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*
*Nutritional Counseling and Diet*
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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

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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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

On the Web:  www.drrandymartin.com

 

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 ~

 

(All Products available from Dr. Martin by special order.  Note:  Testing available to determine exactly which products you need based on your blood, urine and saliva test results.  Tests determine mineral deficiencies, and neurotransmitter excesses, or deficiency.  Email our office for pricing and for more information.  Insurance often covers the costs of testing.)

 

PharmaGABA-Pro

for enhanced relaxation, day or night*

GABA is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. It acts like a “brake” during times of runaway stress.* In addition, studies indicate GABA can promote relaxation and enhanced sleep.* Clinical studies show the natural GABA in our PharmaGABA-Pro increases the production of calming alpha waves in the brain.

5-MTHF

an essential nutrient for maintaining a good mood*

Along with vitamin B12, 5MTHF functions as a methyl donor, which is vital to the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin.* 5MTHF also works with tetrahydrobiopterin to ensure enough serotonin is available in the brain.*

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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Recent research, as well as my clinical experience since 1983, has proven to me that acupuncture can be extremely effective for the following woman’s health problems.  These include the acupuncture “face lift”, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, cysts, fibroids, breast augmentation and menopause.In addition, there are great clinical and scientific studies on acupuncture for low back pain, sciatica, fatigue and anxiety.   To summarize some of my experiences:PMS Eileen, a 27-year-old psychologist, came to my office with symptoms of severe PMS, which were threatening to interfere with her relationship with her fiancé.  After discussing her symptoms and taking a complete health history, it became evident that she had what is called “Type A PMS.”  Type A refers to PMS where there is an overabundance of estrogen with a lack of progesterone.  Her symptoms consisted of anxiety, irritability and mood swings.   This is the most common type of PMS.Eileen’s treatment lasted three months and she received acupuncture twice per month.  She also took a Chinese Herbal supplement to balance her female hormones and detoxify her liver.After the three months of treatments, she was 85% free from her original PMS symptoms and her relationship with her fiancé was flowing very smoothly.  Eileen periodically came in for “tune-up” treatments, about once every three months, and reports she was still doing really well.LOW BACK PAIN WITH SCIATICA George, a 48 year old male, came to my office complaining of acute lower back pain that had started about three weeks before when he lifted a box and “pulled something” in the back.  George wanted to try acupuncture only, without the use of Chinese herbs or homeopathic remedies.  He came in twice per week and after the first week, his pain had diminished by about 75%.Acupuncture was performed on his lower back, buttock area, legs and ankles.  The treatments lasted between 20-30 minutes each.  After three weeks, George’s pain was about 95% better, on a scale of 0 – 100% (with 100% being totally free of pain.).I told George to come back in for treatment on an as-needed basis.  I see him every six months or so for a tune up treatment.  Georges’ case is a bit unusual, due to the fact that normally I’ll treat low back pain and sciatica using herbs and homeopathic remedies in addition to the acupuncture.  But this case is a great example of lower back pain with sciatica that resolved very effectively with acupuncture only.PMS:  DEPRESSION, HEART PALPITATIONS, WITH ANXIETY Julia, a 28-year-old secretary came to me to work on her symptoms of anxiety, agoraphobia, depression, and racing heart or palpitations.  Her symptoms began after breaking up with her boyfriend after a five-year relationship.   She had also been to a psychiatrist who had placed her on an antidepressant prescription medication, and she was also in weekly psychotherapy.  Her primary problem was that she had trouble getting to sleep at night due to her overactive mental chatter.For the first three weeks I saw Julia twice a week for acupuncture and gave her the homeopathic remedy Coffea cruda* 30C to take at bedtime.  She immediately reported being able to get to sleep more quickly and the heart palpitations were lessoning as well.I kept Julia coming in once weekly for acupuncture for another ten weeks, at which time she reported her anxiety and other symptoms had been almost totally eliminated.  This ended her treatment and I told her to come back if and when, she wanted to try and get off the prescription medication.

CHRONIC FATIGUEMy experience treating CFIDS, or chronic fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia is that 80% of my patients feel substantially better within four weeks after beginning treatment.  Jill, a fifty-year-old single mother of two teenagers was under a significant amount of stress when she came in.  She had been trying to treat her self using vitamins and herbs for her severe muscle and joint pains and progressive fatigue for a period of about four years with mixed success.A friend who had seen me for the same problem told her about acupuncture, so she decided to try it.  She came in weekly and I did acupuncture and had her get blood work.  Her blood tests revealed a severe deficiency in protein, sodium, calcium and magnesium.  So along with the acupuncture she increased her protein intake, decreased her carbohydrates in the diet, and began to take the mineral supplements I suggested, which were easier to assimilate than the ones she had previously been taking.Jill improved very quickly and after only six weeks, she reported an 80% increase in energy, and the only time her muscles and joints hurt was when she exerted herself too much in the garden, or didn’t get her full eight hours of sleep.   She continues to come in once a month for her acupuncture “tune-up”.ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANXIETY Marcia, a 42-year-old movie producer, came to me wanting to get off the antianxiety prescription medications he had become addicted to over a period of three years.  This is one of the more difficult treatments using acupuncture alone, so we placed her on a detoxification diet and herbal regimen, without changing her prescription medications.  Checking her blood tests showed her liver enzymes were significantly elevated, so I targeted the liver and created a detoxification regimen for her.After ten weeks of detoxification, the liver enzymes came down on the blood test and with her doctor’s supervision we began to lessen her prescription medications.  After three more months, although she was not off the prescriptions entirely, she managed to reduce them significantly.  She continued acupuncture once every three weeks while taking her herbs, and reported that she had not felt that clearheaded in years!BREAST AUGMENTATION Breast augmentation, or natural breast enlargement, is possible by stimulating the body’s own, naturally existing hormones.  This is done through the use of acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy and specific nutritional supplements aimed at increasing and balancing the body’s own, naturally occurring hormone levels.The effects are always more substantial in younger woman.  Most of my experience has been with women in their late twenties and early thirties.Linda, age 27, came to me for breast augmentation after deciding she didn’t want to suffer the possible side effects of implants.  I saw Linda twice weekly for the initial four weeks and performed acupuncture, and then she came weekly until she received the results she was wanting.Her weekly acupuncture lasted another fifteen weeks and then monthly for another four months.  Needles were placed along the meridians, which travel through the breasts, including the liver and stomach meridians.  Points were also done on the Spleen and Chong Mo meridians, on the stomach, and insides of the wrists and legs, all governing hormones.Linda was also taking a constitutional homeopathic remedy, which in her case was Sepia.  She also took a Chinese herbal supplement called Venus.  She was delighted with her results.   Before and after breast measurements gave her what she was wanting.  In addition, because the treatment was holistic and aimed at balancing the body’s hormones, her overall level of health, and the feel and look of her skin and her energy were better than ever!The average cost for breast implants is from $4,000 to $10,000.   For the acupuncture, the average cost is $2,000 to $2,500.COSMETIC FACE LIFT Acupuncture face-lifts are very effective.  The purpose of the treatment is to strengthen the overall vitality, or chi in the body, thereby creating firmer skin with less wrinkles.  Wrinkles will lesson as specific Chinese herbs are used, diet is changed and needles are placed on the wrinkles themselves.The needles are placed on the face, hands, legs, and stomach, strengthening the meridians, which run through the facial area.  This type of treatment works best if done twice weekly for a minimum of ten weeks.  Then we take a break of about one month, and perform another cycle of treatments of ten weeks at twice per week.Results will vary, depending on the overall level of health and vitality of the patient.  If the digestion is good, and the diet is healthy, good results will be achieved by the end of treatment.  This treatment can also be complemented by home, self-stimulation of the meridians through acupressure and with an electrical acupuncture device held in the hand.The average cost of a traditional face-lift is from $4,000 to $10,000.   The acupuncture facelift from $2,000 to $3,000, and in addition to the facelift, the patient ends up with a much greater level of health.

 

 

 

 

Dr Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, PhD

 

Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Certified Classical Homeopath

 

Encino Office:  MAILING ADDRESS

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Encino, CA 91316

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