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Back pain relief in Beverly Hills

Holistic Doctor in Beverly Hills

Holistic Doctor in Beverly Hills

Spine conditions typically manifest themselves through low back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and other musculoskeletal complaints. Low back pain, for example, is the most common form of physical disability and is the second leading cause of work absenteeism. An estimated 80 percent of all Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. If you require treatment for back pain, our holistic doctor in Beverly Hills can help you regain your health, energy, and life with a premier blend of Eastern and Western natural healing techniques.

Our approach to your treatment revolves around paying attention to all the details of the body, not to just the problematic part. Treatment for any neck, back, and spinal condition is recommended as soon as possible to minimize the danger of further aggravation. Our treatment programs are designed to support your strengths and uncover your weaknesses to develop a plan to reach your full potential physically, energetically, and emotionally. Our FDA-approved low level laser therapy (LLLT) unit combined with The 3 Dimension Program provides accelerated relief for back pain. This non-invasive, new technology is applied using a targeted super pulsed laser light. In addition to back pain, laser therapy can also be used by our holistic doctor in Beverly Hills to help resolve acute/chronic pain, carpal tunnel, arthritis pain, tennis elbow, muscle strain, bursitis, tendinitis, and other injuries.

At The Beverly Hills Wellness Clinic, we view the person as a sum of all the body parts. For example, we will not treat just the back pain as a back problem, but we will address other aspects of the body which have a correlation. This allows us to treat the whole body, not just the problematic part. We can treat the problem at the core, not just take away the symptoms of it. Call our holistic doctor in Beverly Hills today if you have any questions regarding our services for back pain relief, or to schedule an appointment.

8929 Wilshire Blvd #302
Beverly Hills, California 90211
(310) 765-3006

Multiple Sclerosis Information in 90211

Patient with Multiple Sclerosis Improves: A Case Study & Results

Multiple Sclerosis (Autoimmune Disorder)2.5 million people around the world suffer from Multiple Sclerosis & more than 400,000 of those people are in the United States.  Each week about 200 new cases are diagnosed in the US alone.

MS is a progressive & chronic disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include impairment of speech, muscular coordination, blurred vision, numbness, and severe fatigue.

Here is a recent study of a patient with multiple sclerosis that will interest you.


A Case Study & Results:

Clinical Features:

A 58-year-old female confined to a wheel chair presented for integrative care with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. An anteriorposterior lower cervical x-ray displayed 16.2mm left head translation (ideal is 0mm). Paraspinal thermography revealed a significant asymmetry in the cervical region with moderate asymmetry at C1 and C5 and severe asymmetry at C2-C4. Spirometry revealed a peak expiratory lung flow volume of 200 L/min and a forced expiratory lung volume of 1.48 L. Grip strength assessment revealed a maximum left-hand grip strength of 2.8 lbs and a maximum right-hand grip strength of 3.0 lbs.

 

Intervention & Outcome:

The patient received integrative technique protocols. Follow-up examination revealed that the patient achieved a correction of left head translation of 17.0mm from 16.2mm to -0.8mm; an improvement in peak expiratory flow volume of 27 L/min from 200 L/min to 227 L/min; an improvement in forced expiratory lung volume of 0.18 L from 1.48 L to 1.66 L; an improvement in left-hand grip strength of 9.2 lbs from 2.8 lbs to 12 lbs and in right-hand grip strength of 5 lbs from 3.0 lbs to 8.0 lbs.
Improvements in Lung Function, Grip Strength and Dysautonomia

 

Conclusions:

Reducing the nerve interference in the spine improved posture with an improvement in respiratory function, dysautonomia, and grip strength.
Dr. Aristotle’s Comment:

The integration of Eastern and Western healing techniques is a powerful approach. When you also reduce nerve interference you allow your body to participate in the healing response.

This was one of the key elements in my own healing from total paralysis in a wheelchair to walking again. “The power that made the body, heals the body.”

 

Source: Curtis Fedorchuk, D.C., Douglas Lightstone, D.C., Dustin Vukovic, D.C.

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ August 18, 2016 ~ Pages 73-83

 

 

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Hashimoto’s Disease in Beverly Hills

Hashimoto’s. A Natural Approach

hashimoto'sHashimoto’s disease, also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is a disorder in which an individual’s immune system attacks their thyroid, causing inflammation of the gland.  It effects women eight times more often than men. It can lower the thyroid’s ability to produce hormones needed for metabolism, growth and many other functions vital to the body.
Patients diagnosed with Hashimoto’s complain that they are extremely fatigued, suffer from a cold body, chronic joint pain or inflammation, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.  Some present with allergies to food such as wheat or airborne allergens.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Constipation
  • Paler or dry skin
  • Puffy face
  • Dry coarse voice
  • Weight gain (generally 10 to 20 pounds) as a result of fluid retention
  • Muscle pain or stiffness in joints
  • Menorrhagia (excessive bleeding during menstruation)
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Hair loss
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Depression

How Eastern Therapies Help?

Chinese Medicine treats the root cause of imbalances in your body.  During your visit, Dr. Aristotle will take an extensive health history and use Meridian Imaging to evaluate and analyze your meridians with a detailed examination.  The meridians coursing through your thyroid will be reviewed along with your nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

Eastern Medicine works so successfully because the doctor understands you are not merely your disease.  Unlike many other traditional protocols, which give all Hashimoto’s patients the same treatment, practitioners of Eastern medicine will design a unique program especially for you.

You will most likely receive treatments to address your particular symptoms to include your emotional imbalances as well as your physical ones.  According to Eastern medicine, when you treat the body, the emotions are treated at the same time.  In this way, any depression or other difficult emotions may be soothed from treatment.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Obviously the number of treatments varies with different conditions and individuals.  Chronic problems generally require more treatments than acute ones.  Some patients notice an immediate improvement after the first few treatments, whereas others many not notice any effect until 10 or 15 visits.  It’s been shown that a certain percentage of patients receive maximum benefit up to 3-6 months following a course of therapy.

Treatments for autoimmune disorders are generally ongoing.  Initially, you may go to your practitioner 2-3x per week for a few months.  Then you and your doctor will decide the best treatment plan for you.  Autoimmune disorders are chronic; therefore, Eastern medicine, nutrition or herbal therapies can be used to support your health and energy throughout your life especially in times of stress.  Contact the office for more information, 310.734.0951.

Tips

Those who take thyroid medication may experience a higher incidence of osteoporosis.  It’s important to take a calcium and magnesium professional grade supplements daily along with a blend of co-factors that aid the absorption of calcium such as boron, K2, and Vitamin D3, eat lots of leafy green veggies and include regular weight bearing exercise.

Of course the most effective way to determine the correct and targeted nutrition is to order a complete blood and urine profile called a Cardio Ion Blood Test.

 

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Pesticide Exposure & Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Beverly Hills

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosPesticide Lou Gehrig's Disease.is (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease affecting motor neurons and disabling voluntary control of muscles. 90-95 percent of cases have unknown etiology. Environmental exposures have been suspected to be a potential cause.

By comparing the environmental toxin exposure of 101 ALS patients to 110 comparable healthy control individuals, researchers from the University of Michigan demonstrated that people with persistent exposure to environmental pollutants such as organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and brominated flame retardants are at 2-3 times greater odds of having ALS than those who are not exposed.

As animals can accumulate and concentrate these toxins in their bodies with contaminated food and water intake, meat and dairy products can serve as major sources of these toxins.

Dr. Aristotle’s Comment:
We’ve discussed environmental exposures and the crucial need for proper elimination of toxins from the body. The long term effects oPesticide Lou Gehrig's Diseasen our health and ability to heal from disease are now being noticed in the literature. Remember, before starting any detoxification program you need to strengthen the biochemistry of your body.

As you know I highly recommend the Cardio-Ion laboratory tests to help determine what strengths and weaknesses exist in the body. This way you can be proactive in your healing while staying on target with your nutrition.

Source: Su FC, Goutman SA, Chernyak S, et al. The Role of Environmental Toxins in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Risk. JAMA Neurol. 2016. DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0594.

 

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Toxins & Autoimmune Research Update.
Beverly Hills, California

Persistent Pesticide Exposure & Increased Risk for Lou Gehrig’s Disease


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease affecting motor neurons and disabling voluntary control of muscles. 90-95 percent of cases have unknown etiology. Environmental exposures have been suspected to be a potential cause.

By comparing the environmental toxin exposure of 101 ALS patients to 110 comparable healthy control individuals, researchers from the University of Michigan demonstrated that people with persistent exposure to environmental pollutants such as organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and brominated flame retardants are at 2-3 times greater odds of having ALS than those who are not exposed.

As animals can accumulate and concentrate these toxins in their bodies with contaminated food and water intake, meat and dairy products can serve as major sources of these toxins. At our Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, Dr. Aristotle will personalize a plan to help your body rid these toxins safely and effectively.

Dr. Aristotle’s Comment:
We’ve discussed environmental exposures and the crucial need for proper elimination of toxins from the body. The long term effects on our health and ability to heal from disease are now being noticed in the literature. Before starting any detoxification program be sure to strengthen the biochemistry of your body.

I highly recommend the Cardio-Ion laboratory tests to determine what strengths and weaknesses currently exist in your body.  Be proactive in your healing while staying on target with your nutrition in our Beverly Hills office.

Source: Su FC, Goutman SA, Chernyak S, et al. The Role of Environmental Toxins in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Risk. JAMA Neurol. 2016. DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0594.

 

Dr. Aristotle Economou L.Ac.(Az),D.C.,FIAMA
Author of Change The Way You Heal 

8929 Wilshire Blvd Suite 302, 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 765-3006

 

Holistic Care & Eastern Medicine in Beverly Hills

I’m At A Fork In The Road. What Should I Do?

Many patients suffering from a long term health problem walk the “no” results road but still have a sense of not giving up.

Eventually, some find that path and end up in our Beverly Hills Wellness Center office. Many call it luck, coincidence, or some sort of intuition that guided them in a particular direction. How intuition works is being studied and can be seen in a paper: Intuitive decision making as a gradual process: investigating semantic intuition‐based and priming‐based decisions with fMRI.” Link Here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4834943/

When it comes to our health we may arrive at a serious fork in the road. We are confused and can’t decide which intuitive message is the right one. We feel stuck and can’t move forward!

We may need help connecting with that inner process to make a decision.

In Asian medicine this is a weakness in the Fire element. Supporting this element with Fire Element homeopathy is an effective approach to help balance that mind body connection in these types of situations.

Dr. Aristotle Economou
Author of Change The Way You Heal 

8929 Wilshire Blvd Suite 302, 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 765-3006

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.