Alma Bella Wellness Center
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When I first went to Alma Bella, she got right to the essence of my mind-body-health needs. She not only helped cure my problems, but she also taught me how to take care of myself through improved diet, and changing how I think about myself. Alma is one of the most compassionate and informed health practitioners I've been to, and I have worked with her over many years. I recommend consulting Alma first, for holistic treatment.Oct 2, 2015
I am a mother of 3 young adults and teacher. After running a 5K event, I noticed my knee swelled significantly. One month later I was diagnosed with Kneecap Bursitis. My doctor gave me standard advice and said to rest, ice, compress and elevate my knee, use a specific strengthening exercise routine, and gave me a knee compression sock to wear while running. The doctor did not want to drain my knee and said it would likely swell up again. The doctor told me to avoid kneeling on my knee because it caused me pain and bruising. This is quite difficult for me since I teach elementary age children and often kneel on the rug with them. After over a month of following these recommendations I had no improvement. It was negatively affecting my usual stressful work routines. I was worried I would not be able to participate in further running events for which I had pre-registered. I was also worried my knee would cause me problems for a once-in-a-life-time international trip I have been planning for a year. After only the first week of 2 treatments working with Alma, she reviewed my background, general health, body type, and diet. She listened attentively and showed me informational charts about what foods are healing and appropriate for my body type. She provided acupuncture for my symptoms within a clean and comfortable environment, including relaxation with soft therapeutic music and self-healing visualization. On the same day of my first treatment, I left feeling energized, refreshed, and on my way to a healthier future. My next day teaching at school, I felt more energy than I had had in years. My knee has also felt improved and stronger ever since. Alma is a well experienced expert in her field of acupuncture, and as an herbalist and nutritionist. She is intensely thoughtful while following her patients' background and listens carefully to the whole person she is treating. I so appreciated Alma's warm welcome to her comfortable healing space. What also stood out most for me is the informational texts she provided describing appropriate foods for individualized self-care and well being. I would highly recommend Alma to my own family members or friends with muscle pain, joint pain, or sport or job related conditions. If you have a sport or job related condition, Alma can help you with your pain, improve your diet and guide you toward a healthier and enlightened future. Thank you Alma, for making such a positive change in my future health! Rosemary Sage, 58 yrs. Educational Specialist, LAUSD Culver City, CAMay 7, 2015Verified
Alma is not only knowledgable about acupuncture and nutrition, but the importance of the mind, body, spirit connection. She uses a holistic approach to treating and guiding her clients to a become whole again.May 7, 2015
Alma Bella Maglaya has been my health care provider since 1990. She has treated me for numerous conditions that doctors would have either dismissed as my imagination, or blown out of proportion. Alma has cured my breast cysts, strained muscles, skin problems, cold and flu symptoms, digestive problems, and many other problems. I am grateful that she could cure my problems naturally through acupuncture, diet, and herbs, so I did not have to go through the mainstream medical system of dangerous medication and surgery. - Nori J. MusterMay 3, 2015
As a professional in the field of trauma healing and energy work - I've had the opportunity to meet many other healers/professionals in the field all around the world. I first met Alma in hopes of utilizing her in one of my trauma intensive programs as a practitioner. From our first phone call and our first meeting - Alma not only proved herself to be one of the most skilled and gifted clinicians I have encountered - but a truly magical presence I have been gifted with, working with, as a client and colleague. Alma has blended the skills of a master hypnotherapist, trance/energy worker, acupuncturist, and traditional healer with her expert knowledge of the body and nutrition. I've worked with shamans in Africa and healers in India and can say with conviction that Alma brings an energy of healing that rises above all else I have encountered. Through my work with Alma, she helped my body release deep rooted trauma and grief while inspiring light and healing within my mind, body, and spirit. I recommend Alma to all my clients and friends and have watched in gratitude and awe as she has helped them on their transformations as well. She is a presence that all should have the opportunity and gift of meeting. Thank you Alma - you are a true star and example of our capacity to shine. CS from A. Rehab Center, Malibu, CAMay 4, 2015
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As all licensed acupuncturists, I am required certain amount of continuing education units every 2 years. I comply with this requirement & I also pursue studies beyond these requirements. I am constantly learning. My mentors are in the leading edge of research in their different fields. I myself am always teaching too; I believe that one learns best what one teaches. I have weekly meditation classes & health walks for my patients.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?As a child, I saw a lot of my relatives being whisked away to the hospital for a stroke or cardiac problem. Hypertension runs in both sides of my family. When I lost a sister to cancer, my niece & nephew were orphaned, I decided I needed to know more about helping people prevent & deal with chronic illness & pain. I believe that there are no incurable diseases. We are the power of change within our physical, mental & emotional bodies. We all, without exception, can harness our energy to create changes that heal.
- What types of customers have you worked with?# 1 Pain Management - the most common complaint; low back, neck, arthritic pain, etc. #2 Addiction; there are many levels & aspects to treating addiction. I help my clients attain full success using acupuncture, hypnotherapy & counseling. #3 Weight loss; I clarify for my clients what to eat, what not to eat & what practices help to keep the weight off. I take full consideration of their body & blood type & hormonal landscape. #4 Chronic Illness; Together we can diminish the intensity & eventually eliminate the symptoms. Aside from all the above modalities, regular & long-term use of botanical medicines will relieve most illnesses.