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Acupuncture in Beverly Hills

Is Your Ear A Portal To Pain Relief?

Many ask: “Why are you treating my ear for pain that is in my back?” If you are a patient you already understand. This is Auriculotherapy.

Side effects of standard pain medications can limit their use. Therefore, non-pharmacologic pain relief techniques such as auriculotherapy play an important role in pain management.

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for pain relief due to a variety of causes including low back pain, osteoarthritis, and headache.

Auriculotherapy is an adjunct to traditional acupuncture and over the last 60 years has developed into a distinct treatment system of its own.

It is based on a set of anatomical maps superimposed onto the ear. Stimulating a point on the map has an effect on the anatomical organ associated with that point.

For the ear, auricular points may be stimulated with probes, electrical current or laser; all of which may be considered forms of auriculotherapy.

Early studies of auriculotherapy have demonstrated beneficial effects on both pain and anxiety including pain associated with cancer, knee arthroscopy, hip fracture, and hip replacement.

Several recent studies have suggested that auricular acupuncture alone can relieve pain and anxiety associated with hip fracture and reduce acute pain due to a variety of causes in the emergency department setting

On the ear there are more than one hundred meridian points, which relate to various organ systems and parts of the body.

During fetal development the first structure to form is the brain and spinal cord. At nine days of development a projection from the mesoderm will develop a small nob, which will ultimately become the external ear.

All parts of the body both internal and external will have a specific reflex point to the external ear. Targeted stimulation of one or more points of these points result in a remarkable healing response.

The Ancient Asians as well as contemporary European and American practitioners view the ear as resembling an upside down fetus will all the body parts proportionality arranged in and on the ear.

Therefore, the lobe of the ear would relate to the head, brainstem, face, etc. Where as the top of the ear relates to the knee, foot, ankle and more.

The entire spine may be treated throughout the ear using all the reflex points discussed.

The success rate in Ear Acutherapy is stellar. In our clinic we have been using ear treatments for over 25 years with patients.

 

Sources:

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  • Haake M. Muller HH. Schade-Brittinger C, et al. German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) for chronic low back pain: Randomized, multicenter, blinded, parallel-group trial with 3 groups. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1892–1898. [PubMed]
  • Manheimer E. Linde K. Lao L, et al. Meta-analysis: Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:868–877. [PubMed]
  • Linde K. Streng A. Jurgens S, et al. Acupuncture for patients with migraine: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2005;293:2118–2125. [PubMed]
  • Alimi D. Rubino C. Pichard-Leandri E, et al. Analgesic effect of auricular acupuncture for cancer pain: A randomized, blinded, controlled trial. J Clin Oncol. 2003;21:4120–4126. [PubMed]
  • Usichenko TI. Kuchling S. Witstruck T, et al. Auricular acupuncture for pain relief after ambulatory knee surgery: A randomized trial. CMAJ. 2007;176:179–183. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Usichenko TI. Dinse M. Hermsen M, et al. Auricular acupuncture for pain relief after total hip arthroplasty: A randomized controlled study. Pain. 2005;114:320–327. [PubMed]
  • Barker R. Kober A. Hoerauf K, et al. Out-of-hospital auricular acupressure in elder patients with hip fracture: A randomized double-blinded trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13:19–23. [PubMed]
  • Goertz CM. Niemtzow R. Burns SM, et al. Auricular acupuncture in the treatment of acute pain syndromes: A pilot study. Mil Med. 2006;171:1010–1014. [PubMed]

 

 

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Solve The Biggest Issue In Nutrition In Beverly Hills

How To Solve The Biggest Issue In Nutrition Once Per Year?

As I walk through the local health food store and pass by the nutrition aisle, I see a multitude of shoppers with a blank look as they stare at the hundreds of choices in a variety of colored bottles and health categories.

Shoppers are looking for the “super vitamin” to help with a health problem, increase energy, support a new lifestyle activity or simply want to look and feel better by slowing the aging process through a detox program.

On occasion, with a quizzical expression on their face, they will turn and ask me what I think would be the best vitamin, nutrient or detox program to help them on their quest. Unfortunately, without knowing their current biochemistry status it makes my recommendation just a difficult “guess.”

Our bodies are like assembly lines when it comes to removing toxins. If you try to do so without first identifying and strengthening the weakened parts, you can put your body into overload creating more problems

Wouldn’t it feel better knowing you are replacing the nutrients your body really needs based on evidence from a laboratory analysis?

 

The Solution To Eliminate The Guesswork of Nutrition.

What are 2 keys to a healthy lifestyle & accelerated healing?

  1. Targeted Nutrition
  2. Targeted Detoxification

If you are looking for a targeted approach to support your lifestyle, slow aging or accelerate healing then your first step is the annual blood and urine analysis called a Cardio-Ion Nutritional Test.

Many of you reading this currently experience the benefits of this once per year analysis.

 

How It Works?

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, your amazing body will have analyzed, synthesized, restructured, and used thousands of nutrient molecules. It will have split proteins, burned sugars, pumped minerals, exchanged gases, and transferred electrons.

Thousands of chemical reactions occur each second in your body, every second of your life. Just imagine the energy required to perform this biochemical magic that powers your human machine!

 

Where Does Your Body Get Energy?

Obviously, the foods you eat provide fuel for your body. The nutrients you consume each day are your body’s only source of raw materials. Each chemical reaction occurs in a step-wise sequence and depends on the daily availability of raw materials. A shortage of any nutrient can shut down the “assembly lines” that are your body’s biochemical pathways.

Your body adapts and can sometimes function for long periods of time even though particular biochemical “assembly lines” are shut down. Eventually, however, certain nagging symptoms can advance to become diseases that can destroy the quality of life or even life itself.

The proteins, fats, and carbs that you eat are fuel for your physical engine.

The vitamins and minerals are its spark plugs.

You need both high quality fuel and the ability to “ run on all cylinders” in order to achieve optimal health.

An automobile can run with missing spark plugs, but for how long and how well?

How fast and efficiently can it respond to an emergency demand for more power?

The stress of living in our fast-paced lifestyle demands that kind of emergency power for our bodies on a daily basis.

 

Nutrients Protect

Just as your car has additives and devices that protect the body, engine, and driver, nutrients serve to protect your heart, brain, and other critical organs.

Just as a car’s gauges warn the driver of potential problems, your body has certain chemical indicators that can alert you to potential problems.

Early warnings help you make diet and lifestyle changes that may both extend your life and enhance your quality of lifestyle.

Modern laboratory methods now let us measure essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids to see if your body has adequate reserves to meet the demands of your lifestyle and to support your tissue needs for healing.

We also look for the presence of specific “marker” chemicals that signal special needs or dangers.

 

No Two People Are Exactly Alike.

In addition to your unique outward appearance, the way your body functions inside depends on your individual genetic and environmental uniqueness.

You have special needs for dietary nutrients that maintain healthy tissues and gut the processes of disease, degeneration, and accelerated aging.

Some need certain nutrients many times higher than the “normal” dietary intake to allow for the restoration of health. If you don’t need them, however, using very high doses of nutrient supplements can cause other imbalances.

The Cardio ION Nutritional test can help guide treatment programs for many conditions and symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss
  • Cardiovascular Support
  • Immune System Issues
  • Stressful Lifestyle Support
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Chemical Sensitivities
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Targeted Nutrition
  • Chronic Pain
  • Detoxification Programs
  • Pre-Pregnancy
  • And others

Contact us for more information on ordering a blood analysis kit, click here.

For a sample test result, click here.

 

PS.  For those looking to schedule your next annual test, be sure to contact our office for updated laboratory draw sites.