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Dear Valued Patients,

I am currently going into the office to see patients. The office has reduced hours so please call 310-444-9393 for an appointment. Even though some of you are working from home and practicing social distancing, you can call me anytime if you need to stay connected and informed for diet and suggestions. I am here for you with alternative therapy resources.

Specific therapies I can do in the office that will help the immune system:

Laser therapy, Shockwave therapy, PEMF, LymphaTouch cupping, and the Vibragenix vibration plate all increase lymphatic drainage, the activity of neutrophils, macrophages, fibroblasts, and the metabolism of damaged or defective cells.

We are maintaining business (reduced) hours to provide these therapies.

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Dr. Jeffrey Tucker – Chiropractor, Los Angeles

I am a specialist in biohacking, Sports Medicine, Exercise therapy, wellness concepts, diet and nutrition.  I have enhanced training as a hands on (high touch) practitioner and I continue to be an early adopter of advanced technology. I teach other practicing doctors around the world.

Your first office visit with me is about one hour of time together. My follow up visits are at least 30 minutes (with me). You might need 2-6 hours with me but we spread it apart because some people need the time to heal between sessions. I don’t have the time crunch other doctors have.

I embrace the team approach working with your other health care practitioners (trainer, doctors, Pilates, nutritionist, etc.)

I have a full time health coach in the office helping patients with diet if you need that help. We use the ketogenic diet if you need help to lose weight.

I have in the office a certified instructor in the ELDOA method to share with you what postures, poses, and exercises will help you be in better shape as you age.

I am well trained to treat chronic pain. I have laser therapy, pulse wave therapy, lymphatic therapy and PEMF.

I am helpful at decreasing pain, decreasing muscle stiffness, improving your disc hydration, losing weight, helping you get active and stay active,  and improving overall performance.

I want to help people reach their greatest (fullest) potential.

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Scoliosis: Cured vs Controlled

When we look at the spine from the front, it should be straight. Scoliosis patients have a substantial amount of ligament laxity, especially in the neck. Therefore, manual manipulation or adjustments of the neck may not be as useful as adjustments in the pelvis, low back or middle back. Scoliosis patients are not cured but are controlled with soft tissue therapy and exercises. If you have a scoliosis, doing some type of exercise therapy is better than doing nothing.

When the spine loses the good curves, it compensates by putting in bad sideways curves (scoliosis). In order to correct the bad curves, the good curves must be reintroduced and in my office I teach patients how to use ELDOA exercises to do this.

You can come into the office and work with our ELDOA specialist. Learn a home exercise program to help control scoliosis.

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Vibration Plate Therapy

Vibration is proven to help your body in over 180 studies. Vibration plate therapy strengthens your muscles and helps you increase mobility and balance too. It also helps lower blood pressure and strengthens your heart.

Vibration therapy is used by pro football teams, the NBA, MLB and NHL as part of their strength and conditioning programs to build speed and power on the field.

I recently added to my therapy tool box the VibraGenix Vibration & Sound Plate which produces waves of energy that stimulate your body’s natural response to vibration and sound. These waves of energy cause your postural muscles to contract anywhere from 25 to 50 times a second.

VibraGenix Vibration and Sound Plate

  • Increases muscle strength and balance (makes you less likely to fall)
  • Increases flexibility and your range of motion
  • Increases bone density
  • Boosts circulation
  • Promotes faster recovery
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Reduces pain and soreness
  • Stimulates testosterone production and is used in some ED protocols
  • Decreases the stress hormone Cortisol

Dr. Tucker’s recommendation is 15 minutes a day, three times a week or a total of 45 minutes a week. Call Dr. Tucker for a special package to use the VibraGenix Vibration and Sound Plate.

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Nitric Oxide: Hypertension. Erectile Dysfunction

Safe, effective and natural approaches for reducing blood pressure and men’s health.

Nitric oxide or NO, is an important signaling molecule in the human body.

One of the best ways to increase NO is by using Shock Wave Therapy and eating sources of nitrates such as beetroot, arugula and spinach.1 After eating these foods, the dietary nitrate molecules are metabolized by oral bacteria into nitrites which are then endogenously transformed into the cardioprotective NO molecule.2-3

NO plays a critical role in cardiovascular health and men’s health. For example, low levels of NO in the body can lead to various pathologies, most notably endothelial dysfunction which contributes to hypertension and atherosclerosis; low NO has also been found to play a role in diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and Erectile Dysfunction.1

Healthy levels of NO in the body support vascular tone, healthy blood flow, leukocyte adhesion, and platelet aggregation.Consuming food-based nitrates on a routine basis, and getting treatment with Shock Wave is a logical next step for those desiring to prevent or treat NO deficiency-related disease processes. The science backs it up.

A study published in Nutrition Reviews looked at 23 studies that measured blood pressure, endothelial function, arterial stiffness, platelet aggregation, and/or blood lipid outcomes in response to oral inorganic nitrate/nitrite intake.4 The analyses demonstrated that inorganic nitrate intake significantly reduced resting blood pressure, improved endothelial function (measured as flow-mediated dilatation), arterial stiffness, and platelet aggregation.4

Put it all together – Shock Wave therapy, beets, beetroot juice, quinoa, spinach, and lamb’s quarters (AKA wild spinach) to increase NO.

One of the beetroot studies found that daily supplementation with dietary nitrate from beetroot juice was associated with a reduction in blood pressure: systolic ?7.7-8.1mmHg; diastolic ?2.4-5.2mmHg.6Additionally, endothelial function improved by approximately 20% and there was a reduction in arterial stiffness by 0.59m/s.6

Overall reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure of 3.55 mmHg and 1.32 mmHg, respectively, and these reductions were significantly greater in the beetroot juice supplemented groups vs. control groups.7 This same publication also noted greater improvements in blood pressure with higher (500 mL/day) vs. lower (70-140 mL/day) beetroot juice doses or with longer periods of consumption (?2 weeks vs. <2 weeks).7

So, eat your vegetables and do Shock Wave for ED and/or hypertension.

Citations

  1. Luiking YC et al. Regulation of nitric oxide production in health and disease. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010; 13(1): 97–104.
  2. Hobbs DA et al. Blood pressure lowering effects of beetroot juice and novel beetroot-enriched bread products in normotensive male subjects. Br J Nutr. 2012;108(11):2066-74.
  3. Khatri J et al. It is rocket science – why dietary nitrate is hard to “beet”! Part I: twists and turns in the realization of the nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017;83(1):129–139.
  4. Jackson JK et al. The role of inorganic nitrate and nitrite in cardiovascular disease risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of human evidence. Nutr Rev. 2018;76(5):348-371.
  5. Encyclopedia Brittanica. Amaranthaceae. https://www.britannica.com/plant/Amaranthaceae. Accessed July 26, 2018.
  6. Vikas K et al. Dietary nitrate provides sustained blood pressure lowering in hypertensive patients: a randomized, phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Hypertension. 2015;65(2):320–327.
  7. Bahadoran Z et al. The nitrate-independent blood pressure-lowering effect of beetroot juice: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Adv Nutr. 2017;8(6):830-838.

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Biohacking

Watch or listen to Dr. Jeffrey Tucker, a Los Angeles, Brentwood area Doctor discuss Biohacking.

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Low Back Pain

In the April 2020 edition of Lasers Surg. Med Journal, Sheiane et al report that using Laser (I use the same device called MultiRadiance on my patients) decreased prostaglandin E2 levels (PGE2) which are associated with inflammation. These PGE2 are strong inflammatory chemicals that cause pain in the body. The laser light therapy has an analgesic effect in patients with Low Back Pain.

Low Back Pain is an awful experience and I’ve been using different types of laser light therapy in my practice for more than 9 years. Laser light or photo-biomodulation therapy (PBMT) continues to be a non-painful, safe and effective alternative to costly invasive and drug treatments. Low Back Pain patients deserve to try laser.

Decreasing pain intensity in patients with musculoskeletal disorders often starts with reducing inflammation levels. Call me at 310-444-9393 and I tell you about the therapies I have available to help you with Low Back Pain.

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Vibration Plate

Dr. Tucker recently added the The VibraGenix whole-body vibration plate. Some benefits include:

Increases Cell Voltage so you can easily stay healthy and combat disease

Reduces anxiety and depression

Improves fitness

Helps with weight loss

Decreases joint pain and inflammation

Increases Lymphatic Drainage

Strengthens Bones and Muscles

Just 10 minutes on the VibraGenix is equal to 1 hour of moderate cardio or 90 minutes of Tai Chi. We all know that exercise is one of the best stress relievers and antidepressants there is, and 10 minutes with or without weights can do wonders for how you look and feel.
The office is open and Dr. Jeffrey Tucker is available to you. Dr. Tucker has created a list of hands-off therapy such as vibration plate, laser, deep muscle stimulator, pulse wave therapy and more, all the while maintaining strict cleanliness and guidelines. 

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Knee Meniscus Tears

Do All Meniscus Tears Need Surgery?

Research by Horga, et al (1) suggests the answer is no! Using the latest (and most powerful) MRI scanners Horga’s team found abnormalies in 97% of the non-painful knees. Thirty percent (30%) had meniscus tears, cartilage and bone marrow lesions at the knee cap area (patellofemoral). About 1/3 of the knees had severe cartilage lesions.  Tendon damage was detected in about 1 in 5 patients.

Remember, these were patients who had NO knee pain. Hence if so many patients have big problems on their knee MRI’s and have no pain, why are we so many people getting knee meniscus surgery for tears?

One answer is that they have not tried alternative therapies like Shockwave Therapy.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) stimulates newblood vessel growth.

ESWT faster return to competition and athletic activity.

ESWT is a safe and effective non-invasive outpatient procedure.

(1) Horga LM, Hirschmann AC, Henckel J, Fotiadou A, Di Laura A, Torlasco C, D’Silva A, Sharma S, Moon JC, Hart AJ. Prevalence of abnormal findings in 230 knees of asymptomatic adults using 3.0 T MRI. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Feb 14. doi: 10.1007/s00256-020-03394-z.

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Osteoporosis truth

After the age of 50, about half of women will have a fracture related to osteoporosis in their remaining lifetime. But there is hope without drugs. Lowering inflammatory signaling in the bone improves bone strength and lowers bone loss.

There are specific supplements, diet choices, and exercises that can be personalized for each person to help decrease inflammation. Many patients have reported to me over the years and I have seen improvement in bone density using a few specific supplements. I’ve also seen patients improve bone density using vibration plate therapy. That’s one of the reasons I got the VibraGenix vibration plate with sound frequencies for my patients. I’m happy to help you create a personalized supplement program, eating plan, exercise plan, and to make available the innovative technology by VibraGenix.

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Shock Wave Therapy Brentwood, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles

Here’s some of the reasons I’m such a proponent of shockwave:

Shockwave therapy initiates the cell regeneration processes. This means it enhances the
• Stimulation of microcirculation (blood, lymph) and metabolism
(nitric oxide, vasodilation, reduction of oxidative stress). These are processes you want from your immune system. Do this through foods, supplements, shockwave therapy, and lymph therapy such as LymphaTouch machines.
• Release of Nitric oxide also called NO or eNOS. I’m sure you are hearing about Nitric oxide. Insufficient nitric oxide due to genetic variations may lead to compensatory inflammatory immune responses, as well as a reduced capacity to stop viral replication. In fact, nitric oxide has been shown to inhibit the SARS virus, the coronavirus predecessor. Therefore, consider nitrate-rich vegetables like raw beets and arugula, or take clinically proven nitrate supplements.
• Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
• Release of growth factors (e.g. VEGF).
• Stimulation of stem cells, i.e. cell proliferation, transport and
differentiation (skin rejuvenation, tissue regeneration).

Other possible Indications:
• Ulcers (arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers,
decubitus ulcers)
• Burns
• Scars
• Non-healing wounds
• Postsurgical wounds

Benefits of Shockwave:
• Non-invasive therapy
• Negligible side effects
• No local anesthesia required
• Outpatient treatment
• Long-lasting effects

Call Dr. Jeffrey Tucker at 310-444-9393

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Immune System Treatments

We are learning more about our body and its natural defenses as a result of the coronavirus. People are becoming more interested in taking better care of themselves through natural and alternative therapies. As part of the body’s natural immune function, we can all appreciate the healing benefits of the lymphatic system. The lymph system, which is the bodies second circulatory system consist of a connecting network of tissues and organs that helps to deliver nutrients and filter out water, bacteria, waste products and other debris of cell metabolism. 

Your body has the amazing natural ability to combat disease and heal itself. Whether it’s a fast-paced, stressed-out life style, not enough good quality sleep, or poor diet choices, it’s these day-to-day lifestyles that can interfere with the lymphatic system and immune process.  Stress, lack of movement, poor diet, and lack of sleep can cause stagnation and a lack of circulation for proper bodily function, resulting in susceptibility to poor health.

Causes of a slow lymph system 

•High Stress Levels

•Poor Diet

•Getting Sick

•Surgery

•Pulmonary Chronic Issues  

•Cancer

•Conventional Cancer Treatments

•Lack of Physical activity

•Little Sleep/Rest

Unfortunately, unlike your veins, the lymph system is not a closed system and has no central pump like your heart, to support its cleansing.  So, Lymph massage without the use of the hands, also known as PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage Therapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice. It’s a very relaxing treatment; it is vital to maintain wellness and overall good health, and it’s even used as a beauty treatment.

PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage is a specific immune lymphatic treatment which includes gentle pulling pressure and pumping with a device to remove waste from the body. This treatment is a stand- alone therapy for everyone interested in preventing illness and keeping the immune system running smooth. It is extremely beneficial for those who have swelling in the body from sports injuries, damaged or blocked vessels in the lymph system following surgery, fibromyalgia, arthritis, congestion, and post cancer treatment. 

PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage is also known for its beauty benefits. It clears and brightens skin by promoting circulation which calms inflammation, reduces swelling, aids in collagen production and improves elasticity.

The following doctors offer the PhysioTouch Lymph Drainage treatment:

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker

11620 Wilshire Blvd. #710

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-444-9393

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