The Five Tibetan Rites

The Five Tibetan Rites

The Five Tibetan Rites are a 2,500-year-old series of exercises that have anti-aging and stress reducing benefits. Similar to the yoga that originated in India, these include a series of poses. They are fun to practice since they incorporate continuous movement.

Holistic care regimes can incorporate these exercises. Perform the Five Tibetan Rites first thing in the morning to increase your energy level for the rest of the day. You will also notice improvements to flexibility and strengthening of muscles with a regular practice.

We hope you enjoy doing these as much as we do, and that you look forward to waking up your chakras, focusing your body’s energy throughout, and increasing overall positivity.

Rite 1

This first position requires you to stand up straight with your arms outstretched and horizontal to the floor. Palms should be facing down towards the floor. Keep your body and hips square, arms at shoulder length and feet are hip distance apart.

Spin your body around clockwise while maintaining balance. The crown of the head should be drawn up toward the ceiling while keeping your focus on a spot in front of you as you count your rotations. You should experience some dizziness as you spin. Gradually increase the number of spins from two to 21. It is a good idea to have a chair or other piece of furniture nearby in case you become unsteady and need something to grab onto. Over time increase the amount of spins you can perform while keeping balance.

Rite 2

Lie flat on a floor or bed. You may decide to use a yoga if you decide to use the floor. With you back and legs flat, fully reach your arms along the sides of your body, while keeping finger close together and palms facing the floor. Place your fingers underneath your sacrum if you experience lower back issues.

As you lift you head off the floor, inhale deeply, tucking your chin into your chest. Simultaneously lift your legs into a vertical position, keeping knees straight. If you are comfortable doing so, extend your legs over your body toward your head. Hold this position for a few moments. Upon exhaling, slowly lower your legs and head to the floor, keeping your knees straight.


Inhale while you lift your legs and head, exhale while you release your head and legs back to the floor. Allow all of the muscles to relax completely on the exhale and lowering of the body.

Rite 3

Kneel on a rug or mat with your toes curled under. Place your hands on the backs of your thigh muscles. As you tuck your chin in toward your chest, lean forward as far as is possible. Return to original straight position. Next, slide your hands down the backs of your thighs as you draw your shoulders back and your head up towards the sky. Arch and open your upper back. Lower back should remain straight. Slowly return to an upright position and repeat.


Inhale as you arch your spine in either direction. Exhale as you return to an erect position.

Rite 4

Sit down with your legs straight out in front of you and your feet about hip distance apart. Arms and hands will be straight along your side, palms flat on the floor alongside your hips. As you gently drop your head back, raise your torso so that your knees bend while your arms remain straight. You are basically in a table-top position. Slowly return to your original sitting position. Rest for a few seconds before repeating this rite.


Inhale as you rise up into the pose. Hold your breath as you tense your muscles. Exhale fully as you come down to sitting position.

Rite 5

Lie down on your belly. Face your palms down and in line with the bottom of your shoulder blades. Lift you chest up by curling your toes under and drawing your shoulders back. Your arms should be straight. Look straight ahead of you. If you are more flexible then you can draw your head back with your gaze above you. Then draw your hips up and back, extending your spine, into downward-facing dog pose. Repeat by moving back and forth between downward- and upward-facing dog.

Then draw your hips up and back, extending your spine, into downward-facing dog pose. Then repeat.


Inhale as your lift your chest up. Exhale as you push back into downward-facing dog.

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If you enjoy these series of exercises, you can gradually increase the num
ber of repetitions you do of each. Start off with 5 to 7 repetitions, and in no time, you’ll be able to do 21 repetitions of these poses in one session.

Relax Holistic can provide other great holistic health suggestions and practices to improving your life on a daily basis. Visit us today, we have 3 convenient locations in the Los Angeles area!

Scoliosis Can Be Helped with Holistic Care

Scoliosis Can Be Helped with Holistic Care

Treat your body well by using its natural healing powers. Hospital and doctors’ visit are expensive and may not fix the problem at its root. Holistic care is non-evasive and can correct many health issues such as Scoliosis.

Scoliosis is not a disease, but rather the term to describe any abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. Characteristics include an ‘S’ or ‘C’ shape to the spine. The cause is widely unknown, but fortunately, there are preventive, holistic health treatments available.

If neglected, abnormal curvature of the spine could lead to deceptive health problems in the future. That is why it is so important to recognize the symptoms of Scoliosis and receive holistic care early on.


No definitive answers exist as to the cause of Scoliosis. It is still somewhat of a mystery as to why some individuals get it, and others do not.

The largest affected population are children. The condition, which causes the spine to twist or curve as it forms, is most common to occur around the ages of 5-15. If a parent has Scoliosis, then their children are more likely to inherit it. This leads professionals adopting genetics as the culprit to early spine deformation.

Even in adult patients, its presence is unknown as to its causation. Adult Scoliosis could be a side effect of past or present health issues. The patient may have had neurological trauma or mild Scoliosis since childhood. Other physical causes could be muscle spasms, bad posture, or having legs at different lengths.

In the elderly, Scoliosis may appear from osteoporosis, misalignments with shrinking discs and postural muscle weakness.


You can prevent Scoliosis by recognizing the symptoms early. Lateral curvature of the spine is the most common indicator to see a chiropractor for further analysis.

Early signs to look for include:

• One-shoulder higher than the other

• One hip higher than the other

• Shoulder blade protruding on one side more than the other

• Uneven waistline

• Uneven shoe wear

• Clothes fit unevenly

• Leaning to one side

• Pain in the legs or back

Advanced cases cause protruding rib cages on one side of the body or misalignment of the hips, knees, and feet. The most severe cases affect breathing and organ functioning.


Holistic care is non-evasive and if done early enough, can completely align the spine to a healthy state. Scoliosis treatments may include chiropractic care, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, traction, electric muscle stimulation, and exercise.

Chiropractic adjustments work with the body’s own healing abilities by slowly straightening the spine. Chiropractic care can even relieve patients from symptoms experienced after the scoliosis surgery.

Acupuncture and therapeutic massage are great at relieving muscle pain and other symptoms associated with Scoliosis.

At times it is recommended to have custom orthotics as part of the Scoliosis treatment. The health of the feet and spine relate directly to each other.

If Scoliosis goes untreated, you may find it hard to function or participate in physical activity. Advanced cases would require surgery. The most common surgery uses Herrington rods, which are metal rods permanently implanted along the length of the entire spine to straighten it out.

Preventive Care

At Relax Holistic, our trained doctors look at the entire picture in determining the right plan for your overall health. We examine your spine, feet, and overall well-being in determining the best care options for our patients.

Our holistic care treatments consider both long-term relief and prevention. It couldn’t be any easier to make an appointment with us as we have three convenient office locations in the Los Angeles area. Please feel free to contact us today!

Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes Chi, or Energy, that runs along 14 major meridians throughout the body. In order for the body to be healthy, Chi (Energy) must be balanced.

When Chi is blocked in any way, disease, pain or emotional problems may result.

Traditional Chinese medicine treatment regulates the energy flow, strengthens the organs and increases the body’s resistance to disease.

What to expect from your first visit:

Your first appointment will consist of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

This will include a standard Western and Eastern medical history exam, an Acupuncture treatment and a Nutritional consultation.
Eastern analysis includes Pulse and Tongue diagnosis.

Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques:

  • Acupuncture
  • Electric stim. acupuncture
  • Herbology
  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion
  • Energy enhancement exercises such as Chi Gong

Acupuncture is useful as an adjunct to medical treatment and is an acceptable alternative management program.

Acupuncture Treats Several Conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Circulatory problems
  • Colds
  • Colitis/IBS/ Digestion problems
  • Constipation
  • Chemical dependency/Addiction
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Disc problems
  • Eczema/Psoriasis
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches
  • Heart problems
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Infertility Nervousness
  • Immune System/HIV
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney Problems
  • Knee pain
  • Liver problems
  • Menopause/PMS
  • Nervousness
  • Prostate disorders
  • Skin, hair, & nails
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Stroke Therapy
  • Thyroid
Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Chiropractic, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage can help treat injuries to all athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. When you’re injured, it’s important to recover as quickly as possible. We offer specific treatments for various sport injuries that can assist your body to heal quickly.

Effective physical therapy is essential to continue strenuous exercise and demanding sports with a faster recovery.

Most injuries are problems involving the ankles, elbows, the back, the shoulders, and the knees. Overworking the muscles for a long period,   hyperextension or hyperflexion  injuries of the joint, sprains and strains are common and effectively treated.


Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to deal with injuries to joints muscles, connective tissue, and the underlying skeleton.

Pain management is an important part of healing. Opioids and pain killers  mask injuries instead of treating them. They invite additional injuries when the pain signal doesn’t warn the injured person to slow down or stop. We can use  acupuncture to relieve pain without prescribing dangerous, addictive drugs. Acupuncture treatments also improve circulation and ease inflammation at the site of the injury, another important way to shorten recovery time.

Avoiding Recurring Injuries the Natural Way

Holistic health experts are skilled at dealing with problems like ergonomics, diet, and exercise. That’s why they not only help you recover from injuries, they can help you avoid them in the first place.

If you have problems with recurring injuries ask your chiropractor or acupuncturist what you can do to avoid future problems. Simple things like changing your posture or running style can cut down on repetitive injuries. In many cases, small tweaks can even improve your performance.

Common Sport Injuries

The most common sports injuries we encounter in our clinic:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lower back stenosis
  • Acute muscle strains
  • Chronic sprains
  • Wrist injuries
  • Ankle and knee sprains
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Rib contusions

Our practice involves looking at the patient’s overall health as well as any injury.  Treatments may include chiropractic adjustments, ultrasound, physiotherapy, acupuncture to reduce inflammation and improve circulation, traction, therapeutic massage, stretching, and even dietary advice. A combination of these all-natural techniques is sure to get you back to full strength faster.

Rapid Release Technology

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How does Rapid Release work?

Soft tissue disorders are usually a result of overuse, injury or surgery. Injuries cause micro tears in the fascia on the muscles. Fibrous adhesion tissue replaces normal tissue when an injury heals. Adhesions can spread, trapping nerves, causing pain and numbness or limiting range of motion. Commonly adhesions are un-diagnosed.
We believe that RRT is the most effective way to treat painful scar tissue and break down adhesion with a lasting effect. It feels good and is completely safe. Rapid Release gives high speed targeted vibration to break down scar tissue and adhesions in muscles and arthritic joints.

Here is a partial list of conditions caused by scarring of soft tissue:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tendonosis
  • muscle spasms
  • trapped nerves
  • range of motion
  • contractures
  • neuromas
  • adhesions
  • back pain
  • shoulder pain
  • ankle pain
  • headaches
  • knee problems
  • tennis elbow
  • temporomandibular joint disorder

Look Out for Training Injuries

The most common sports injuries occur when you’re in training. Training almost always involves repetitive exercises that can cause tendinitis or stress fractures of a bone.

Talk to your holistic health expert at Relax Holistic before you begin a new training or exercise routine. They can help your avoid technique errors and dietary deficiencies that can lead to injuries. Relaxing, deep tissue massage can keep you limber and performing at your peak, too. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Our expert therapists provide therapeutic, deep tissue and swedish massage 7 days a week.  Great for low back pain and sprain strain injuries.

The benefits of massage therapy are well known in the medical community.

Improved Circulation

The squeezing and pulling of the tissues detoxes by flushing lactic acid from the muscles into the lymph system to be carried away as waste,  resulting in lower blood pressure and improved circulation and body function.

Relaxed Muscles

If you’re an active person you  need a massage. Lactic acid builds up from sugar combustion in muscles and causes soreness. Simple chores like gardening and other activities  can cause muscle stiffness which limits the joint range of motion over time. Massage benefits are accelerated muscle recovery and increased stamina.

Our therapists will help loosen your muscles and flush out the lactic acid.

Improves Range of Motion

Tight muscles can cause injuries and cause over exertion.  As your muscles tighten up, your range of motion diminishes, which in turn makes other muscles tighten and compensate.

Our massage experts will work your  muscles and joints to make them more flexible, loosen your tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue, plus give your aching muscles relaxing deep-tissue massage.

Always mention to the therapist any history or issues they should know about in order to tailor the massage specifically to your needs.

Headache Relief

Headaches and migraines are among the most common disorders of the human nervous system worldwide. That’s due to an increase in stress and toxins in the body. A steady build-up in anxiety and tension in the back, neck, shoulders, and head can lead to blinding headaches.

Massage therapy releases tension with a series of techniques designed to decrease immediate pain while loosening up the underlying musculature. This releases pain well past the massage therapy session.

Improved Sleep

Tension can cause sleep disorders. Tense muscles make it impossible to lie comfortably in bed, disturbing sleep patterns further. A lack of proper sleep  increases stress levels during the day. This creates a self-supporting cycle of discomfort.

Massage therapy improves the restorative properties of your sleep by increasing the levels of serotonin in the bloodstream. These naturally released compounds are believed to contribute to proper regulation of important body functions like appetite, mood, and sleeping patterns.

Improved Posture

Poor posture and Tech-neck happens without thinking about it. Hunching over a computer terminal or craning your neck to look at your mobile phone puts a lot of strain on your muscles. This forward head carriage increases tension, which accelerates the effects of poor posture which can cause permanent damage if not handled.

Massage therapy loosens up tight muscles that your body may of adapted to with bad posture. Patients report after the massage to have increased range of motion and improved posture.

Speeds Rehabilitation

Athletes use Massage therapy to speed healing and as a result, recover quickly from training. The techniques that were once only understood only by professional trainers are now available to anyone that could benefit from therapeutic massage. Massage activates molecules that reduce inflammation and promote mitochondrial growth and flushed acid out of the muscle to reduce achiness.

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You have nothing to lose but your aches and pains!

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Holistic Health Practitioner

Holistic Health Practitioner

Relax Holistic is run and staffed by professionals with a deep commitment to helping people stay fit and healthy. They sought out an alternative method of healthcare based on centuries of tradition that emphasizes natural healing, and that concentrates on the total wellness of body, mind, and spirit.

Your holistic health practitioner treats your whole body and works towards achieving both physical and emotional wellness.

Our holistic care uses time-honored cures from healing traditions that have centuries of practice to draw from. Our office has acupuncture for anxiety, weight loss, and fertility. Chiropractic care that’s effective for dozens of illnesses and injuries. Moxibustion for detoxification, and sports physical therapy for both competitive athletes and regular people with an active lifestyle. The staff is also trained in all-natural dietary consulting.

Rapid Release Takes Healing Further

Relax Holistic uses Rapid Release technology to speed healing of scar tissue and muscle adhesions. This therapy uses high-speed, targeted vibration to focus directly on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves that are causing you discomfort or diminishing your quality of life.

Western medicine concentrates on getting injuries to heal over as quickly as possible, which leads to problems with scar tissue. This scar tissue can be visible or internal, usually called an adhesion. When scar tissue forms as the site of an injury, it’s produced by a buildup of collagen, just like skin. However, this scar tissue doesn’t have the proper blood supply, and it dries out. These scar adhesions can spread and can cause pain, numbness, diminished range of motion, and other chronic problems.

Rapid Release technology relies on the fact that the vibration frequency of the treatment passes harmlessly and painlessly through the outer layer of your skin. But it is perfect for breaking up the more brittle adhesions beneath the surface. If you’ve been suffering from discomfort at the site of an old injury, Rapid Release is the perfect way to get some relief — naturally finally.

Your Holistic Health Practitioner Does More

When you visit one of our three convenient, holistic health clinics in the Los Angeles area, your holistic health practitioner will take the time to understand you as an individual truth, and create a treatment program based on your individual needs. Our practitioners are trained and experienced in the following areas:

  • Proper nutrition
  • Body chemistry
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture for weight loss
  • Acupuncture for depression
  • Acupuncture for anxiety
  • Fertility acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Cupping
  • Sports physical therapy
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Natural remedies

Choosing a Holistic Health Practitioner

Relax Holistic wants to make it easy for you to choose us as your only holistic health practitioner in the Los Angeles area. That’s why we offer such a wide range of services to our customers at all our locations. Our affordable services are perfect if you just need a single course of treatment from an acupuncturist or a chiropractor. We’re also ready to handle a full range of other holistic health specialties, including hard to find moxibustion and cupping treatments.

We Succeed Where Others Health Practitioners Fail

Many people come to us with chronic conditions that have been difficult to treat. Many times conditions are the result of treatments received in the past. We’re proud of our ability to guide our clients to safe and effective treatments that help the body repair itself naturally. If you’re tired of visiting doctors, who don’t take the time to listen to your whole story, come in to Relax Holistically and see just how effective treatments from a holistic health practitioner can be.

Acupuncture Clinic – For pain relief, weight loss, hormones, fertility, anxiety and stress, and more….

Acupuncture Clinic – For pain relief, weight loss, hormones, fertility, anxiety and stress, and more….

Relax Holistic has solutions for pain relief, weight loss, anxiety, stress, depression, fibromyalgia, infertility, headaches, joint pains, erectile dysfunction and all other ailments. Acupuncture is also an adjunct to medical treatments including cancer and chemotherapy.

Chronic pain may cause anxiety, weight gain and stress.

The acupuncturist checks the 12 pulse points on your wrists, one for each organ in your body,  and looks at your tongue.  The findings as well as any other labs are evaluated and a treatment plan is made. It may include herbal remedies and other modalities such as moxibustion or cupping or physical therapy.  The goal is to achieve balance in the meridian organ systems. In other words, the body chemistry will become more balanced and symptoms will disappear.

The treatment session involves lying still while about five to twenty needles are inserted and left in place for 25 minutes. Most patients fall into  deep relaxation and wake up refreshed. Other recommended modalities may be infra-red light therapy, moxabustion, cupping, gua-sha, tui-na massage, ear seeds, muscle stim.

Acupuncture needles generally are so fine that they do not cause pain as associated with traditional western medicine.

Anxiety, Stress and Fibromyalgia

Pain, fatigue, tingling, and other fibromyalgia symptoms commonly trigger  panic attacks. The anxiety creates stress which has a powerful effect on the hormones in your body. This affects the immune system and triggers an inflammatory response to many allergens. Anxiety and stress cause more pain which creates more anxiety and the cycle continues. Acupuncture can break this cycle.

Treatments may help treat side effects of  medications, balance hormones and release endorphins to make you feel better.


Acupuncture effectively  controls arthritis and joint inflammation when coupled with dietary improvements and massage therapy. With consistent treatment the immune system and circulation improves. Pain is reduced and flair ups are controlled.

Weight Loss

Acupuncture stimulates your body’s circulation and in turn, improves several factors known to contribute to obesity.  Studies show it can affect the part of your brain that feels hunger. Acupuncture reduces stress, releases endorphins and balances your body chemistry. The Acupuncturist will give at least 10 treatments to balance the systems of your body. The mind becomes more in sync with the body and abnormal food cravings are lessened. The Acupuncturist will make dietary and lifestyle suggestions and in many cases the weight starts to fall off.

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If you are interested in learning how Acupuncture will benefit you mind and body, CALL US to schedule your appointment!

Since 2003 we are the ‘go to’ Holistic clinic in West Hollywood and Culver City.

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