“One should contemplate oneself as the world. For he who contemplates himself as the world, his work is not exhausted, because out of himself he creates whatever he desires.”
~Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad
Kelley Mondesire’ brings her many colorful life experiences into her personalized Integrative Medicine practice, which incorporates Internal Medicine, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine, and Holistic Support Therapies for cancer patients. In her personal life, Kelley is an accomplished martial artist, competitive athlete, and holds two Master’s Degrees in Fine Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been lauded as a “scholar warrior,” a term used to define an individual who practices the disciplines of exercise, diet, breathing, herbology, philosophical study, and meditation to understand the tao, or “way” of life.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine can be defined by the following tenets (Self Healing by Dr. Andrew Weil):
- The patient and practitioner form a partnership in the healing process.
- All factors that take in the total wellness of the patient are considered including diet, exercise, stress, medications, and lifestyle.
- There is a marriage of and appropriate use of both western and eastern modalities for the most effective treatment to restore the patient’s health.
- Effective interventions with minimally invasive therapies should be applied when appropriate, to affect healing.
- Integrative Medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts unconventional therapies uncritically.
- Good medicine is based on good science. It is inquiry-driven and based on new paradigms.
- Broader concepts of health promotion and prevention are stressed with treatments.
- Practitioners of Integrative Medicine should commit themselves to continued education, exploration, and development.
Transformation Through Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) incorporates acupuncture, herbal remedies, diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle t0 allow you to be in control of your body, mind, and soul – your world – providing you with longevity, contentment, and the ability to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
TCM is based on the laws of transformation; we are constantly changing and evolving to achieve an ideal of state of balance between the mind, body, and soul. At times, transformation can put us out of balance. When this occurs, there is be dis-ease (disease). TCM addresses these imbalances and treats the patient’s from the inside out, in totality.
About the Practitioner
Kelley Mondesire’, DA, AP, L.Ac., is a Rhode Island, New York, and Florida Board Certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She is a referred TCM practitioner for Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York, NY. She is a graduate of The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; practices Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbology, and is trained in the field of Western Bioscience.