Dr. Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D L.Ac.

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West Lafayette Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

In her private practice, Kokkalis offers Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic tools such as tongue and pulse analysis, individualized herb medicine formulas based on diagnosis and a variety of treatment options including the Han Protocols with acupuncture and other modalities.
Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D L.Ac., uses acupuncture to treat a wide range of neurological disorders, chronic pain, and psychiatric disorders. By looking at pain from a traditional Chinese approach, she combines acupuncture with the HANS stimulator and specific exercises that can quickly relieve pain.

“Acupuncture is a very safe system of health care when done by a well-trained practitioner,” Kokkalis said. Seven years ago, Americans made 9 million to 12 million acupuncture patient visits, according to a Food and Drug Administration report.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, traditional medicines including herbal preparations account for 30 percent to 50 percent of the total medical consumption. In the 1990s, one third of the American adult population have used alternative treatment. That percentage is even smaller in the Greater Lafayette area, which means establishing a private practice in the area has been a challenging adventure for Kokkalis.

The wellness of the human body depends on keeping all its elements in balance, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The basic belief is that humans have a natural flow of energy, known as Qi, which circulates through the body on meridians. Pain and disease are the result of a disruption, deficiency or blockage of this energy. When acupuncture is selected as therapy, tiny needles are placed in proper acupoints along the meridians to help regulate the body’s energy flow.

Dr. Kokkalis is the editor of this book, Neurochemical Mechanisms of Acupuncture, which is a unique blend of clinical and scientific research explaining the basic biological mechanisms and processes underlying the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture. The authors Ji-Sheng Han, M.D. and Song-Ping Han, M.D., Ph.D. have broken through the veil of mysticism surrounding traditional Chinese acupuncture.

This book reviews their 40 plus years of stringent research that has discovered the real meaning and neuro-biological equivalents of such hypothetical constructs as Qi and meridians. Here presented for the first time is a treatment method with the benefits of acupuncture in a form compatible with the teachings of Western Medicine.

The editor of this book, Dr. Angelica Kokkalis, O.M.D, L.Ac, is a graduate of Beijing Medical University class of 1989 where she completed her residency in Traditional Chinese medicine. She offers a unique blend of Eastern and Western medicine. She is the president of The Han Institute. Its core mission is to treat neurological illnesses by researching and validating the best treatments from around the world, thus setting a global standard for the treatment of neurological diseases. Buy it now: