The Many Faces of Anxiety

By |June 30th, 2020|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|



By Dr. David Martin

To experience anxiety is to be human. When it becomes chronic, however, it gets in the way of the rest of our humanness. For some people, it is more than an inconvenience and it affects their lives and health negatively on many levels. We have seen people who are terrified to leave their home, others have panic attacks or depression. These are natural instincts gone awry. And I see a LOT of it. In fact, stress/anxiety is the 2nd most common reason people come to see me.

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Self Care & Kindness During Changing Times

By |May 31st, 2020|Anxiety/Stress, Chinese Medicine, Exercise, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

By Kandy Love, PhD, Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist, Energy & Emotional Healer, LMT (MA9704)



Change is often not easy nor wanted. Yet here we all are…changing…even rising to the occasion, and even more so adapting. Time actually becomes our friend as we adapt to different external expectations and rhythms, if we let it be.

What I have felt and witnessed during this COVID separation time for the people of this planet is a forced change into our innate ability of adaptability. Each of […]

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Coming Out of Hiding: Is It Safe?

By |May 1st, 2020|Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|


Are you ready to Come Out of Hiding?

As we make this determination for ourselves, and leaders in our governments and businesses make this determination on a larger scale, we at Lotus Blossom Clinic want to provide you with an empowering narrative…one which honors the exquisite design of our physical and energetic bodies. One which boosts our innate and adaptive immunity. Bottom Line: All of us can do more to create a fire-crackin’, freedom-boosting immune system using organic foods natural and holistic medicines and practices!

The new normal […]

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How the Chinese Are Winning the Viral War

By |April 2nd, 2020|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Medicine, and other natural and holistic medicines, have not been large in the news, but that doesn’t mean they are not being used. Indeed, in China, herbal medicine is in the limelight as it has integrated in with the Western-style hospitals which are now predominant in that country. In this article, we will explore how the Chinese have “flattened the curve” on the COVID-19 outbreak in China. You’ll find […]

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By |March 4th, 2020|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

The new Coronavirus (dubbed “COVID-19” or “nCoV-2019”) is likely the hottest topic of discussion around the world today. What I’m not hearing or seeing in the media is discussion and information about natural and holistic medicines and how we have viable protective and anti-viral options available right now! What I am seeing is the hype that scares everyone. This article will address several of the available herbs, foods, and more that can be found in your kitchen and at our clinic or other natural health stores.

As of Wednesday, March 4, 2020, […]


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

By |October 31st, 2019|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Drugs, Environmental Health, Exercise, Pain, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

Mindfulness and MBSR: A Personal Journey

Contributing Author: Anne Louise Kracmer, LCSW & Qualified MBSR Teacher




(forward by Deb Martin)


You’ve likely heard the term “Mindfulness Meditation”.  But do you know what that means?  Come along on the journey of discovery in this month’s article.  Discover more about Mindfulness which is practiced in many ways around the world.  It is truly a form of natural, holistic healing, and is also a wellness practice which you can easily learn to do for yourself or practice in a group.


You’ll now find Mindfulness practices being […]

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By |October 2nd, 2019|Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Environmental Health|

CANCER is on target to be the number one killer of Americans in 2020.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) predicts that, by 2020, cancer will become the Leading cause of death in the United States.

That information sounds quite ominous. However, this is not all bad news.

Heart Disease has been the number one killer for decades, but the U.S. has made solid improvement reducing deaths from heart disease. That is actually the main reason that death by cancer is now beginning to overtake death by heart disease. There has been a significant decrease in death from […]

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Yoga and You

By |July 30th, 2019|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Exercise, Pain, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

Yoga and You


Our Featured Author this month is Kandy Love, PhD, CIYT, LMT #9704.  She is first and foremost a kind, gifted and astute healer.  She is a yoga therapist and teacher-of-teachers, also practicing massage, energy healing and other methods of holistic healing. Many of you might know Kandy from the business she founded in the 1990’s called Health and Harmony.  It was the first–and highly successful–Holistic Wellness Center in SW Florida.  Kandy brings a wealth of knowledge and healing practices to us personally, as well as to our patients and clients at Lotus Blossom Clinic.  We are grateful […]

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What is Free in Freedom?

By |July 3rd, 2019|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Back Pain, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Pain|

What is Free in Freedom?


GREAT NEWS FOR VETERANS (Who do you know?)

Dr. David Martin, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician at Lotus Blossom Clinic, has recently become a fully-approved Provider under the V.A. Health System. The obligatory governmental hurdles have been crossed!  Dr. David Martin now has All-Systems-Ready to treat U.S. Veterans at No Cost, not even a co-pay.  Simply obtain a Referral from an M.D. in the Veterans Administration, and Dr. David can begin treatment.

Acupuncture is highly effective for pain, PTSD, and other chronic and “odd’ conditions.  […]

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Are Your Gifts Hiding In Plain Sight?

By |June 4th, 2019|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|


“In your freedom, in your joy that echoes through the universe with unbridled, childlike enthusiasm, You become the Light of the world.” – Journey Beyond Words, Brent Haskell, Ph.D., D.O.


A Gift from the Garden of Life

It’s magical when dreams provide us with answers and solutions, and it happened to me last night. My dream gave me grist for the mill and structure for this […]

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By |April 4th, 2019|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Exercise, Fertility & Family, Intestinal Health, Uncategorized|

Research and experiences from our personal Travel Expert: 
Lynn Lee with Grab Your Bag Travel.    
LOOK NO FURTHER for reasons to travel!  You may be shocked at the research data you’ll read here. We expect you’ll have more reasons than ever to justify making the time for YOU to unplug from the daily grind and explore our world.  The science shows positive impacts on long-term health, including seriously less numbers of heart attacks, boosted immune systems, and stronger brains to […]