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Dr. Drew Karp
Has been practicing Holistic and Alternative Medicine in South Florida for over 37 years.
LOC: 800 East Broward Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
What is Holistic Medicine?
Dr. Drew Karp has been practicing Holistic and Alternative Medicine in South Florida for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia, and certified in acupuncture and applied kinesiology. Dr. Karp has the rare ability to communicate with the body to access and correct the underlying causes of health problems and challenges. By using cutting edge technology, he is able to accurately measure the flow of energy throughout the body. Dr. Karp uses this information, along with applied kinesiology, to determine and treat the true underlying issues.
What is an Acugraph?
The Acugraph is a non-invasive, computerized, acupuncture testing software, that accurately measures the amount of energy, 'chi,' or 'life force,' traveling through your twelve main acupuncture meridians. It is this life force energy that keeps you alive, and powers all functions in your body; breathing, digestion, vision, thinking, movement, talking, hormone creation, cell replication, etc. Acupuncture meridians are invisible pathways that conduct the flow of energy throughout the body.
The Acugraph uses modern computer technology to accurately assess, and, give an 'inside look' at how the acupuncture system is functioning. It makes the invisible acupuncture system visible, as a tangible, hard-copy graph printout, and provides an exact energetic blueprint from which to work.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
As human beings, we speak ‘verbal languages,’ such as English, Spanish, and French, to name a few. Similarly, your body has an internal, ‘non-verbal language’ all its own, called “Bio-Energetics.” Renowned author Dr. David Walther’s states “The body has a language providing information that can lead to the discovery of the cause of health problems; the key is an ability to understand the language.
Failure to read body language regarding health is very similar to an inability to interpret a foreign language. The information in the language may be very valuable, but unless one can read the language, the information is useless.” Applied Kinesiologists are rigorously trained to test and read the body, and communicate with it, in its non-verbal language. By doing so, vital (often unheard) bodily information can be accessed, and the proper health restorative therapies implemented.
What is PC Assisted Acupuncture?
In our wellness center, we use a cutting edge computer software program called "The Acugraph." The Acugraph is a non invasive, painless, and accurate way of measuring the energy, or life force energy, traveling through your 12 main acupuncture meridians. It is like an MRI of your acupuncture system. It makes the invisible energy visible. A bar graph is generated and printed with the results of your test.
The bar graph guides Dr. Karp to what acupuncture points on your body need to be treated to attain a very unique, deep, and one of a kind state of energetic balance. The intention of acupuncture is to have your body in deep energetic balance, in this unique state the body is able to heal itself at its optimal potential. Using the findings from the Acugraph, this becomes a reality every time.
It is in the unique state of 100% energetic balance, coherence, and reorganization that the body is able to truly detoxify and heal itself.
What is “the balance”?
The Balance is a leading-edge, computerized nutritional testing software that reads and analyzes the energetic function of the human body (glands, organs, systems). The energetic function always precedes physical function.
When you place your hand on the 'cradle,' the computer software sends many subtle, non-toxic, digital 'stress signals' to the body through the cradle. Simultaneously, the software is monitoring and analyzing how the body is dealing with those digital stress signals. This occurs for 6-7 minutes. The software then recommends the exact whole food nutritional supplements that will address and deeply balance your imbalances and weaknesses on a nutritional level.
When the body is in balance on a nutritional and biochemical level, it has the very best chance of experiencing optimum function, deep detoxification, and optimum healing. When the body is moving toward wellness on a daily basis, there is much less chance for degenerative disease and illness.
The Balance is not about addressing symptoms. When internal imbalances, toxicities, and weaknesses are too much for the body to deal with, they show up as symptoms. When these core issues are being addressed effectively by the body, symptoms quietly fade away.
The Balance recommends the whole food nutritional supplements that your body needs to address deep internal imbalances, weaknesses and toxicities that create dysfunction, symptoms, premature aging, and ill-health. We all want to have a body that is functioning as close to 100% as possible, 100% of the time.
Whereas acupuncture corrects imbalances and weaknesses on an energetic level, The Balance corrects imbalances and weaknesses on a nutritional level. It is Dr. Karp's intention to bring you the best of both worlds, so you can experience long term optimum health and well-being. Now, when people ask: "What nutritional supplements should I be taking?" there is a clear and definitive answer.