10645 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake, CA | Directions 9160234.152215 -118.363115
Sun: by appointment only
Mon: 08:00am - 07:00pm
Tue: 08:00am - 07:00pm
Wed: 08:00am - 07:00pm
Thu: 08:00am - 07:00pm
Fri: by appointment only
Neighborhoods: South Valley, Valley Village
I have been interested in alternative medicine for quite awhile now. I saw an offer on Groupon for Cupping sessions I decided to go ahead and give it a try! I went to see Dr. Marino at AHCC to find out what cupping had to offer to my health. Dr. Marino greeted me as I entered and the lobby was exactly the vibe I had hoped to encounter; it was calm, warm and inviting. Once we started, the cups felt super tight (as they are supposed to) and once I relaxed on the heated bed I felt so relaxed; I could have fallen asleep! I can't wait to to see what happens with my following sessions and with my health. I'm actually going to see Dr. Marino in a couple days to get an overall health assessment because I feel confident that she has the knowledge and experience to bring my health to a whole other level.
*Update: I saw Dr. Christina for my health assessment and I received more feedback than expected! She spent an hour and a half with me and we discussed my emotional, physical and mental health. Everything she pointed out to me made sense; I am so glad I treated myself to this session.
If you want to lose weight and detox...Dr. Christina Marino is the one to help! I started coming here about four months ago and the difference in my body is remarkable. Dr. Marino is a complete straight shooter...she uses her knowledge and experience to cut to the chase and tell you exactly how to change your habits and change your life. And it's easy! Her nutrition advice, acupuncture sessions (doesn't hurt at all!) and cupping are all remarkable and all areas of my life have started to improve since I started coming here. A definite recommend!
Dr. Christina Marino is definitely one of a kind in the sense of knowing the 5 major issues I have been going through. I came across Alternative Health Care Concepts through yelp, another thank you to yelpers! I have been struggling with trying to discover why my energy levels has plummeted in the last week and been having aches on my chest. I couldn't understand why these aches were occurring because I eat healthy and do martial arts training 2 times a week. I went on yelp, to check out alternative acupuncture medical practices because I am against practices where you are required to pay thousands of dollars for a 2-3 minute chat about what I think is wrong with me, when the doctor should know that from the start. I was told by a few of my friends that holistic practices help you have a broad understanding about how your body truly works so I decided to give it a try. I live in Valley Village so I went on yelp to get reviews and was very happy by the overwhelming positive response she received and then I went on her website and felt it was time to make an appointment. I'm already a person who feeds off energy and spirituality and I felt that positive presence just off her website.
I called right away and made an appointment for acupuncture. As soon as I got there Christine welcomed me with a hug and smile and showed me the room I would be treated in. I filled out some paperwork about what I feel my health issues are. Once I was done, she came back into the room and this is where I became enlightened and assured that she is truly a healer. She took my paper work, did not even read it and turned the paper over; so it's blank facing up. She said in Chinese medicine we have to start by looking at the tongue. I showed her my tongue and relaxed it and she immediately said, you have sleep problems. My eyes opened wide and I said yes, I usually sleep late yet wake up without being tired but can sleep for up to 17hours straight. Than she said your energy levels have recently dropped and 3 other health issues that I will not comment here. I was trippin' out, literally. She literally mentioned the 5 major issues that have been troubling me and said because of my time limit we reschedule the initial consultation. As she left the room, I changed into a gown, still trippin out in my head how she knew what she knew about me just by looking at my tongue. She came back into the room and told me to lay on the heated bed, the atmosphere was pleasant and soothing with zen type music and dim lights. She proceeded to show me the needles that would be placed on me and explain how it grabs off energy, the stronger the sensation the stronger the energy. After she was done placing the needles she put a heated eye package over my eyes, before she closed the door she said you are about to go into a trance. I laid there relaxed and within minutes I went to sleep.
It was a wonderful experience and I have made a new appointment with her. I am hoping to try all of her treatments as I felt secure and assured that she can help me advance to high physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. If you need positive results and healing, go see her now.
Per the negative reviews on yelp, I can honestly say they are completely wrong as I felt a positive vibe from just entering. The office has a spiritual vibe to it.
I have been frequenting Alternative Health Care Concepts, Inc. for the last few months and Dr. Christine Marino has done wonders to help me with my lower back pain, not to mention that she has totally turned my diet around. It's been a few years now that I've been dealing with daily back pain, which has progressively gotten worse, and after two months of weekly accupuncture sessions with Dr. Marino, I'm finally getting back to feeling like myself again! I'm down 10lbs. and have energy again. I'm so happy to see the scale going the right direction after years of hitting a plateau. I'm SO excited to see all the wonderful changes that the next months will bring. Thank you, Dr. Marino...there aren't enough words to really express my gratitude for all your attention and care in helping me feel my best!
It was my first time getting Cupping and Acupuncture, Dr Marion was Great, She was very patient and explained the procedure as she was going along, which was very helpful, especially since i did not know what to expect. We got along great. I was very pleased with the results the next day, cupping helped a lot, it eased the tension i had in my back. after talking with Dr Marion for awhile, i explained to her that i needed to quit smoking, so she explained how acupuncture could help. so I tried it, she also gave me some extra at No Charge, which i thought was very sweet of her. Am proud to say that i have quit smoking. Acupuncture was a big help, i have gone back to see Dr Marion for cupping. I recommend it... Thank you Christiana
After getting a groupon I went in for a cupping session. Even with only one session my back is much better. I look forward to more cupping and acupuncture. The office is cozy and comfortable. My visit was relaxed, it was a personal experiance.
I had extremely painful neck/back pain from a major car collision. I was referred by a friend to see Dr. Marino. I was able to bounce back without the use of pain prescriptions after receiving her signature acupuncture and healing treatments.
I am beyond ecstatic to share my experience at Alternative Health Care Concepts with all of you on Yelp. To paint a picture of the day of my acupuncture, I was greeted with the warmest smile from the receptionist. I was accompanied to an adorable room with clean, comfortable, and calming décor. Dr. Marino went beyond a medical questionnaire to really assess my comprehensive well-being. The cupping treatment was first on my list of things to try and I was thrilled to try it. I was immediately at ease under the genuine demeanor of Dr. Marino. All-In-all cupping was a pleasant experience.
As far as acupuncture goes, Dr. Marino has the midas touch! No pain- wow! I was at first intimidated by the idea of needles in my skin, but to my surprise I was fast asleep within the first ten minutes. I can attribute that to the heated beds- so comfy!- and beautiful music plus painless needles.
I am excited and delighted to say that I will be back for more!
Thank you Dr. Marino! You have a customer for life!
I have been interested in 'cupping' for some time, now, but it felt too 'extravagant', and more than my budget could handle (I work freelance). This Groupon (re: pricing) made it possible for me to not only try the process, but go to one of the absolute *FINEST*. Dr. Christina is AMAZING. So knowledgeable, considerate, kind and so very flexible when I had to reschedule -- TWICE -- due to car issues, out of my control. I would -- and HAVE -- recommend this business to any and all that are even slightly considering 'cupping'. After just ONE SESSION, my senses were heightened (I'm a smoker...but she's gonna help me quit!), and my energy levels were through the roof! Two thumbs! WAY UP!!
I had some digestive issues and decided to visit Dr. Marino based on the review from a friend who had a received treatment from her. I am so happy I did! She's knowledgeable, affable, and really tries to help you get to the root of your issue. Through acupuncture and nutrition modification we were able to get my system back on track and I feel 100% again. I'm definitely a fan and will return when necessary.
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