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Nonsurgical Treatment for Joint Pain and Cartilage Restoration!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Natural Healing | 0 comments

Knee Pain? Cartilage Issues? We Can Help! Dr. Martin and the friendly team at Live Well Holistic Health Center understand the difficulties of dealing with cartilage and joint pain! Here at the health center we work to mitigate that pain in a safe, natural, and sustaining way. You can sign up online (with no payment information required) for our 10-minute free consultations administered in our comfortable relaxing office space located in Ardmore. Our consultations allow us to pin point the causes of your pain and allow us to put together a plan to best treat that pain. Our focus is the wellness of our patients using the most holistic and natural processes at our disposal. In this blog article we cover a few scientific studies that describe where and why you may have joint pain, what you can do to stop it, and what services and supplements at the Live Well Holistic Health Center we offer that can help immensely. We invite you to stop in and meet Dr. Martin and our friendly staff so that we can help end your joint pain and improve your cartilage health! Restoring Knee Cartilage Function & Reducing Pain What is the purpose of Articular (knee) cartilage?: Articular cartilage is a unique tissue between the ends of bones (in the knees) in the joints that helps in load bearing and lubrication. How does osteoarthritis (common form of arthritis) effect the Articular (knee) Cartilage?: Dr. Moti L. Tiku describes the process in his paper – Cartilage regeneration for treatment of osteoarthritis: a paradigm for nonsurgical intervention, as a “as an injury of cartilage that initiates chondrocyte activation”. The chondrocyte is a molecule released to regenerate cartilage. Finally, “the end results are catabolic and anabolic responses, and it is the balance between these two outcomes that controls remodeling of the matrix and regeneration” [Tiku, 2015]. In short the excretion of chondrocyte is imperative to repairing cartilage. The excretion of this important molecule however can cause inflammatory responses of the body, which we will address in this blog! How is cartilage maintained? What might this look like?: According to Dr. Moti L. Tiku as described in his paper – Cartilage regeneration for treatment of osteoarthritis: a paradigm for nonsurgical intervention, “cartilage is maintained by the right balance between aggrecan and collagen contents”. Aggrecan Molecules can be sensitive to immobility of the joint and can often be diminished in the cartilage itself as a result [Vertel, 1995]. So it’s important to maintain mobility to keep these molecules healthy! As you may well know however Inflammation may be a painful and difficult barrier in maintaining this mobility. What do I about inflammation and why is it happening?: As aforementioned the inflammation in the joint can be attributed in part to your bodies response to chondrocyte secretion. The reason for this secretion is to repair the cartilage damaged by arthritis. What Foods can help with Mobility?: According to WebMD (Kerri-Ann Jennings, 2005), these foods have either an anti-inflammatory, regenerative properties, or otherwise influential effect on your joints and bones that can contribute to greater mobility. Featured in the article: • Cherries • Red Peppers • Canned Salmon • Oatmeal • Turmeric • Walnuts • Kale • Broccoli • Collard greens What is joint distraction and why is it important?: Joint distraction is treatment for the joint that focus on mobility and prevention of further cartilage degeneration. ”Recent investigations of the role of jointdistraction in osteoarthritis therapy provides a clue for cartilage regeneration” [Marijnissen et al. 2002;Wiegant et al. 2013]. Can Dr. Martin help with Joint Distraction?: Absolutely! Dr. Martin’s core philosophy as an ND (Naturopathic Doctor) is prevention of new disorders while focusing on therapies that synchronize with the bodies inherent ability to heal itself. Dr. Martin and the staff at Live Well Holistic Health Center offer a number of treatments such as joint distraction that will greatly improve the quality of your joint health. We also offer a huge library of herbal and holistic supplements that will work in conjunction with these treatments to maximize effectiveness. References:...

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Allergies and Their Cure

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Allergies, Health Tips, Immune System, Natural, Natural Healing, Natural medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

Dear Friends, ALLERGIES AND CHRONIC SINUSITIS CAN BE CURED! I have been practicing ‘clinical ecology’ and nutritional cleansing for 19 years, and during that time, hundreds of patients have become ‘allergy-free’ in as few as 2 to 3 visits! Here’s how:   The sinuses are dependent on the intestines for their well-being; Clogged intestines, clogged sinuses. And when an imbalance occurs in the organisms that live in the lining of the intestines, a condition known as ‘dysbiosis’, a wide array of symptoms and conditions can occur. The list includes: allergies, asthma, irritable bowel, Crohn’s, urinary tract infections, inability to concentrate, memory loss, headaches, depression, skin conditions, fatigue, cold hands and feet, food cravings, loss of libido, joint pain and more! Humans should have billions of the beneficial bacteria living in their intestinal tract. These ‘good bacteria’ keep the yeast, fungus, parasites and bad bacteria from overpopulating. Antibiotics, birth control pills, steroid drugs, a sugary junk food diet, and even the chlorine in tap water, have a damaging effect on the good bacteria. As the population of good bacteria weakens, the opportunistic bad organisms multiply and begin a cascade of ill effects. These include: increased inflammatory response, hypersensitive mucous membranes and ‘leaky gut syndrome’, a condition that permits unfriendly bacteria, undigested proteins and toxins to enter the blood stream. The various symptoms and conditions that result from this toxification vary from person to person, but the most common reaction is allergies and sinusitis. As you might guess, the use of antibiotics to combat sinus infections only perpetuates the problem. Septal defect surgery simply makes more room in the nasal cavity. It does not cure the problem of chronic inflamed mucous membranes! Eating yogurt or taking probiotic (friendly bacteria) supplements is only helpful in about 5% of the cases. It is far more important to artfully kill off the offending organisms and rebalance the ecology of the intestinal lining. This is where the skill comes in. A person could possibly get good results with an ‘anti-candida’ supplement from the health food store, but it’s hit or miss. Every intestinal tract is different, and there are many different types of maleficent organisms to contend with. I use specific kinesiology (muscle-response) testing techniques that pinpoint the offending allergens, and indicate which organisms are present and exactly which nutritional supplements are needed to do the job of cleansing and restoring the balance in the mucous membranes correctly the first time in most cases. In addition, I boost the immune system and balance the organs with acupuncture, give specific dietary guidelines for clearing the mucous and increasing energy, and give specific spinal adjustments to restore balance and increase vitality. I know it could be a stretch for some people to think that lifelong allergies could be relieved within a month or two, but the testimonials speak for themselves. Be prepared to throw away your antihistamines and inhalers and experience a greater quality of...

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Ashwagandha: An Indian Herb for Stress and Anxiety

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Natural Healing, Stress | 1 comment

A small evergreen perennial herb growing up to five feet tall with oval leaves and yellow flowers, Ashwagandha is actually a member of the tomato family. As one of the most powerful adaptogenic herbs, its roots have been used in Aryuvedic medicine for thousands of years for its remarkable properties. An Herb of Many Properties Ashwagandha’s properties are many, working on the entire body rather then just a single area. Used to relieve stress and anxiety, increase resistance to fatigue, strengthen the immune system, stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, reduce brain cell degeneration, and function as an anti-inflammatory and anti-malarial medicine, it is an extremely vital herb that is loaded with potent antioxidants. Boosting the Entire System Also called Indian Ginseng because of its rejuvenating properties, Ashwagandha helps to protect the body’s cellular structure, as well as the integrity of DNA. Protecting the nervous system, the herb helps to neutralize environmental toxins and boost the entire system when poor nutrition has been the norm. Protecting Brain Cells, Fighting Cancer Scientific studies show that Ashwagandha protects brain cells against stress and that it can possibly be a viable alternative when treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Seeking and destroying free radicals that cause aging and disease, it has also undergone Western research to validate its anti-carcinogenic properties. Treating the Nervous System Safely We advocate avoiding the use of pharmaceuticals for depression and anxiety, as they often cause negative side effects. Instead, using Ashwagandha to eliminate stress is an effective way to treat the nervous system safely. Far-Reaching Properties Used in the over 5,000-year-old healthcare practice of Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is often prescribed for increasing energy, stamina, and greater sexual dynamism. When used in appropriate strengths, its properties can be extremely far-reaching, with patients reporting immediate relief of stress, anxiety, low energy, and diminished brainpower. Matching the Highest Organic Criteria Of course, one of the most essential factors in using the herb is to first make sure of your source. Ensuring that it is grown from a certified organic producer in a completely organic manner will guarantee that you get the most out of its properties. This means that all practices match up to the highest organic criteria, including management, cultivation, harvesting, production, and packaging. If you are buying Ashwagandha in capsule form, the capsules should be made of vegetable material and the contents should be without fillers or additives. A pure product will provide much better results than one of lesser quality. Providing the Best Products Native to dry areas of India, Northern Africa, Middle East, Ashwagandha is now grown in mild climates, including in the United States. Working with Aryuvedic medicine here at Live Well Holistic Health, we are able to provide you with the best products in order to help you achieve the balance you deserve. Contact Us For more information on Ashwagandha and how it can help relieve stress and enhance the immune system, call us today at 610 896...

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The Natural Way to Overcome Chronic Colds

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Natural Healing | 1 comment

Headaches, stuffy or runny nose, cough, sore throat, itchy eyes, fever, and muscle aches are all symptoms of the common cold. Instead of taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs to treat the symptoms, we at Live Well Holistic Health recommend overcoming the chronic cold naturally by using some common sense methods.

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Natural Ways to Heal Cuts Quickly

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Healing, Natural Healing | 0 comments

Skin is the body’s largest organ, providing a protective barrier to help keeps us healthy. When we are wounded, a break is formed where moisture escapes from the tissues causing the superficial cells to die, whereupon a scab forms to protect the vulnerable area as it heals.

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Workshop Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 7:30pm ~ Cleansing and Detoxifying for Body, Mind & Spirit Renewal with Dr. Martin Orimenko, DC, ND, FIACA

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Allergies, Cleansing, Diet, Healing, Health Tips, Healthy Food, Holistic Health, Immune System, Main Line, Natural, Natural Healing, Natural medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

Many of us are now eating quite healthy, but the world is full of pollutants and our diets aren’t always perfect. We accumulate toxins, as well as mucous, in spite of our best efforts to eat clean.  A clogged, toxic or imbalanced digestive tract can make or break your energy, mood, mental clarity, immune response and much more.  Toxins can also affect your liver, kidneys, blood, lungs and skin.   You will learn about:       Tried and true methods of cleansing and detoxifying.       Foods to eat while cleansing.       Natural supplements to support & accelerate your cleanse.       How to survive the holiday season feeling refreshed and renewed. When your system is clean, you have more energy, more clarity, you live longer and you get sick much less. Dr. Martin Orimenko is a Chiropractor, Naturopath & Nutritionist.  He is trained in acupuncture, ayurveda and several other healing modalities. Dr. Martin incorporates physical treatments as well as nutritional testing and lifestyle counseling.   He is the founder and director of the Live Well Holistic Health Center in Ardmore. In practice for over 20 years, he has helped thousands of patients achieve new levels of health and vitality. Register by phone (610) 896-1554, by emailing us or online by clicking the “Schedule Now” button.  Workshop Cost only...

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