Melanie Kaplan is an acupuncturist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kaplan evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Kaplan treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
Education and Training
Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine Master's In TCM 2004
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Acupuncture is excellent for all digestive orders. Digestion is a key component of health in traditional Chinese medicine and there are a myriad of ways to really tailor treatment to specific needs. In my practice digestion and it’s disorders come up in someway with almost every patient. I utilize various supplements and herbs, as well as my knowledge of diets and nutrition to get my patient’s digestive system back on track. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help in tonifying your system in hopes of preventing future hair loss. As far as regrowing lost hair there is not a lot to support this at this time. This is of course dependent upon what the root cause of hair loss is. READ MORE
It depends on the source and severity of your migraines. Typically a course of treatment is twice a week for 12-16 weeks and we reevaluate. READ MORE
There is great success in using acupuncture to manage and reduce the pain associated with arthritis. Acupuncture works very well as an adjunctive therapy to traditional western treatment READ MORE
Acupuncture with herbs can be effective in managing asthma. READ MORE
Typically, depending on the nature and cause of your back pain, it can be resolved with a few courses of treatment and then follow up visits as needed. Melanie L. Kaplan, L.Ac. READ MORE
Acupuncture can be helpful in establishing healthy eating patterns and a healthy relationship with food. Depending on the root cause, be it hormonal, overeating, or something else, acupuncture can help in setting you up for success in losing weight. Melanie L.Kaplan, L.Ac READ MORE
Depending on the root cause of the anemia (ruling out bleeding, ulcer, etc.), acupuncture can help build the blood and tonify the system as a whole. Supplementation with herbs or nutritional supplements would be very helpful in this situation. READ MORE
Yes acupuncture and herbs and nutritional supplementation could definitely help this. There is a great supplement that works wonders on this exact situation. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with the symptoms and often the underlying cause of GERD, especially when combined with Herbs and nutritional supplementation. We would also need to look at diet and lifestyle as well to get this under management READ MORE
Acupuncture is very relaxing and therapeutic. I see many patients for anxiety and stress. Some situations resolve with acupuncture alone, while others need supplementation. READ MORE
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- How to Use Acupuncture to Treat IBS
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- How to Prepare for Acupuncture
There are no special or specific preparations before undergoing an acupuncture treatment. However, if you are thinking about having an acupuncture, there are some things you might want to consider first before going through it. You can start by:...
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- The Risks of Acupuncture
The risks associated with acupuncture are minimal if you have a competent, qualified acupuncture practitioner.Possible complications and side effects include:Worsening of Pre-existing SymptomsWhilst most people experience a significant improvement in their condition following acupuncture, some...
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