My New Degree, and What That Means To My Practice
I am very proud to announce that I have completed all the course work for my Doctorate program and am now officially…. Dr. Arcadia Farber! While my actual graduation ceremony isn’t until this summer, I wanted to take a moment and explain what this means and how this has contributed to my practice.
As many of you already know, I have been working toward completing my Doctorate in Integrative Acupuncture. While working toward this degree, I had the opportunity to look deeper at my current practice and patient needs, and to enrich my scope of practice. I spent much of this program looking at research and current evidence- based practices for the treatment of common issues like blood sugar instability, hormone imbalances, fertility and digestive wellness, to chronic illness like Migraine disorders, Lyme disease and post/long COVID. I discovered a deeper interest in Functional Medicine, which is a form of using tools like blood work, labs, and targeted nutritional therapy to understand and heal the body from a whole-systems approach. I also had the opportunity to begin a training program through Memorial Sloan Kettering‘s Integrative Cancer Center on Acupuncture Oncology, where I have been learning more about the use of Acupuncture alongside chemotherapy and immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer.
The Doctoral program emphasized researching ways that I can better contribute to the medical community at large, and encouraged leading our medicine into the future with research and education. The emphasis was on integrating and exploring medical literature from all medical modalities, and enhancing the ability to communicate with a wide range of medical professionals. In essence, this program is designed to train well-rounded medical professionals. I feel that I can more confidently step into my role as not only an Acupuncturist, but also as your Holistic and Integrative Family Physician.
Over the next few years, I plan to continue my education in Functional Medicine through the training programs offered by the Institute of Functional Medicine, a top leading training and educational program in functional medicine. I look forward to sharing what I learn along the way!
As I embrace the title of “Doctor,” my commitment is always your needs and wellness. I am committed to maintaining a practice where my patients feel exceptionally well cared for. I will continue to deepen my education and understanding of the health concerns of my patients, and to seek out best practices and evidence based solutions. I am here to listen, collaborate, explore, question, and help guide your healing process.
Thank you all so very much for your continued support and your trust in me.
To your abundant health!
Warmly, Dr. Arcadia Farber