Emotional and Mental Well-Being

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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Brain Fog in Menopause: The Causes And The Treatment

Brain Fog is a Common Symptom of Menopause Brain fog is a common problem in menopause, that affects virtually millions of women over the age of 40. People suffering from brain fog, often complain that they feel disoriented, or have trouble putting their thoughts together. If you are suffering from brain fog, then you may be experiencing a host of symptoms that include, mental confusion, trouble remembering names or events, or just a general feeling of being "spaced out."  Or, you may simply feel disoriented, along with a slow reaction time. There are a number of reasons…

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6 Tips for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease
A daughter with her elderly mother who is sick with Alzheimer

6 Tips for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Disease is a Progressive Disease Alzheimer's disease is a cognitive disorder that progresses slowly over time and is the leading cause of dementia in the United States.   The disease may progress slowly.  And currently affects millions of Americans.  Alzheimer's disease makes up over 60% of diagnosed cases of dementia. The risk factors for Alzheimer's disease include aging, genetics, traumatic brain injury, diabetes and blood sugar dysregulation.  Chronic use of pharmaceutical medications, exposure to toxic substances, chronic disease, heart disease, infection, and stress, are also considered risk factors. The Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease Many people…

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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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