: What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide?A: I am a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Chinese medicine, which includes both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine among other modalities, has been an essential part of the oriental health care system for well more than 2,000 years. The medicine focuses on restoring a balance of life force, physical body and spirit to maintain health, rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition. The primary principle of this approach to medicine is that one must address the root of the condition, along with the symptoms, by providing cues with needles and herbs to allow the body’s innate abilities to guide it back to health.Q: Where are you from, and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?A: I was born in Buffalo, NY, and earned a microbiology/pre-med degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA at Katz Graduate School of Business at Pitt. After deciding to get back into medicine and wellness, I earned a master of science in oriental medicine at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder. I worked at Keystone Resort from November 2001 to November 2006, most recently as a senior marketing manager. I enjoyed living, working and playing here immensely for five years, and have decided to return to build a practice in oriental medicine with the vitality center.Q: What experience do you have in this field?A: I have three years clinical experience as a student at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder. Also, more than three years experience as a Chinese herbal pharmacist at Chautauqua Apothecary in Boulder and internist with Charles Chace, an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who has been integrating this ancient wisdom with modern western research and cranial osteopathy in the treatment of contemporary diseases for more than 25 years.Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?A: Everyone at the center is dedicated to bringing natural solutions for optimal wellness and vitality. The entire staff is here to support your journey for optimal health with chiropractic care, nutritional and supplement counseling, N.A.E.T treatments, acupuncture, massage/spa treatments, reiki and reflexology.Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?A: I specialize in injury recovery, performance enhancement, and health optimization. I work with many folks – from weekend warriors to professional athletes who desire to be the best; to anyone who has aches and pains from everyday living. I will empower patients by teaching them how to live in balance and become accountable for their health. Lifestyle advice will include resistance training programs, flexibility routines and Chinese nutritional suggestions to attain a healthy body, mind and spirit. Services include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tui na, shiatsu, and other Oriental medicine healing therapies.Q: What are your plans for your company’s future?A: The focus of the center is promoting optimum health and wellness, and athletic enhancement. We educate our patients as to why they should continue their wellness care. It is much easier to stay well than to get well.

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