The Benefits of Naturopathic Medicine
Are you taking prescription drugs but have concerns about potential side effects? What about vitamins and minerals?
These days it is extremely challenging to keep up with pharmecueticals and supplements or to even know if we need them.
Naturopathic Medicine is a great idea for anyway looking to optimize their health and wellness. A Naturopathic Doctor will take the time necessary to look at all the drugs and supplements you are taking and help you determine what you need. An ND will also help you strategize in regards to an overall wellness plan including diet and exercise.
Dr. Holly Bio:
Dr. Holly Lucille, a.k.a. “Dr. Holly,” is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women’s Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.
An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS’s Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel. She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine’s “Alt List” as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People”. In 2012 she launched her own talk show “Myth-Defying with Dr. Holly” on the Veria Living network and is the co-host of “It’s Your Health & It Ain’t Rocket Science” radio show on RadioMD.
Dr. Holly believes in the science, art and mystery of healing and has a heartfelt passion for the individual wellness of all people. Built on this foundational belief, Dr. Holly’s private practice in Los Angeles, Healing from Within Healthcare, focuses on comprehensive naturopathic medicine and individualized care.
Dr. Holly is the past president of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association where she worked to ensure the availability of safe naturopathic health care by spearheading a lobbying effort to have naturopathic doctors licensed in the state of California. She has also worked with the LA Free Clinic providing health education, promotion and prevention in the public health system and recently was awarded the “SCNM Legacy Award” for her “contribution to the advancement and development of the field of naturopathic medicine.” Dr. Holly graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ where she received the prestigious “Daphne Blayden Award” for her “commitment to naturopathic medicine, academic excellence, compassion, perseverance, a loving sense of humor and a positive, supportive outlook.”
In her “off time” Dr. Holly enjoys being with her family, riding her motorcycle through the mountains and along the beaches of Los Angeles, as well as playing various instruments and touring with her band.
Christian Cristiano Bio:
Christian Cristiano received his Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. The school’s renowned full-time program requires students to combine coursework with concurrent clinical internships, providing exposure to patients during the entire four years of study.
Christian received his B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. After graduating, he started and managed a successful personal training business instilling in him a passion for helping people reach their goals.
Christian also studied at the University of Madrid at Cumplutense, where he became fluent in Spanish. After spending two years in Madrid, Christian was recruited for an extremely stressful position at a high-profile company in Chicago. He soon started suffering from shortness of breath and other respiratory issues, prompting him to visit several western MDs. Each diagnosed his condition as stress-related, and despite the fact that he was in his 20s and in otherwise good health, two of the doctors prescribed heavy tranquilizers.
Christian never filled the prescriptions. Instead, he visited a prominent Acupuncturist, Dr. Tony Lu, who cured his ailments in just three treatments. These incredible results, coupled with his passion for health and fitness, inspired Christian to pursue a career in Chinese medicine. He moved to San Diego to study Acupuncture, and has since developed an esteemed reputation for his comprehensive skills and goal-oriented practice.
Christian works to help patients achieve their healing objectives as quickly as possible. For some patients, it may be simply to heal an illness or injury. For others, it is a crucial element in a health maintenance, illness prevention or overall wellness plan. In addition, some programs may require weekly visits to ensure a homeostatic state so that organs function properly and in balance.
In his free time, he enjoys surfing, yoga, qi gong, lifting weights and running with his dog in the canyon. He continues to study Chinese Medicine.