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The AOM graduates featured on the CCAOM website are all graduates of one of the Council's member colleges. Each member college of CCAOM will have one of its graduates featured on this website on a rotating basis each month. Profiles for previously featured graduates may be viewed at this link for Archived Profiles.

Graduate Profile of Philip Settels, L.Ac.

Philip Settels

Most rewarding aspect of practice: Many of our patients come to us as a last resort. Their conditions are thus often chronic and difficult, and have persisted despite other approaches. Furthermore, a patient often presents with many different symptoms or conditions, which have always been seen as distinct disease processes. To be able to use Chinese medical principles in creating a narrative that explains what a patient is experiencing, and to be able to communicate that to a patient in simple terms, is very satisfying. Even more satisfying is to witness a patientís health improve with inexpensive, natural medicine, which allows them to leave your office feeling better than when they came in. This reinforces the idea that Chinese Medicine should be tried as a first approach, rather than a last resort medicine.

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