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Monday, January 27, 2020

Why You Have Pain & How to Resolve It

Have you ever wondered: Why do I have pain?  What can I do to help relieve it?

How you handle pain will dictate how healthy you’ll be physically and mentally throughout your entire life.  But are you handling the pain consciously or ignoring the signs your body is telling you that you need help?

Sources of pain may be from one or multiple of the following six classes: 
  1. Physical trauma (i.e. whiplash, sprained ankle, etc.)
  2. Chemical stressors (i.e. heavy metals like mercury or lead, pesticides, hormone imbalance, physiologic imbalance caused by poor sleep, etc.)
  3. Thermal stress (too hot or too cold)
  4. Electromagnetic stress (i.e. sunburn, microwave ovens, wireless networks, etc.)
  5. Nutritional stress (i.e. poor diet)
  6. Psychic stress (i.e. mental and emotional)
Which of the six classes of stress apply to you?  Now, think about WHEN each one of those stresses occurred.

By feeling pain, your body is telling you something. Are you using pain as a source for personal guidance and feedback to create what you really want in life? If not, working with a practitioner/doctor with a strong understanding of pain would be a good idea as each of the six classes of pain sources must be optimized for you to live the pain free life that you want and deserve.

If you are having chronic musculoskeletal pain (i.e. knee, hip, spine, etc.) that is due to the class of pain called physical trauma, then you have inflammation affecting any one or more of the following tissues:
  1. Nerves, veins, arteries
  2. Fascia
  3. Ligaments, tendons
  4. Joint, joint capsule, cartilage, synovium
  5. Subchondral (bone)
If you suffer with chronic musculoskeletal pain, first the systemic inflammatory process must be addressed and then the exact problem structure (nerve, vein, artery, fascia, ligaments, etc.) must be identified for optimal treatment.  There are many options that are not limited to but may include:
  1. Proper breathing (very few people actually breath optimally)
  2. Movement (so many choices… please work with a functional movement therapist)
  3. Specific nutrients to supplement anti-inflammatory diet (specific to the exact structure injured)
  4. Regenerative biology injections (specific peptides, prolozone, prolotherapy, PRP, stem cells, placental matrix, or a number of other non-cellular cytokine therapies) 
The regenerative biology injection type of therapies tend to give your body what it needs and thereby negates the likelihood of unwanted long term side effects that can be seen with the more typical steroid injections (though there is absolutely a time for those too).  Nothing is bad or good.  Anything can be a poison in the wrong dose or a healing therapy in the proper dose.  Healing is about prudently identifying the situation well with proper questioning and tools then using the best tools from a large toolbox of healing modalities.

There are so many more options, but the point is that there is hope for those suffering from just about any type of chronic pain.  Which class of pain does your body suffer from and what will you choose to do with it?

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain and don't know how to deal with it, please come to the free community event on February 10th at 6pm. I will be talking about the different types of pain, why you have pain, and the many treatment options available for resolving your pain. You can RSVP here. I hope to see you there!

Also, if you have more questions or want to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact the office at (818) 957-6909.

Enjoy the video below, and as always, please feel free to pass this along! SPOILER ALERT: There are some fun optics during this video, so please be sure to watch ;)




Medical Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. The information is a result of years of practice and experience by Yoshi Rahm, DO. However, this information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or another healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging.
Do not use the information provided in this article for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or another healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this email.

Information provided in this article and the use of any products or services related to this article by you DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Yoshi Rahm, DO. or any other physician featured in this article. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Create Your 2020 Vision

I'm so excited to offer my support for these monthly events with two amazing women, Kellie Kell, our Nurse Practitioner, and Tracy Leventhal, our Holistic Health Coach. They have created the Body Mind Holistic Health Series, which will have different subjects of interest to everyone, men and women, of all ages.

Please note these events are not at the Oasis office, but they are held at Surface Fitness just down the street from our office. The minimal cost is well worth the investment - I strongly encourage you to attend. Please read on for more info, and be sure to watch the videos below. We hope to see you there!

Create Your 2020 Vision

What do you envision for the New Year?  What will you create in 2020?  Looking to optimize your health with the support of community, love and inspiration? Join Kellie Kell, RN MSN FNP and Tracy Leventhal, Health Coach of Oasis Family Medicine for this year-long Body Mind Holistic Health Series

Monthly sessions include body movement, the latest science-based research on important health topics, natural healing strategies, supplement information, essential oil highlights, seasonal produce, relaxation and Q&A. Dress comfortably, bring your mat or towel and get inspired!

Sessions are Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00 pm and will take place at Surface Fitness Gym located at the corner of Ocean View & Sunview. Each session is $25 or five sessions for $100. Cash, check or Venmo at the door. Dates and topics shown on this downloadable flyer. Hope to see you on January 22nd! 

RSVP to events@dryoshi.com and feel free to bring a friend. Plan to arrive a few minutes early for registration.



Enjoy the videos, and as always, please feel free to pass this along!


Medical Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. The information is a result of years of practice and experience by Yoshi Rahm, DO. However, this information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or another healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging.
Do not use the information provided in this article for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or another healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this email.

Information provided in this article and the use of any products or services related to this article by you DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Yoshi Rahm, DO. or any other physician featured in this article. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The New Year & The Gut-Brain Axis

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a happy, healthy and fun-filled holiday season. Below are some pictures of our office holiday party. The first one is the OFM team bowling in our ugly Christmas sweaters. Next is Louie and Dr. Anne Kuo - they were the best dressed for our ugly Christmas sweater outfits. And then there's another pic of Louie since he beat us all in bowling and won the prize.  Enjoy!






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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: The Gut-Brain Axis with Kristina Evans, Functional Nutrition Coach on Monday, January 13th @ 6 pm
Kristina Evans was the co-owner and Executive Chef of Rest Farmhouse Inspired in Montrose, California. She now works as a Functional Nutrition Coach, doTerra Wellness Advocate, and AromaTouch Therapist. Kristina has spent the better part of two decades learning how to heal the body from environmental toxin exposure, chronic stress, chronic inflammation, gut dysfunction, and autoimmune disease. Kristina lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters. She is passionate about food and truly believes it can and will heal our bodies.
The gut-brain axis refers to the bi-directional communication between the gut and the brain. What is happening in the gut can directly impact our brain function and behavior. Science is just now catching up to what our grandmothers have always understood: Take care of your gut and your body will take care of you. Kristina suggests... Take care of your gut and your microbiome will take care of you!
The microbiome, otherwise known as the trillions of micro-organisms that live primarily in the gut, is an integral part of the gut-brain axis. These mighty warriors protect, heal, communicate, aid in digestion, and secrete enzymes that keep our body functioning. To ignore them is to risk major health problems.
Our diet, toxic exposure, and stress all play into the health of our microbiome. We can dramatically improve or impair our microbiome simply by the choices we make. It’s up to us whether we walk in healthy function or dysfunction.
Join us on Monday, January 13th at 6:00 pm at Oasis Family Medicine. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you on January 13th!
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Have you set your healthcare goals for 2020? If you're considering some health-related New Year's resolutions, I have just the challenge for you.


It's called Transform Your Health in Just 21 Days, a free 21-day series of short emails and short videos which are full of valuable information on easy, simple & effective daily tips to improve your health. We have had so many compliments and thank you's for this free series, I want to highlight it again and encourage you to take the challenge.
This is an excellent way to boost your healthcare goals (AND any New Year's resolutions you might have made), and it's definitely something that will get 2020 off to a great start. Click here to get started!
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What are you thankful for? The start of a new year is a great time for reflection on the people and things we are thankful for. I invite you to download the free Oasis Gratitude Journal to use as a guide for doing just that. After all, it's scientifically proven that gratitude makes for a healthier you. :)
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With the arrival of cold and flu season, there's no better time to strengthen our immune system, eliminate toxins from our bodies, and boost our overall health with a detoxification program. We offer a 28-day whole body detoxification program kit from Standard Process called SP Detox Balance.  If the 28-day version is too overwhelming, we also offer a 10-day version (which is typically easier than the 28-day version). SP Detox Balance is just $228 in the office (or $255 online) and the 10 Day version is just $76 in the office (or $85 online).
To read more about the benefits of a detoxification program and how it works, read my previous blog here, or feel free to contact the office at (818) 957-6909 with your questions.
Have a great week, and as always, please feel free to pass this along!


Medical Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. The information is a result of years of practice and experience by Yoshi Rahm, DO. However, this information is NOT intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or another healthcare professional, or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging.
Do not use the information provided in this article for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication or other treatment. Always speak with your physician or another healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read in this email.

Information provided in this article and the use of any products or services related to this article by you DOES NOT create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Yoshi Rahm, DO. or any other physician featured in this article. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.