“Practicing medicine holistically is important to me because it treats disease at the root of the problem.”
- George Wang
As a physician, I bear witness to the limitations of the current conventional medicine paradigm in reversing chronic diseases. The overuse of medications that do not truly cure diseases at the root-cause level and the prevalence of poly pharmacy (the concurrent use of multiple medications) conflict with the aspiration that led me to become a doctor. After a personal journey with breast cancer in my mom, I explored in depth holistic approaches to the care of cancer. To help my mom heal, I learned a great deal about what it means to be truly healthy.
Practicing medicine holistically is important to me because it treats disease at the root of the problem. It is very fulfilling for me to see patients' diseases reversed through dietary and lifestyle changes and debilitating symptoms alleviated through holistic therapies such as acupuncture. I am able to share the joy of fundamental healing with people who have not discovered it.
My mission is to bring whole-person healing to as many people as I can. It gives me hope to see people being active in dialogues that help fellow humans find ways to achieve true healing through prudent health choices and, at the same time, walk hand-in-hand to promote a healthy planet for future generations.
Through my clinical practice, teaching, research, and writing, I hope to catalyze a paradigm shift in the way health care is delivered in our country and in the world—by relinquishing the reductionistic way in which we treat the human body as a machine with smaller and smaller parts, and embracing a truly holistic approach to healing, creating true health in body, mind, and spirit.