Natural Pain Relief: Experience the Wonder of You
Service to your country meant pushing yourself beyond limits. You deserve the best care available. We are natural pain relief specialists who provide safe, gentle, “drug-free” treatment options in a welcoming and supportive environment for US military service veterans. Under the direction of Dr. Atil Narayan, DACM, L.Ac., we provide veterans acupuncture for West Covina, La Puente, and surrounding Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas.
At Natural Wonders Healthcare, Dr. Narayan, with his highly trained staff, perform modern techniques derived from ancient medicine that support the bodies natural healing abilities. These treatments help you feel better by reducing pain, lowering inflammation, assisting with PTSD and Opioid dependency, and calming the mind & body.
Dr. Narayan’s methods set him apart from many other clinics because it goes further. When needed, he often combines multiple modalities such as acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, massage, ear needles (Battlefield Acupuncture), far-infrared heat, gua sha, and anti-inflammatory wraps at no extra cost to veterans with a referral from the VA.
Common Conditions We Treat: “Drug Free” relief
- Neck and Upper Back (Sprains, Strains, Arthritis, Bulged Discs)
- Elbow (Tendonitis, Bursitis, Arthritis)
- Forearm, Wrist and Hand (Carpal Tunnel, Sprain/Strain, Tendonitis)
- Low Back (Sciatica, Bulged Discs)
- Knee (Meniscus, Arthritis)
- Hip (Bursitis, Hip Joint)
- Ankle and Foot (Sprain/Strain, Plantar Fascitis)
- General Pain, Suffering and the Restoration of Function
Natural Therapies: Many Possibilities
Acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, and/or micro-current are used to facilitate tissue healing, obtain myofascial release, and control pain.
Far Infrared Heat:
Far Infrared heat is used to open up capillaries to promote local circulation, relax tight muscles, and to help facilitate pain relief.
Thick, rich, Chinese herbal salve/poultice, which looks like black peanut butter, containing over 15 herbs, is applied topically at inflammation site then bandaged to help reduce local pain and inflammation
(Referred to as Rolfing or Coining in the West): Soft tissue manipulation technique to obtain myofascial release, break up scar tissue, and alleviate tense muscles.
(Battlefield Acupuncture):Tiny ear needles placed on the outside part of the ear.Promotes calm and relaxation.According to Dr. Niemtzow, director of the U.S. Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center, ear needles stimulate “the nervous system and the cingulate gyrus, an area of the brain that processes pain”
We use pharmaceutical grade herbal supplements called nutraceuticals.These formulas support healing on a cellular level. A dual approach of body work and science-based supplements produces better healing results.Herbal support is key when inflammation is chronic and lodged deep within the body or when other health conditions contribute to slow recovery. *Nutritional supplements are not covered by the Veterans Choice Program or through TriWest.We provide herbal consultation upon request.
VIETNAM WAR – COMBAT VETERAN
“I am a retired Master Sergeant of Airborne US Army Rangers, a Master Parachutist, combat veteran in Vietnam, and 40-years of vigorous martial arts training. I put my body through hell as a young man.I consider myself very lucky to have been assigned to Dr. Atil Narayan by the Veterans Choice Program.He is a Master of Acupuncture and herbal medicine.He is very personable and friendly.Dr. Atil is always eager to answer all questions explaining every concern.The VA sometimes treats patients with real severe pain issues like me like a number.Dr. Atil knows me by name and truly cares.I highly recommend him.He will help you, whether you suffer from severe pain like me or PTSD like so many of my fellow veterans. Believe me It is more than well worth the try.” – MSG Z, US Army
If you are a Veteran interested in high quality natural pain relief contact your VA doctor and ask them for a referral authorization for acupuncture.
We look forward to assisting you in your healing and take great honor in serving you.