Testimonials

I am a physician educated and trained in the United States and have worked in a busy urban Emergency Department for close to 30 years. Over the years, I have become humbled by the limits of my western medical training and, for me, Dr. Miles Reid picks up where allopathic medicine leaves off. His holistic and integrative approach compliments my practice and addresses aspects of health that are outside of the western medical vocabulary: immunological health, energy balance, psychic well-being and so much more. I have been a patient of Dr. Reid’s for many years, coming to him for support for my own injuries and illnesses, and I refer patients to him for the same. He is truly a healer with impeccable professional and academic standards.

Paula Glosserman

M.D., Chief of Emergency Care, Kaiser Permanente
After having excellent experiences with Dr. Reid for acupuncture and herbs for general wellbeing and stress alleviation, I decided I would like to try to become pregnant with my second child. Given my ‘advanced age’ of 44, I was uncertain that this would be possible naturally. After several years of acupuncture treatments and herbs administered by Dr. Reid to promote fertility (and some critical contributions from my husband), I am now pregnant!  I’m certain that my sessions with Dr. Reid were instrumental in preparing my body for a healthy pregnancy. Dr. Reid has been an essential part of my pregnancy care, treating everything from morning sickness, headaches and muscle tension to anxiety. His incredible insight into the mind-body connection along with his warm and generous presence has made him an indispensable part of my self- care and wellness routine.

Laura Berland-Shane

LEED AP
My faith has been restored in acupuncture. Actually, in Miles. As a healer, he’s got an AMAZING gift! And I am grateful to him

Visiting your office is one of my new favorite self care musts! 

Lindey Lambert

Business writer
Dr. Reid has been my primary health care provider for five years and has kept my mind, body and spirit afloat through regular acupuncture, herbs when necessary and other treatments from various schools of medicine. He has also used some of his treatments to directly support my fitness programs. He’s exceptionally talented and blends Eastern and Western medicine seamlessly.

Michael Kohl

Musician
Dr. Reid truly practices ‘Integrative Health Care”’ in a way I haven’t really experienced elsewhere. He brings deep intelligence, perceptive clarity, and genuine compassion to each session, so that as a patient you feel seen and heard. As for the hands-on work, my experience has been that the acupuncture works at a very refined level, each treatment is a well-thought out response to the needs of the moment, addressing any imbalances before they become problems. I highly recommend Dr. Reid and have brought in a number of close friends for treatment–the true test of confidence in a health care practitioner.

Amely Greeven

Los Angeles, Editor
Dr. Reid is unlike any other Dr. I’ve encountered. He listens with his entire being and tailors treatment to address the root cause of disease and illness. I started seeing him four years ago, after I was misdiagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In laying the foundation for treatment, he said that I needed to look at my body parts as akin to a body of nations. Cancer is one nation proclaiming to the others that all resources and energies are to be marshaled to further its own selfish existence. Sound familiar–makes you kinda wonder no? His guidance, treatment and sharing have served to broaden my idea of overall health. I believe myself to be healthier now at 54 than I’ve ever been. My monthly treatments with Dr. Reid are ‘tune-ups’ that further me along the path towards discovery, attention and full awareness. I have a body, Dr. Reid has helped me live through it with an awareness that keeps disease in check.

Josh Pascal

Actor
I went into the detoxification program with the intent of turning my life around. I am 62 years old, and before the cleanse I was literally killing myself. I ate lots of fats, sugar, caffeine, red meat, cheese, etc.; and very few fruits, vegetables and fish. I also didn’t exercise. I was about 20 lbs. overweight, but it was all in my stomach, which is the worst place with regards to heart problems. I started exercising when I started the cleanse; slowly at first, and building steadily, both in strength and endurance. The food program you put us on helped get rid of many of the toxins in my body, while allowing my taste buds to appreciate healthier food groups. This, in itself, was a life altering experience. In the middle of the three weeks, you had us come in three consecutive days for 2 1/2 hours of acupuncture, Tui-na (scrubbing and cupping,) sauna and meditation. After the first session, I couldn’t wait to come back for the next two. They were relaxing and refreshing at the same time. As of today, I have lost and kept off the 20 lbs and gained physical and mental strength. But the most impressive and unexpected result for me was an emotional calmness, which appeared naturally, without effort, and has continued to manifest itself in both my professional and private life. It is as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I don’t know if I am the exception or the rule; but either way your detox has drastically changed my life for the better. I would recommend your program to anyone who is looking for a new start, or a fine tune up. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Bob Gregory

Event Producer
My estimated due date was November 11th. I was having a déjà vu: once again, I couldn’t let her out! I had been in a similar situation two years earlier with a labor induction that ended in a cesarean. My obstetrician said she would wait only for two more days! I had the appointment with Dr. Reid at 2pm. He asked me if I wanted him to induce the birth naturally, with acupuncture, and told me he had very good results in other cases. I said: YES!! He told me to talk to my baby, to let her go with conviction, to tell her how she had to place herself inside me (looking to my back, her chin resting on her chest, crossed hands over her chest). That it was the best position.

Pilar Medeiros

Singer
He left me with the needles and the contractions started right away. I counted 15, and did what he had told me. We said goodbye and planned to repeat the treatment the following day, but this wasn’t necessary. I returned home driving and the contractions never stopped, at half past nine we arrived to the clinic with my husband. Doing paperwork, my bag of waters broke…Once inside the delivery room I was told to push when the waves came. It wasn’t difficult at all (I knew about painful birth), after a few pushes Luz appeared!!!! Her weight was 2,970 kg, she was very small, so calm. She brought serenity and peace. Dr. Reid:  I am eternally grateful!!!!!!!

Paula Zignoni

Marketing Specialist
With his most efficient use of the Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Miles Reid helped me to get prepared for the incredible process of giving life. He enhanced my body’s capacity to nourish and nest a new being, first preparing it to conceive; then nourishing it and keeping it in balance throughout the whole pregnancy. He supported me even in very critical moments, thanks to his ability to detect the cause of ‘illness’ not only on a physical, but as well on a mental, and emotional level. E.g., he helped turning a painful fibroid, which appeared in my uterus in the 4th month of pregnancy, into a great tool for emotional healing; not seeing the fibroid as a problem but rather as a messenger. After his treatment, composed of herbs, acupuncture, diet, powerful guidance, and visualizations, the fibroid stopped growing, and the pain completely disappeared. I think Dr. Reid has a special gift of bringing awareness and visibility in to a situation that is producing discomfort, and by this helping to bring a solution on its way. The most memorable moment of all was for me was Dr. Reid’s capacity to help induce my labor with his needles when it was needed…I had a fast and completely natural birth, thanks in part to the wholesome work he accomplished.

Rakel Sosa

Journalist
Dr. Reid is a unique, compassionate and amazingly knowledgeable and caring doctor who delivers results. I visited him after having my daughter, complaining of a lack of energy and weak immune system. His treatment noticeably increased my energy and I haven’t gotten nearly as many colds. I also took my two-year-old to see him and he gave her some herbs and showed me how to massage some pressure points on her arms and legs…and she hasn’t been sick once since then. If you need results and demand the best, then Dr. Reid is your only choice.

Ellen Cajka

Dental Hygienist
Seeing Miles after I’d fractured my arm was a great experience. He immediately made time to see me, even canceling personal appointments to fit me in. His experience in Western medicine is part of his approach. A lot of alternative medicine folks look down on Western medicine and tell you that it’s not viable, but he doesn’t feel this way. I’ve referred my mom to him – that’s how much I respect him.

Brad Scoular

Los Angeles, Life and Health Insurance Consultant
Miles was my last chance before neck surgery! Besides acupuncture and herbs, he also used lab tests, and physical therapy. After two months of treatment, I was completely off Advil! He has this uncanny ability to help you get to the stress in your life, which helps in the healing. He’s truly a gifted healer.

Gina Martucci

Redondo Beach, Real Estate Agent
I got a lot out of the 21 day detoxification program. Some of my aches and pains went away or were greatly diminished. My mind also appears to be clearer, and I can concentrate more easily. There is a marked improvement in my overall energy level as well. I highly recommend this program to everyone even if they don’t think they have a need for a detoxification of the body. That’s what I thought and I was mistaken.

Ken Hirshberg

Student

Our students, teachers and patients have graciously shared their personal success stories with Being Energy® Life Care. The Being Energy methodology promotes a lifestyle of healing and vitality, preventing recurrence of disease and injury, creating balance and infusing you with energy for life.

Student and Teacher Success Stories with

Being Energy

Pilar Soro, School Teacher

“BE brings me sobriety and balance. I am more emotionally grounded; it seems incredible that I’m less “a leaf at the mercy of the wind.” My resistance to growth often emerges and then everything is a challenge; but before where I used to see a problem, now I can see the opportunity offered by a challenge, and that is fun. I can have a different point of view. I am much more creative. I have new solutions for would-be problems. I have more strength and energy, and better health. I’m more friendly and loving. I’m learning to love myself. Practicing BE is a necessity for me—as important as eating or sleeping—but at the same time an enormous pleasure and a source of wellbeing.”

Peter Crockett, Founder of Music For People

“I’ve been working with Miles and Aerin since Being Energy began in 2010. Doing these exercises and programs is helping me to develop spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. They showed me how to develop muscles in all these areas and have made me stronger, fitter, softer and sharper. Each one of us is on their own Green Mile and faces the challenges and delights of this weird life of ours, but Being Energy is a community and every time I think about quitting I get reminded that whatever it is I’m beginning to look at in my own quests seems to be weaving together with the pursuits of the group. I believe, actually I know, there is an invisible world around and integrated with this one where we help dream these plays we act out in this physical world. In some way us Being Energy-ers are working together on this pan planetary drama spinning out dreams of strength and purpose.”

Crisólogo Chávez, Agricultural Engineer

“Through the continuous practice of the movements I have found that inner silence comes to my being; then I glimpse a new clarity. I see the same people doing the same things as always, but now I don’t get caught in comparison, or in judgment. I simply see that life follows its natural flow. These moments of silence have helped me to mitigate the stress of daily life and to be more present at work and with my family. I feel younger and more vital, and I am very thankful to this work!”

Luz-Marie Crockett, Clinical Hypnotherapist

“I have been with Being Energy from the beginning, and what great help I had and continue having in all areas of my life. Seeing in retrospect, I’m much more confident, more relaxed, more fluid and for sure much more aware. I love the movements that help me to be in the present and give me flexibility and strength. I love the guided meditations, and particularly the recapitulation exercises. Also BE is a community that is great to be part of; there is trust, commitment and affection between the practitioners. I’m very thankful to be part of this worldwide connection and above all to be in the Path with Heart classes every Sunday!”

Erika Gavin, Literature Professor and Yoga Teacher

“Being Energy has transformed and continues to transform my life every day. To find daily moments for the movements and silence is something that I feel as necessary as eating or sleeping well. I feel more connected with my body and every day I am what I practice—the passes free my body and mold my day, my mood and my emotions. Thus, I know at a very deep level I am responsible for how I want to perceive and create my life. One of the changes in something from my daily life that I can share is my different reaction and how I perceive others as I drive in the chaotic traffic of my city. Before, I used to get angry a lot; I couldn’t get out of the inner state of feeling that I was right, and that others didn’t respect the rules or people, and had a reaction to “not let them win.” I honked a lot just because I was irritated, I didn’t yield if I didn’t have to, and in general I entered a highway like going into battle—tense, contracted, investing a lot of energy in feeding my ego so that I would feel superior to the others. Now the act of driving has taken on another intention; it happens often after a practice, especially practicing the passes that move me toward silence. I simply travel in the car as if I didn’t feel time, I’m at peace with myself, and I see that everything goes more slowly and that it’s not necessary to be in a hurry, that there is no place that awaits me better than this internal connectedness. And I see everything that appears—the colors of the cars, the number or words in the signs, trees, the people walking—as if I were in another world seeing them appear for the first time, astonishing myself with the things that appear in my field of perception, in my life. I perceive the other drivers as beings who also need silence, who often are in a state of tension and suffering. So I smile more. A few days ago, I yielded the way to a car that no one was letting in; I didn’t have to do it, and a few meters farther along I found myself traveling at the same speed beside this car. Then the other driver, an old man, turned to look at me with curiosity; he didn’t have to do it either, but he sent me a beautiful smile of complicity, sympathy and thanks that shined on me in that moment. The encounter with this man was not by chance. I had to encounter him and he told me something with his look—I reencountered my spirit through him.”

Ariadna Vázquez Sansores, Set Designer

“B.E. Wake up, Ari…It’s already morning…The sun…touches my left cheek, and the right, with all of its points…the most delicate of each one of its rays, deep caresses, I am sure of it. My face adjusts itself to wake up little by little. I half open the eyes, my eye lashes fluttering to the rhythm of favorite songs; I can feel the particles of light filtering themselves with each opening and closing. I stand up aware. I am aware of the sun, of what having this unique day implies, a day different than the 363 days past. I stretch myself and yawn. I give up my eyes to this tenuous but so powerful light, opening myself with all the senses to that moment that is beginning, today is December 30, 2015. The day is alive…let conscious movement begin. We’ll see when the night arrives….The day will bid it goodbye. A glass of warm water and energy passes are always the first thing that I want to do upon waking. I am matter, I am energy too…the smallest unit in my body feels it, knows it, because the little vibrations make me smile. Doing the movements with constant practice helps me enjoy with the mood of a warrior and dancer each little moment as something unique; any conversation, or interval of time, becomes more important; the wise one, my past stops being a burden in order become a tool, the present is my most precious treasure, the future is my abstract part, the uncertainty and mystery. Time…what a delight, stops being a line that begins and ends in order to interlace and coexist. Then one only has to sit to enjoy each mouthful. To be aware of the little pieces of life, little pieces of memories of anger, enviousness, sadness, pain, laughter and of much happiness…Everything counts and everything is of vital importance. This constant practice is the walking stick with which, little by little, I climb my favorite mountain. I am fire and desert, mud, water, blood, everything and nothing…Being Ari Energy. Thanks.”