Dr. John Aderholdt
Dr. Aderholdt has been a resident of the Northwoods for over forty years. After finishing his undergraduate studies at UW Marathon Center, he completed his doctorate of Chiropractic in Bloomington MN.
After a number of years in private practice in central Wisconsin, he returned to school to finish his Oriental medical training at Midwest College Of Oriental Medicine in Racine WI. Following graduation he began to teach for a number of years at Midwest College and later at Northwest College. After teaching he returned to private practice in rural Northeastern Wisconsin. He uses his training and knowledge in both Eastern and Western medicine to serve the healthcare needs of his patients. He has uniquely synthesized both healthcare systems to better meet the requirements of today's alternative care needs
Chiropractic * uses the body's ability to enable health by removing obstacles to proper nerve function. Chiropractic adjustments to the skeletal system affect the function of the muscles and joints, along with associated functions. In conjunction with nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modifications, chiropractic is a safe and effective alternative to a person's healthcare.
Acupuncture * is a part of a greater health delivery system. Traditional Oriental Medicine (TCM) is a complete and holistic approach to healthcare that includes needle acupuncture. Other elements of TCM are moxibustion, guasha, cupping, and the use of herbs. TCM addresses the function of the human body by using the above therapy in combination or alone. Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into assorted points on the body to effect and change the function of various functional systems used in TCM.
Moxibustion * is another part of TCM. Moxibustion uses a burning lit herbs over/on assorted points of the body to effect the various functions that are part of a patient's health and/or disease.
Cupping and Guasha * are accessory techniques in TCM used in conjunction with other elements of TCM.
Losing Weight and Acupuncture
Oriental Medicine, acupuncture and herbs, concentrates on the restoration and preservation of the bodies multiple functions. Digestion, the transformation of food and liquid into the body’s usable energies, is a function of Foot Tai Yin. Foot Tai Yin is commonly translated to Spleen. Now this is a different Spleen than we in the West are familiar with. Western physiology and anatomy of the spleen is one that includes a small organ, filled with reticuloendothelial cells, located in the left upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity, functioning in part with our immune system and circulatory system. Contrary to this idea, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ascribes different functions and structures to Spleen. TCM Spleen has the primary function of transforming food and fluids into energy for the rest of the bodies function. So it is at this level that acupuncture and herbs best effect weight management. Improperly functioning Spleen can manifest with a number of issues, poor appetite, excessive appetite, and cravings; also motility problems can be expressed, i.e. GERD, diarrhea, constipation, and flatulence/gas. Because Spleen is integral to energy production, fatigue, listlessness, and weakness can be part of the dysfunctional picture. Spleen function is not the only system involved in digestion and hence effecting diet and weight loss, but it is a good place to start.
Licensed Acupuncturist and past Instructor in Oriental Medicine