Citizen of the world Pieter Elsen was born and raised in The Netherlands, but his thirst for spiritual knowledge eventually took him to India, where he lived for more than a decade as a Vedic monk. Pieter's journey of self-discovery later led him to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, where he earned a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and learned how to unlock the power of the subconscious mind. Today, he relies on hypnosis to help his clients overcome fears, kick bad habits, and beat all of their friends in staring contests.
The doctors at La Paz Spine and Rehab believe the best way to treat pain and illness is to prevent it in the first place. To do that, they customize programs for each patient and implement the least invasive treatments to address maladies such as back pain, pinched nerves, and even allergies. If pain relief is necessary before beginning the wellness program, they perform adjustments that correct slight dislocations or misalignments in the spine. Treatments also include everything from physical and massage therapy to laser therapy.
Dr. Marjan Khorrami believes her patients' treatment shouldn't end as soon as they walk out of Khorrami Chiropractic Wellness Center. That's why she takes time to discuss ways they can improve their health aside from her direct treatment, perhaps by giving nutrition advice or advising them on an exercise routine. That's true whether they are there for an elaborate treatment such as hormonal balancing or merely a simple therapeutic massage.
First Wholistic's holistic nutritionists believe that health and wellness begin with food. They work with their clients to create balance via health and diet, offering nutritional assessments and frank discussions of topics such as food journals, family history, and stress levels. Individual and group weight-loss programs include regular meetings and work toward individual goals.
Parenthood is a big job and a little help can go a long way when it comes to easing concerns and making confident decisions for your family. The team of certified nurse midwives at Beach Cities Midwifery provides a wide array of services for potential, expectant, and new parents, including natural birth, after birth, and family planning services. They also teach courses on pregnancy nutrition and exercise, breastfeeding, and infant care. With their guidance, expectant mothers can explore birthing options and develop strategies for the next few months during sessions that take place at Beach Cities' three locations around the area.
Biorient Integrative Clinic owner Dr. Katalin Csoka combines the best of Eastern- and Western-medical perspectives. After studying conventional Western medicine in her native Hungary, establishing a family practice, and working as a licensed pulmonologist, Dr. Csoka packed up her belongings and rode a dala horse to Scandinavia. She earned a PhD in clinical pharmacology in Sweden, and her extensive cancer research has appeared in numerous articles that have been published in professional journals. Dr. Csoka is also a licensed acupuncturist, and has undergone advanced training in traditional Chinese medicine in California.
Dr. Csoka believes that illness and disease stem from distortions in the body's energy network or organ function. As such, she uses natural methods that incorporate physical and mind-body healing. Within her private, welcoming office—which is affiliated with Mission Hospital—Dr. Csoka performs auricular and esoteric acupuncture, as well as cupping and Japanese shiatsu acupressure treatments. She interprets the results of micronutrient and food-sensitivity testing, and recommends herbal formulas to supplement nutritional intake or enhance the ability to find four-leaf clovers. Practicing what she preaches, Dr. Csoka herself has not taken any pharmaceuticals in more than eight years.