Dr. Marla Omar
Dr. Omar is a graduate of the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Class of December 1997. She had a successful year-long internship at Thie Chiropractic Clinic, Pasadena, CA during the 1997 calendar year. In addition to her regular internship, Dr. Omar completed a surgical rotation at Coast Plaza Doctor’s Hospital in Norwalk.
Prior to becoming a Chiropractor, Dr. Omar was a financial analyst and business administrator for Xerox Medical Systems for 15 years. While playing competitive soccer for the OCWSL, she suffered a severe knee injury which required extensive reconstructive surgery. It was the successful post surgery treatment to her spine, hip and knee which compelled Dr. Omar to seek a career as a doctor.
Dr. Omar is certified in Applied Kinesiology from the International College of Applied Kinesiology. She attended the Carrick Institute of Neurology and is Board eligible for her Diplomate status in Functional Neurology.
Dr. Omar has been in practice since 1997. Her philosophy is to provide quality treatment and relief to all those in need of health care. Her success in patient care includes evaluating the nutritional status of each patient and providing recommendations for dietary changes using quality nutritional supplements.
Dr. Omar’s mission statement:
“To deliver clinical excellence in healthcare and to make a change the patient can clearly experience.”
Certified Emotion Code Practitioner
I have always had a belief that healing should be a wholistic process. This belief lead me away from traditional methods of medicine in order to bring Energy Healing into the mainstream healthcare. My research guided me to the “Emotion Code” technique.
The “Emotion Code”, developed 25 years ago by Dr. Bradley Nelson is a system of releasing trapped emotions which can lead to a variety of health issues such as migraines, depression, anxiety, pain syndromes and many other ailments, common in people living stressful lives.
The “Emotion Code” is a simple non-invasive method of releasing these trapped emotions to help restore balance to your body, allowing one to move forward in health. This technique can be used on people of any age and is even effective on animals!
Should you wish to learn more about how the “Emotion Code” can benefit you and your loved ones, please call our office to schedule your first appointment. My fee is $80 per hour session.
Marcela Ramos brought 20 years of holistic health experience with her when she joined the clinic’s staff in 2012. She is the clinic’s Lab Technician, with certifications in blood audits. She is also a nutritional advisor and coach. Marcela’s primary job is to examine patients’ blood under a specially configured video microscope to analyze and record each patient’s metabolic and nutritional status at time of intake. Dr. Omar uses the results of the blood audit in her treatment protocols. After the patient has followed the prescribed therapies for a period of time, Marcela conducts another blood analysis to document the patient’s progress.
“What is your blood telling you?” Marcela asks. A blood audit is an important window into the patient’s current state of health and a valuable tool in the development of a wellness plan. It influences nutritional counseling, correction of nutritional and dietary imbalances, age management techniques, weight management and other areas of therapeutic concern. “Healthy blood equals a healthy body,” Marcela reminds us. She also singles out a principal she believes in and encountered repeatedly among her colleagues while she was in Chicago for her third blood audit certification: “Eat for your blood type.” The clinic’s results clearly demonstrate that applying these holistic techniques and principles and verifying their therapeutic progress under the microscope can ultimately lead to miracles in pain relief and better physical and emotional health.
Marcela’s life is full. When she’s not at work in the lab, she works for New Spirit Naturals, a company that makes some of the supplements used in the clinic. Marcela loves to exercise and reveals that she used to be a body builder. She still exercises as much as possible, but it is Marcela’s four children who are the central, devoted focus of her life. Family, both her own and her clinic family of patients and colleagues, is where Marcela’s heart abides.
In 2014 Alexandria Jacobo graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Her educational track had a focus in the Pre-Allied Health Professions which included studies in injury assessment, injury prevention, and sports medicine.
Alexandria became interested in kinesiology and anatomy after a serious knee injury in 2008 had forced her to become familiar with physical rehabilitation. After completing a yearlong internship at a physical therapy clinic, she wanted to specialize in a therapeutic modality that not only required knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology, but also a skill in human touch.
In early 2015 Alexandria graduated from a 900-hour program at National Holistic Institute School of Massage Therapy. Now she uses Swedish, deep tissue, and Myofascial techniques to perform individually customized therapeutic massages that increase patients’ physical and mental health, and overall wellness.
Alexandria is currently continuing her education in hopes to further her education in a field which allows her to continue therapy and use “human touch”. She loves people!
Ginny Tzu-jung Chen
My journey to becoming an Acupuncturist started when I experienced the pain and loss of one of the most important people in my life. It all began during my fifth-grade winter break, my mother passed away after battling against breast cancer for two years. My mother’s passing inspired me to begin a career in the health field. I had aspirations to go into the healthcare field because I wanted to help myself and others like me that suffered from lost, pain, and illness.
Ever since I was in middle school, I began to suffer from stomach aches and knee pain. I experience my worst stomach ache when I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer at 17 years of age. I suffered from many sleepless night due to the pain caused by my stomach ulcer. Back then, the only medicine I knew was antibiotics. Had I known about the benefits of acupuncture, it could have saved me from suffering from pain for so long.
My body was slowly deteriorating when I graduated from my undergrad but continued my studies in and MBA program. During the two years of the MBA program, I suffered from panic attacks, stress, stomach pain, stomach ulcers, and knee pain.
One day, a friend told me about acupuncture and the benefits she had experienced from treatment. I became curious about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and decided not only to receive treatment, but to study it as well.
The treatments were extremely beneficial. Eventually, I was able to treat my own stomach condition and knee pain with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, exercise, and massage. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine also helped me balance my emotions which in turn allowed me to cope with stress. To this day, I have yet to experience the flare-ups of pain and my panic attacks are gone. This experience has given me not only the knowledge, but the passion to treat others.
I was awarded with the “Board of Trustees Award” and graduated top of my class at South Baylo University. I have 2 years of clinical experience at South Baylo University Clinic. During these years and with the guidance of my professors, I have seen hundred’s of patients with various types of pain, stress, emotional problems, insomnia, and many other illnesses. After graduated, I worked in a busy clinic and helped many patients with extreme and chronic pain. It was an amazing experience helping patients while developing my healing techniques.
Every experience that I have had with these patients has been very rewarding, as I have been able to witness the patient’s improvement from acupuncture treatments. No reward is greater than knowing that the patients’ lives are improved after acupuncture treatments.
I welcome everyone to begin their Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine journey at Gin’s Integrative Medicine!