Alternative Medicine Practitioners recommended for our Los Angeles patients.
Known for the “whole person” approach to health, Dr. Cynthia is often asked for referrals to holistic, or “alternative medicine,” practitioners in the area. As a holistic cardiology and primary care practitioner, Dr. Cynthia has developed a network of “kindred spirits” in the Los Angeles area. Holistic health care is growing in popularity in and around Los Angeles, and we are pleased to share our trusted referral network of holistic practitioners with with you.
If you are looking for homeopathy, acupuncture, ayurveda, or a holistic pediatrician in Los Angeles, you will find our referral partners below. Each of these alternative medicine practitioners offers a technique or modality that is complementary to the holistic services we offer here at Holistic Healing Heart Center.
Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Tim Jung Lee, L.Ac., MSOM
As a CA state board licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist Tim Jung Lee – L.Ac., MSOM exercises a keen holistic perspective approach in his practice. He genuinely and passionately believes in Traditional Asian Medicine of its efficacy for human health and takes fulfillment in helping people to regain and maintain their well beings.
He diagnoses his patients’ conditions based on “Five Elements Relationships” and “Eight Principles Diagnosis” which involves a principal foundation on five main organs of the human body – each organ’s function, characteristics and their intertwined relationships to one another: Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung, and Kidney. Mr. Lee is a firm believer in preventive medicine. He bases his treatment on our body’s tremendous and almost insatiable capability to heal itself…constantly.
Mr. Lee’s expertise includes: Back – Herniation(bulging) of discs (80%-90% success rate), Neck/shoulder, Joints(sprains, carpal), Gastrointestinal, Menstruation, Headaches and Migraine, TMJ, Infertility and general stress-related ailments.
He has a Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine from one of the well-acknowledged schools in the nation – DONGGUK UNIVERSITY of LOS ANGELES. It is the Los Angeles branch campus of the renowned Korean University which is known for its Traditional Asian Medicine programs. He also has a Bachelor of Science from USC
Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, PhD, LAc, CCH
Dr. Randy Martin, is a Classical Homeopathy, Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine. He has been in practice since 1983, is an authority on holistic health and has a national reputation for resolving the most difficult health issues. In addition to his specialty working with women’s health issues and pain management, he also treats men and children for a wide variety of health problems, including ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and digestive problems.
Dr Martin accepts almost all insurance, including Kaiser, PPO’s, HMO’s, Worker’s Compensation cases, and Auto Accident cases for acupuncture treatment.
He has three offices: Valencia, Encino, and West Los Angeles.
People from all over the country schedule private phone sessions with Dr. Martin and seek his advice, both short and long-term, to strengthen their immunity, heal pain, balance neuro-transmitters, hormones, and for a better mind-body-spirit connection.
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Zubinji Billimoria, (Ay.P)
Zubinji Billimoria is an Ayurvedic Practitioner (Ay.P) and the only person in the field to have independently run demanding clinics of the eminent pulse-reading Guru, Dr. Shri Vasant Lad, in Pune, India. His unique life experiences give him an unusual aptitude for understanding clients of all ages and ethnicities, rebalancing mind & body in chronic digestive-metabolic, musculo – skeletal, cardio-vascular, auto-immune, sexual dysfunction, emotional, and psycho-somatic disorders.
Drawing on a lifetime of immersion in the 5500 years-old anti-aging, restorative, comprehensive Science of Ayurveda from the Indian subcontinent, he brings to the West a distinctive approach to nutrition, health, & recovery.
Accepting his Ayurvedic Practitioner (Ay.P) qualifications from the American University of Complementary Medicine (CA), he continued advanced Ayurvedic studies with an intensive clinical internship with eminent Vaidyas at the D.Y.Patil College of Ayurved, Pune, India through the International Ayurved Academy (IAA) founded by well known Professor Emeritus Dr. Subhash Ranade. In 2015, he distinguished himself at the prestigious Gurukul Program under the tutelage of the preeminent pulse–reading Guru Dr. Shri. Vasant Lad.
Homeopath, Mary Nuñez, BSN, D.Hom
Mary Nuñez is a certified classical homeopath. She received her training from a 3 year program at the Los Angeles School of Homeopathy. Before practicing homeopathy, Mary worked as a registered nurse for 15 years in the Pasadena area, having received her bachelors degree in science in nursing from Loyola University, Chicago. Her experience in western medicine brings her a unique perspective into modern day medicine and the potential role for homeopathy to aid in patients achieving their individual health goals.
Her journey into homeopathy began years ago when searching for answers to her daughter’s health issues. Frustrated with the western system that did not address the core problem, she tried homeopathy and watched her daughters transformation back to health.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that has been around for over 200 years. It treats the patient on the emotional, physical and mental realms as these components are all connected in the health of an individual. Homeopathy is based off of the Law of Similars. This means that a remedy that produces symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms when manifested by a person in a diseased state. When a person has symptoms including anxiety, sleep disorders, or heart palpitations, this is the body communicating that it is not in a balanced state. A homeopath collects the unique symptoms of the individual person and matches them with a remedy that is most similar in symptoms produced. A homeopathic remedy is used to stimulate the person to heal himself. Mary is privileged to work in a practice that offers choices to patients in their search for health.
Integrative Pediatrician, Joel “Gator” Warsh, MD, MSc
Dr. Joel “Gator” Warsh is an Integrative and Holistic Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California. He is the owner and founder of Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine in Studio City, CA. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed his undergraduate training there in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, before going on to earn his Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Community Health at Queen’s University, where he was honored with the Canadian Institute of Health Research Master’s Award.
He started his career working as an attending Pediatrician at CHLA, and then worked in a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Gator has published research in numerous peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity.
Additionally, Dr. Gator has studied Holistic and Integrative Medicine. In an effort to provide superior patient care, he incorporates various methodologies into his allopathic medical practice. Dr. Gator is a certified Integrative Medical Practitioner by the American Academy of Integrative Medicine and has trained in Functional Medicine.
Alternative Medicine Glossary
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is a medical system that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. It’s based on two unconventional theories: “Like cures like” and “Law of minimum dose.”
Homeopathy is an energetic medicine made from sources of nature. Homeopathic treatments are individualized or tailored to each person—it’s common for different people with the same condition to receive different treatments.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points on the body, to various depths. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, acupuncture is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
How is an Integrative Pediatrician different from other pediatricians?
Integrative pediatrics blends holistic, complementary, and alternative care with conventional care. It supports the innate capacity of the human mind, body, and spirit to heal, while empowering individuals, families, and communities.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.
Ayurveda based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. Ayurvedic treatments may be geared toward specific health problems.