Dr. Dave is branching out | PostIndependent.com

Dr. Dave is branching out

Ivy Vogel

David Teitler, owner of Dr. Dave’s Herbal Medicine, an online herbal remedy company, is broadening his horizons.In June, Teitler of Carbondale opened the Carbondale Acupuncture Center.Teitler, acupuncturist Nancy Thal, and massage therapists Pixie Gum and Jill Meadows, work at the center and have clients throughout the valley.Acupuncture is one component of Chinese medicine that uses needles and pressure points to cure a variety of illnesses.Teitler specializes in helping people who have respiratory disorders and headaches. “Most Westerners think of needles when they think of acupuncture,” said Teitler. “Using herbal medicine is as big a part of acupuncture as using needles.”Teitler uses combinations of more than 200 herbal medicines while working with his patients.Teitler has lived in the valley for four years and has practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for 10 years.After doing acupuncture in different areas of the valley, Teitler decided to open a business in Carbondale because he wanted to directly serve the community he lives in.The Acupuncture Center has an alternative health library and is open to anyone who wants to learn about alternative medicine, Teitler said.Several other acupuncturist work in Carbondale, but Teitler isn’t worried about competition.”I’m friends with all of them, and we feel that if we make this area known for good acupuncture practices, it will all work itself out,” Teitler said.Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext. 534ivogel@postindependent.comCarbondale Acupuncture Center will have a grand opening celebration from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14.The Carbondale Acupuncture Center is located at 54 Weant Blvd. in Carbondale next to Sopris Park.The Acupuncture Center is open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.For more information call 704-1310.

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