The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of a crisis: drug-related deaths, especially related to opioid abuse, are on the rise. Over 800 people died from drug overdose in 2016, and there was also a dramatic increase in homicides. With growing concern that these powerful, addictive drugs are destroying families across the city, Mayor Jim Kenney decided to create a task force of specialists to find new solutions for this dire situation.
Our own Dr. Jingduan Yang is proud to be one of 16 members selected for this task force. Dr. Yang has long been a proponent of using alternative medicine for treating depression and anxiety in his Philadelphia patients. Over the course of the next three months, the group will meet to develop a comprehensive plan to tackle this drug epidemic.
In addition to his appointment to this task force, Dr. Yang will also be hosting a series of events to discuss a variety of non-drug therapies for individuals coping with both physical and mental issues. The details for the first event are as follows:
Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: The New Leaf Club, 1225 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
The New Leaf Club is a community center that is dedicated to assisting individuals to live a healthy lifestyle. All are welcome to attend this informative talk. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Anyone who would like more information on the event should call 610-525-1711
At the Tao Institute of Modern Wellness, we offer many alternative, non-drug therapies for our patients, with a focus on treating the entire person and not just an illness. Here are just a few of the services that we may suggest to our patients
- Acupuncture: In Philadelphia, acupuncture has helped many of our patients. This traditional Chinese healing science has been proven to have positive effects on mental health, including issues associated with substance abuse and withdrawal.
- Advanced Nutrient Therapy: Through comprehensive testing, we are able to identify biochemical imbalances and genetic predispositions which make individuals more vulnerable to addiction. Restoring proper nutrients can help revitalize the brain.
- QEEG/Neurofeedback: This specialized equipment allows us to identify underlying mental dysfunctions that may lead to substance abuse and then provide a non-drug therapy which helps train the brain to maintain balance.
With our unique approach that combines the best of both Eastern and Western Medicine, we can give our patients the treatment they need to improve their mental health and fight the negative influence of addiction.