Brendan Armm, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Acupuncturist, Doctor & Chinese Medicinal Herbalist & Nutritionist located in Santa Monica, CA

Meet Dr. Brendan Armm:

At Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Brendan Armm provides an array of Oriental medical services to residents of Los Angeles. His commitment to providing the highest level of care has earned him respect from both patients and peers as one of the leading acupuncturists and Chinese medicinal herbalists in the city.

Dr. Armm is the founder of both Lotus East-West Medical Center and Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica. Holding degrees from both Emperor’s College and Wesleyan University, Dr. Armm was among the first fifty practitioners nationally to have completed a clinical Doctorate in Orthopedics, Pain Management and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Armm is both a California and nationally licensed acupuncturist, a board-certified Chinese medicinal herbalist and acupuncturist, and national Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Armm has written for Acupuncture Today and the California Journal of Oriental Medicine, and he holds memberships in the following organizations: the American Acupuncture Council, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Specialists, and the California State Oriental Medical Association.

Drawing from his extensive knowledge in Eastern medicine, Dr. Armm is able to personally provide a number of services here at Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica. He uses acupuncture and other eastern and western treatment options to help patients who suffer from gastro-intestinal issues or digestive disorders and nutritional issues, back and neck pain, stress and anxiety, fertility and pregnancy, sleep disorders and fatigue, allergies and immune health, hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, autoimmune disorders, overall pain management and orthopedics, weight loss, emotional health and wellbeing and many other primary care health concerns.

Growing up in Connecticut, from a family of doctors, Dr. Armm began his medical study by working in the emergency room of Bridgeport, Connecticut’s St. Vincent’s Hospital and conducting research at Yale University School of Medicine. A six-month trip through India, however, transformed his vision for what medicine can do, and he decided to study Oriental medicine. On his way to becoming a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Dr. Armm completed a doctoral fellowship at Los Angeles’ Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as an internship at Emperor’s Doctoral Pain Management Clinic, and an externship at Venice Family Clinic.

In addition to practicing Eastern medicine, Dr. Armm is on faculty as a Professor in both the Masters level and Doctoral level medical graduate programs at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica since 2005. He additionally enjoys a daily meditation practice, playing the drums and clarinet, and landscape and abstract watercolors painting. He has additional training in ayurvedic medicine from Mysore, India, in addition to completing a yoga teacher training in 2002, and enjoys the art of aromatherapy and sound therapy. As a parent, Dr. Armm developed a deep interest in holistic early childhood education and development inspired by the Waldorf School program and Rudolph Steiner. He loves traveling and enjoys silent meditation retreats in the United States and abroad. Dr. Armm lives in the Pacific Palisades with his wife and two children.



 

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Approach with Dr. Brendan Armm


In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr. Armm on his journey from a firm western medicine believer to a practicing acupuncturist and Chinese medicine herbalist. He shares the process of diagnosis he uses to find a personalized method of treatment for each of his patients.


Listen in to learn the difference between western and Chinese medicine, where they’re both rich and both lacking.


“It’s best to dig your well before you're thirsty”


What you will learn:

·       [0:33] Intro

·       [2:06] He talks about his education and his interest in acupuncture and integrative medicine.

·       [8:06] He explains the difference between western medicine and Chinese herbal medicine.

·       [13:13] He explains the process he uses to start with a first-time patient.

·       [21:30] How they use tongue fur/ coating for diagnosis as part of Chinese medicine.

·       [26:31] Why you should not be afraid of the needles used in acupuncture- the points vs needles.  

·       [30:45] The advantages and disadvantages of both western and Chinese medicine and how they can work together when integrated.

·       [35:58] How to find a local acupuncturist even in the era of telemedicine.

·       [37:35] The importance of meditation and the healing of nature as part of your general health.

·       [40:53] He explains how he uses sound and aromatherapy personally and to incorporate it into his method of treatment.

·       [43:06] Why it is easier to have a health partner to help support your journey.

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At Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Brendan Armm provides an array of Oriental medical services to residents of Los Angeles. His commitment to providing the highest level of care has earned him respect from both patients and peers as one of the leading acupuncturists and Chinese medicinal herbalists in the city.

Dr. Armm is the founder of both Lotus East-West Medical Center and Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica. Holding degrees from both Emperor’s College and Wesleyan University, Dr. Armm was among the first fifty practitioners nationally to have completed a clinical Doctorate in Orthopedics, Pain Management and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Armm is both a California and nationally licensed acupuncturist, a board-certified Chinese medicinal herbalist and acupuncturist, and national Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Armm has written for Acupuncture Today and the California Journal of Oriental Medicine, and he holds memberships in the following organizations: the American Acupuncture Council, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Specialists, and the California State Oriental Medical Association.

Drawing from his extensive knowledge in Eastern medicine, Dr. Armm is able to personally provide a number of services here at Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica. He uses acupuncture and other eastern and western treatment options to help patients who suffer from gastro-intestinal issues or digestive disorders and nutritional issues, back and neck pain, stress and anxiety, fertility and pregnancy, sleep disorders and fatigue, allergies and immune health, hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, autoimmune disorders, overall pain management and orthopedics, weight loss, emotional health and wellbeing and many other primary care health concerns.

Growing up in Connecticut, from a family of doctors, Dr. Armm began his medical study by working in the emergency room of Bridgeport, Connecticut’s St. Vincent’s Hospital and conducting research at Yale University School of Medicine. A six-month trip through India, however, transformed his vision for what medicine can do, and he decided to study Oriental medicine. On his way to becoming a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Dr. Armm completed a doctoral fellowship at Los Angeles’ Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as an internship at Emperor’s Doctoral Pain Management Clinic, and an externship at Venice Family Clinic.

In addition to practicing Eastern medicine, Dr. Armm is on faculty as a Professor in both the Masters level and Doctoral level medical graduate programs at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica since 2005. He additionally enjoys a daily meditation practice, playing the drums and clarinet, and landscape and abstract watercolors painting. He has additional training in ayurvedic medicine from Mysore, India, in addition to completing a yoga teacher training in 2002, and enjoys the art of aromatherapy and sound therapy. As a parent, Dr. Armm developed a deep interest in holistic early childhood education and development inspired by the Waldorf School program and Rudolph Steiner. He loves traveling and enjoys silent meditation retreats in the United States and abroad. Dr. Armm lives in the Pacific Palisades with his wife and two children.



 

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Approach with Dr. Brendan Armm


In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr. Armm on his journey from a firm western medicine believer to a practicing acupuncturist and Chinese medicine herbalist. He shares the process of diagnosis he uses to find a personalized method of treatment for each of his patients.


Listen in to learn the difference between western and Chinese medicine, where they’re both rich and both lacking.


“It’s best to dig your well before you're thirsty”


What you will learn:

·       [0:33] Intro

·       [2:06] He talks about his education and his interest in acupuncture and integrative medicine.

·       [8:06] He explains the difference between western medicine and Chinese herbal medicine.

·       [13:13] He explains the process he uses to start with a first-time patient.

·       [21:30] How they use tongue fur/ coating for diagnosis as part of Chinese medicine.

·       [26:31] Why you should not be afraid of the needles used in acupuncture- the points vs needles.  

·       [30:45] The advantages and disadvantages of both western and Chinese medicine and how they can work together when integrated.

·       [35:58] How to find a local acupuncturist even in the era of telemedicine.

·       [37:35] The importance of meditation and the healing of nature as part of your general health.

·       [40:53] He explains how he uses sound and aromatherapy personally and to incorporate it into his method of treatment.

·       [43:06] Why it is easier to have a health partner to help support your journey.


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