1615 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA | Directions 9029133.989916 -118.463781
Neighborhoods: Venice, West LA
Dr. Patrick Avedissian, DC draws from both his education and experience in chiropractic medicine and sports and functional medicine in applying his holistic approach to wellness. Focusing on the biochemical, structural, and emotional branches of the nervous system allows Dr. Avedissian to treat ailments such as joint and chronic pain as well as sports and accident-related injuries. Providing relief and recovery for the central nervous system through his holistic approach facilitates long term healing at a condition's source in addition to the resolution of short term discomfort caused by its symptoms.
Dr. Avedissian graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles in 1997 and is certified doctor of chiropractic and applied kinesiology.
I've struggled with being overweight all my life, and have tried every diet ever created. With most I would lose some weight, only to gain it all back and then some. Then I found Dr. Won and the staff at Sunrise. I needed to lose about 100 pounds, and my first month I've already lost 14 pounds! Their combination of traditional Chinese practices and modern medicine makes for a great combo. Many thanks to you!
Fixed my restless leg! – I have been looking for years for something to fix my restless leg.
I have done everything but try the psychiatric medication that supposedly has the side effect of reducing restlessness throughout the body. But I wasn't too excited about this option.
Patrick was able to target the sources of the problem within our first few sessions, and within a month, it was gone! I have not had any trouble since.
I can now fall asleep like a normal person, and don't fear sitting in the car for long periods of time or flying - both which would normally activate my restless leg.
I just wish I had done this sooner!
Life Changer – When I moved to LA over a year ago from my home of NYC, I knew I would need to find someone great to take the place of my doctors in NY that had been taking care of my neck and 4 herniated discs for 20 years. I was hoping I may be lucky enough to find someone passable, instead I found Dr. Avedissian who has changed my life due to his all around inside-out body care!
I swear there is nothing he can't do. From the first, he put my neck back in order, muscle tested me for food allergies, correctly diagnosed me before the lab work came back from UCLA for something, and just the other day put my out of whack ribs and bent out of shape rotater cuff back into place after I had been coughing so hard from the flu I knocked them out and int body agony.
I have suggested him to countless people and everyone says the same thing: he really is amazing. And they all keep going back again and again. I've never experienced this level of thoughtful, incisive care before. So much of our body issues are more than just what we think. Dr. Avedissian will set you on a course to improve your health in ways you never imagined. He is unfailingly calm, gentle, and incredibly smart. I can't say enough wonderful things to describe how his care has become an intrinsic part of my life. It's not just about my neck. It's about everything!
Feeling better and better... – When I first started seeing Dr. Patrick I was having severe headaches 6-7 times a week (I rated them 8-10 on the pain scale). Normally I would wake up in the morning and feel fine, but by the end of the day I felt like my head was going to burst. The only relief I could get was by taking 6-8 Advils… and even then it was just temporary. After my first few visits with Dr. Patrick I couldn’t feel a huge difference, but as time went on I noticed my headaches were less frequent and less severe. I started visiting Dr. Patrick in October and now I only have headaches once or twice a week and I would rate them at a 4 or less. Not only have my headaches diminished, Dr. Patrick also helped me with my diet. Before I was felt like I had a constant stomachache… now I only get stomachaches when I cheat on my diet. I think it is also important to mention that prior to coming to Dr. Patrick I had visited a Gastrologist, two Chiropractors, an Orthopedist and a generalist. I had a MRI taken and was prescribed 4 different medications (a patch to stop the stomach sickness, a pill to immediately stop my headaches, a pill to take daily to stop my migraines and a pill to prevent migraines in the future.) Needless to say, Dr. Patrick has been a life saver and I strongly recommend him to anyone!
More Than Just a Back Doctor!! – When I went to Dr. Patrick I simply wanted to improve my posture and take advantage of the chiropractic care my health insurance was offering. Talk about getting more than you bargained for!!! During my consultation, Dr. Patrick uncovered the source to my sleeping issues, life-long acne problems, dietary woes, oh, and he adjusted my back. Mind you, I was simply lying on the table going through his battery of muscle testing. I didn’t even mention any of the other issues to him because I thought I was there just for my back!
After one test he says, “Do you wake up in the middle of the night with your mind racing and can’t go back to sleep?” Citysearch Community, since I was 13 I started sleeping with a book, pad and pen next to my bed because I would wake up with my brain buzzing. My only remedy was to write it down and then read something mindless so I could eventually fall asleep. For decades (I’m 30-something now) this has just become “normal” to me, so you can imagine my shock when Dr. Patrick discovered this, completely unprompted by me!
He pin pointed my sleeplessness to foods in my diet. Same with the acne. Fortunately for me, I only had to eliminate six foods from my diet. Within a week I started sleeping through the night. That alone changed my life and confidence in what Dr. Patrick does. As for my acne I waited a full month (gotta give those hormones a full cycle to do their thing) and sure enough, no more breakouts—even before my period.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Patrick for almost two years now and he has steered me through a myriad of health and life concerns. His breadth and depth of the body and mind are amazing. Where my previous doctors (dermatologists, OBGYNs, physical therapists, Podiatrists, psychologists, etc.) have been unsuccessful, he has led me to a life of wellness—oh, and great posture too! I have not had to take medicines or have any surgeries. What I have had to do is follow through on what Dr. Patrick has advised and the results speak for themselves.
Success! – The cliff notes of my happy tale:
After years of confusion, Dr. P has brought clarity into my world. Seriously. With his holistic approach, he aided in discovering the core source for all my health problems, and how to resolve them. Whew! FINALLY!
He's the cool, casual type who is eager to help. If you're particularly curious to know the details of his procedures and the history/theories behind it all -- and are particularly inept in all things biological, like yours truly -- be sure to speak up and ask! He will take the time to go in further detail, when prompted.
The full story:
My entire life I have dealt with skin issues (acne, eczema, rashes, redness) and digestive problems (feeling gassy, bloated, sharp pains... the works! Sorry, TMI?). I was always under the impression that I was just "sensitive." A simple fact I would have to accept for life. Right?
A few years ago, I took a food allergy exam (via blood test) and realized I was allergic to just about everything (wheat, yeast, dairy, sugar cane, potatoes, mushrooms, chocolate, tomatoes, mangoes, honey, blah blah blah...). I tried cutting all-of-the-above out of my diet, and I stuck with it for 3 months. The result: less redness, slightly fewer breakouts, and more digestive ease. But, truth be told, I didn't feel 100%.
A friend of mine referred me to Patrick after having been diagnosed with a Candida overgrowth. What the what!?
So I went in and it turned out I, too, was a Candida victim. After a thorough consultation and body exam, Dr. P prescribed a few supplementary pills and an anti-Candida diet. For a few months, I stuck with it -- the pills and dietary restrictions -- and would meet him on a weekly basis, for body realignment and to check if the Candida was diminishing. My symptoms were slowly improving, but the Candida was not going away. Come December, I was starting to lose hope. I pulled a "slow fade" on Dr. P, and postponed (and then, eventually, canceled) my appointments. With the holidays, it was very difficult to sustain the prescribed diet, so I caved and I ate every "bad" food in sight. As a result, my body switched back to its old routine of breakouts and stomach pains. Nooo!
After returning from my holiday vacation, I made a New Years resolution to eat "clean." I restarted the anti-Candida diet and taking the same pills Dr.P had given me a few months prior. I stuck with it for all of January and started to feel good again.
Dr. P contacted me to follow-up and make sure I hadn't "fallen off the wagon." I told him I needed some time for myself, to test my own personal discipline. He understood and suggested I schedule one more appointment just to check my progress. I'm certainly glad I returned.
Since then, I have cleared the Candida (Hallelujah! There IS a light at the end of the tunnel!) and maintained a balanced diet. No longer do I have to take any supplements, nor do I come in weekly. I have monthly check-ups, where I am tested for any internal issues, as well as physical (Dr. P practices Kinesiology). I sleep better, have more energy, think more clearly... and my complexion has improved significantly, as well as my stomach! I feel right. Most importantly, I have finally learned how to understand my own system. And, with Dr. P's guidance, I can stay on track.
For those disbelievers in alternative medicine, think again! Dr. P's holistic approach worked for me, and it just may work for you. Give it a try!
A life out of hell – I went to visit Dr. Patrick Avedissian after six months facing hell with violent vertigo, vomiting sometimes for 3 hours, 5 to 6 times a month. Diagnosed with Meniere's disease, I had permanent ringing in my left ear, ear loss, blurry vision, and diarrhea. Work meetings, social encounters and commuting felt climbing the Everest. Let down by two ear doctors and a generalist with a box of diuretics and a no sodium diet, I researched for possible cures on internet and set in for acupuncture sessions after having done a RMI. Acupuncture didn't fix the problem.
Dr. Suva Loap [Paris, France] insisted that I see a chiropractor. I saw Dr. Patrick Avedissian for the first time May 26. After a month and seven sessions, I was vertigo free. My tinnitus had reduced and my life went back to normal. Dr. P. Avedissian said once that he is an obsessive. His devotion, knowledge and energy might be his secret. His concrete, precise, and skilled work around my neck and nervous system is what seized me free from inferno.
Cured my baby's colic – Shortly after my son was born, he developed colic. He would cry for hours and hours at a time. We couldn't put him down--my husband, mother and I had to pass him back and forth because he always wanted to be held. We were at the pediatrician once a week, with no relief. We tried every possible remedy. Finally, (why didn't I do this sooner???) I called Dr. Patrick, who had helped me with my own back and neck problems in the past. At my son's 1st appt., he screamed through the whole thing. Dr. P was very patient and gentle. At our 2nd appt., my boy cried a little and wiggled at being manipulated. By the 3rd appt., he was smiling. The colic was gone. Dr. Patrick really knows his stuff--for patients of any age. Highly recommend!
Migraine miracle worker – I first visited Patrick for treatment of back pain, and when I mentioned that I also suffered from migraine headaches, he suggested he could treat those as well. I was quite skeptical as I've had migraines since I was a teenager, and had just simply learned to live with them. At the time of my first visit with Patrick in the fall of 2008, my migraines were worse than they had ever been - I had one nearly every single day. I was taking two kinds of prescription medication, and was seeing a migraine specialist as well as an accupuncturist. Within the first month of Patrick's treatment, the frequency of my migraines had signifcantly decreased, and now, several months later, I'm completely migraine free and not taking any medication. My quality of life really has improved from his treatment, and as a bonus, he's a fun and funny doctor to visit - I recommend checking him out.
So Much More than a Chiropractor! – My original intent was to find a chiropractor and one that was close to where I work. I must admit that I was curious about Patrick from reading all of the reviews here on City Search. I have been so happy about my experience as I have been getting healthier each week I go. I had a chronic bladder infection that he advised to treat with a supplement that totally cured it saving me from a round of antibiotics. And, I had a terrible problem with my jaw where it was locked up, my bite was off and I had terrible ear pain. Patrick adjusted me and I was instantly pain free, saving me from another possible round of antibiotics which are commonly perscribed for ear infections. Understanding what an amazing resource Patrick is, I have decided to tackle some ongoing problems that I have had for years with my thryroid and adrenals. So far, so good. Have to say the muscle testing is amazing and I found out that I had bought way to many supplements at the health food store that my body really didn't need. I have to agree with many of the people here, his work is really amazing and I am so glad I found him! Should you decide to experience his work, you won't be disappointed.
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