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.
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.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Janis Wong Perez LAc, OMD, RN
Janis has been a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, treating patients using acupuncture since 1982. She also has a Bachelors Degree as a Registered Nurse, having worked in the critical care and recovery room departments, as well as having a position as a school nurse in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Her treatment philosophy is to get patients to be an active participant in their own health care, while improving their health. Patient teaching is done with all patients by showing various acupressure techniques that they may use between treatments as well as recommendations in changing behavior that may contribute to their condition.
A typical treatment is about 45 minutes but, it is tailored to the needs of the individual. Fine thin presterilized 1 time use acupuncture needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points located on the body, arms, legs and ears. Depending on the condition, electrical stimulation may be applied to selected needles. Cupping technique, used in many cultures, may be used, depending on the condition and at times, sliding cupping can be done at the completion of the treatment. Ear beads may be put in place for the patient to apply pressure after the treatment and as a teaching tool.
Acupuncture IS for you if you have—
- Pain: Back, Neck, Joint, Muscular
- Headaches & Migraines Arthritis
- Digestive disorders
- Gynecology & Reproductive disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Addictions…being ready and wanting to quit is best for optimal results!
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.
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.
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.