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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When You Are In Emotional Pain But You Don’t Know Why

"I am empty and aching and I don't know why"— Paul Simon Finding the Root Causes of Emotional Pain For many people who come to see me—due to depression and anxiety—I am often asked the same question, "why do I feel this way?" Perhaps worse than the emotional pain itself is—the inability to understand where our pain is coming from or how to treat it. One of the things I love most about being a naturopathic doctor is that naturopaths are dedicated to finding the root causes of disease. In the case of depression and anxiety: there…

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The Effects of Childhood Trauma Can Last for Years

The Trauma of Childhood Can Last for Many Years The ways in which childhood trauma and abuse can impact a person's health for years to come is a disturbing idea to contemplate. We would like to believe that once a child has left an abusive or stressful living situation, they can then begin to live a healthier and happier life. Unfortunately, the long-term effects of abuse can last long after it has ended. Child Abuse Can Have Long-Term Health Consequences Several studies, presented at a conference of the American Psychological Association, reported on by the BBC, examine…

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