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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 […]

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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By |May 5th, 2016|Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Dangerous CombinationsFoods & Drugs:   What could possibly go wrong?


Last week we took a call from one of our newest patients who came to see us for a couple of specific conditions.   This particular day, he had terrible pain in his legs, and he was afraid of potential blood clots.  He was on his way to Lee Memorial and wanted to get our opinion.  We concurred that he had a serious and immediate problem for which often Western Medicine is your best first stop.  So he drove on.


Sure enough, after […]


Avoid The Biggest Prescription Killer: 13 Non Drug Solutions for Pain

By |April 29th, 2014|Anxiety/Stress, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Pain|

What Killed Seymour?

The death last month of actor Seymour Hoffman raised the awareness in our nation that there may be a direct connection between prescription painkillers and heroine use.  Indeed, there are plenty of studies providing evidence of this.

Not only that, but researchers have been gathering shocking data about the over prescription, inappropriate prescription (e.g. to pregnant women!), and overuse of painkillers.   People get hooked on the painkillers, and then when they can’t get the prescriptions, some resort to street drugs.  That’s what killed Seymour.  He apparently got a super powerful batch of heroine, and the needle was […]

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Prostate Drugs and Cancer

By |June 9th, 2011|Drugs|

Prostate and hair growth drugs raise the Risk of Prostate Cancer.

A recent article in Reuters discussed several drugs that can increase your risk of Prostate cancer.  This group of Drugs include Proscar, Avodar, Jalyn, and Propecia.  I thought it would be useful to blog about this and provide a link to the article.  These drugs lower  the odds of getting a lower risk form of prostate cancer  but increase the risk of getting a more virulent form.
From my perspective the best way to deal with Cancer is to avoid it by having a healthy […]
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