Photo by Abigail Morgan, all rights reserved. 

Photo by Abigail Morgan, all rights reserved. 

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries to treat all kinds of issues, from chronic disease to acute pain.  One of the most common reasons people seek Acupuncture and Chinese Medical care is for Stress.  

Every single day in our clinic, we see patients who are suffering from stress disorders, psychoemotional imbalance and hormonal disregulation.  They may complain of some or all of the following:

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Insomnia
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Stress or "Burnout"
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia 

Recent studies have shown the reasons WHY Acupuncture can be so effective for stress and anxiety, explaining it according to a Western biomedical model: i.e., acupuncture reduces stress hormonal concentrations in the blood.

Read the Huffington Post article here: "Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding of Why The Ancient Practice Eases Anxiety."

A Cardiologist explains why he prescribes acupuncture to his patients.  

Read Abigail's blog post on Parenting Stress and the importance of the overlooked lunch break. 

From a Chinese Medical perspective, acupuncture (along with herbal medicine and dietary therapy) is an effective, safe, non-invasive treatment for stress disorders because it addresses the whole person.  Whether the problem is coming from a deficiency of Yin, Blood, or Qi, Chinese Medicine treats the specific pattern, not just the symptom.  Your acupuncturist will do a thorough examination, come up with a differential diagnosis and plan of care, before deciding which modalities may be best for you.  

We also have years of experience working in conjunction with therapists, psychiatrists and family physicians, in an effort to create the most integrated holistic approach to treating a patient's issues, and can refer you to a local therapist if you need one.

If you are pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine may be particularly helpful for you as a non-drug option.

If you are taking Western medication, that does not mean you can't get acupuncture!  

Please give us a call at 818-392-8797 or click "Book Now" to schedule your initial consultation. 


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The best word to describe Abigail and the health care she provides is "'impeccable." My husband and I have been clients of hers for five years and she has cared for us through pains, sprains, fatigue, stress, pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Without her, I am convinced we would not be as healthy and happy as we are.  We have seldom had the need to see an M.D. because Abigail is always able to diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing us with the help of herbs, tinctures, massage, CranioSacral therapy, and acupuncture.  But the most important quality Abigail brings to her practice is her ability to listen genuinely and with deep compassion. She is frighteningly intelligent and dedicated beyond belief and we count ourselves among her biggest fans.  --T.M., Hollywood