The Benefits of Homeopathic Medicine

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Chiropractic and naturopathic physician Randy Meltzer practices Applied Kinesiology, a method that evaluates organs and systems as well as the nutritional levels of each part of the body. In his New York City office, he specializes in natural health care for chronic illnesses. After 30 years, Randy Meltzer continues to be a leader in the field of natural medicine through his continuing research and development of advanced homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathy is based on the system of treating “like with like,” similar to a concept used in conventional medicine when small doses of allergens are used to desensitize allergic patients. However, in homeopathic medicine, substances are highly diluted, making them nontoxic.

Homeopaths ask patients about the details of their current illness as well as their past medical history, diet, lifestyle, and personality. Homeopathy can be safely used alongside conventional medicine and has an excellent safety record because it uses nontoxic treatments.

Dr. Randy Meltzer is located at 99 University Place, Suite 412, New York, NY 10003
212 255 610


Natural Healing Options for Chronic Pain

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Dr. Randy Meltzer, a naturopathic and chiropractic professional, has maintained a private practice in New York City for more than 35 years. Dr. Randy Meltzer focuses on the development of natural care plans for chronic pain.

As with any illness or injury, the proper natural remedy for chronic pain depends on the source and type of discomfort. Many people with osteoarthritis and other inflammation-based conditions find relief using turmeric, a root related to ginger. Arthritis pain may respond similarly to devil’s claw root, which can be effective for lower back pain as well.

For nonspecific forms of chronic pain, patients may find success with willow bark. This traditional pain-relieving herb provided the active ingredient in the original formulation of aspirin, and it remains a source of long-lasting relief for many.

There are also a number of herbal remedies that treat not only the pain but also the anxiety and mental distress that often accompany chronic discomfort. Skullcap stands out as a popular treatment for both issues, as does valerian. The latter can be particularly useful in the treatment of muscle and joint pain, menstrual cramps, and headaches. Finally, kavakava root often proves helpful for those whose chronic pain is particularly linked to psychological distress, as it offers integrated mental and physical relaxation.

Using Naturopathy to Treat Menopausal Symptoms

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Randy Meltzer is a chiropractic and naturopathic health care professional with more than 30 years of experience. As founder of the Meltzer Natural Health Care Center, Randy Meltzer utilizes holistic, natural remedies to treat a number of health conditions for men and women, including heart disease, chronic fatigue, and menopausal symptoms.

Taking place around the age of 50, menopause affects more than one million women every year. While some experience mild or no symptoms at all, a vast number endure discomforts such as mood swings, hot flashes, bone density loss, and night sweats. The traditional remedy is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a combination of estrogen and progestin (a synthetic-like substance for progesterone). However, taking HRT comes with numerous unpleasant side effects, including facial hair growth and weight gain.

To replace the estrogen and progesterone loss during menopause using natural remedies, women should take soy and black cohosh containing natural progesterone and phytoestrogens, a compound that resembles estrogen in the body. Other plants and natural supplements recommended for menopausal symptom relief are vitamin C, alfalfa, vitamin E, and hesperidin (a substance found in citrus fruits). More about the natural remedies offered by Randy Meltzer is available at his New York City office at 99 University Place, Suite 412, or by phone at (212) 255-6710.

Herbal Remedies for Colds and Flu

As a naturopathic and chiropractic physician, Dr. Randy Meltzer has completed extensive training in herbal medicine. Dr. Randy Meltzer now conducts his own research into homeopathic remedies, while integrating such remedies into his practice.

Herbal remedies can be effective in both treating and preventing the common cold. For prevention, herbalists often recommend astragalus, a common Chinese herb, though reishi and shiitake mushrooms may also prove beneficial. If one has already been exposed to a virus, on the other hand, echinacea can help to stave off infection by stimulating the production of white blood cells and promoting antiviral processes within the body.

Garlic serves to strengthen the body’s immune system in a general sense, and laboratory testing has proven it effective against colds and flu. Elderberry is particularly effective against influenza, as it inhibits the enzyme that causes the spread of this particular virus type.

The traditional healing herb boneset also possesses antiviral properties, and its sweat-producing qualities make it particularly appropriate for colds with fever. Many people find that a sweat bath, taken by immersing oneself in hot water with a cup of tea made from sweating herbs, can break a fever when followed by sleep under warm blankets.

The Benefits of the Directional Non Force Technique in Chiropractic

A prominent chiropractor and naturopathic physician on the East Coast, Dr. Randy Meltzer incorporates natural healing techniques from various traditions into his treatments. At his New York City practice, he uses chiropractic methods, oriental medicine, and homeopathy to treat patients with chronic illnesses. A treatment modality Dr. Randy Meltzer finds most effective for back pain and discomfort is the directional non-force technique.

Chiropractic is a science and therapy system that treats human disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Chiropractic theory contends that disease originates from a lack of normal nerve function. As nerve energy flows through the spinal column, chiropractors traditionally manipulate the musculoskeletal system with rapid adjustments that revitalize muscle tissues and joint function and movement.

In order to address the negative outcomes experienced by some patients with traditional techniques, Dr. Van Rumpt began experimenting in the 1940s with low force approaches, which he named the “directional non-force technique,” or abbreviated as D.N.F.T. This technique uses the thumb to apply a low-force and directional impulse of corrective thrust. The D.N.F.T. practitioner uses a retracing process that consists of a sequence of corrections to subluxations, which occur when one or more of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) have moved out of position and exert pressure on, or irritate the spinal nerves. In the retracing process, the practitioner uses different corrections at each visit, and after a relatively few number of treatments, the patient typically reports structural stability and improved health. Dr. Randy Meltzer’s office is located at 99 University Place, Suite 412, New York, NY 10003, 212 2 55 6710.

The benefits of the D.N.F.T. are that its use results in almost no contraindications and positive results can be seen in a relatively short span of time. Moreover, the D.N.F.T. can be used with equal effectiveness on persons of different ages, from a young child to a mature adult.

Homeopathy: A Fascinating History Background Information From the Office of Randy Meltzer

Since the time of Hippocrates the concept of “like cures like” has laid the foundation for modern-day homeopathy. Homeopathy really got its start toward the close of the 18th century, when Dr. Samuel Hahnemann conducted his first experiments with the belief that the substances that cause an illness when absorbed in larger quantities could actually cure it when administered in minute amounts. Dr. Hahnemann believed that then-current practices such as bloodletting with leeches, the debilitating use of purgatives, and dosing with toxins such as mercury and arsenic created more health problems than they solved. He discovered A Treatise of the Materia Medica by British physician William Cullen and began to develop the idea of fostering health through the use of “similars.”

Hahnemann served as his own patient as he tested his theory. To increase the safety of his preparations, he employed a special distillation method that reduced the harmful agents to the smallest possible usable proportion.

Dr. Margery Grace Blackie studied with her famous father, the homeopathic physician James Compton Burnett, and went on to become personal physician to Queen Elizabeth II. Dr. Blackie developed a particular gift for detailed diagnoses and is remembered today as the leading figure in her field in the 20th century.

Today’s homeopathic physicians offer treatment for a variety of conditions and have earned the respect of many in more traditional medical communities. Homeopathic remedies have maintained a leading place in the repertoires of naturopathic practitioners worldwide.

About Dr. Randy Meltzer: With more than 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and naturopath, Randy Meltzer possesses an extensive background in homeopathy. He currently serves patients in the New York City area. He may bw contacted at 212 255 6710.

The Early History of Chiropractic Medicine, by Dr. Randy Meltzer

There is some proof that the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (ca. 460 B.C.-ca. 370 B.C.) believed the condition of the spine was instrumental to overall health by his advice to students: “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.”

However, chiropractic as a stand-alone faction of health care had its beginnings when Daniel David Palmer, a practitioner of magnetic healing in Davenport, Iowa, performed a spinal adjustment on Harvey Lillard after learning that Mr. Lillard had lost his hearing one day when he stood up after crouching in a stooped position for a lengthy time and heard a loud popping sound in his back. Mr. Palmer concluded that the popping and the deafness were related and, after examining Mr. Lillard’s spine, found that a vertebra was not positioned correctly. Mr. Palmer eased the vertebra into place and a few days later Mr. Lillard reported that his hearing had improved.

As word of his success with Mr. Lillard spread through the community, other people began to come to Mr. Palmer for help with medical problems that included migraine headaches, stomach problems, epilepsy, sciatica, flu, and heart problems. Every case was helped by a spinal adjustment, or, as he called his technique, “hand treatments.” He coined the word chiropractic from the Greek chiro (hand) and practic (operation or practice). Daniel Palmer changed the clinic name to The Palmer School & Infirmary of Chiropractic and accepted his first students in 1898.

Somewhat surprised at how well vision improved, pain eased, fevers broke, infections cleared, hearing returned, and intestinal problems disappeared without the use of any drugs, Mr. Palmer studied physiology and anatomy in an attempt to understand the connection between the spine and health.

In 1902, Mr. Palmer’s son, B.J. Palmer, graduated from the school and partnered with his father. Although chiropractic adjustments proved to be highly effective, early practitioners were often called charlatans and quacks by the medical community. Mr. Palmer himself was briefly jailed in 1905 for practicing medicine without a license.

The chiropractic profession has witnessed amazing advancements since the Palmers first opened their practice, but the basic tenet remains the same: use spinal adjustment techniques, without the addition of drugs, to heal the patient.

Author Bio
Dr. Randy Meltzer is a chiropractor and naturopathic physician who has been practicing at the Meltzer Natural Health Care Center in New York City for the past 30 years.