About Ear Coning
Ear Coning: A gentle, safe, and relaxing process to remove ear wax and toxin build up by using a candle with special wax.
Ear coning, also called ear candling or thermal-auricular therapy, dates back to the ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Tibetan, Aztec, Mayan and American Indian cultures.
Ear candles are handmade from beeswax and unbleached cotton cloth. They are usually nine to twelve inches long and will burn for approximately ten minutes.
Ear coning is a natural way to remove ear wax. It can be very effective in removing old and troublesome blockages from the ear canal without the use of solutions or probes.
It is a painless, harmless and totally relaxing experience.
About Nutritional Assessment
Nutritional assessment: Dr. Merav provides dietary suggestions for individual patients. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and herbal supplements are tailored to each individual patient to regulate and restore energy throughout the body. Dr. Merav uses Western blood work to analyze and identify imbalances in the body such as inflammation, dysglasemia (sugar imbalances), vitamin and mineral deficiencies, early signs of diabetes, cardiac issues, cognitive impairment, hormone imbalance, auto-immune disease and much, much more.
About House Calls
House Calls: Dr. Merav provides acupuncture for both people and animals in her office and will make house calls as well. Areas covered for house calls includes the entire areas of the San Fernando Valley, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bell Air, Bel Canyon, Calabasas, and Santa Monica.
About Auricular Acupuncture
Auricular therapy: Ear acupuncture or ear needleless therapy. A non-invasive form of electrical stimulation to the external ear for the relief of pain and addictive behaviors.
Auriculotherapy, is a form of alternative medicine based on the concept that the ear is a microsystem which mirrors the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear.
Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
Auriculotherapy is very good at alleviating pain and regulating hormones and neurotransmitter levels in the gastrointestinal system and brain. It is well-known for allergy elimination and is also highly effective in the treatment of emotional issues.
Massage Therapy is a process of manual manipulation of the body's muscular and soft tissue structures through a variety of techniques ranging from relaxation to clinical and therapeutic applications.
The benefits are increased range of motion and flexibility, stress reduction, and improved circulation, helping to achieve an overall feeling of well-being. The therapists at Acupuncture Health Solutions offer a variety of massage techniques ranging from gentle/relaxing Swedish massage to more vigorous techniques such as Neuromuscular Technique, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Tui Na.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive system of health care with a continuous clinical tradition of over 3000 years. It includes acupuncture and herbal treatment as well as massage, dietary therapy, meditation and exercise. These therapies work with natural vital energy inherent within all living things to promote the body's ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality which utilizes the insertion of fine filiform needles into specific points of the body selected according to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medical differential diagnoses. We use only the finest sterile high quality, stainless steel, disposable acupuncture needles.
The purpose of acupuncture is to facilitate healing by restoring balance to the body and its various organ systems. Acupuncture and its associated adjunctive therapies are relatively pain free with very low risks of serious side effects or injury.
Dr. Merav is using the finest sterile and disposable needles only. Packed sterile, had never been used before, and is thrown away after each use.
Cupping: is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. It utilizes glass or plastic cups. The glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball which is soaked in alcohol, lit on fire, then placed inside the cup to remove the oxygen which creates a vacuum and then the cup is placed on the skin.
Plastic cups use a pump to create the vacuum. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin over acupuncture points, or areas affected by pain. Cupping helps draw the Qi and blood to the surface of the body and restore their smooth flow. Cupping also draws toxins to the skin’s surface and stimulates the person’s immune response. It also improves circulation and rejuvenates cell and tissue repair. Cupping is commonly used to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, congestion, and pain.
Moving cupping: utilizes glass cups. Herbal oil is first applied to the local area, then the cups are placed on the skin by heat suction along acupuncture meridian pathways. The cups are then gently moved in a slow massage-like manner. Cupping may leave redness or in some cases slight bruising on the areas where the cups were applied. These bruises are usually painless, however, and disappear within a few days of treatment.
Successfully Treated Conditions
Many of the conditions below can be successfully treated, or symptoms lessened, with Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, back, neck and shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, fibromyalgia, joint pain, osteoarthritis, sciatica, TMJ, sprains, hip and knee pain, acute and chronic pain. Pain associated with bulged or injured spinal disks and pain associated with postural imbalances, osteoarthritis, and range of motion issues. Repetitive use injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. Restless leg syndrome (RLS), piriformis syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome (numbness/tingling in hands/arms).
Gastrointestinal: Anorexia, food allergies, peptic ulcer, constipation, colitis, Crohn’s disease, diarrhea, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, vomiting, gastritis, acid reflux, bloating, dysentery.
Respiratory/Ear, Nose, Throat: Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, eye disease, common colds, flu, sore throat, laryngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, hearing loss, vertigo,.
Urogenital/Reproductive: Endometriosis, infertility, menstrual problems, irregular periods, menopause symptoms, PMS, migraine, prostate problems, urinary tract infection (UTI), sexual dysfunctions, impotency, PCOS.
Emotional: Anxiety, depression, moodiness, insomnia, stress, autism, dizziness, headaches, migraines, paralysis, tremors.
Cardiovascular: Angina pectoris, anemia, palpitations, coronary heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, edema (swelling).
Dermatological: Acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives, rashes, dermatitis, skin allergies, cold sore, shingles, burns, dry skin, itchy skin.
Miscellaneous Disorders: Chronic pain, diabetes, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, herpes zoster, shingles, addiction, weight loss, alcohol and smoking cessation, discomfort during pregnancy, facial rejuvenation, immune defense, facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy, hair loss, etc.
...and many more!
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 100 different kinds of diseases and illnesses that can be treated very effectively by using acupuncture.
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About Blood Analysis
Functional Blood Analysis: Dr. Merav provides functional blood analysis. The benefits are early detection and assessment of the degree of health or disease in a patient. Using a comprehensive blood chemistry panel, Dr. Merav can establish a baseline of biomarkers that can be used to track the patient’s health immediately and over a period of time. Using functional blood analysis allows for the early detection, prevention, and management of health problems.
A pathological range is used to diagnose disease. A functional range is used to assess risk for disease before disease develops. Some of the biomarkers we can identify in the functional blood analysis are:
* Anemia (a lack of iron or B-12)
* Too much iron
* Thyroid problems such as auto-immune Hashimoto’s Disease
* Hidden chronic infections (viral, fungal or bacterial)
* Adrenal problems
* Digestive problems
* Blood sugar imbalances
* Liver/gallbladder disorder
* Cardiovascular disorder
* Stroke markers
Conventional medical training is concerned with the diagnosis of disease and rarely preventative medicine.
Blood analysis is especially helpful as part of a preventative approach to healthcare and is a valuable test for those who are pro-active about their health.
Many insurance companies are now covering acupuncture. The best way to determine whether your insurance carrier covers acupuncture treatment is to call them directly. Check if you have a deductible and whether you've meet it for the year. There are other limitations by insurance companies, the only way to be sure of the coverage is when the check arrives.
In all cases, you will be responsible to pay in full for your treatment and receive a receipt that you submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Dr. Merav can submit the claims on your behalf to your insurance company.
If your acupuncture treatment is not covered by insurance, you can still consider your payments as medical expenses that you may be able to write off on your taxes.
Please contact your insurance provider for questions related to coverage of acupuncture treatment.
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Moxibustion: is an adjunctive therapy to traditional Chinese medicine. It is a technique that involves applying heat from a slow-burning herb over acupuncture points to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, warm the channels, and maintain general health. A practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick, made from a species of mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris), roughly the shape and size of a cigar, and held just over the skin of the area being treated.
Moxa is especially useful in the treatment of a weakened immune system, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, arthritis, painful extremities. It increases mobility of muscles and joints. Moxibustion has successfully been used to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth.
About Electro - Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture: Used to strongly stimulate the flow of Qi. Acupuncture needles are inserted on specific points along the body's meridians. The needles are then attached to a specifically-designed electroacupuncture device that generates electric pulses. The frequency and strength of the electric pulse can be varied to achieve the desired effect for each individual patient. Electroacupuncture is especially useful when treating chronic pain.
Patients may experience a tingling sensation while being treated with electroacupuncture. It is a completely safe and effective treatment option that is especially effective for pain relief, stroke rehabilitation and other neurological disorders.