Dr. Ralph Esposito
Naturopathic Physician & Acupuncturist
Predictive - Be able to assess various biomarkers, genetics, and Big Data to identify risks before they show any signs.
Preventive - Implement strategies with nutrition, vitamins, botanicals, sleep hygiene, exercise, and lifestyle medicine (environmental toxins) to provide the body with the right microenvironment necessary to avoid illness.
Personalized - Tailored to the individual not to the masses (n of 1)
Participatory - Engagement and embracement of the process to optimal health. It is not just thrown on the patient but instead is a collaborative process.
The type of medicine I practice is founded on the philosophy that the body inherently possesses an ability to self heal, if provided the right environment. I assess at the patient, their environment, their labs and every part of their health to sculpt their own health story in a manner that allows correcting. Good medicine is the combination of science (evidence) and art (clinical experience and human understanding) to create actionable plans that lead to healing.
Good medicine is evidence-led, with a focus on the individual not the masses.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
TCM is not unlike conventional medicine, just a different lens into the body's innate function. A TCM diagnosis is based on a set of patterns to create a diagnosis, which is not very different from a biomedical diagnosis. Instead, TCM is focused on healing through acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and exercise (Qigong, TuiNa) to rebalance the body. Acupuncture stimulates different aspects of the nervous and endocrine system causing biological changes in the body which subsequently promote healing.