Treating Depression and Anxiety With Natural Medicine

How to Treat Depression And Anxiety With Natural Medicine I am often asked if I treat anxiety and depression using natural medicine, and the good news is, that there are a number of ways that depression can be treated naturally that are quite effective. Determining the right course of treatment is vital to helping people experience improved mood. This is one of the reasons that I do a thorough intake during a patients initial visit, and will often order a number of labs. Some common physiological causes of depression, that can overlooked by many clinicians, include thyroid…

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Using Energy Medicine to Assist In Healing A Trauma

Offering Energy Medicine While I work as a naturopathic doctor in Los Angeles; I also practice shiatsu massage and energy medicine.  In fact, many of the people who come to see me—report that it is the most therapeutic part of their visit. A Little Bit About My Training Long before I went to medical school, I trained as a massage therapist. After completing a year of training at the Swedish Institute of Massage in New York City, I trained both as a massage therapist and as a shiatsu practitioner.  Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that…

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When Healing Trauma in the Drug Addicted Patient

“For the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning Treating the Cause of Disease One of the key ideas we see in…

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Alpha-Stim in the Treatment of Depression, and Addiction

An Introduction to Alpha-Stim Therapy Recently while attending the Integrative Addiction Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I was introduced to the medical device alpha-stim as an effective tool in the treatment of anxiety, depression and addiction. Alpha-stim has been an intriguing and exciting addition to my existing practice; because I treat many patients who suffer from many of these conditions. Alpha-stim is a small electronic device that offers small electrical pulses to the brain. This type of therapy is known as Cranio-Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and it has been used, and studied, for the treatment of a…

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Prescribing Meditation for Depressed Patients

I Often Prescribe Meditation to My Patients I often prescribe meditation to my patients, and I also meditate myself to improve my health. Before beginning my day, I usually take a few moments to meditate and prepare myself for the work I am about to do, before seeing a patient in my offices. This simple ritual helps me to feel that I am fully present when my patients come to see me,  and that they have my undivided attention. I also take time to meditate before prescribing a naturopathic treatment plan. I believe these small acts help…

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The Difference Between Treating a Disease Versus Curing it

The Difference Between Treating Versus Curing a Disease Recently, while on my way to the office, I had a very interesting conversation with an UBER driver. He wanted to know what I felt was the main difference between prescribing drugs to treat disease and the use of naturopathic medicine. And I found myself in an interesting conversation that involved clarifying the difference between truly being cured ,verses simply being palliated.  To palliate denotes a state whereby your disease symptoms may be temporarily abated due to  medical intervention.  But, once the treatment wears off, the disease returns. As…

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