Harlingen – Do you ever feel physically "poorly?" Like you are not at your
physical best? Perhaps if you could just get that physical boost to help
you feel and perform at your maximum capacity? A Harlingen doctor is offering
Rio Grande Valley residents an alternative treatment that is sure to help
you feel your best and she will be lecturing on the subject at the next
Doc Talk Lecture hosted by Harlingen Medical Center on Thursday, January
29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m..
"I see many of my patients who come in to my office and say 'I'm
feeling poorly,'" said Dr. Cynthia Garcia, Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation specialist and Partner-In-Care to Harlingen Medical
Center. "I am a physician who treats patients, non-surgically, for
a variety of ailments involving the nervous system, muscles, bones and
the brain. And, so my goal became to find a way to help my patients feel
their best without having to turn to conventional medicine. I knew there
had to be something that could help my patients."
Being a firm believer that a physician should always look to improve their
clinical skill and advance their education in medicine, Dr. Garcia decided
to learn about medical acupuncture. She studied the treatment at Helms
Institute and received specialized training in the treatment. The class
was designed for physicians who already had working knowledge of the anatomy
and physiology. It equipped her to afford Valley residents, both young
and mature adults, an alternate treatment for when their bodies just weren't
feeling too good.
"I ended up integrating acupuncture into my clinical practice. I saw
the immediate positive effects this type of treatment could have on my
patients. At least for those who opted to have acupuncture treatments,"
said Dr. Garcia. "Acupuncture was even showing great results on patients
who had ailments that were not responding at all to traditional Western
In an effort to further improve and expand on the acupuncture treatment
services at her offices, Dr. Garcia has teamed up with Austin-based, Acupuncturist
and Oriental Medicine specialist, Lauren Butters Hurst. This Board Certified
and licensed Nutritionist happens to also be a health and fitness expert.
She has a private practice in Austin through which she offers a comprehensive
approach to health and vitality utilizing her academic training and knowledge
in acupuncture, nutrition and herbal medicine.
Hurst will team-up with Dr. Garcia at the Doc Talk Lecture to offer attendees
a more thorough presentation of the treatments they collaboratively offer,
here, at Dr. Garcia's Harlingen Office, Rio Physical Medicine Center,
located at 5505 S. Expressway 77, Suite 200.
Hurst makes monthly visits to Dr. Garcia's Office and offers her services
to pre-selected patients; patients whom have been chosen by Dr. Garcia.
The three prong approach of Chinese / Oriental Medicine (acupuncture treatment) includes:
- In-depth western medicine which focuses on detailed history, physical exam,
and understanding of disease process as well as opportunities of acupuncture
and Chinese medicine.
- Acupuncture which can so dramatically aid musculoskeletal as well as emotional ailments.
- Nutrition and understanding the critical role of food and supplements in
the overall health and vitality of individuals.
"Lauren and I are both committed to ensuring our patients achieve
a balance between the physical, psychological and environmental factors
in their respective lives," said Dr. Garcia. "At this Doc Talk
Lecture, we will educate those in attendance on how they can improve their
own health and vitality with the help of acupuncture treatments."
The Doc Talk Lecture is a presentation of Harlingen Medical Center's
annual Doc Talk Lecture Series. This up-coming lecture will be held at
the Medical Office Building (MOB) Conference Room, at Harlingen Medical
Center, located at 5505 S. Expressway 77, on the first floor of the building.
To attend, please RSVP with the hospital's Marketing Department to