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!

What’s Up With Homeopathy?

What’s Up With Homeopathy Anyhow?
by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, QME

Q. Why is Homepathy so Unpopular Despite It’s Effectiveness?

A. The easiest explanation is probably that Homeopathy is confused with Naturopathy

Q. What is Naturopathy?

A. Naturopathy is any form of natural medicine, such as acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, supplements, chiropractic, or nutrition, for example.

Q. So then, what is Homeopathy?

A. Homepathaty is the use of the little blue tubes you will see at any health food store, which contain the little white pills, that you tap into the bottle cap, and then let dissolve under your tongue. The pills will stimulate your body to heal itself.

Q. So homeopathy is not the same as nutritional supplements or herbs?

A. No. Homeopathy is only the little white pills. Nutritional supplements and herbs are completely different and consumed by swallowing the capsules or tablets. Homeopathic medicines must dissolve under the tongue. The two are completely different.

Q. What are the other differences between herbs, supplements, and homeopathy?

A. Herbs are more like drugs, but safe, and without side effects. Supplements refer to your vitamins and minerals, and are used to fortify and strengthen your body, and prescribed based on your blood testing and hair analysis, to supplement the vitamin and mineral deficiencies in your body.

Q. What are the main things you would use homeopathy for?

A. Homeopathy is used for all problems, from heart conditions, to diabetes, migraines, back pain, anxiety, insomnia, eye sight, , neck pain, PMS, menopause, infertility, ADHD, and so on.

Q. Does homeopathy treat kids also?

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A. Yes, in fact homeopathy works really well on kids and also animals! Kids love the taste of the little white pills. Even infants can take the homeopathic medicines by dissolving them in water first.

Q. Why doesn’t homeopathy have wider acceptance among mainstream doctors?

A. In Europe, Canada, India, and South America, homeopathy is widely respected and used right alongside conventional medicine. In fact, the government of Sweden just made homeopathy an officially accepted form of medicine, equal to Western medicine. In Europe, many MD’s also prescribe homeopathy in conjunction with Western medicine.

Q. What makes homeopathy so unique among all the other healing methods.

A. Because it’s very cheap, it’s much more practical to use on a daily basis. The homeopathic medicines only cost about $10 each. But the big drug companies can’t get rich from them. This means that homeopathy isn’t taught in medical schools because there is not enough money to be made compared to high-priced drugs.

The other reason is that homeopathy only uses a very small amount of either plant, mineral or animal substances, so this makes it very controversial among mainstream doctors. But in fact, it’s very similar to vaccinations, insofar as it uses a small amount of a substance to stimulate the body to heal itself.

Finally, homeopathy also treats the emotional aspects of illness, and even reaches to the spiritual and energetic aspects of why we are out of balance and have a disease. This is obviously controversial, since mainstream medicine doesn’t generally see a connection between the physical and the emotional aspects of disease. Homeopathy sees and treats the interconnectedness between the mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of illness and disease.

Q. What is the cost of a homeopathic consultation?

A. Because the homeopath must assess what is going on emotionally as well as physically, the consultation takes longer and is more in depth than a typical ten minute medical consultation. I charge between $150 – $295 for the initial homeopathic consultation in order to give enough time to discuss childhood trauma and illness, as well as the entire history. Pediatric consults are $195. Some homeopaths charge as much as $1500 for an initial homeopathic consultation!

Q. What is the training for a homeopath?

A. There is no standard training for a homeopath. I am certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. This is the only current certification board in the US. I have received training from the most well-known homeopaths throughout the world, and I have experience for over 30 years. I am one of the longest practicing homeopaths in the U.S.

Q. How long do you have to do homeopathic treatment for?

A. Most people after experiencing the incredible effects of homeopathy want to incorporate it into their life from that point on. I enjoy teaching people how to use it to treat themselves, family and friends for minor illnesses and emergencies. Similar to Acupuncture, the longer you do homeopathy, the healthier you will become. This includes the immune system, hormones, and overall energy and sleep.

In conclusion, I hope this answers your questions about homeopathy and I look forward to being of service to you, your friends, and family. Please feel free to call my office or email to schedule a homeopathic consult.

If you have already been a patient, then feel free to set up a shorter follow-up consultation. Acupuncture is included free with the cost of a homeopathic consultation as well as the Cold Laser Purple Light Therapy device at no extra charge. The Laser Therapy Purple Light is very healing, both emotionally, and physically.

Insurance will usually cover the cost of your acupuncture, which means that your overall consultation cost will be reduced by the amount your insurance pays for the acupuncture portion of your visit.

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.

LINK – ACUPUNCTURE FOR ADDICTIONS MRI RESEARCH

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.
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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

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All Pain Management and Family Medicine.

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

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Also offer sliding scale for those in need

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Stress and Indigestion – Remedies for the Holidays

Holiday Digestion and Stress Relief

and
Eight Essential Holiday Remedies

I would like to thank all my clients, family, friends and colleagues and wish you all a very happy and fulfilling holiday season.
I think that digestion, stress and over-eating are common concerns during the holidays, and I am hoping that the information in this short article will help increase your energy, immunity, serenity and peace of mind.
The most common digestive symptoms that people have are gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, fuzzy thinking, fatigue after eating, headaches from not eating or after eating, burning in the stomach, sinus congestion and irritability either from not eating or after eating.
Chinese medicine says that if your digestion is working well, everything else will work well too. In other words, if your digestion is not working well, you are assured to have other health problems. Poor overall health follows poor digestive health.
I will look at your tongue. Do you have a coating? Is your coating white or yellow? Do you have teeth marks on the sides? Do you have a bright pink tip? Do you have a crack in the center?
Probiotics are vital for everyone to take. These are the body’s own-naturally occurring bacteria, which become compromised with age or illness. I recommend a product called “IFlor”.
Digestive Enzymes should include both upper and lower GI tract enzymes. I recommend
“PanPlex 2-Phase”.
Many people tend to be allergic to the foods eaten most often, often including gluten, cow’s dairy products, chocolate, tomatoes, and oranges.
Acupuncture, probiotics, and digestive enzymes can help you overcome your allergies.

Dealing with Stress – Daily Meditations:

4 minute Soft Belly Live Meditation Safe Link

10 minute Mindfullness Meditation Safe Link

Give yourself 10 minutes each day to practice Letting Go as a meditation.
Become mindful of each sensation, acknowledge it, and then be grateful for it.
Repeat this gentle process with each thought and feeling you experience.

As a normal part of life, stress enables us to get things done. If left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems. Stress causes a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause symptoms of pain, sleep disturbances, abnormal digestion, headaches, menstrual irregularities, and aggravation of already troublesome health conditions. Over time, more serious illnesses can develop.

Stressful situations that last over a long period of time can create an ongoing low-level stress that puts continual pressure on the nervous system. Stress can cause the overproduction of negative hormones like cortisol. The extra stress hormones over an extended period of time may wear out the body’s reserves, leading to fatigue, depression, a weakened immune system, and a host of other serious physical and psychological ailments.

Some signs of stress include:

– anxiety or panic attacks
– feelings of constant pressure
– irritability and moodiness
– stomach problems, headaches, or even chest pain
– allergic reactions, such as eczema, psoriasis, or asthma
– problems sleeping
– overindulgence in food, alcohol, smoking, or drugs
– sadness or depression

Stress is often the cause of illness and can lead to the long-term deterioration of health. Finding a release valve for your stress can help you stay healthy. According to Oriental medicine, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can play an important part in throwing the immune system off and allowing diseases to affect the body.

Through acupuncture, these stressful energy blockages can be addressed. Acupuncture points can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Why does acupuncture help reduce stress?

Acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.

Eight Indispensable remedies for the holidays:

1. Arnica montana – the first remedy to take for auto accidents, trauma, sprains, strains, back pain strain, eye strain, or after surgery or dental work

2. Nux vom – the first remedy to think of for indigestion and over indulgence, especially if you find you are angry or short-tempered or have constipation as well.

3. Magnesium phos – use for muscle spasms, stress, pain relief, and headaches

4. Rescue Remedy – for any kind of physical or emotional stress

5. Ginger tea or capsules – great for indigestion, gas, diarrhea, stomach flu or over indulgence.

6. Ignatia – for grief, saddness, or emotional loss.

7. Acupuncture – acupuncture treatments for stress, muscle spasms, and digestive problems.

8. Meditation, Exercise and Relaxation

Where to Get Homeopathic Remedies: Any health food store or homeopathic pharmacy.

How to Take Them: The homeopathic remedies generally have directions on them. If you are not sure, ask Dr. Martin.

Make sure you don’t eat or drink for about 20 minutes before or after you take them and don’t touch them. Tap them into the cap and then under the tongue for maximum effectiveness.

Precautions: If you are on any prescription medications, never stop taking them without first consulting your Medical Doctor.

First ask your doctor if you can take homeopathic remedies before you try these on your own.
If you or someone you know is experiencing stress, contact me for more information about how acupuncture, homeopathy, and Oriental medicine can help you regain peace of mind, regulate your immune system and stay healthy over the holiday season and throughout 2015.

 

 

I look forward to working with you throughout 2015.
*Acupuncture*
*Homeopathy*
*Chinese Herbal Medicine*
*Nutritional Counseling and Diet*

Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD, CCH
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Certified Classical Homeopath

Chakra Balancing and Stress Reduction

Relaxing and Balancing Treatment

to Align the Chakras

 

 

 

What are the Chakra’s?  They are the 7 energy centers in the body.

 

By creating balance in the chakras, you feel more relaxed, less stressed out, and sleep better.

 

It will also improve your immune and hormone function and help with back and neck pain.

 

For those of you who have received acupuncture, you will already know how much better you sleep and feel after a treatment.

 

This type of therapy is complementary to acupuncture, and can be done either alone or combined with your acupuncture treatments.

 

The treatment is done with this light device called the “Crystal Bed”:

 

 

 

 

You will lay on your back and the 7 colored crystal lights will flash on and off during the treatment.  Each light is aimed at one of the 7 chakras to re-align that chakra with it’s colored flashing light.  

 

The cost is $40/session.  I have the device in my Encino office.

 

Here is another picture of the Chakras and what each of them does for you:

 

 

 

I am also offering a once a month reduced fee the first Thursday of each month for the “tune-up” chakra balancing for $25.

 

Please email me to schedule your appointment for this Crystal Bed Chakra Balancing type of therapy.

 

I look forward to working with you throughout 2014.

 

 

*Acupuncture*

*Homeopathy*

*Chinese Herbal Medicine*

*Nutritional Counseling and Diet*

 

Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD, CCH

Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Certified Classical Homeopath

 

 

The Spiritual Value of Illness and Pain

 

 

 



THE SPIRITUAL VALUE OF ILLNESS
by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, CCH, QME, PhD
 
“In meeting yourself, free of all shoulds and musts and wills, for even a moment, you realize that even if nothing gets fixed or done, simple natural fulfillment is already here.” – Gangaji
Often, we unconsciously use illness as an excuse for not achieving our deeper goals, or for limiting ourselves in some way. This is called a “secondary benefit” from the illness, and in psychology and counseling, this is a common subject of discussion.
It’s helpful to try to realize that in some larger, spiritual way, we have actually co-created with the universe our illnesses and our limitations—in some unconscious way, the illness is what is keeping us stable, even as it limits us.
Why? Well, in some skewed way, we have created our issues and illnesses in order to keep us safe and secure. In homeopathy, we call this our “unconscious defense mechanism.” The illness serves to “protect” us.
It’s not that the illness is in any way our fault, or that we have conscious control over it. We don’t. But if we stop and really think about it and are honest with ourselves on a very deep level, we realize that there is a part of us that’s afraid to live without the limitations caused by the illness.
This deeper realization is the beginning of learning to change and heal. Beginning to realize that we are exactly in the right place right now, and that we don’t really need to change anything about ourselves, is our first step to healing.
After this first step, this initial realization, we can begin to explore the complex web of events that went into co-creating our illness and our subsequent limitations. This web can be undone. In other words, piece-by-piece, we can learn to emotionally, intellectually, and physically remove the threads of the intricately crafted web that has limited our life.
We are human, and all people create these unconscious self-limiting webs in some part of their lives. Some people feel limited in their physical bodies, due to an ailment such as migraine headaches, uterine fibroids, psoriasis, or low back pain. Other people may feel limited in their ability to create a rewarding work experience or a fulfilling relationship. Still other people feel limited emotionally in their ability to connect with love and vulnerability to others. Through the use of spiritual acupuncture, classical homeopathy, and the creative application of Chinese herbs, we can slowly unwind the web that limits us and creates pain and discomfort.
But know this will be neither a fast task nor a simple one. Rather, it will be an ongoing commitment to work as a team with your health professionals to identify the kinks and knots in the web and to remove them one by one, to free your soul, and thereby free your body of the pain, dysfunction, and pathology that has been created over the years.
You might say, “Why me?” But a better question to ask is this: “Why am I blessed with the greater awareness that allows me to be consciously involved and evolving in this healing process?” Once you can ask this question, you can wholeheartedly and with gusto grab onto the loose ends of your web, ripping them apart and peeling them back to discover newly accessed freedom, personal power, and balance. Freedom from pain, freedom from patterns that have held us back, and renewed energy to accomplish our goals—these are the promises of the holistic approach to health.
Together ~ Let’s Make 2013 a Pain-Free Year
*Acupuncture*
*Homeopathy*
*Chinese Herbal Medicine*
*Nutritional Counseling and Diet*
Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD, CCH
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Certified Classical Homeopath

 

 

 

 

 

Encino Office:  PRIMARY MAILING ADDRESS

Tuesday and Thursday

12:30 – 7:30 pm

17000 Ventura Blvd #220

Encino, CA 91316

Telephone: 818 905 6171

 

West Los Angeles/Santa Monica Office:   

Wednesday

12:30 pm -7:30 pm

1444 Carmelina Blvd #132

West Los Angeles, CA 90025

Telephone: 310 979 6495

 

Valencia Office:

Saturdays and Mondays

12:30  – 6:00 pm

23332 Valencia Blvd

Valencia, CA 91355

Telephone:  661 312 9868

 

Email:  drrandymartin@gmail.com

On the Web:  www.drrandymartin.com

 

 

 
Dr. Martin’s Book Optimal Health is now available on Kindle and in ITunes


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeopathy or Herbs? Which is Best

 

 

 



Which Treatment is Best for Me?
Q:   Why Use Homeopathy Instead of Herbs?


A:  I tell most of my patients to use both at the same time.
 

Use herbs for your immediate problem and homeopathy to eliminate the long-term source of the problem.
 
 Herbs work more like drugs, but without the side effects which often accompany drugs.
 


Homeopathy works on a cellular and energetic level to re-program the cells to make you healthier overall and to eliminate the cause of the problem, thereby preventing it from coming back. 
 

 
Q:   Why Use Acupuncture?

A:   Acupuncture works on the 12 meridians and organs in the body.  It works to re-direct energy so that it flows properly.  When your energy flows without obstruction, the body functions better and there is no pain.   When the energy is blocked, it causes all kinds of problems, such as pain, hormone imbalances, digestive issues, allergies, high blood pressure, etc.
 
 
Q:   Why should i change my diet?
 
A:  Some foods can be toxic to some individuals.   If you are eating a particular food that your body considers as toxic, then it will create weight gain, headaches, allergies, toxicity and other disease processes.  It’s important to identify those foods and eliminate them so you will feel better and get healthy overall.
 
 
Q:  Why get blood and other tests?
 
A:   Blood, saliva, stool, and urine testing will give you information that is impossible to obtain in any other way.  We can tell what your cholesterol is, if you are anemic, if you are low in calcium or magnesium, if you have lead or mercury poisoning, if your testosterone, estrogen, thyroid or adrenal hormones are too low or high, and if the neurotransmitters circulating in your brain are keeping you sharp, and your memory functioning well.  Stool tests check for candida, yeast, parasites, blood and other digestive functions.  Many people have parasites and don’t realize it.  It’s a good idea to check it out at least once.
 
Getting well involves so much more than just covering up your symptoms. That would be like unscrewing the oil warning light on your car.   I encourage you to make a commitment to your health, on a deeper level, and take the first steps that feel most comfortable for you.
 
Insurance often covers all or part of your treatment and testing.



1/2 Off Acupuncture Wednesday’s Are Back –
 Email Me for Your 1/2 off Appointment
Together ~ Let’s Make 2013 a Pain-Free Year
*Acupuncture*
*Homeopathy*
*Chinese Herbal Medicine*
*Nutritional Counseling and Diet*
*12-Step Program Friendly*
Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD, CCH
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Certified Classical Homeopath

 

 

 

 

 

Encino Office:  PRIMARY MAILING ADDRESS

Tuesday and Thursday

12:30 – 7:30 pm

17000 Ventura Blvd #220

Encino, CA 91316

Telephone: 818 905 6171

 

West Los Angeles/Santa Monica Office:   

Wednesday

12:30 pm -7:30 pm

1444 Carmelina Blvd #132

West Los Angeles, CA 90025

Telephone: 310 979 6495

 

Valencia Office:

Saturdays and Mondays

12:30  – 6:00 pm

23332 Valencia Blvd

Valencia, CA 91355

Telephone:  661 312 9868

 

Email:  drrandymartin@gmail.com

On the Web:  www.drrandymartin.com

 

 

 
Dr. Martin’s Book Optimal Health is now available on Kindle and in ITunes


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do I Need Medical Testing?

Dear Friends,

I’d like to thank all of you who came out to my lecture this weekend at the Conscious Life Expo!  I enjoyed seeing you and hope you had a great time at the expo.  It was another jam-packed weekend of holistic events.  I love how popular all this stuff is getting.  The LAX Hilton parking lot was full when I got there with attendees…. pretty amazing.  I think it says a lot that in the midst of much of the chaos and stress in our nation, and internationally, and in our individual lives, that so many people find it a priority to attend an event like this… See you next time…
Now, on to a more clinical note:  I’m asked a lot, and it was a major topic of discussion at my lecture this weekend….. When is it good to be tested and what type of testing is needed?  So I’ve written this short article to give you a primer on medical TESTING…
Do I Need To Be Tested?
This is a question I am often asked by my patients.  The question comes up in a few different contexts:
The first is when I ask a patient to get a blood test who has not had any testing in more than a year.  They sometimes object, saying: “This is alternative medicine; why do I need a blood test?”
I explain that testing can often lead to a better, more specific and thorough diagnosis, as compared to Chinese pulse and tongue diagnosis alone.
The second is when the current tests are not comprehensive enough.  Often, and especially with HMO insurance, the type of testing done is not adequate and complete enough to form the type picture needed to diagnose accurately from the Chinese medical perspective.
In What Circumstances Will Testing Really Help Me?
The answer to this question is based on a number of variables.  It largely depends on you and your health goals and situation.  But frankly, and to be practical, it also depends to a large degree on your health budget and financial situation.
In my mind, and for me working with you as your doctor, it’s always preferable to see the results of scientific tests.  The more black and white information I have, the easier it is for me to diagnose you accurately and treat you effectively.
But if you’re on a tight budget, then I sometimes won’t require you to be tested.  The exception to this is that at a minimum, I like all my patients to get basic blood tests.
Testing gives us both a more scientific way of knowing where you stand and gives us the tools we need to treat you more effectively.
Because of my 30 years of medical experience, I can  sometimes predict some of your test results and spare you the extra fee.  Not with blood tests, but sometimes with neurotransmitter testing, or adrenal stress testing.
But this is not always the case.  And I can discuss your options with you.  In general, I prefer the tests, if at all possible.
Which Tests Might We Want To Perform?
The following is a list of some of the more common tests that I routinely perform on my patients:
Blood Testing – general CBC, cholesterol, Chem Panel, Hormones, kidney and liver functions, Vitamin D Blood Tests
Urinalysis – blood sugar, infections
Hormones – Blood and Saliva
Brain Neurotransmitter Testing – Saliva
Adrenals – Blood and Saliva
Stool Tests for parasites, yeast, bacterial overgrowth, leaky gut, and digestive function
Anemia Testing – blood
Blood – Food Allergy Testing
Blood – Digestive Function and Leaky Gut Syndrome Testing
The following is a partial list of symptoms and problems which you may have that benefit from testing to get a more accurate diagnosis and create a more effective treatment plan:
Acne
Herpes
Infertility
Low Sex Drive
Low Motility and Male Sperm Count
Excessive Sex Drive
Addictions, Compulsions, Panic
Compulsive Eating
Bulemia and Anorexia
Alchohol or Sugar cravings
Drug Usage
Chronic Fatigue
Low Energy
Epstein Barr Virus
Lupus
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Menopause
PMS
Low or High Thyroid
Hashimoto’s Disease
Depression
Anxiety
Phobias
Irritability
Chronic Insomnia
Chronic Pain Syndrome
Headaches
Migraines
Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity
Memory Loss
Candida
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Digestive Problems
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Gas and Bloating
Will My Health Insurance Cover the Cost of Testing?
In some cases, yes.  You will have to call and ask your insurance company about the specific tests.  Each insurance company has different rules.
How Do We Know Which Tests I Will Need?
This is what we will discuss during your consultation.  If you are already a patient, please schedule an appointment for a consultation to evaluate if you need testing and if so, which tests will help you to achieve your health goals.
Together ~ Let’s Make 2013 a Healthier Year
*Acupuncture*
*Homeopathy*
*Chinese Herbal Medicine*
*Nutritional Counseling and Diet*
Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD, CCH
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Certified Classical Homeopath

 

Encino Office:  PRIMARY MAILING ADDRESS

Tuesday and Thursday

12:30 – 7:30 pm

17000 Ventura Blvd #220

Encino, CA 91316

Telephone: 818 905 6171

 

West Los Angeles/Santa Monica Office:   

Wednesday

12:30 pm -7:30 pm

1444 Carmelina Blvd #132

West Los Angeles, CA 90025

Telephone: 310 979 6495

 

Valencia Office:

Saturdays and Mondays

12:30  – 6:00 pm

23332 Valencia Blvd

Valencia, CA 91355

Telephone:  661 312 9868

 

Email:  drrandymartin@gmail.com

On the Web:  www.drrandymartin.com

 
Dr. Martin’s Book Optimal Health is now available on Kindle and in ITunes
Dr. Martin’s Book Optimal Health – Now Available as an Audio Book on Audible.com

 

 

Acute vs. Constitutional Treatments by Dr. Martin

 

What Is The Difference Between Constitutional

vs. Acute Symptoms

by Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD

Q:             What is the difference between acute and constitutional treatments?
A:             Constitutional treatment is kind of like the Constitution of the United States. The US constitution deals with the principles upon which the United States was founded. It’s the foundation and the soil that the rest of United States’ history is based on and legally defined.
Constitutional treatment deals with your genetics, the biological foundation with which you came into the world. It’s your programming, and it’s what determines your predisposition and propensity to get acute diseases and imbalances.
Acute treatment is treatment of the actual current problem you may have, and it only treats that specific problem.
Q:             Can you give me some examples?
A:             Yes. For example, if you have hot flashesPMS, or uterine fibroids, I can treat either the acute symptoms, or I can work on the cause of the symptoms so that once they are gone, they are less likely to come back. This way, your overall health will also improve.
Another example: if you have herpes, I can either treat your herpes eruptions themselves (acute) or I can treat the underlying immune and emotional condition deeper within you (constitution) that is allowing the herpes eruptions to keep coming back.
Q:             Which treatment do you think works best?
A:             There is no single best type of treatment for everyone or for every health issue. It really depends on your individual goals. It also depends on when you are seeking treatment relative to the onset of your disease. About 80% of my patients seek relief for acute problems only. They prefer using alternative methods such as acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, and nutrition, instead of Western medicine. Using alternative medicine in this way doesn’t have the side effects that Western medicine has.
The treatment you receive is always up to you. There are different options, and your practitioner or doctor will select which types of treatments resonate for you. There may be some times when acute treatment is what you need most, and at other times you may want constitutional treatment.
Each person needs an individualized type of treatment. It is my belief that a doctor should never impose his or her personal beliefs or philosophy on the patient. On the contrary, it’s important to work as a team to create the best treatment approach possible, given each person’s unique situation and set of experiences.
Q:             What’s the next step?
A:             Always feel free to discuss with your doctor any questions you may have regarding your treatment or the approach you wish to take. Your doctor should be comfortable referring you to other health professionals, should he or she feel that you could benefit by a different type of treatment than the one they are experienced in.
Together ~ Let’s Make 2013 a Pain-Free Year
*Acupuncture*
*Homeopathy*
*Chinese Herbal Medicine*
*Nutritional Counseling and Diet*
Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD, CCH
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Certified Classical Homeopath

 

 

 

 

 

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