Meet the Doctor: Dr. Poohah Shah, MD
Dual Board Certified in Integrative Medicine + Family Medicine
Assistant Professor at Columbia University
License in Medical Acupuncture
1. What impressed you to start out this work?
I’ve discovered, normally it is private, and my path isn’t any completely different! I’ve handled a myriad of difficult and power well being points in my life, together with lifelong nervousness on account of childhood trauma, power ache, weight points, an autoimmune illness, and metabolic points. Western medication has finished little to assist me efficiently navigate these points. I discovered my approach to well being and true well-being by way of an integral and holistic strategy. It is my pleasure and function on this life to share every little thing I’ve discovered and proceed to study with as many others as potential.
2. It’s really easy for sufferers to get overwhelmed. If you could possibly solely select 2 issues that sufferers might concentrate on for therapeutic, what would they be?
The mind-body connection and the ideas of elementary well being (vitamin, sleep, train, connection/group).
3. What do you would like all docs knew about treating power ailments?
Chronic sickness is all the time complicated and multidimensional, much like a textured cloth or a tapestry. If you pull on one thread, one other a part of the material will probably be affected. There isn’t any fast repair in power sickness, however there may be all the time a manner by way of it.
4. Do you may have something (phrases of encouragement or in any other case) you inform your sufferers that would profit my group?
Certainly! Change is the one fixed in life, and whereas it could not sound prefer it, it is an excellent factor! It means there may be all the time room for therapeutic and transformation.
5. Finally, what are you studying and/or watching proper now?
I’m all the time in the midst of a number of books – at the moment The Varieties of Spiritual Experience: twenty first Century Research and Perspectives by David Yaden and Andrew Newberg; Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. I’m additionally studying components of the e book I’m writing!
6. Do you tackle new sufferers and if that’s the case how do you take care of them?
I’m an integrative and practical medication doctor based mostly in NYC who expertly intertwines Eastern and Western medication to create a really holistic strategy for my sufferers. Every affected person go to is intertwined with mind-body medication as a result of I really feel it’s so elementary to therapeutic. All private visits additionally embrace acupuncture, which initiates the therapeutic of the physique. You can discover me right here: www.drpoojaamyshah.com. Thanks for studying and good luck!