At Hoku Integrated Healthcare we can give you trusted professional pharmacy advice. We can also be the bridge between you and your doctor when discussing your medications. This is not a service that other acupuncturists or TCM practitioners or even doctors of TCM can offer.
Our pharmacist can talk to you about your medication concerns and recognize side-effects that are often “disguised” as health problems. We can give you reliable information about drugs, herbs, and supplements, and catch any dangerous drug interactions that you may be having. With your doctor’s okay, we can help you get off your medications both safely and effectively. Your pharmacy questions can be answered.
We offer you advice on bio-identical hormone replacement in menopause and can monitor you to see if your hot flashes and other symptoms are going away while we check for side effects such as bloating, breast tenderness, or weight gain. We can also give you more natural alternatives such as acupuncture, supplements, and herbs.
This service can be a part of your acupuncture visit, or time can be set aside, solely for consultation. We know that your doctor and pharmacist are often too busy. If you want peace of mind when it comes to discussing your medications, and you want someone that can give you expert advice on both Eastern and Western Medicine, we can certainly help you.
We also offer medication advice and consultation to TCM and other alternative medicine practitioners.