Is Your Oil Warning Light On?

Is Your Oil Warning Light On?

You’re driving your car and your oil warning light comes on. What is your first thought? Is it: “I’ve got to figure out how to unscrew that damn thing?” Or is it: “I’d better take the car to the mechanic to figure out why the light is on, make sure there’s no leak. and that my oil is topped off?”

Most of us walk around with our oil warning light on….. and we tend to dismiss it as unimportant. Some of us try to unscrew the light. We take pain relievers for headaches, anti-depressants for depression, drugs to fall sleep, drink coffee and eat sugar to stay awake, and indulge in excess carbohydrates to numb ourselves from emotional pain.

Is this really the way we want to live? If you ignored your car, it would either blowup or fall apart. This is exactly what your body – mind – spirit will eventually do as well!

Would you consider an alternate solution? Are you willing to sit down and co-create an action plan to get to the bottom of things? Do some blood testing, saliva testing, and change your diet?

A comprehensive, individualized program using Chinese herbs, a classically chosen homeopathic remedy, nutritional supplements and regular Acupuncture tuneups, will keep your oil warning light off, and insure it doesn’t come back on.

With over 30 years experience under my belt, I can guarantee you this approach will work! Not only will you live longer and feel better, but you can more easily reach your peak, come from your core, and feel more grounded and connected to your energtic source of Chi (energy)!

If Longevity and Optimal Health is Important to you

Want to Improve Your Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health and Well-Being?

Here’s How:

1. Blood Analysis – Learn what your blood says about your overall well-being.
~Are your adrenals stressed out?
~How is your immune system functioning?
~Do you take enough iron and Vitamin D?
~How is your cholesterol and risk of heart disease?
~Low Energy? It could be your thyroid!
~Kidneys functioning ok?
The blood analysis will tell you all this and more. It will even give us clues to the right type of diet for your body type.

2. Hair Sample Analysis
~Does your body have any toxic heavy metals stored on a cellular level?
~How is your mineral balance?
~Are you getting enough of all the minerals you need keep stress away?

3. Chinese Herbs – Did you know that in most cases Chinese herbs are just as effective as Western prescribed drugs, but have none of the side effects? We will select a Chinese herbal formula in capsules that will target your specific health issues, whether it’s insomnia, muscle spasms, prostate issues, infertility, menopause, or headaches… There is a Chinese herbal formula for every problem.

4. Homeopathic Medicine – Have you ever seen those little blue tubes in the nutrition island at the health food store. Those little blue tubes have magical little pills inside that taste great and dissolve in your mouth. (Great for infants, kids and animals too!) We can target whatever you have going on with the right homeopathic medication. And if you are healthy, then we can select a homeopathic to help with overall stress and emotional well-being. Homeopathy isn’t new! In fact it’s over 200 years old and originated in Germany.

5. Acupuncture – My patients who have been receiving a monthly on-going acupuncture tune-up treatments swear that they don’t get sick when others do, sleep better and cope with stress much better. It works preventatively to keep you stronger and works on your longevity.

With these 5 healthful tools in your tool chest, you will feel like a new person. Feel and look younger, and increase your energy and quality of life.

If longevity is your goal, this is your path!

Got Knee Pain?

Got Knee Pain?

One of the most common types of pain I treat is knee pain. Acupuncture along with the Quantum Cold Laser work wonders on all joint pains. Knees, elbows, wrists, fingers, ankles.

But knee pain for some reason is particularly receptive to acupuncture needles.

In all honesty, most of my clients say that even after one 30-minute treatment they experience significant relief!

It’s true. I encourage you to take a look at the testimonials on my website:

Link to Testimonials: Dr. Martin’s Testimonial Link

And remember that insurance is definitely going to cover acupuncture treatment for knee pain.

Your Insurance Pays for Acupuncture

Your Insurance Will Pay for Acupuncture!
The most common question I’m asked is whether insurance covers Acupuncture Treatments ~ and the answer it YES!

And remember – Acupuncture works for EVERYTHING: stress, insomnia, PMS, menopause, headaches, migraines, back and neck pain, hypertension, IBS, eye problems, twitching, Parkinson’s, arm pain, recovery from injuries, OCD, ADD, eczema, psoriasis, heartache, PTSD.

Virtually all insurance covers Acupuncture. Here is a partial list:
*Motion Picture
*SAG/Director’s Guild/Writer’s Guild
*Blue Cross PPO and HMO
*Blue Shield PPO and HMO
*United Health Care
*Health Net
*Some Medicare policies also cover
*Worker’s Compensation
*Auto Accident Injuries are covered
*Facey HMO
*LA Care
*TriWest and VA

Please call or email my office and I’ll give you a list of questions to call and ask your insurance company to be 100% sure, and so that we know what your copay is.

Facial Tics and Blinking

Mild Facial Tics Like Inappropriate Blinking May Be Eliminated
With Natural Methods

Do you have a friend or relative with facial tics, blinking or neck spasms?

These problems are usually solved effectively with acupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese herbs, and a change in diet and nutrition.

Please give my office a call or email to discuss details.

My experience is that with both kids and adults, these problems can usually be helped fairly easily.

In Chinese medicine, we call these problems an issue with “Liver Wind”.

Often high liver enzymes will show up on a blood test.

But even if they don’t, then through the tongue and pulse diagnosis, I can find the cause and source of the problem.

Two other health issues that are closely related are Parkinson’s and Bell’s Palsy. Both of these problems are also due to “Liver Wind”.

Even minor facial or eye lid twitching can be treated in the same way.

Give this type of alternative treatment a try. You will be surprised by the positive results and, in most cases, the ease of treatment, with NO SIDE EFFECTS.

A Word About Headaches

A Word About Headaches

by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, QME

The Treatment of Headaches is one of the most common problems I see in my practice! Almost all of us get a headache from time to time. Some of us get chronic Migraine headaches that can last for days and be completely debiliting.

If you or someone you know has a problem with headaches, please do yourself or them a favor and email me for an appointment today. Headaches are one of the easiest things to cure using acupuncture.

Insurance almost always pays for treatment of headaches using acupuncture!!! This includes HMO insurance plans.

The cause of headaches can be muscle tension, PMS, hormone imbalances, blood sugar swings, stress, lack of sleep, worry, anxiety; and sometimes even without knowing the cause, acupuncture will still work quite well in just a few treatments.

If you have headaches, stay away from sugar. It will make them worse! Try and eat a healthy diet of complex carbohydrates, healthy protein, and vegetables. Also drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. Headaches can often be caused by dehydration!

Headaches can also be caused by a low thyroid or imbalances in hormones. The best thing to do is for us to run a complete blood panel. We may also want to run a saliva and urine test to check your neurotransmitter levels. If you have low serotonin and high cortisol, this can cause your headaches.

Also be sure you are exercising at least 20 minutes per day with a brisk walk. Take the stairs instead of elevators; park your car as far from the entrance of buildings as possible and encourage yourself to walk whenever possible. Create time for a healthy lifestyle and relaxation.

Dr. Martin can help you reduce your headaches through acupuncture, nutrition, and diet; and insurance will cover the treatments!

Natural Facial Rejuvenation

Natural Facial Rejuvenation

by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, QME

My thanks to Sandee Whiteman who interviewed me a few weeks ago to write this article publised on

I’ve been doing facial, breast and other natural acupuncture cosmetic rejuvenation methods for many years. Here is Sandee’s article based on her interview with me:

In Los Angeles, you will find there are so many treatments to help with anti-aging, but one that has been used for centuries, is still a making a mark in this decade and that is Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non-surgical treatment, which reduces the signs of aging. The treatment is based on treating not just the facial region, but also the whole body. This is because the face is a reflection of the mind, body, and spirit. By treating the whole person, Dr. Martin can help to bring a natural glow to your skin. The treatment is safe compared to invasive options and it is the only treatment that actually treats the whole body and improves the overall health in a person.

Now you may ask: how does it work? Well I was thinking the same, but decided to get a treatment done myself, by one of the best in Los Angeles.

Dr Randy Martin, OMD, is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and has three offices throughout the Los Angeles area. He has been practicing and teaching Acupuncture since 1983. He has published numerous articles on Oriental Medicine, as well produced various audio and videos on a variety of health topics at the National and International level. He considers his highest calling to help others become their own healer.

His first two books, 1.) Optimal Health, How to Get It, and 2.) How To Keep It, and No Mud, No Lotus, are available on Amazon.

During my initial consultation with Dr. Randy Martin, he asked me several questions regarding my general health and also asked if I may have any other specific health concerns. Of course being a woman at any age, we all have cosmetic health concerns, and I was concerned about the fine lines and a furrow brow line, along with some adult acne and some pain in my neck and upper back.

I found it interesting that during the consultation, Dr Martin found that stemming from my answers I may have digestive problems that would be related to my facial wrinkles. He suggested we work together on the digestive system along with acupuncture points on the face, such as the small fine lines and furrow brow.

Now some may say “Wait…I’m scared of needles!” Well these needles are not your average surgical needles, and Dr Randy Martin said that: “Acupuncture should never hurt.” So this gave me a strong sense of relief…

Dr. Randy Martin uses very thin needles and says these work just as well as some other acupuncturist’s thicker needles. Dr. Martin also uses a guide tube and this helps target each acu-point throughout the body, and further lesson the sensation of the needle. His main focus is to analyze all symptoms of imbalance in the body and mind together, thereby bringing you back into balance…

So after discussing the consultation issues and my concern about the needles, the treatment began. It was surprisingly very calming and relaxing. The needles were placed on meridians (invisible energy pathways) of the body based on the consultation; I fell into a deep slumber alpha state for 45 minutes.

After the treatment I noticed that my skin was glowing and that the small lines and furrow brow were less noticeable. I also noticed within a few days that my bowels and digestive system were more regular.

The results are in: Cosmetic Acupuncture WORKS, and is definitely a Cosmetic Treatment on the market that needs to be experienced for radiant skin and for your overall mind, body and spirit…. Feel good and take a trip to one of Dr. Randy Martin’s offices either in Valencia, Encino or West Los Angeles. For more information visit, or email Dr. Martin at

Moles, Warts – Holistic Treatments

Moles, Warts – Holistic Treatment

by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, QME

Is There An Alternative Treatment for Warts  or Moles?
Yes, most definitely!  First, according to Oriental medicine, warts are connected to the Liver and Gall Bladder, or the wood element.  So if you have warts or moles that keep growing back, they are most probably an indication of an imbalance or toxicity in your Liver or Gall Bladder Meridians. 
From the Western medical point of view, the wart exists independently of any particular pathology.  But this should not surprise you, since most problems, according to Western medicine, exist independently of any other body function or cause.  Western medicine says that warts are caused by the HPV or the human papiloma virus.  But Oriental medicine sees every symptom as connected to other parts of the body and meridian system.
What Is The Meaning of A Wart?
First, it is important to remember that the wart represents an internal imbalance and toxicity and is actually  a sign that your body is trying to rid itself of this toxicity.  When the wart is burned off, it may drive the imbalance into a deeper part of the body, (usually the liver), thus creating an even more difficult time of overall healing.
You must learn to respect your body’s symptoms, no matter how benign in appearance or inconvenient they may be, and acknowledge the wisdom of the body to balance itself out by throwing toxicity to the surface where it will do less harm than if contained within the internal, more important organs.
What Can I Do To Treat Warts?

Here is what you can do.  Nutritionally, you can take the following supplements which have proven effective in removing warts: 
1.  Squeeze the contents of one vitamin E capsule on the wart and keep covered with a bandaid.  Repeat daily for about one to two months.
2.  Take vitamin E (in dry form) and beta carotene.
3.  Topically apply homeopathic Thuja ointment to the wart or mole.
4.   Reduce your intake of bad fats, refined sugars, white flour and dairy products since all of these could cause  further stagnation and toxicity in the liver and gall bladder meridians.
5.  Consider doing a gall bladder flush.  We can talk more about it during a consultation.
6.  There are many homeopathic remedies that are very effective in treating warts and moles.  Some of the most common are Thuja, Antimonium crud, and Causticum.  You will need the help of an experienced homeopath since a warts and moles are symptoms of deeper imbalances and you will probably need to be treated constitutionally and over a longer period of time to permanently remove them.
What Message Do Warts Have To Tell Me On An Emotional Level?
The Liver and Gall Bladder meridians relate to the emotions of anger and resentment, so you should examine your mode of dealing with stress in your life.  Establish coping mechanisms that allow you to release your stress patterns without harming yourself or others.   Meditation, acupuncture, guided imagery, walking, swimming, or psychotherapy are some possibilities.  You may have already noticed that more warts tend to “grow” during times of stress.  This is because the constricted energy is creating further blockage in the liver.

Acupuncture for Addictions

Acupuncture for Addictions

by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc

Here is a great article on MRI research proving that Acupuncture increases Dopamine in the brain and the receptors in the brain for Dopamine. A reduction in Dopamine, which is a very common result of stress, is at the core of Addications, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, ADD and OCD.


This MRI research shows that the receptor sites and the Dopamine are increased, and their effects remain, after Acupuncture.

In my practice, I see this all the time. Acupuncture induces a deep sense of relaxation, and increases overall productivity in one’s life. Similar to Meditation. Acupuncture, when combined with meditation and Quantum Laser Light Therapy, does even more.

Additionally, when one takes a non-invasive saliva and urine Neurotransmitter Test, the test validates a depletion of serotonin and dopamine. Then we can also give a special supplement which will balance these Neurotransmitters in the brain.
If you’d like to try the Quantum Laser Light Therapy, send me an email and we’ll set you up:

Dr. Martin’s Specialties:

Allergies, Headaches, Women’s Health, Anxiety, Insomnia, All Addictions, Fertility, Sciatica,

Back and Neck Pain, Digestive Problems, Breast Augmentation, Facial Cosmetic Treatment


All Pain Management and Family Medicine.

Please email to schedule your appointment and check on Your insurance coverage.


Also offer sliding scale for those in need


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Treating Headaches with Natural Methods

Acupuncture for Headaches?

by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc

Here is a great link which reminds us that acupuncture is considered an effective treatment for Migraine Headaches.

Acupuncture Effective for Migraine Headaches Link

Here is an article I’ve written for my book on Headaches, including Migraines. I hope you will find it helpful. Please feel free to email me any questions or clarification:

by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD

First and foremost, remember that homeopathy and herbs are two totally different types of treatments.

Homeopathy is about 200 years old, discovered in Germany by an MD named Samuel Hahneman, and uses tiny white pills that dissolve under the tongue and must be taken at least twenty minutes from food or drink.

Herbal supplements have basically no rules and are usually taken in capsule form and swallowed.

There are quite a few great herbs for headaches. Some of the ones that I prescribe on a daily basis include Corydalyn, Curcumin, Herbal Analgesic, and White Willow Plus. These formulas are used in place of over the counter pain relievers.

If you suffer from headaches around 10 a.m. or 3 p.m., or if you wake up with a headache, it could be that you are either not eating enough protein or are eating too many refined carbohydrates or sweets, causing blood sugar swings.

Caffeine can also cause headaches although, in some people, caffeine can also alleviate a headache. If you think you might have a blood sugar type of headache, you can try taking the mineral chromium, or the herbal formula Glycen. These are not only good for headaches, but also effective for weight loss, and will curb the appetite, reduce cholesterol, and control blood sugar in diabetes and hypoglycemia.

Homeopathic medicine is the one true cure for headaches, along with acupuncture, Reiki, psychotherapy, cranial-work, and breathwork. Homeopathy and acupuncture are the safest treatment methods to use during pregnancy and nursing!

Some of the most common left-sided headache homeopathic remedies include Lachesis, Sepia, Bryonia, Spigelia, and Pulsatilla.

Some of the most common right-sided homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Sanguinaria, Natrum mur, Lycopodium, and Chelidonium.

Lachesis works particularly well if the headache comes on when you first wake up. A keynote for Sepia is that the headache is better after rigorous exercise, like dancing or jogging. Lycopodium is good for a person who has a temper, and Chelidonium often works well on headaches which originate in the right scapula area of the upper back and go up and into the neck.

If the cause is hormone related, as in puberty, pregnancy, PMS, or menopause, some of the possible homeopathics are Lachesis, Sepia, or Pulsatilla.

When the cause is due to an injury, the remedies most commonly considered will be Arnica, Natrum sulph, or Aconite.

When due to emotional trauma or grief, common remedies are Ignatia, Natrum mur, Aconite, or Pulsatilla.

This information is just touching the surface on the subject of homeopathy for headaches. If you have more specific questions, please consult with a qualified homeopath, such as myself. If you are on medications prescribed by your medical doctor, don’t try any of the previous suggestions without first checking with your doctor, and never take yourself off a prescription medication without the supervision of your MD.

(I’d like to thank the National Center for Homeopathy for inspiring this article on headaches.)