Laurels
Best Acupuncturists
in Santa Monica
2017

Why These Acupuncturists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored acupuncturists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best acupuncturists in Santa Monica, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Advanced Acupuncture, Inc.

Customers have praised the medical services at Advanced Acupuncture, and call Dr. Hu "one of the most compassionate doctors I've ever met." The doctor has more than three decades of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and herbology, and offers caring, customized treatments for issues like obesity, infertility, chronic and acute pain, and the symptoms of cancer treatments. The company also offers short- and long-term training courses for people who want to gain the knowledge and skills needed to practice acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 458-2848

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Awaken Now Acupuncture and Wellness

Awaken Now Acupuncture is the office of Dr. Marina Dabcevic, and customers have called the doctor "incredibly knowledgeable" and someone who "truly invests in her clients." Dr. Dabcevic, chiropractor Dr. Mike Buckle, and the company's caring staff are dedicated to helping customers achieve wellness, and relief from conditions such as chronic pain, injuries, stress and depression, insomnia, and fertility problems. Treatments include acupuncture, cupping, far infrared sauna, reflexology, hot stone therapy, and therapeutic deep tissue, prenatal, and infant massage.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 745-8334

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Craig Swogger, L.Ac, Dipl. OM

Craig Swogger is a licensed acupuncturist who holds a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and combines Western science and Eastern natural treatments to help customers achieve greater health and wellbeing. Available holistic treatments include acupuncture, magnet therapy, cupping, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and electropuncture. Customers have called Craig Swogger "an amazing communicator" who is "intuitive, efficient, and caring and generous." In addition to natural therapies, the company offers nutritional and lifestyle counseling, and advice and education about herbal supplements and medicinal plants.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 473-2020

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Dr. Mindy Boxer

Dr. Mindy Boxer offers more than 25 years of experience in acupuncture, natural medicine, nutrition, and homeopathy. The company provides natural treatments for men's and women's health and sexual issues, as well as issues with digestion, emotional wellness, addiction, stress, chronic pain, and the symptoms of HIV. Dr. Boxer is one of Southern California's only practitioners of Infertility Acupuncture's Hunyuan Method and offers natural fertility treatments to increase the chances of conceiving. Customers can call, or contact the company on the website to schedule an appointment.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 450-9711

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Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac.O.M.D.

Dr. Nalini Chilkov is a Santa Monica Doctor of Oriental Medicine who offers a range of natural healing therapies and treatments. The company offers specialized treatment and wellness plans that include acupuncture, herbal medicines, massage, and nutritional counseling to help customers heal from injuries, illnesses, and chronic pain, and achieve optimum health and wellbeing. The doctor also provides customized therapy plans for people living with cancer, immune system dysfunctions, toxic exposure, neurological conditions, and hormonal and endocrine imbalances.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 453-5700

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Elaina Greenberg, M.S., L.Ac.

Customers have left excellent reviews about the services provided by acupuncturist Elaina Greenberg, and one customer said: "She is warm, welcoming and makes you feel completely comfortable and safe." The acupuncturist holds a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Bachelors in Organic Chemistry and Phytopharmacology, and interned at the Shu Guang Hospital in Shanghai China. Elaina Greenberg provides natural treatments for autoimmune diseases, chronic and acute pain, women's health issues, respiratory illnesses, and mental and emotional imbalances.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 740-7700

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Elysia LifeCare

Elysia LifeCare is a team of licensed natural medicine professionals who provide expert acupuncture, yoga, detox, and comprehensive wellness services. The company's practitioners are dedicated to the Five Pillars of Health, which include detoxification, hormone balancing, nutrition, physical fitness, and proper organ system function. In addition to customized acupuncture therapies, the company offers individual and small group yoga classes, pre-made and custom-made herbal medicines, and in-depth testing and analyses to pinpoint the sources of illness, imbalances, and disease.

Santa Monica, CA(424) 744-8366

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Health Quest Acupuncture

Health Quest Acupuncture is the practice of Monika Kobylecka, a licensed acupuncturist who holds a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and specializes in the Kiiko Matsumoto Style of acupuncture. The practice is based at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where Monika provides caring treatment for pediatric patients, supervises students in the CHLA-YSU Pediatric Acupuncture Program, and offers acupuncture treatment to the hospital's staff, nurses, and doctors. Monika also teaches introductory Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture classes around the country and the world.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 451-8880

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Heavenly Tides

Heavenly Tides Acupuncture is a Santa Monica alternative medical clinic, and the company's doctor is a Member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The company offers treatments like Tui Na bodywork, cupping, herbal medicines and supplements, and acupuncture, and the doctor helps relieve the symptoms of many different conditions, from allergies to sciatica to infertility. The company also offers rejuvenating facial acupuncture for $125 per 90-minute treatment, and customers can save 20% by purchasing a three- or ten session package.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 753-4899

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Katy Frame Acupuncture & Holistic Sports Medicine

Katy Frame Acupuncture & Holistic Sports Medicine is a full-service natural healing and wellness center. The company offers a range of acupuncture treatments for conditions ranging from ADHD and PMS to migraines and sciatica. Expert hara diagnosis is available, as well as therapies like cupping, Gua Sha, moxibustion, medical qi gong, herbal medicine, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling. Holistic sports medicine and Kinesio taping are available for athletes suffering from chronic injuries and pain, and the company provides cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation.

Pacific Palisades, CA(310) 795-3353

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La PAZ - Centre for the Art of Medicine

Beth-Ellen Fried-Clausen of La PAZ - Centre for the Art of Medicine has more than two decades of experience in health care, and has a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University. The doctor and staff offer natural, holistic treatments for conditions like insomnia, fibromyalgia, infertility, chronic pain, and emotional imbalances. Treatment options include herbal medicines, massage therapy, and pre- and post-natal acupuncture. Prospective customers can schedule treatment on the company's website.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 863-1358

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Los Angeles Acupuncture and Wellness

Los Angeles Acupuncture and Wellness is an alternative health clinic that offers comprehensive, natural wellness services. The company's doctor has more than 20 years of clinical experience, as well as experience in Chinese medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology, and uses a blend of Eastern and Western traditions to help customers struggling with issues like chronic pain, injuries, digestive problems, emotional imbalances, multiple sclerosis, and infertility. The company's treatments include customized acupuncture, tuina massage, nutritional counseling, and herbal medicines.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 917-9136

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Lucy Postolov, L.Ac

Lucy Postolov is a licensed acupuncturist who holds a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, and who was the first licensed acupuncturist to be given full privileges at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Lucy Postolov specializes in treating conditions like infertility, neurological disorders, gynecological disorders, and addictions, and offers specialized acupuncture and treatments for people with cancer who are suffering from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. One happy customer wrote, "Lucy's acupuncture treatments took me from disability to being able to work again."

Los Angeles, CA(310) 444-6212

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Majid and Ahnjel Ali of Ali Optimal Wellness

Majid and Ahnjel Ali of Ali Optimal Wellness are board certified acupuncturists, and customers have called their services "a lifesaver." The company offers a full-service Chinese herbal pharmacy with over 300 medicinal and supplemental herbs, and nutritional counseling, custom exercise programs and support, and professional acupuncture treatments. Customers can also participate in the company's special acupuncture and yoga workshops, and Ali Optimal Wellness will provide customers with itemized superbills to submit to insurance companies.

Culver City, CA(310) 838-4024

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Pacific Bay Integrative Health Center

Pacific Bay Integrative Health Center provides whole-body healing and wellness services, and the company's licensed acupuncturist and herbalist has studied in the U.S. and China to learn the art of Chinese medicine. The company provides a blend of acupuncture, massage therapy, nutritional coaching, and traditional herbs to treat a range of conditions, such as migraines, bladder infections, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, neck, back, and joint pain, and the pain and discomfort caused by pregnancy and childbirth.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 399-4043

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Robert Youngs Acupuncture

The experienced doctor at Robert Youngs Acupuncture is certified in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture and offers a range of natural, holistic medical treatments. The company helps people suffering from conditions like arthritis, addiction, chronic pain, migraines, infertility, and the symptoms of menopause, and offers cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation. Herbs and herbal medicine blends are also available, and the company uses only tested professional-grade herbs. New customers can download the New Patient intake form from the company's website.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 538-0024

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Tao of Medicine and Dr. Hoon Kim

Tao Of Medicine is a Santa Monica acupuncture and functional medicine clinic that offers natural therapies and treatments from an experienced doctor. The company provides a range of treatments options, including radio frequency therapy, cupping, Qigong, moxibustion, ultrasound cavitation, and Sasang Constitutional Medicine. Dr. Hoon Kim's natural treatments help problems like neck, back, and joint pain, fibromyalgia pain, menstrual cramping, migraines, and infertility. One happy customer wrote, "Dr. Kim is amazing at what he does and I highly recommend him to anyone."

Santa Monica, CA(310) 401-3347

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Thumos Health Center

The certified professionals at Thumos Health Center specialize in acupuncture and Chinese herbology and treat a range of health and wellness issues. The company's acupuncture treatments are customized for each customer and are used for a variety of conditions such as infertility, menstrual pain, chronic headaches, neck and back pain, digestive issues, addictions, and weakened immune systems. The company's herbal medicines are safe and custom-blended to help increase immunity, ease allergy symptoms, and increase fertility.

Pacific Palisades, CA(310) 927-2792

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UpRise Classical Pilates & Acupuncture

UpRise Classical Pilates & Acupuncture is a team of certified wellness professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality of natural healthcare and fitness support. The company offers a selection of group and private Pilates classes, and a professional Pilates certification program for aspiring instructors. Acupuncture treatments are available for a range of conditions and issues such as addictions, arthritis, Bell's palsy, chronic back and neck pain, and to treat the effects of strokes and cancer treatments.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 899-9591

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Wren Acupuncture

Wren Acupuncture is a Santa Monica-based acupuncture clinic owned by Tamara Tifft, L.Ac. Tamara received her Masters in Acupuncture and Herbology from the Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and is certified as a licensed professional in Traditional Chinese Medicine by the state of California. She has been in private practice for over 11 years, and her previous experience as an acupuncturist in rehabilitation centers in Malibu provided her with insight into a wide range of conditions. Tamara specializes in pain management, stress related disorders, addiction, women's health, and gastrointestinal disorders. Services include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and herbology.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 395-3111

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