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Getting On With Life

By |August 2nd, 2020|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Pain, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

 

It was March, just before the Quarantine Lockdown, but the isolation was already beginning.  Dr. David’s wife, Deb Martin, could not sit still (metaphorically speaking) and just watch the Lotus Blossom Clinic Community seemingly dissolve into the mist of disconnection and social isolation.  

News from the mainstream media was dire, and there was fear.  Chinese Medicines and other science-backed natural solutions and protections for this sort of virus were not present in the news reports.  

The caring community at Lotus Blossom Clinic, practitioners and teachers, and those […]

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

 

CREATING PEACE AND HARMONY…INSIDE

NEW AT THE CLINIC – EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

(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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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?

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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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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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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Acupuncture and Back Pain

By |December 28th, 2017|acupuncture, Back Pain, Pain|

Acupuncture and Back Pain

Back PainBack pain is common.

Almost all of us has experience back pain at one time or another. It is very common and one of the main complaints among Americans.  It is from this complaint that we seek medical attention and lose days from work more often than almost any other. The statistic that I have read says that about 50% of us will experience this pain in our lives.

 

What causes back pain?

The Back is very complex. If you look at just the spine with 7 cervical, […]

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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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Mission Impossible: Stories of Healing

By |October 4th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Pain, Uncategorized|

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE:  STORIES OF HEALING

Part 1 of 3:  Food as Medicine

 

Your body knows how to heal.  You evolved alongside plants, other creatures around and inside of you, and you require minerals from the earth to conduct complex biochemical processes.  Natural medicine is all around you.  What does your body need for best health?

 

This article series is designed to fire your imagination, broaden your horizons, and inspire hope to keep or retrieve your good health.   Perhaps this broader thinking can save you and others the headaches and even tragedies of becoming unnecessarily caught […]

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