NEW: “Homeopathy
and Spirituality:The Hidden and Unspoken Power in Homeopathic Medicine”
Acupuncture and IVF
Acupuncture and Childbirth
Classical
Homeopathy
Amino Acids and Your Digestion
Meditation-Based Stress Reduction
Sea Cucumber For Pain Relief
Federal Government Reclassifies Acupuncture Needles
Patient Testimonial
Headaches and Homeopathy
Hypoglycemia: A Better Approach!
Symptoms: Good or Bad?
Prevention Against
Colds, etc.

Managed Care Patients
Acupuncture
Healing Frustration
Self Care = Self Sufficiency
HIV Study
Longevity

Classical Homeopathy

Update

Many
of you responded to my previous newsletter on “Classical Homeopathy” and it does my heart good to see so many people seeing such tremendous results from this very special healing modality. I love Classical Homeopathy, as many of you know, and much of my energy is devoted to continued study.

But remember that if you don’t follow through with regular follow-up appointments, the initial homeopathic prescription will not do you much good. Homeopathy isn’t like Western drugs, where you take it and then you are done.

With Classical Homeopathy we have to change the potency or remedy on a regular basis. Or often times, we will keep the same remedy and potency for quite a while. But you can’t decide this on your own! Most times, my prescription is only meant for about four to six weeks and unless you check in for a brief consultation, you’ll have no way of knowing what to do next.

The follow-up may take anywhere from five to twenty minutes, depending on what has taken place. I may only need to hear a few things to know what you need to take next, or I may need to hear a lot more information at times. If I need more time with you, I’ll either call you later in the evening to ask more questions or often I’ll do some research on my own, called repertorization, and then get back to you within a few days.

Please stick with it, and you will be utterly amazed with the results! It’s an incredibly powerful transformer.

Did You Know…

  • The Norwegian Parliament unanimously voted to instruct the government to incorporate homeopathy and accupuncture into the official health care system of the country!
  • According to the United Nations World Health Organization, more than 70% of the world’s population relies on non-traditional systems of healing.
  • The present Boston University School of Medicine was originally founded as a Homeopathic Medical College. In the early 1900’s homeopathy was practiced by approximately one-quarter of all medical doctors! But with the discovery of antibiotics, most doctors stopped using homeopathy and the schools slowly stopped teaching it as well.

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Amino Acids and Your Digestion

When a person eats enough protein and digests and assimilates that protein, they are well on their way to Optimal Health. But many people have a problem breaking down protein into a form usable by the body.

Proteins in the body and the brain are formed from amino acids. The body builds over 50,000 proteins and over 15,000 known enzymes from amino acids. All enzymes, including digestive enzymes are made from amino acids, sometimes with vitamins acting as co-enzymes and trace minerals.

Without amino acids, vitamins and minerals, we often become irritable, depressed, forgetful, fatigued or unmotivated. A great place to begin, if you feel you may be missing the important amino acids, vitamins or minerals, is to take these 3 specific products (all available through this newsletter):

  1. Free Form Amino Acids. These offer the amino acid precursors, or building blocks, so that your body can manufacture the needed protein.
  2. Phyto-Aloe. This new product is made from freeze dried vegetables; each easy to digest capsule provides the equivalent of 8 oz. of vegetables. This provides the basic vitamins and minerals that most of us lack due to poor eating habits.
  3. Panplex 2 Phase. This is a digestive enzyme which is to be taken with meals to assure you are breaking down and assimilating everything you eat. If you ever have gas, bloating or burping, you may not be digesting your food. So even if you eat well, you are not absorbing the necessary enzymes and nutrients.

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Meditation-Based Stress Reduction

In this study of patients with anxiety disorders, University of Massachusetts researchers concluded that individuals taught meditation, in a once per week, eight-week class, made lasting changes in their lives by developing their own inner resources for growth and healing.

Participants learned a technique known as “mindfulness meditation,” which they were required to practice at home. Specific improvements included reduction in depression and anxiety, less panic attacks and more mobility for agoraphobics. Most participants were still practicing the technique at a three-year follow-up and were able to decrease or eliminate medications they had been taking.

(Gen. Hosp.
Psychiatry 1995; 17:192-200)

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Sea Cucumber For Pain Relief

The sea cucumber (strichopus chloronotus) has been used by Chinese cooks as a delicacy, longevity tonic and disease preventative since ancient times. Modern scientific analysis shows the sea cucumber is high in protein, low in fat, and high in chondroitin sulfate, an extract supplement commonly used in the treatment of arthritis pain and the treatment of cancer.

I have been using sea cucumber in the form of Marine Care Forte for the treatment of arthritis pain, common joint pain and
inflammation, knee pain, low back pain, shoulder and neck pain, and degenerative joint disease. Reports are outstanding, with
most patients experiencing significant pain reduction within two to
three weeks of starting the formula.

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Federal Government Reclassifies Acupuncture Needles

Up until recently, accupuncture needles were considered experimental by the federal government and they were technically only allowable for investigation or research purposes. Although individual states’ lawsgovern the actual practice of accupuncture, federal laws have controlled the sale of the needles themselves.

On March 29, 1996, thanks to massive lobbying efforts by accupuncture organizations, the FDA reclassified needles as medical devices for general use by “qualified practitioners as determined by the States.”

What this means in practical terms is that insurance companies who were refusing to cover accupuncture will now be much more likely to change their policies. The FDA decision will also help the chances of Medicare and Medicaid programs paying for accupuncture treatment. This is a major victory for accupuncture and for complementary medicine. We are well on the way to accupuncture being included in every aspect of the health care system in the U.S.

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Patient Testimonial

This is but one of the many success stories Dr. Martin frequently hears from his patients:

“In July, I went to the doctor and he gave me an ultrasound test. He said he saw something which might be a small cyst in the uterus. About a month later I went to another doctor and he said it was endometriosis and that there were also some fibroids.

I heard Dr. Martin on the radio one evening and called to see if he could treat fibroids. He gave me several bottles of herbal tablets and some homeopathic medicines, along with weekly accupuncture treatments.

After two months, I went back to the doctor for an ultrasound test and he said that there were no fibroids or cysts. I thank Dr. Martin for helping to cure me and am now a firm believer in the value of accupuncture & herbs!”

-V.M.,
legal assistant

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Simple Measures for Prevention Against Colds, Infection & Disease

  1. Never share your make-up, toothbrush, combs or hair brush. Be careful when testing cosmetics in stores never to use products which others have touched. Shared make-up spreads bacteria, viruses, fungi and possibly herpes.
  2. Never sneeze or cough into your hands. Use a tissue and immediately discard it.
  3. Wash your hands often, especially after coming into contact with others, and always before wiping your face or nose. Cold viruses are spread by shaking hands, touching doorknobs, etc.
  4. Use a tissue when touching toilet seat handles or door knobs in the public restrooms when at all possible.
  5. Avoid others who may be infected. Ask your co-workers to stay at home when they feel sick and are sneezing. Avoid plane travel if possible, since the air is recirculated.
  6. Eighty percent of illness enters through the membranes of the nose and eyes. Purchase the personal ozone generator advertised in this newsletter to protect you while flying.
  7. Take plenty of buffered Vitamin C, dry or emulsified vitamin E, beta carotene and add the appropriate herbs and homeopathic remedies to your daily regimen. See Dr. Martin’s book for specific remedies.
  8. Get plenty of quality rest, take naps when possible, don’t “stuff” your feelings, and exercise daily.

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Managed Care Patients

If your insurance company requires you to see only specified doctors and I’m not already on your plan, please contact my office with the name and phone number of your plan. I’ll be happy to apply. More and more insurance company’s are accepting accupuncturists on their preferred provider lists, both HMO’s (Managed Health Organizations) and PPO’s (Preferred Provider Organizations).

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Acupuncture

For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Thirty six carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients were treated with accupuncture at Pc 6 and Pc 7 (points on the wrist) as the major accupuncture points for at least 4 treatments. Half the patients had previously had surgery on one wrist but the operation did not relieve the pain, numbness or tingling in the fingers.

All patients responded immediately to the accupuncture treatments. Long-term follow-up showed that 82% received good long-term relief after accupuncture treatment for up to two years, and some even longer.

[Study conducted by
Dr. Gregory Chen, Birmingham, AL – Published by the Institute of Traditional Medicine]

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Healing & Frustration

Patience is Key

Do you find yourself coasting along fine, feeling great, and all of a sudden you come down with what seems like a bizarre set of symptoms you have never had?

You come to the doctor and expect an instant cure… of course! We live in a culture that expects everything to occur instantaneously. But in most cases it can take time to experience true healing. And with time you may become frustrated. Does this scenario sound familiar? Do you get frustrated waiting to get well? Do you want your symptoms to immediately disappear? Do you find your inner voice saying to your symptoms: “Get out of my way, you’re interfering with my life”?

Please try to remember that if you have a simple problem it will be healed quickly, but if you have a complex problem, it may take some time to get rid of it. Symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg.

If you want true healing, you need to remember the amount of ice under the iceberg. True and long-lasting healing will take the time it takes to melt down this massive growth under the surface. Your body didn’t manufacture symptoms overnight, even if that’s how it appears to you, and it might take some time to detoxify, build-up and bring you back into balance.

The body naturally tends towards balance. With a little push by the correct herb, accupuncture treatment or homeopathic remedy, your body will come back into balance itself. But patience may be necessary. If you stick it out, you will be rewarded with the best health of anyone else you know latter on down the line. Let them eat their Hershey bars and drink their Starbucks… you’ll have your health!

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Self Care = Self Sufficiency

Education in Action

You may have noticed that the editorial theme which ran through my last few newsletters has been one of constitutional, or “in-depth” homeopathy. But there are other approaches you might be interested in.

Anyone who’s been a patient of mine over the long-term has noticed my focus on self-care and self-sufficiency. A large part of my work is devoted to education so that you can learn how to care for yourself; not only in times of an emergency, but also in day-to-day health problems you or your family may encounter.

I find nothing more fulfilling than when one of you calls telling me one of your success stories in treating a headache, diarrhea or bee sting. There are so many different health problems you can safely treat at home on your own.

There are three types of treatment: First is chronic or constitutional treatment, which involves my assessing your entire long-term health history and prescribing for your complete self, including your emotional health. Second is self-care, where I try to teach my patients how to take care of most of their daily problems themselves at home.

And third is acute prescribing. Acute pre-scribing is what I do with the majority of my patients. This type of treatment is meant to treat just the health problem you are having at the time. Although I always take a complete history, including blood tests and any other testing required, we are treating the number one problem you come in for and not spending
much time in assessing your over-all health history. It’s always your choice!

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HIV Study

Bastyr University AIDS Research Center is conducting a study of people using alternative medicine for the treatment of AIDS or HIV. Participants can be using any alternative treatment along with conventional treatment. The study will help to show the effectiveness of the alternative methods of treatment over the long-term.

Please contact our office or Bastyr University directly if you or someone you know would like to participate, at 800-475-0135. Participants must be HIV-positive, at least 18 years old and currently be using alternative therapies as part or all of their treatment program. All patient information will be held in strict confidence.

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