Dr. Alexander Ezzati, DAOM – Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Encino, CA
Alexander received his Bachelors Degree in Muscular Kinesiology at Cal. State University Northridge. Having a passion for the human body and how to treat different ailments not using pharmaceutical drugs, Alexander began his journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine. He moved to San Diego Ca, where he diligently studied Acupuncture and Herbology for 4 years. On a quest for a richer and deeper understanding of the Medicine, Alexander traveled to China and volunteered in Chengdu Hospital in southern China under Master Acupuncturists and Herbalists. He has also acquired his degree in Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) to combine with his acupuncture treatments. Today Alexander has returned to his community where he has many roots to offer alternative healthcare at an affordable price.
Specializing Treatments In:
Alexander has mainly developed his skills in treating fertility or infertility for men and women. He has found that Acupuncture can help tremendously with conception in conjunction with other modalities. "Many times fertility issues can be due to something very simple," says Alexander. "It's not always some serious underlying internal ailment causing the infertility. One has to simply find what it is that's causing the infertility and simply treat it." Alexander also mentions that many times these issues can be due to stress or dietary irregularities. Stress can play an enormous role in conception. So one must find a way to decrease the stres levels in their life in order to enable the body to fertilize and conceive.
Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
Insomnia and other sleeping disorders can usually be treated very well with acupuncture and traditional chinese formulas. " Many sleeping disorders can be due to the body's inability to fall into it's "down time" or "sleep time". In Chinese Medicine we call this "Yin time" says Alexander. Yin time, is a type of functioning that our body needs in order to rejuvinate, heal and recharge its self. However, due to our stressful and busy lifestyles we unfortunately have a hard time falling into this state because of all the meetings, worries, financial hardships and other stresses we have in our lives. Acupuncture can help increase the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body and allow the mind and body to fall into "Yin time" easier and more effetively. Insomnia has become very common in todays day and age, and unfortunately the way most americans deal with this issue is taking common sleeping pills like (Ambien, Lunesta, and Silenor) and suffer the side affects thinking there's no other way. The beauty about Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, is that side effects are little to none. One will naturally feel calmer more relaxed and at ease after an acupuncture treatment for insomnia and the formulas will help guide the bodies sleeping cycles into a closer relationship with the rising and setting of the sun. This type of treatment for insomia will help treat the root cause of the ailment and not just mask the issue by taking medication.
Back Pain/ Pain Management
Back pain and bodily pain is unfortunately a very common ailment amongs most americans today. Whether our back pain was due to lifting something heavy, an accident of some sort, weak muscles, or just a chronic issue we have had for years, acupuncture and herbal medicine have been proven to be a great method of treatment. For the most part, when we have pain and we go see our M.D's, the most they can offer us is mostly some pain medication. If they're slightly more open minded and well read they may offer thier patients some stretches and the occassional referral to a physical therapists in more advanced cases. Also some M.D's have been known to refer to chiropractors as well, but this is rare. Acupuncture helps tremendously with back pain and body pain due to its ability to help musles relax and lengthen. When this occures, it allows more room in the affected area for joints to move, fresh blood to come in and offer nutrients, and decrease any inflamation. Acupuncture works so well for this that one of the main things health insurance compaines cover for acupuncture is back pain.
Stress and Anxiety
When stress and anxiety begin to become a big part of out life is when our energy levels and happiness levels begin to decrease. Through acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine, a good acupuncturist can increease the blood flow through ones body increaseing the amount of oxygen and blood to the brain and extremities. Through acupuncture an trained acupuncture pratitioner can select points that help the body release endorphins which are hormones in the body that makes us feel relaxed, at ease, calm and stable. Acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine is a natural approach to managing our stress and anxiety.
Vertigo and Dizziness
Vertigo and dizziness have become a very debilitating ailment in today's day and age. With all the different types of vertigo it can take over ones life and stop them from accomplishing their daily activities. Unfortunately there aren't many types of treatments or medication for vertigo besides the Eply Meneuver which only workds about 30 to 40% of the time. With acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine we can find the root cause of the vertigo or dizziness and begin to not only treat the symptoms one might be having but also the problem that may be causing the vertigo and dizziness. At our main locations in Encino Ca, 91436 and Beverly HIlls 90210, we can treat this ailment to help rid any individual with these signs and symptoms. Our location for vertigo and dizziness also cater to many surrounding cities such as Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, and Woodland Hills. In out Los Angeles office we also cater to west Hollywood, the greater Los Angeles area and Miracle MIle.
There are also many home remedies that can be used for vertigo and dizziness. For example, in some kinds of vetigo and dizziness ones diet can play a big role in decreasing episodes. A clean and balanced diet is key in decreasing vertigo symptomes. Along with that is adequate water consumption. Staying hydrated also plays an important role. At Balance Within clinic our acupuncturists and vertigo specialist will cover all grounds and measures that one would need to take in order to decrease symptoms of vertigo.
Headaches and Migraines
Unfortunately Headaches and Migraines have predominantly increased in the past decade here in the US. It is beginning to effect many americans, especially because work life, and home life have had increasing stress levels and as a result, the way many of us deal with them are internal. Which in result, can lead to having constant and regular headaches and or migraines. With acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine we can do quite a bit to help relieve the pain, duration, intensity and reoccurances of headaches and migraines. Eastern Medically speaking, heaches and migraines are due to what Chinese Medicine calls stagnation. When blood, oxygen and energy (Qi) are not flowing properly into the head neck and other parts of the body, then pain can arise. Please keep in mind that stagnation is not the only reason why headaches and migrains may arise but rather one of the main reason they occure. With acupuncture and a specialized treatment plan, method and points, we can get these issues to vitually vanish most of the time. In more severe cases we do incorporate Traditional Chinese herbs into the treatment along with way to manage stress levels in ones live. With treatments for headaches and migraines, it does take a percise diagnosis and accurate point selection for the pain to decreaes. At Balance Within - Integrative Acpuncture, we have a very high success rate with treating headaches and mirgrains mailnly becuase of our specialized techniques and our special training in China.