A LEADER IN ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
Dr. David Allen, a graduate of UCLA Medical School, has been in practice for over 30 years. While a medical student, he became interested in alternative medicine, and began a lifelong investigation into meditation, diet and nutrition, Oriental health practices (including tai chi chuan and acupuncture), and the relationship between the mind, the body, and our emotional states.
Dr. Allen offers an “integrative” approach to health and wellness. In practice for over thirty years and a pioneering figure in alternative and anti-aging medicine, he has developed an approach that searches for the root cause(s) of illness rather than merely focusing on treating symptoms.
Among the many health issues he addresses are: hormone balancing and natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy; immune and autoimmune disorders; heavy metal toxicities in the body; assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety, and insomnia; nutrition; chronic gastrointestinal disorders; chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia; and adjuvant supportive therapies that can be given during cancer treatment. He also places a strong emphasis on prevention of disease and maintaining mind-body wellness at all stages of life.
A pioneering figure in alternative/integrative medicine, Dr. Allen founded the La Jolla Clinic of Preventative Medicine, and was the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Health in Solana Beach, California, one of the first alternative medical facilities in the United States. Currently he is in private practice in Los Angeles, and is a frequent lecturer throughout California, including at the prestigious Esalen Institute in Big Sur, and as a guest faculty member in Loyola Marymount University’s pioneering program Yoga Therapy Rx, directed by leading yoga expert Larry Payne, Ph.D. He also wrote the foreword to actress and author Suzanne Somer’s recent bestselling book “Slim and Sexy Forever”.