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Our Treatments and Programs

Dr. Firshein treats a wide range of medical conditions including: Asthma, Allergies, Arthritics, Back Pain, Cancer Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention, Chronic Pain, Colitis, Depression, Diabetes, Elevated Cholesterol, Natural Hormone Replacement, Headaches and Migraines, Hypertension, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Menopause, Parasites, PMS, Prenatal Nutrition, Prostate Conditions, Skin Conditions, Sports Medicine Conditions, Thyroid, and Weight Loss.


Programs

Comprehensive Asthma Prevention and Allergy Program

Comprehensive Asthma Program

Asthma Prevention. Based on 25 years of experience and two groundbreaking books, Dr. Firshein has developed a comprehensive program to address the many underlying causes of asthma. With his unique 7-step program Dr. Firshein combines diet, supplements, environmental controls, immunotherapy, mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, and medication to achieve excellent long lasting results.

Comprehensive Asthma Prevention and Allergy Program

Comprehensive Wellness and Age Management Program

Comprehensive Wellness Program

At the Firshein Center we specialize in Comprehensive Wellness and Age Management. Our proactive and integrative treatments focus on regaining and maintaining optimal health and longevity at any stage of life.

Our Wellness and Age Management programs are safe and effective, helping men and women regain their vitality, energy, endurance, mental clarity, metabolic functions and sexual drive and performance. At the Firshein Center we believe that preventive care and early detection can also help to protect against many chronic diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer.

Comprehensive Wellness and Anti- Aging Program

Comprehensive Anti-Fatigue and Pain Management Program

Comprehensive Pain Program

Fatigue is a very common problem in today’s toxic and over stressed world. The causes range from hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism, to chronic viral illnesses such as Epstein Barr or CMV(Cytomegalovirus), or perhaps an unknown food allergy or sensitivity. Testing for these conditions can uncover previously unknown health problems that can, once identified, be effectively treated or ameliorated.

Comprehensive Anti-Fatigue and Pain Management Program

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Comprehensive Woman's Program

Our Comprehensive Women’s Program is geared towards the issues women most care about. These include Menopause, PMS, fatigue or fertility and weight-loss related concerns. Treatments may include ...

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Nutritional Detoxification Program

As part of an overall nutritional program, a detoxification might be recommended as a foundation for restoring balance and a healthy diet.

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Treatments & Testing


Treatments

Allergy Testing

Allergies are the underlying cause for a variety of symptoms and conditions including shortness of breath, spring and fall allergy symptoms, rashes, chronic cough, digestive problems, and chronic fatigue. In many cases, and depending on your specific symptoms, you will be tested for food and environmental allergies through blood tests known as a RAST test, and/or through skin testing via a Multi-test system. Both are recognized as state of the art diagnostic testing for determining the extent of your underlying condition, Dr. Firshein will then design a customized program to help desensitize you to these allergens, helping your body respond naturally and effectively. Click here to learn more about Allergy Testing

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Medical Acupuncture

Dr. Firshein is a UCLA trained, licensed and certified medical acupuncturist. At the Firshein Center, he utilizes acupuncture treatment for a variety of conditions including pain management, sciatica, shoulder and neck pain, digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, asthma and allergies, fatigue and symptoms of menopause, to name a few. Click here to learn more about Acupuncture

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Nutraceutical Therapy

Nutraceuticals are used to treat or augment many medical conditions. Dr. Firshein will create a customized treatment program, based on the program he outlines in his books The Nutraceutical Revolution and The Vitamin Prescription for Life, as part of a comprehensive approach to your wellness.

Laser Treatment

Cold Laser treatment is used for pain management of the knees, shoulder, or back, and is often used in conjunction with acupuncture. Click here to learn more about Cold Laser Therapy

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Trigger Point Therapy

Small amounts of specific such as lidocaine, or anti-inflammatory medications are injected in localized areas of pain density. These “trigger points” frequently correspond to acupuncture points so we are able to pinpoint therapy that can reduce pain and has lasting therapeutic benefits. Treatment with trigger points therapy can benefit knee, shoulder, ankle and back injuries as well as chronic pain associated with sciatica, sports injury or sudden movement.

Osteopathic Manipulation

By balancing the body’s musculoskeletal system, osteopathic manipulation can restore vital energy pathways, reduce pain, and normalize imbalances which might contribute to disease and pathology.

Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Firshein utilizes a variety of natural approaches to reduce visible signs of aging, including laser treatments and acupuncture to reduce fine wrinkles without the use of injections and surgery. He complements these with a host of nutritioinal recommendations to further reduce the aging process.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

At the Firshein Center we provide innovative and comprehensive solutions to the aging process, through our Bio-Identical Hormone Therapies you can experience renewed energy, restore youthfulness, and live a longer, fuller life.

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Adrenal Fatique Therapy

The Adrenal glands are two small glands located on top of the kidneys and are an integral part of the endocrine system. They are responsible for producing several important hormones and are critical to our bodies the stress response. When the adrenal glands are not functioning optimally, you can have a condition that is known as adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue often develops after periods of intense or lengthy physical or emotional stress, which can lead to altered hormone levels, causing imbalance in the endocrine function leading to substantial physical fatigue. Adrenal Fatigue may also be caused by poor nutrition, exposure to chemical toxins, poor sleep, anxiety, depression, infections, pregnancy and prescription drugs.

Comprehensive Women’s Program

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Testing

Metabolic Testing

Many patients are concerned about excess weight and its underlying causes. Metabolic Testing helps give us the answer by determining your resting energy expenditure. By precisely evaluating byproducts of respiration we can then put together an exercise and nutritional program that fits your metabolic pattern.

Doppler Testing

Doppler testing utilizes ultrasound to uncover any underlying blockages in your blood vessels. This safe non-invasive procedure provides precise and useful information which is predictive of cardiovascular risk.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

THe EKG evaluates your cardiac rhythm and can scan for underlying problems in your heart’s electrical conduction system, acting as an early warning system. Baseline testing also provides a useful comparison for any future issues which may arise.

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)

Diminished lung capacity is common among those with a history of asthma and can be present in smokers, city dwellers and those with certain occupational or toxic exposures. Pulmonary Function Tests determines your lung capacity. Click here to learn more about Pulmonary Function Testing

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Bone Density Testing

This unique test can determine bone density through the use of Ultrasound. Bone density testing can determine your risk for osteoporosis, a crucial marker for health and longevity and a predictor for future risk of fracture. The use of ultrasound also minimizes risk of radiation, and is an effective alternative to traditional bone mineral testing. Click here to learn more about Bone Density Testing

Comprehensive Women’s Program

Comprehensive Lab Testing

At The Firshein Center we are extremely proud of our in-house hematology lab which has provided fast, accurate results for over 20 years These laboratory tests look for specific markers of health which predict problems with the immune system, cardiovascular system, cancer risk, as well as to determine specific nutritional deficiencies. The Firshein Center for Integrative Medicine is also affiliated with a number of state of the art laboratories that look at markers of metabolic health, hidden allergies and genetic markers, and parasites.

 

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