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Cancer Prevention Series, #2

By |November 1st, 2018|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Fertility & Family, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|



Article #2 in a 3-part series

Read Article #1:  Promoting & Honoring Nature’s Rhythms



Managing stress is key to cancer prevention.  As the title of this article suggests, the best way to deal with cancer is not to get cancer in the first place.  As with many things, avoiding the problem is easier than dealing with it.  I think of it like safe driving.  If you are a safe driver, you will be less likely to get into a crash. It does not mean that you will not […]

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Cancer Prevention Series #1

By |October 6th, 2018|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Drugs|




Article #1 in a 3-part series

Read Article #2      A Critical Factor:  Managing Stress!


A recent article by the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida states that Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading killer in America.  This is quite plausible when you see the CDC’s numbers for 2016:  Cardiovascular disease took 635,260 lives and cancer accounted for 598,038 lives.  Among the myriad of theories and methods for using natural and holistic medicine to […]

Have you been affected by Red Tide?

By |September 4th, 2018|Allergies & Autoimmune, Environmental Health, Uncategorized|

Have you been affected by Red Tide?



If you are a resident of Southwest Florida, you know that the Gulf has been suffering this summer from a toxic combination of the annual occurrence of red tide infused with excessive blue-green algae blooms flowing from Lake Okeechobee.   This ecological disaster has garnered national attention, including that of environmental activist Erin Brockovich.  Governor Rick Scott finally declared a state of emergency in seven Florida counties on […]

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Going Mainstream: Integrative Care for Breast (and other) Cancers

By |July 31st, 2018|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Pain, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine|

You likely already know that including holistic and natural medicine in most, if not all, medical treatment plans is a wise idea.  In this article, we take a quick dive into the world of integrative treatments for breast cancer. The implications of all the research and clinical experience indicates the efficacy of integrative treatments for many, if not all, cancers.


But the big news here is that movement toward institutionalizing currently-termed “alternative” treatments is being–in essence–blessed and starting to move into mainstream medicine.  It’s called Integrative Medicine, and there are several early […]

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Acupuncture and the Opioid Crisis

By |June 27th, 2018|acupuncture, Back Pain, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Pain|

By Dr. David Martin, Acupuncture Physician, D.O.M.


The Opioid Crisis is making headlines these days.  National leaders are beginning to pay attention to this ongoing and expanding situation of overuse of opioids, a class of substances  which include heroin as well as prescription pain killers such as Oxycodone, codeine, morphine, or Fentanyl.  Essentially the opioids interact with nerve and brain function. These medications are very strong and have a powerful effect on the entire body, brain and mind.


Since the 1990’s, when the amount of opioids prescribed to patients began to grow, the number of overdoses and deaths from prescription opioids […]

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10+ Foods, Herbs, and B12 to Boost Your Energy and Mood

By |May 31st, 2018|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Diabetes, Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Uncategorized|

Boost energy and mood

It’s 3:00 p.m.  Are you tired or having trouble focusing?  In this article are some new ideas about easy ways to use Natural Medicine to help you.  It’s using your intelligence and Food as Medicine.  Oh, and lest I forget while I have your attention right now:  Acupuncture helps energy and brain function too!  Yes, acupuncture can INCREASE your energy just as well as CALM it.


ATTENTION:  If you or someone you know has Chronic Fatigue, Alzheimers, Parkinsons’, other Neurological Conditions, Depression, Autism, Severe Allergies, Cancer, Heart Diseases, is […]

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CBD for You and Me!

By |May 1st, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Drugs, Pain, Uncategorized|

CBD oil is a Natural Medicine found in the Cannabis plant.  No one can get “high” on it.  But it is an effective medicine for multiple issues as well as for longevity.  CBD regenerates the human body and brain to be more youthful.  It changes lives, and the cities and states who embrace it may experience significant growth and a revitalized economy.  But, as the popularity of the Cannabis plant has grown over the past decade, the pharmaceutical industry has been busy behind the scenes.  There are currently serious legal obstacles posed by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). 


This […]

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Live Long and Prosper (Part 3)

By |April 4th, 2018|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Drugs, Uncategorized|

Longevity & Vitality:  A Brain Requirement, Ancient Wisdom & New “Reverse Aging” Science

Part 3 in the  “Live Long and Prosper” Series

In our first two articles “How Gut Health & the Gut-Brain Connection Affect Your Health & Longevity” and “Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices & Foods”, we covered a lot of territory in what is thought to be possibly the most important aspect of our physical health:  The Microbiome and the Gut-Brain connection.  And we explored the philosophy and practical aspects of using Chinese Medicine for health and longevity.


This article starts by […]


By |February 27th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Exercise, Uncategorized|

Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices and Foods

Article 2 of  3:  Live Long & Prosper Series

Chinese Medicine is an ancient, natural medicine.  Asian masters teach that we each are born with a certain amount of “Jing” (Life Force Energy), and when we have expended it, that’s all there is.  Therefore, it is important to be judicious with your Jing.  Why waste your Jing on being mad at the mailman or feeling mistreated by a co-worker or family member?  Focus your Jing on creating positive relationships and a beautiful environment for yourself…and others on […]

Holistic Gut & Brain Health for Longevity: Live Long & Prosper

By |February 7th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Intestinal Health|

Longevity and the Gut, and How Gut Health & the Gut-Brain Connection Affect Your Health

Longevity and the Gut is Article 1 in a 3-part series.

The buzz word is “Anti-Aging”.  It’s everywhere…on book titles, anti-aging product labels, marketing ads and YouTube.  I believe the best approach to living healthy and long is to use the framework of Holistic Health, consisting of natural medicine in such forms as Acupuncture, Food as Medicine and other Functional Medicine, various types of  therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Yoga, Polarity Therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) […]


By |January 3rd, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine|


FASTING…hmmmm. That sounds like deprivation, hunger and muscle wasting, not a powerful, natural and holistic medicine approach. But, of all the wonderful music, art, science, and other contributions to our world which have come from Italy, I never expected to be fascinated by the work of a scientist and researcher (bio gerontologist and cell biologist) “known for his studies on the role of starvation and nutrient response genes on cellular protection, aging and diseases, and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes […]


Cold and Flu, Natural and Home Remedies

By |December 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

COLD AND FLU, Natural Home remedies

  1. The Garlic Foot Compress.  See attached for this 90-percent-home-run remedy!
  2. 1000-3000 Units of a high quality Vitamin C. We carry one.  You can get good brands at a health food store as well.
  3. “Ching-Ching” (affectionate name Vickie gave this powerful pair of Chinese Herbal pills).  These are small, serious immune booster tablets that should be in everyone’s medicine cabinets.  Take 4 of each, 4 X day.  Make sure there is some food in your belly.  These are available at the clinic.  I think it’s under $30 for both bottles.
  4. The small black pill […]
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