Myths and Facts About Chinese Medicine III

Myth: Chinese Medicine is natural, so it’s hard to tell if it’s working or not FACT:  When it’s working, you’ll know it! People often think that natural = weak. It simply isn’t true. Acupuncture for pain will work within the first few treatments or it won’t work at all! Now don’t get me wrong, you … Read More


Myths and Facts About Chinese Medicine II

Myth: Qi is energy Fact: There is absolutely no historical basis for the translation of the word Qi as energy! This one tends to ruffle a lot of feathers, so let me be clear. I’m not making a statement as to whether or not there is energy in the body. I’m merely stating that the … Read More


Myths and Facts About Chinese Medicine Part I

Myths and Facts About Chinese Medicine   There are few things more misunderstood than Chinese Medicine is in the West. These days more and more people are hearing about and trying Chinese Medicine, most commonly Acupuncture, to treat their ills. As Chinese Medicine reaches into the mainstream, the misinformation is multiplying exponentially. I can’t speak … Read More


Acupuncture is NOT Energy Medicine

Have you ever felt nervous to investigate Acupuncture, because it just doesn’t make sense to you? Maybe you are a science person and you just can’t buy the energy medicine thing. Maybe the idea of energy healing conflicts with your religious beliefs. Not to worry! Acupuncture has nothing to do with magical energy. It is … Read More


Function = Health

Some define health as the absence of disease. At Gulf Coast Wellness, we think that’s setting the bar a bit low. There must be something that happens in between being perfectly healthy and having a disease. Ever wonder what that is? Watch this video to find out!–BUT WAIT—if you haven’t watched my What is Qi … Read More


What is Qi?

Qi. It’s the most confusing idea in Chinese Medicine and the main reason that people with scientific or traditional medical backgrounds don’t believe in it. But it turns out that the most common conception of qi is utterly incorrect. Watch the video to find out the real definition of qi and how we went so … Read More


Welcome!

Welcome to Gulf Coast Wellness of Pensacola, Florida!  We are experts in drug-free medicine to help you get well, stay well and live well. It is our mission to help people recover from pain, illness and injury using an integrated, holistic medical approach. We are especially called to serve those patients who have been told … Read More