Feeling a patient’s pulse and observing their tongue, allows me to assess the landscape of physical and mental factors contributing to the patient’s condition. Then I develop a treatment plan according to those various factors.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles in specific points on the body to balance the flow of Qi. It is part of a complete medical system and integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease.
An herbal medicine prescription is often a combination of many herbs with one or two main ingredients that target the illness. Other ingredients individualize the formula to the patient’s specific condition.
This model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
Puncturing the skin stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system to deliver nutrients and oxygen to skin cells. We nourish the skin from the inside out to even out the complexion and promote the skin’s glow. It also stimulates the production of collagen which helps improve elasticity, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. We also smooth out scars, acne scars, stretch marks over the course of several treatments.
Tuina is a form of Chinese manipulation therapy that utilizes techniques such as brushing, kneading, rolling, pressing, stretching and massage to treat musculoskeletal problems, range of motion issues, headaches and organic diseases. Gua Sha involves rubbing of the skin with a round edged object to stimulate circulation at the site and enhances metabolic processes.
Cleanses & detoxification programs are tailor-made for each patient. They are safe, non-drastic, sustainable and centered around organic whole foods. I recommend cleanses for patients complaining of feeling sluggish and fatigued. Patients suffering from long term illnesses with stubborn or unresolvable symptoms. Also useful for patients who have reached a plateau in their healing or weight loss goals.
With its multiple modalities from acupuncture to herbal medicine and supplementation, integrative medicine benefits athletes at every level. First as a holistic and modular approach to treating pain, sports (or work) injuries, and postural imbalances. Secondly, for promoting enhanced athletic performance, improve range of motion and overall wellbeing.
Cupping is a suction technique that uses heat with glass or plastic cups to create a vacuum effect over specific area(s) of the body. We use cupping often on the back, shoulders and neck to increase circulation, reduce muscle tension and clear respiratory conditions.
Ear acupuncture, also referred to as auricular acupuncture, views the ear as a microsystem of the body. It is proven to be effective in treating pain, indigestion, PMS, stress, anxiety, insomnia and provides addiction & weight loss support.
If you are not in our immediate area we can still set up a consultation through doxy.me. A great health practice for busy patients! I also work with your personal trainer or yoga teacher. House calls also available in the Los Angeles area.
Men have specific health issues that I have become accustomed to identify, diagnose and treat. It includes anxiety, anger, depression, indigestion, pain, fatigue, weight loss, stress, addiction and sexual health.