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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?

NOW SERVING VETERANS FOR FREE!

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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CBD CURES & RUMORS: What you don’t know about CBD could save you!

By |January 29th, 2019|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Back Pain, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Pain, Uncategorized|

CBD “CURES & RUMORS” is an ongoing health series about the comprehensive cannabis plant.

BIG NEWS: On December 21, 2018 CBD finally became Legal–at the Federal Level–in the United States. With this recent legalization, CBD–a non-psychotropic compound found in the Cannabis Plant (aka “marijuana”) —is set to make an even bigger splash into Holistic and Natural Medicine usage. It will also continue marching into leading-edge, mainstream medical practices. This is the first article […]

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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|

A NEW LOOK AT CANCER PREVENTION 

A CRITICAL FACTOR:  MANAGING STRESS

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|

A NEW LOOK AT CANCER PREVENTION: 

 

PROMOTING NATURE’S RHYTHMS IN YOUR BODY

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 […]

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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CHINESE MEDICINE: LONGEVITY PRACTICES AND FOODS

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 […]

Acupuncture for Shoulder and Arm Pain

By |December 1st, 2017|acupuncture|

Acupuncture for arm painShoulder Pain is one of the maladies treated most often in our acupuncture clinic.

Shoulder pain and arm pain is often treated with acupuncture points on the meridians that traverse the arm, shoulder and neck.  Six meridians go through this area. Some end at the armpit or in the chest and some go up to the face and head.  This represents a huge number of points that can be used to treat shoulder and arm pain.

Acupuncture point selection strategy

Points can be chosen because they are “local” to the […]

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: STORIES OF HEALING Part 2 of 3

By |November 1st, 2017|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Pain, Uncategorized|

Stories of Healing:  Acupuncture

Did you know that Acupuncture is: 

Highly effective for much more than pain and stress/anxiety? The full list is too long to write here. 

These few examples give an idea of its breadth:

  • Acupuncture can help reverse the damage of strokes—the sooner treatment is begun, the better the recovery.
  • Acupuncture can help turn a breach baby and is highly effective at inducing labor—with no danger to mother or baby.
  • Do you know someone with a trigger finger or restless legs? They will likely have a healing with […]
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THE HIDDEN DANGER IN NATURAL DISASTERS

By |September 5th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health|

“Discovering more joy does not save us from the inevitability of hardship and heartbreak. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily too. Perhaps we are just more alive. Yet as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreaks without being broken.” 
― Desmond TutuThe Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

 

It would seem this summer has been more stressful than usual in our world.  There […]

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