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Is Acupuncture "Real" Medicine?

Yes. Acupuncture is no longer considered "Alternative Medicine". In the state of California, Licensed Acupuncturists are considered Primary Care Providors and work alongside MDs, are employed in hospitals, and treatments are covered by most health insurance plans. Acupuncture is Evidence Based Medicine and is safely used by millions of Americans every year. Licensed Acupuncturists undergo many years of extensive education, including in-depth Western Medical training. I have passed comprehensive board examinations for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and am licensed by the state of California. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

* Only receive Acupuncture by a Licensed Acupuncturist! Physical Therapists and MDs receive "certificates" in a weekend course and call their treatments Acupuncture or "Dry Needling". A weekend course or certification cannot properly train ANYONE to deliver the care and knowledge of a properly Licensed Acupuncturist. And "Dry Needling" basically means you are getting acupuncture from an untrained practitioner.

What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies (disease and pain) as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, I am able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture works by triggering the body's innate healing ability and can be beneficial for many health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture. Click here to see a list of these conditions. 

Mend treats infants, children, teenagers, women, men and the elderly. Stacy Lauren-Kon has added training in Chinese Medical Pediatrics. 

Read our blog on the specific of how Acupuncture is powerful tool in the fight against chronic pain....

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Mend is located in the heart of Los Feliz Village.

2016 Hillhurst Ave.

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* There is plenty of street parking as well as 1 hour parking across the street at Albertson's.

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