Fertility Enhancement Using Acupuncture

Fertility Enhancement Using Acupuncture

If you know anyone trying to get pregnant, you can tell them that my acupuncture expertise will help! One of my favorite and more rewarding types of treatment is for both male and female fertility. We can do acupuncture alone, or combine it with homeopathy and Chinese herbs. Historically I’ve had great success and there are loads or articles about how well it works.

Also, many of my patients have combined acupuncture right along with their conventional fertility treatments with their Western fertility doctors. The two work very well together.

Here is a link to one article I’ve been reading tonight:

http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1817-acupuncture-enhances-fertility-treatment-lowers-adverse-effects

The Flu – Prevention and Treatment

The Flu: Preventing and Treating – by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, PhD, LAc.
It appears we may be entering the flu season so I wanted to give you some resources to both prevent and treat the flu – or a bad cold. With weather so erratic, be sure to carry a jacket and scarf and stay warm at night or in a wind. Keep your neck covered.

To boost your immunity you can use the following:

*Echinacea

*Goldenseal

*Astragalus

*Umcka

*Elderberry

*Vitamins C, B, E, and Beta Carotene

*Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Use Homeopathic Osciocoxcinum and Influenzinum as well

To treat your symptoms use Homeopathic:

*Bryonia: cough, achy, fevers, want to just be left alone and remain quiet

*Nux vomica: irritable, stuffy or runny nose, good for detox, headaches, constipation

*Gelsemium: Chills, fever, run down, trouble sleeping

*Aconite: First stage if you have been out in the cold, or windy weather

*Arsenicum alb: extremely irritable or anxious, may have digestive upset along with the cold or flu

*Sulphur: hot, thirsty for cold water, skin rash, and long lasting cough

*Pulsatilla: with a lot of sinus problems and body aches, feeling warm

*Belladonna: spasmodic coughing and fever

*Causticum: intense dry, teasing cough with body aches and possible urinary leakage when coughing.

Regular acupuncture: to help boost the immune system and prevent the cold or flu.

I you have the Laser be sure to be using it on the thymus gland twice daily for 20 minutes each time

Dietary Considerations: Cut out gluten, dairy, fried foods, pork, and each organic protein and cooked vegetables, miso soup, and other warm soups and teas.

Drink apple cider vinegar in warm water with a pinch of cayenne and/or warm water with organic lemon or lime juice.

Email the doctor for a phone or email consult if you would like more information or clarification

How Weird Is Acupuncture?

How Does Acupuncture Actually Work

(And Why Does It Feel So Darn Good?)

Today during my meditation, as I do on many occasions, I found myself sticking needles in my head and hands so that I could receive the double benefit of both meditation and acupuncture at the same time.

But today as I was sticking myself with needles, I was thinking, “How weird is this, and how did I get into this profession anyway?” After all, I began doing acupuncture in 1983, when it wasn’t accepted as “normal” at all. The fact is, I have no idea why I was attracted to sticking needles into people as a profession. I just was. And I’m so glad I made that decision.

There isn’t a day goes by that I don’t think, as I’m sticking needles into people, how weird is this?

How does this work anyway? How could sticking these thin little needles into peoples bodies actually create a healing response and help relax them and relieve their pain and stress?

It’s just too weird to think of. But it’s true. It really feels good to get acupuncture, and it really does relieve stress and pain. It just does, as strange as we Westerner’s think it is.

Of course when I was in China and visited an acupuncture hospital, I was witness to long lines of people waiting to receive acupuncture. And they would get it daily, or possibly twice per day.

I love the fact that something so strange, and so terribly simple, can be so effective and feel so good.

If you haven’t yet tried it, I encourage you to open your mind. A few minutes after the needles are in and begin to take effect you inevitably find yourself drifting off into la-la-land. Most of us feel a floating sensation, or we just fall into a gentle alpha semi-conscious sleep state.

Basically this is the endorphins beginning to take effect. It’s like during exercise, or listening to relaxing music, or that state of mind just before you fall asleep at night when you are semi-conscious and almost in a sleep state.

This “alpha-state” of brain waves is one which feels very good due to the effects of the needles stimulating the release of endorphins. Endorphins are our own relaxing brain neurotransmitters; a chemical in the brain which gives us that “feel-good” sensation. We feel safe, and just float. It’s kind of like taking a warm epsom salts bath with soft music and a candle.

But in the case of acupuncture there is lots of research that actually shows it’s working for so many different types of problems; from Parkinson’s, to anxiety, insomnia, PMS, menopause, facial twitching, facial wrinkles, indigestion, hair loss, infertility, muscle spasms, arthritis, sciatica, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, and so many more…..

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could get acupuncture on myself daily. And many days I do in fact give it to myself. You may have seen me walking around my office with needles sticking out of my head. Or you may have seen my secretary with needles in her ears.

Funny? Yes! Effective? Yes!

This year, give yourself a gift and if you haven’t tried it yet, just open your mind to something that may in fact seem weird, but that actually can help in boosting your sense of well-being and increasing the quality of your life.

ACUPUNCTURE!!! Weird but True!

Acupuncture for Facial Wrinkles, Breast Augmentation, and Cosmetic Surgery

Acupuncture for Facial Wrinkles, Breast Augmentation, and Cosmetic Surgery

Have you ever wondered whether acupuncture will really work to enhance your natural beauty?

Many well-known actors regularly receive acupuncture on the face to help tighten the skin and remove facial wrinkles. Some are also receiving acupuncture and taking Chinese herbs for breast enhancement. It’s also become very common for cosmetic surgeons to refer patients for acupuncture both before and after surgery, to help in recovery.

(My thanks to Sandee Whiteman who interviewed me to write this article on facial acupuncture – Facial Acupuncture for Wrinkles Link .)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So after the consultation, the treatment began. It was surprisingly very calming and relaxing. The needles were placed on meridians (invisible energy pathways) on the body. I fell into a deep, relaxed, alpha state for 45 minutes.

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

The results are in: Cosmetic Acupuncture WORKS, and is definitely a Cosmetic Treatment on the market that everyone needs to experience for radiant skin and overall mind/body health….

Feel good by taking a trip to one of Dr. Randy Martin’s offices, either in Valencia, Encino or West Los Angeles. For more information visit his website at: www.drrandymartin.com, or email Dr. Martin: drrandymartin@gmail.com
Here is another link to an article on cosmetic acupuncture: Hold the Chemicals, Bring On the Needles

Homeopathy for Stress

Stress Less This Holiday Season with Homeopathy

Ah, the holidays. That joyous time of year spent relaxing with family and snuggling in front of the fireplace while the snow gently falls outside.

Cut to reality as you sprint from store to store, trying to find the Western Hemisphere’s last MegaUltraMightyMan action figure for your 8-year-old. And then battling traffic all the way to the airport to grab the in-laws, followed by the intense negotiations at home convincing your overdramatic high schooler to give up her room for a week so the grandparents can be comfortable there. And you haven’t even started on the big holiday dinner for 22 people, including Uncle Lou, who doesn’t like anything and complains about everything.

And before you know it, 11 p.m. is here. You’re wide awake in bed and your mind is still racing, worrying about everything you still need to get done. Holidays, thy name is stress. Fortunately, there are a number of homeopathic medicines that can help relieve the stress of the holiday season.

Sleeplessness with worries or even happy anticipation for the big event calls for Coffea cruda. It’s tailored to someone who simply can’t fall asleep upon retiring.

If there is conflict during your holiday preparations and it’s taking up too much space in your brain, try Ignatia amara. It relieves symptoms of stress with hypersensitivity to pain, smell, emotions, and stress, improved by distraction.

Frantically running from errand to errand can leave you feeling both physically and mentally exhausted. Kali phosphoricum relieves physical and intellectual fatigue due to overexertion, with sleeplessness and headaches.

Are you feeling apprehensive about hosting a holiday party and don’t feel like you have enough time to prepare? Argentum nitricum helps relieve stress marked by apprehension, agitation, and heartburn.

If you’re flying to visit friends and loved ones and you’re feeling so nervous that you’re trembling, try Gelsemium sempervirens. It also helps if you have a headache.

For an all-around stress reliever, non-habit forming, non-drowsy Sedalia from Boiron temporarily relieves nervousness, hypersensitivity, and fatigue due to stress. For sleeplessness, occasional awakening, and restless sleep, Quietude works to restore a natural sleep pattern without side effects.

Use Boiron’s Medicine Finder app (BoironUSA.com/app) to pinpoint your symptoms and find the right medicine in just three clicks.

Coffea cruda
Coffee Bean for Sleeplessness

When you can’t sleep and your mind is racing, Dr. Gary Kracoff says Coffea cruda, a homeopathic preparation of a green coffee bean, can help.

Dealing with Anxiety by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD

Dealing with Anxiety Holistically

Anxiety is one of the most pervasive problems in modern society. We all have a lot we could feel anxious about. But how do we stay ahead of it, and not let it overwhelm us.

The root of anxiety is a chemical imbalance with too much cortisol. This creates the fight or flight response which we feel as anxiety.

Since we are not animals being chased by preditors in the forest, the flight or flight response really serves no healthy purpose in our uban jungle. But because we are animals, many of us function from this fight or flight reaction most of the time, creating chaos for ourselves and those around us.

This is what I recommend if you are dealing with anxiety or know someone who is:

1. Diet: You will need to cut out all coffee, sugar, alcohol, and refined carbohydrates. These foods overstimulate your adrenal glands to produce cortisol. If feels good for a short time, but then your blood sugar drops and you will only need more stimulants. Eat smaller meals more frequently to help keep your blood sugar stable. Take the supplements chromium, and Glysen to help wth your cravings. If you have withdrawl headaches, then add homeopathic Nux vom 30C twice per day under the tongue.

2. Start an exercise program such as walking once or twice per day. This kicks in your natural hormones and keeps your stress level down. It also stimulates your thyroid gland to help with weight loss.

3. If you are already on anti-anxiety medications, discuss with your doctor how to slowly cut them back while taking natural herbs and supplements instead. NEVER stop taking your medication on your own without first discussing it with your medical doctor, as this will only create even more anxiety.

4. Learn to meditate for a minimum of 5 minutes twice per day. There are many free and low cost classes. I teach classes in meditation and can refer you to meditation groups as well. There are also plenty of relaxing videos on YouTube.

5. Begin acupuncure once per week. Acupuncture releases endorphins and serotonin, which help you to relax and sleep better. Most insurance will cover the cost of acupuncture.

6. Begin a supplement program. I will work out an individualized supplement program for you. The best way to to do this is to get a complete blood test to check your body chemistry, as well as a urine test to check your cortisol levels and a saliva test to check your neurotransmitter levels. Based on the results of the three tests, we wil work out a personalized supplement program for you.

7. Emotional support in the form of therapy is also helpful if you have never explored the underlying emotional causes for your anxiety. There are usually old childhood traumatic experiences that are being constantly re-triggered by current events in your life.

8. If you have any addictions, it is imperative to give those up. I recommend the 12-Step programs or other support groups. Whether it’s shopping, gambing, sex addiction, food addiction, drugs, alcohol, or co-dependancy, you will feel so much better if you get a handle on the addiction and get some support for changing the behavior. Addictions create an artificial stimulation of the feel good hormone dopamine. But addictions require you to keep up the negative behavior. It’s better to create a lifestyle and body chemistry that releases dopamine naturally.

9. Start on a constitutional homepathic remedy. Homeopathy is able to balance hormones while increasing your ability to handle everyday stress.

10. Try Chinese herbs on your own:
*Calm ZZZ
*Bupleurum and Peony Combination
*Ginseng and Longan Combination

11. Try Western herbs on your own:
*Kava
*Valarian Root
*Oat Straw
*Poppy

12. Try nutritional supplements on your own:
*5-HTP
*P5P
*Tauine
*L-Tryptophan
*GABA
*Theonine
*Magnesium Glycinate
*Curcumin Extract
*Fermented Cod Liver Oil

13. Deep Breathing: The first thing in the morning and the last thing in bed at night, do some deep breathing. There are many techniques. Try 4/2/4. Count to 4 breathing in through your nose, hold for 2 counts, breath out through your mouth 4 counts, and repeat for about 2 minutes. You can also do this practice whenever you are feeling anxious during the day.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and to schedule a consultation:
drrandymartin@gmail.com
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PMS No More Self Help Video

Dr. Martin’s Free Self Help PMS Video
Tips to Save Your Relationship

Here is a link to my Free PMS Self-Help Video. The information contained in this 11 minute video will allow you to get a good start on treating your PMS. Of course, if you want extra help, please email me and we can get started using more in depth acupuncture, homeopathy, and Chinese herbs. I have a 100% success rate treating PMS – and you will usually see results in as little as one to two menstrual cycles.

If you also have endometriosis, cysts or fibroids, or are in menopause, we can also treat those problems naturally.

PMS No More Free 11 Minute Video: https://youtu.be/VSpX9ks75pQ

Insurance usually pays for Acupuncture – Email for Information:
drrandymartin@gmail.com

Feeling Frazzled – Stuck – Unclear – Need Help In Centering?

Feeling Frazzled – Stuck – Unclear – Need Help In Centering?

Constitutional Homeopathic Medicine will help dramatically!

This is because homeopathy works on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level – all at the same time.

A full homeopathic consult lasts about an hour, and we delve into your complete history, including family, childhood, trauma, long-standing grief, major life events, and all physical issues, including hormones, aches and pains, digestion, sleep, and mental function.

We will match the correct homeopathic remedy to all of your symptoms and history.

By taking the chosen homeopathic remedy, sometimes daily, somtimes weekly, and sometimes just once per month, your symptoms will shift. And you will enter a new era of healing.

Homeopathy, even more than acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutrition, has been the most powerful healing modality I’ve personally ever experienced. So many of my patients credit homeopathy with some of the most powerful healing experiences they have had.

You might ask, would I ever do homeopathy instead of Chinese herbs or Acupuncture? Heavens NO. But if you need a boost or feel stuck — Constitutional Homeopathy is the answer you have been waiting for.

For more information and to schedule your homeopathic consultation, please email Dr. Martin – drrandymartin@gmail.com

What is Really Important?

What Matters Most – A Sunday and Pre-Holiday Meandering

We ask ourselves

What matters most

What really matters

Is it our family

Friends

Community

Our politics

Is being right what matters

Is getting what we want what matters

Is a good night’s sleep what really matters

Is financial security the most important thing in our lives

Maybe my personal view is slanted

Because over 30 years ago I picked for myself a profession

Which forced me to focus on my own health

I know that my ability to help others is in direct proportion to my own personal health

Physical – Mental – Emotional- Spiritual

So to me

My health on all 4 levels is what is important

And this is my commitment on a daily basis

To work my hardest

While not being a personal task master

To strengthen my body, my brain, my heart and my connection to spirit

Optimal Health

For me, this is what’s important

How about you?

PMS No More

Is PMS affecting your relationships?

Let me help you!

Link to Dr. Martin’s PMS Video: Safe Link To Dr. Martin’s 1 Minute PMS Video
Here is the simple 3 month program:

*Acupuncture twice per month

*One simple herbal capsule, 3 times per day

*One homeopathic remedy taken at bedtime

*One Magnesium glycinate capsule twice per day

*Fish oil capsule twice per day

This treatment has been credited with saving many relationships