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.
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.
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.
Cold Laser treatment is used for pain management of the knees, shoulder, or back, and is often used in conjunction with acupuncture.
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.
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 nutritional 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.
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 an 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.