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Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture: How to Improve Health & Vitality in 2015

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Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture: How to Improve Health & Vitality in 2015

Dr. Cynthia GarciaHarlingen – 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 medicine."

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Acupuncture which can so dramatically aid musculoskeletal as well as emotional ailments.
  3. 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 956-365-1848.