Dumisani Kambi-Shamba, LAc, MSTOM
With a personal mission of offering a more comprehensive approach for health and wellness options, Dr. Kambi-Shamba made the decision to complete a masters program specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathy and Ayurveda in 2005, alongside a BA in 1975 and acupuncture program in 1983. Grounding his practice in diagnostics that range from sport injuries, trauma, pain management, chronic disease, fertility and oncology support, he has since successfully integrated this unique blend of specialized Chinese medicine and functional global medicine into his own private practice -- LifeRx.
“....mastering this craft means that you must take into account one’s entire ecosystem. Being a master of Oriental Medicine requires humility and a deep understanding of service.” - Dumisani Kambi-Shamba
After years of studying, Kambi-Shamba recognized that a plant based diet would be the equivalent of what ancient practitioners would have prescribed their patients in today’s world. Taking into consideration the amount of stress that the average person is taking on today, Kambi-Shamba recognized that stress is a major component of modern disease, usually being a comorbidity to something more serious. It is a disease that affects the body similar to diabetes, hypertension, PTSD, weight gain, insomnia, and cancer, and the data to support this is that all of these major illnesses have a diagnosed level of anxiety. Under ICD10 coding, anxiety is a major symptom of stress, along with the associated shortness of breath and sleep disturbances. It also raises blood pressure, reduces insulin and digestion disorders, etc. All are what we call “stress.”
As Master of Oriental Medicine, mastery of Chinese Herbs was part of the curriculum, and is a big part of my practice. While my range is very broad, from pediatrics to geriatrics, the most important aspect of my practice is prevention. An ounce of prevention is worth nearly 120 years of a pain and chronic disease free best life.
Although Chinese medicine methods are often thought of as “archaic,” it is directly related to modern scientific thought and practices. Kambi-Shamba’s common recommendations range from Qi Gong (breathing with sound), Yogic Breathing, being present, and being centered to achieve full potential of results and guide the path to healing in a natural way.