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

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.



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Together ~ Let’s Make 2013 a Pain-Free Year
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*Chinese Herbal Medicine*
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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

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Encino, CA 91316

Telephone: 818 905 6171

 

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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

 

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Endometriosis – Cysts – Fibroids – Fertility

 

 

 


 
 
 

ENDOMETRIOSIS – FIBROIDS – CYSTS – FERTILITY
 
Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that creates an overgrowth of the endometrium and can cause severe pain during menses.
Endometriosis, fibroids and cysts, will often also interfere with fertility and childbirth!
Endometrios is typically seen during the reproductive years and has been estimated to occur in roughly 5–10% of women.
Having treated endometriosis successfully for 25+ years, the most common question I get from women is this: “Can you cure it?” And as with most other problems, like fibroids and breast and ovarian cysts, the answer is yes!
My unique treatment protocol takes into consideration each woman’s individuality — In Fact: nine out of ten women generally recover to the extent that they are symptom-free, and able to successfully get pregnant, after three to six months.
Yet, endometriosis, fibroids and cysts are complex disease processes that can only be completely cured with the active participation of you, the patient. Often, diet and patient-specific emotional issues must be addressed as an adjunct to the healing work.
Endometriosis is most frequently associated with the Liver and/or Spleen Meridians in Chinese medicine.
Its presence means that there are deep-seated problems in these meridians and organ systems.
What women suffering from endometriosis can do is follow a strict diet based on their particular meridian imbalances. And doing emotional work is important to weed out unconscious patterns that have created the “stuck” and congested energy in the lower abdomen.
Chinese herbal formulas and acupuncture are also used to break up the congestion. Homeopathic remedies are helpful and can often facilitate the healing process—they can even cut healing time in half.
Vitamin supplements are used in some cases, depending on the eating habits and constitution of the person. The most common supplements for this condition are high-potency antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, beta carotene, selenium, glutathione, and zinc.
Some of the herbs I use to help heal women with endometriosis include the Cinnamon and Hoelen FormulaResolve Lower, and dandelion root.
Other herbs are used to match the symptoms of the particular person. Fatigue, abnormal menstrual flow, and cramping are some of the most common symptoms that require specific and unique herbal formulas geared to the individual woman.
Some people are purists and prefer to be treated with only one modality. I believe that each patient should take charge of her own healing process and decide for herself what she intuitively feels will work best.
Homeopathy is many people’s preference. It is a good choice as a stand-alone healing modality since it treats the whole person. I have also had success using only diet and nutritional recommendations!
Lastly, there are specific herbs and homeopathic remedies that can be used to dissolve the old scar tissue that is so common with this problem. Herbal formulas include Resolve Lower, and Blossom, and the recommended homeopathic isThiosinaminum.
Scar tissue from endometriosis is sometimes a major factor in a woman’s inability to get pregnant, so it’s very important to breakdown the scar tissue.
If you are struggling with this problem, please note that if you stick to the program we work on together, and make a commitment for at least six months, you definitely stand a very good chance to cure your endometriosis, fibroids, or cysts using these holistic methods.
And if your goal is to get pregnant, please see my many testimonials for how well it will work.

*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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Encino Office:  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

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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

 

 

Acupuncture for Emotional Health

Acupuncture Successful for Emotional Health

At some point in life almost everyone deals with major upheavals or emotional distress. These events can trigger a host of unexpected feelings and behaviors from depression and panic attacks to major disruptions in sleep or binge eating.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can alleviate symptoms associated with mental health issues in treating the root cause of the problem by helping to rebalance the body’s internal environment.

Mental health issues are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning which result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. The good news about mental disorders is that recovery is often possible.

Examples of serious mental health conditions that can be successfully treated using Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutrition and Homeopathy include:  depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),insomnia, and anxiety.

From an Oriental medicine perspective mental health disorders can cause a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or qi, through the body.   Acupuncture treatments can correct these imbalances and directly affect the way your body manages your mental health.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Oriental Medicine treats the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual using a variety of techniques including acupuncture, lifestyle/dietary recommendations and Chinese herbs.

If 100 patients are treated with acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy and Oriental medicine for anxiety, each of these 100 people will receive a unique, customized treatment with different acupuncture points, and different lifestyle and diet recommendations.

Here are just a few problems acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help with:

Depressive Disorders

Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety, Insomnia, and Stress Disorders

Acupuncture, Herbs, Homeopathy and Dietary supplements, are an excellent addition to any treatment plan you are doing with an MD or mental health profession —  as it is used to help the body restore balance, treating the root of the disorder, while also diminishing symptoms.

Essential Vitamins and Supplements for your Ongoing Health

Your Essential Supplements
 
Essential Supplements — These are some of my favorite supplements:
I’m asked every day what are the supplements that I like the most.  So here they are.
You can use the following links to see each product, and then either order directly through me by emailing me the codes, or open your own account with Emerson and receive a discount.
The access codes you will need to set up your own account through Emerson are:
1234ab
90025

I hope you have fun exploring the following links and ingredients in each product, and decide which are the best for you.

Trameel Cream - use topically on any injury, ache or pain, including fibromyalgia
Arnica 30c - use this homeopathic for any trauma, after dental work, whiplash, sprain, broken bone
Resveratrol Ultra High Potency  – use as an important anti-oxidant
CoQ10 - for cardio vascular health, strengthen the heart, and as a high potency antioxident
Vitamin D3 - most people are deficient in Vitamin D.   I suggest a blood test to determine exactly how low, or if you have enough
Iflora - This is the highest potency probiotic I’ve found that is also dairy free and does not require refrigeration
Panplex 2-Phase - these digestive enzymes are one of the best I’ve found.  Just take one at each meal.  They have both the upper and lower GI enzymes, so they cover everything.
Krill Plex - this is the best fish oil, and is a great anti-inflammatory, and also used to balance hormones, for energy, and for emotional stability;  also very easy to digest
Omega Man Essential Oils for Men - this oil based formula provides the basic nutrients in specifics oils for men’s health
Essential Woman Oils for Women - great product to assure woman are getting the oils needed for vital hormonal and emotional and mental balance.
5-HTP - an easy to break down and assimilatable form of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, which convert to serotonin, and is essential for anxiety, and nervousness, or insomnia
Vitamin E - essential for wound healing, cardio-vascular health, and one of the most important antioxidants
Emergen-C – my favorite form of Vitamin C – take 1 – 3 packets per day.  This one also has extra minerals in it and is easy to take on the run
Reduced Glutathione - one of the most important antioxidants, especially for cellular detoxification, production of co-enzymes and keeping Vitamins A and E active
Detoxication Factors - this is my favorite Liver Detoxifier formula – it works yet doesn’t cause side effects
Clinical Nutrients for Women - the best multi vitamin mineral formula for women
Clinical Nutrients for Men - the best multi vitamin mineral formula for men
Clinical Nutrients for 45-Plus Women - the best multi vitamin mineral formula for 45+ women
Clinical Nutrients for 50-Plus Men - the mest multi vitamin mineral formula for 50+ men
 Clinical Nutrients for Female Teens – if she takes only one pill per day, this should be it!
Clinical Nutrients for Male Teens - if they take one thing only, then this should be it!
Astaxanthin - an important antioxidant for immunity and the eyes
Chlorella - An important nutrient for micro minerals and to support the thyroid gland
In addition to these, I recommend everyone get a diagnosis from a Doctor of Chinese medicine using tongue and pulse diagnosis, and then take a Chinese herbal formula for whatever their particular imbalance is.   This will prevent problems in the future.
Also I recommend everyone get a blood test similar to the Comprehensive Wellness Panel on the following link, and take whatever supplements the blood test shows are lacking.
I also recommend a healthy diet for everyone.  In general this means to eliminate foods high in fats, sugar, white flour products, reduce gluten and cow’s dairy, and to eat a diet high in fiber, whole grains, low fat protein, and vegetables.   I create a unique diet plan for each of my patients, since each person has unique dietary needs obviously.

Acupuncture Tune Up for Holiday

Acupuncture Tune Ups for Holiday Stress
Treating Holiday Stress and Depression with Acupuncture
Dr. Martin’s Holiday Hours Remain the Same for Encino - Tu/Th (1-8 pm)
Santa Monica - Wed (1-8 pm)
Adding Special Stress Reduction hours for Valencia
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Sunday Dec. 26 and Sunday Jan 2 (1-4 pm)
Cool
According to Oriental medicine, the cold months of winter are the perfect time to recharge your battery and generate vital energy, or Qi, in order to live, look, and feel your best.

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on health, replenish energy and conserve strength.

Ruled by the water element, winter is associated with the kidneys, bladder and adrenal glands.

The kidneys are considered the source of all energy or “Qi” within the body. They store all of the reserve Qi in the body so that it can be used in times of stress and change, or to heal, prevent illness and age gracefully.

Winter is the season where all living things slow down, conserve their energy and prepare for the outburst of new life and energy in the spring.

Eat warm hearty soups, whole grains, and roasted nuts to help warm the body’s core and to keep nourished. Sleep early, rest well, stay warm, and expend a minimum quantity of energy.

While optimal health and well-being in the winter season calls for rest, energy conservation and the revitalization of body and spirit, your holiday activities may have a different agenda.

The holidays can be filled with a dizzying array of demands, visitors, travel and frantic shopping trips. For many people, it is also a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness and anxiety. Compound the usual seasonal pressures with the constant barrage of bad economic news and you may find this to be one of the most emotionally trying times of the year.

Stress, anxiety and depression can cause 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, and menstrual irregularities, and, over time, more serious illnesses can develop.

Acupuncture treatments can correct these imbalances and directly affect the way your body manages stress and your mental health.

Seasonal acupuncture treatments in winter serve to nurture and nourish kidney Qi which can greatly enhance the body’s ability to thrive in times of stress, aid in healing, prevent illness and increase vitality.

Call or email to schedule your seasonal tune-up today! ~

Since the early seventies, studies around the globe have suggested that treating mental health disorders with acupuncture has a positive and holistic effect on depressed patients, particularly when used in combination with psychotherapy and herbal treatments.
Psychologist John Allen, from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and Acupuncturist Rosa Schnyer, conducted the very first pilot controlled study on treating depression symptoms with acupuncture in the Western scientific world. In a double blind randomized study, 34 depressed female patients who met the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria were assigned to one of three treatment groups for eight weeks.

The first group received acupuncture treatment specifically tailored to their depression symptoms. The second group received a general acupuncture treatment not specific to depression, and the third group was placed on a waiting list for acupuncture treatment, but received no treatment. Those in the tailored acupuncture treatment group experienced a significant reduction in symptoms, compared to those in the non-specific treatment group. Moreover, over 50% of the participants no longer met the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for depression after the study.

Study findings suggest that using acupuncture alone could be as effective as other types of treatments for relieving depression symptoms typically used in Western medicine, such as psychotherapy and drugs.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture specifically in thetreatment of stress.

In 2008 Anesthesia & Analgesia published a study finding that an acupuncture point alleviated preoperative anxiety in children while a 2003 study conducted at Yale University showed that ear acupuncture significantly lowered the stress level of the mothers of children that were scheduled for surgery.

A German study published in Circulation found acupuncture significantly lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The extent of the blood pressure reductions by acupuncture treatments was comparable to those seen with anti-hypertensive medication or aggressive lifestyle changes, including radical salt restrictions.

The University of New Mexico measured the affects of acupuncture on 73 men and women withpost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The researchers found the acupuncture treatments to be as helpful as the standard treatment of cognitive behavioral therapy.

If the stress or depression in your life is throwing you off balance, consider acupuncture therapy to regain peace of mind, regulate your immune system and stay healthy.

Fear Of Flying

[Submitted by a National Center for Homeopathy Member in Florida]

 

I’ve tried all kinds of ‘motion-sickness’ medicines in my 50+ years of traveling… over-the-counter and prescription meds, ginger tea, magnet wrist-bands, you name it, I’ve tried it!

 

I was not very hopeful when my granddaughter (in college, mind you!) suggested I try a homeopathic remedy called Cocculus indicus before I flew to attend her graduation. She even went to the trouble to locate a health food store in my town that carried this medicine. I bought a tube and saved it for the big day!

 

Before the airport shuttle arrived, I opened the tube and measured out 5 pellets, as indicated. They had barely melted under my tongue by the time I had to climb into the van. The 45 minute trip to the airport was fine despite early morning traffic (I always try to fly in the morning, when the weather is calmer).

 

It wasn’t until we were airborne that I realized I was fine, really fine! No nausea, no fear….  I rationalized it by telling myself the skies were clear, the flying was smooth, and that’s what I told my granddaughter.

 

When it was time to fly home, she drove me to the airport. “Have you taken your Cocculus, grandma?”  To humor her, I took another 5 pellets. The return flight was much bumpier, and I was shocked when I realized I wasn’t sick and I wasn’t digging my nails into the armrest….  Why didn’t someone tell me about this stuff 40 years ago?

 

Needless to say, I now carry my Cocculus on every trip!

 

 

 

Dr Martin’s Comments:  There are quite a few homeopathic remedies and herbs that are very effective for nausea, anxiety, and travel sickness.  Please consult me for the one which is right for your particular symptoms.  And – Happy Travels  Cool

 

Stress – Anxiety – Depression – Insomnia – Fatigue

~ Products for Stress ~

 

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Deproloft

for safe mood enhancement*

Many nutrients are needed for proper mood and cognition. Deproloft combines several botanicals and key nutrients that promote healthy adrenal and neurotransmitter function.*

 

Rhodiola

an important brain adaptogen*

Rhodiola is categorized as an adaptogen because of its ability to increase resistance to chemical, biological, and physical stressors.* Rhodiola can enhance relaxation and increase focus.

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5HTP)

important serotonin precursor*

5HTP is the intermediate metabolite in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin, the neurotransmitter associated with the regulation of sleep, mood, and appetite.* Supplementing with 5HTP bypasses the fist step of tryptophan conversion, which can be inhibited by stress and nutrient depletion.*

Sedaplus

for restful, restorative sleep*

The combination of ingredients in Sedaplus (Valerian, Hops, Chamomile, Passion flower, and Rhodiola) helps promote relaxation and restful sleep.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Acupuncture for Jet Lag, Insomnia, Hormones and Anxiety

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ACUPUNCTURE FOR JET LAG, INSOMNIA, ANXIETY

 

Acupuncture treatments before and after jet travel work very well to keep the internal clock in balance.  Try to get a treatment as close to travel as possible, both before and after.  Also take homeopathic Rescue Remedy or Jet Lag, and Yin Tonic herbs.  When we travel, our Yin gets depleted.

 

Acupuncture for:

*Jet Lag

*Insomnia

*Anxiety / Nervousness

*Depression from traveling through time zones

*Immunity during and after travel

 

 

ACUPUNCTURE FOR KIDS

 

I used to feel that children should not be needled prior to age 12 or so.  But I have more recently been treating small children with great success, and they seem to like it, usually falling asleep on the table.  These kids first see their parents being needled and find it very interesting.  They often ask to be treated themselves.  The kids seem to really relax with the treatment.  More and more I’m treating mom and child together.  Common problems:

 

*ADD/ADHD

*Digestive problems:  constipation, gas

*Nervousness

*Immunity

*Headaches

*Backpain

*Bedwetting

 

 

MONTHLY ACUPUNCTURE TUNE-UP’S  FOR  IMMUNITY, HORMONES AND MENTAL CLARITY

 

When you make a personal committment to yourself to get a montly acupuncture treatment, even when you are doing well and feeling fine, you are making a committment to your long-term health goals, and will be very happy with what you find a year or two latter!   

 

*More energy

*Less Anxiety

*Better Immunity

*Better digestion

*Improved mental outlook

*Improved hormones, sex drive, menstrual cycle regularity

*Less aches and pains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD

Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Certified Classical Homeopath

 

Encino Office:  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

 


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