We Make Alternative Medicine Accessible and Understandable

We did not set out to become experts in alternative medicine.

It is only after years of research along with personal and professional experience that we, Peter Hanfileti, MD & Lisa Hanfileti, LAc, have developed an understanding of and respect for what many people refer to as "alternative medicine".

Combined, we have spent the past 20+ years educating ourselves and our patients, family members, friends, and colleagues about the values and limitations
of Alternative Medicine.

We have found the holistic approach to healing to be the most effective and we look forward to seeing what it can do for you.

Bringing Science and Nature Together

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We are research oriented, always looking for relevant data to help us make the best choices when it comes to recommending different treatment modalities, medications, herbs, supplements, exercises, etc. We are "equal opportunity" practitioners in the sense that our goal is to provide information and treatments that work, regardless of where they originated.

This often leads us into the area of what has been termed "alternative medicine", even though for many countries what we classify as "alternative' is their mainstream medical system. In any case, when we talk to our patients about alternative medicine and utilize certain treatment modalities, the same good questions always arise:

  • What forms of Alternative Medicine are there and do they work?
  • How do I know these methods are working and are safe for me?
  • Who are qualified practitioners of these specific techniques?
  • Where can I go to get more information and treatment?
  • When should I integrate Alternative Medicine with my conventional treatments and medications?

Who We Are, What We Do,
& Why We Do It

There are two of us writing this website: Peter Hanfileti, MD, Board certified in Pediatrics and Medical Acupuncture, and Lisa Hanfileti LAc, Licensed in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

As a Medical Doctor trained in western medicine, and a Biologist with a strong background in Scientific Research, we initially steered clear of anything labeled "Alternative Medicine". In our western conventional way of thinking and scientific background anything deemed "alternative" simply meant to us that it was unproven at best and unscrupulous at its worst.

Clearly something changed.

We now own and operate Points of Origin, PLLC, a Holistic Health Care Clinic, where we provide many Alternative Medicine services, including acupuncture, nutritional education, herbal medicine, BodyTalk™, Colorpuncture™, and other supportive therapies.


Because of one simple reason:

Alternative Medicine Works!

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Acupuncture is a gaining credibility as an effective healing method in the United States.
The BodyTalk system is a gentle, non-invasive form of energitic medicine that is perfect for kids as well as adults. Peter Hanfileti, MD writes about how he uses BodyTalk every day in his practice.
Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is the oldest, professional continually practiced medicine in the world.
Esogetic Colorpuncture is a healing sytem that stimulates the acupuncture points with specific frequencies (colors) of light.
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Acupuncture, herbal, and vitamin therapies can provide excellent natural eye care alternatives for such conditions as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.
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Peter Hanfileti, MD & Lisa Hanfileti, LAc opened Points of Origin in 2000 to offer acupuncture and other holistic therapies to the Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR area.
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