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5 Reasons to Consider a Heavy Metal Detox Aug 1st, 2019

Each day, you’re exposed to at least 700 chemicals. Everything from the paint on your walls to the cleaning products in your home contains toxins, and many of the foods you eat have traces of heavy metals due to pesticides.  Although extreme heavy metal poisoning doesn’t occur often, even small...

Myths and Facts About Acupuncture Jul 17th, 2019

The human body is an incredibly complex engineering marvel, wherein everything is connected in one way or another. So when it comes to healing the body, the best solution is to use a combination of techniques that tackle the problem from every angle, including long-standing Eastern practices such as acupuncture....

Suffering From Fibromyalgia? IV Vitamin Therapy Can Help Jun 17th, 2019

Fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States — 75-90% of whom are women. This chronic disease can have an enormous quality-of-life impact on its sufferers, who grapple with widespread pain and overwhelming fatigue. As medical researchers work tirelessly to find the cause of fibromyalgia (and a cure),...

How ADHD Can Prevent You From Living Your Best Life if Untreated May 15th, 2019

If you have ADHD, it can significantly affect your home, school or work life. Without treatment, ADHD can have a devastating impact on your life, no matter what age you are. But with integrative treatments at Wellness at Century City, both children and adults can learn how to overcome the...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Adrenal Fatigue Apr 11th, 2019

When you feel like you’re just not operating at your fullest potential, you may have symptoms of adrenal fatigue. This frequently misunderstood condition is likely caused by chronic stress. Your adrenal glands, located just above your kidneys, control the production of many hormones that are related to the fight-or-flight response...

Symptoms to Look For If You Think You Are Suffering From a Hormone Imbalance Mar 5th, 2019

It isn’t always easy to tell when your hormones are out of balance. Symptoms that may seem totally unrelated to each other, or not indicative of a hormone imbalance, may leave you feeling “off” without knowing why. Here at Wellness at Century City, in Los Angeles, Jessica Cho, MD, specializes...

Feel Confident in Your Body Again with SculpSure Feb 1st, 2019

The best way to the body contours you desire is through a combination of diet and exercise. However, for many, fat collects in places that no workout or diet will touch. You could consider liposuction surgery, but when you’re close to your ideal shape, the thought of surgical scars and...

How Heavy Metal Contamination Could Be Affecting Your Health Jan 7th, 2019

In sufficient levels, certain metals distinguished by their high densities can be toxic to your body. Some heavy metals are minerals that are essential to your health, such as iron, zinc, and copper. Heavy metal contamination occurs when you’re exposed to toxic levels of a particular metal. Any substance can...

Maintaining a Healthier Lifestyle with the HCG Program Dec 18th, 2018

More than one in every three American adults is considered overweight or obese, so it comes as no surprise that people are looking for a boost. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a prohormone that offers numerous health benefits, including weight loss. It’s used as an adjunct to a comprehensive weight...

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Are You a Good Candidate? Nov 29th, 2018

It’s no secret that aging brings changes to your body. Menopause represents the end of a woman’s natural child-bearing reproductive years, and her body shifts away from its status as an amazing baby-making machine. Though men typically retain the ability to reproduce, they too experience a decline in male hormones...

Why Men and Women Alike Are Loving SculpSure Treatments Oct 29th, 2018

Exercise tones and builds muscle, but it won’t reduce fat. Dieting takes the pounds away but doesn’t target specific areas. SculpSure® can do both with state-of-the-art technology that does all the work while you get comfortable. And there’s not a single needle or incision required.   Find out why Dr....

Re-Energizing Your Body with IV Therapy Sep 22nd, 2018

Have you ever awakened feeling tired, groggy, and sore? It’s most likely because your body is running low on essential resources required for everyday functioning. Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy can help reinstate your body’s natural balance. If you’re not yet familiar with this technology, IV therapy is a simple procedure...

Are Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies Impacting Your Weight? Jul 12th, 2018

Vitamins and minerals aren’t just meant for protecting you against the cold and flu. They also help keep your body balanced and fight weight gain. There’s a complex relationship between how much you weigh and your vitamin and mineral status. Falling short on crucial vitamins and minerals could contribute to...

Sleep Disturbance and Weight Gain: Understanding the Connection Jun 18th, 2018

Of all the positive directions Americans are going in, getting enough good sleep isn’t one of them. The state of sleep in the United States continues to decline. In fact, nearly half of Americans admit that insufficient sleep impacts their daily activities at least one day a week. Both the...

Sleep Disturbance and Weight Gain: Understanding the Connection Jun 15th, 2018

Of all the positive directions Americans are going in, getting enough good sleep isn’t one of them. The state of sleep in the United States continues to decline. In fact, nearly half of Americans admit that insufficient sleep impacts their daily activities at least one day a week. Both the...

SculpSure: All Your Questions Answered May 2nd, 2018

Getting rid of unwanted fat cells forever sounds like a far-fetched, sci-fi fantasy, but with SculpSure® noninvasive body contouring, losing fat is within your reach. Dr. Jessica Cho offers this innovative, FDA-cleared laser treatment to men and women in the Los Angeles, California, area at Wellness at Century City. Read...

How Hormone Imbalances Can Hinder Your Efforts to Lose Weight May 1st, 2018

When it comes to the weight loss mantra, “Eat less, exercise more,” it’s not always that simple. While getting plenty of exercise and following a nutritious diet are key to managing weight, for some people it’s their hormones, not calories and willpower, playing tricks on them. Misfiring hormones can wreak...

Mental Health and Acupuncture Mar 29th, 2018

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health disorders affecting adults of all ages. Traditional medicine treats these conditions with medications that yield varying degrees of success, and many adults with anxiety and depression who take medication still experience symptoms.Acupuncture is an invaluable therapy that can provide alternative or...

How Invisa-RED™ Laser Therapy Facilitates Weight Loss Mar 16th, 2018

You may think the only way to lose weight is to live in a state of constant hunger and spend a lot of time at the gym. While diet and exercise do support weight loss, the effects aren’t always as successful as you hope. You can’t target specific areas with...

These Lifestyle Factors Could Cause ADHD Jan 31st, 2018

ADHD develops from a complex interaction between genetics and environment. It’s believed that people who develop ADHD inherit a susceptibility to environmental influences, then diverse environmental or lifestyle factors change the way genes function – making changes that can lead to ADHD.The lifestyle factors that could cause ADHD fall into...

The Benefits of Integrative Medicine Jan 5th, 2018

The Benefits of Integrative MedicineTraditionally, the medical field has always focused on treating specific symptoms, which sometimes can obscure the bigger picture. If a patient is experiencing a problem, the doctor tends to zero in on that one issue and spends a lot of time working on discovering the source...

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy and How Can it Help You? Dec 6th, 2017

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy and How Can it Help You?At Wellness at Century City, one of the many treatments we offer our patients as part of our full array of integrative medical services is hormone replacement therapy. Sometimes, patients come to us complaining of things like mood changes, depression,...

Tackling Adrenal Fatigue for Weight Loss Oct 17th, 2017

Individuals gain weight for a variety of reasons. There's usually not one glaring culprit for weight gain, but instead, a variety of factors that contribute to the problem. From your diet and exercise routine (or lack thereof) to your genetics and external factors like stress, there are a myriad of...