Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine Therapy, Exercise, and Lifestyle Counseling- Studio City, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, Burbank, & NoHo Arts District, CA
My approach to care emphasizes the important role of mental-emotional wellbeing in health and disease. I enjoy working with a wide range of mind-body concerns, with a focus on change and cultivating wellness.
Acid reflux (GERDS), heartburn, epigastric pain, gastric ulcer, gastritis, nausea, vomiting, Gallbladder disorder, Gallstones, Liver dysfunction, bloating, constipation, obesity, Crohn’s disease, colitis, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), food allergy and poisoning, indigestion, and more.
I embrace an integrative and functional medicine approach to care, with a focus on balancing digestive function and alleviating mental-emotional stress, relieving physical pain and discomfort, and improving sleep through the use of acupuncture, plant-based nutrition, herbal medicine, meditation, and exercise.
As a new client, your treatment is broken into three parts:
Each part is described below in more detail.
Your First Visit includes:
- a thorough consultation so I can learn about your health history, symptoms, and personal health goals
- an examination of various body systems and functions
- your first acupuncture treatment, including any related treatment (ie PEMF, heat, cupping, reiki, massage, etc)
- a problem-focused consultation for dietary and lifestyle modification, including the use of supplements
- a recommendation for Case Review (if needed)
Follow-Up Visits are scheduled to meet your individualized health goals. In general, visits are spread across one or more weeks from the initial visit. These can include stand-alone acupuncture or health consulting visits, or hybrid visits that involve both.
For more information about what a typical first visit with me looks like and what to expect with ongoing treatment, please CLICK HERE.
The Case Review is recommended for people with complex health conditions that require a more broad and detailed analysis than what can be done during your initial or follow-up visits. In these instances, you will be recommended for a Case Review. The goal is to target the underlying root factors influencing your health and lay out a more detailed and personalized treatment plan.
The Case Review includes:
- in-depth research, analysis and review of your condition, including relevant lab testing
- comprehensive consultation for dietary and lifestyle modifcation, including the use of supplements
Please Note: Does not include costs for lab work.
People who do best under my care:
- Don’t want to rely on unnecessary use of drugs or medical intervention (including chiropractic, acupuncture, etc)
- Are interested in discovering the underlying cause of their problems, instead of suppressing symptoms
- Are motivated to play an active role in their own healing process
- Are willing to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to support health and well-being
To be accessible to more people and help produce better results, I operate on a sliding fee scale structure. This means you choose to pay an amount on my fee scale that you can comfortably commit to paying.
Sliding Fee Scale
$55 — $88 per visit
Please note that all nutritional and herbal medicine supplements are sold separately.
For more information about fees and payment please call (818) 850-3050, or send message.
Case Review (if needed)
Q: Do you accept insurance for payment?
A: I am an out-of-network provider for most major insurance plans that provide acupuncture benefits and would be more than happy to verify whether or not I can accept your insurance as payment.
However, due to several restrictions commonly associated with insurance coverage for acupuncture and the difficulty in collecting fair and reasonable payment from insurance companies in a timely manner, I typically do not accept insurance for payment.
More commonly, for those that would like to try to use their insurance to pay for services I'll provide you with a medical invoice known as a "superbill" that shows the details of your visit with me and what was paid to my office. You may submit "superbills" directly to your insurance company to begin the claims process and receive direct reimbursement based on the terms of your policy and agreement with your insurer.
To learn more about using your insurance for payment or to begin the insurance verification process, please send me a message.
Q: Do you accept payment plans?
A: No, I do not have payment plans.
Q: Can you help my specific condition?
A: I can help improve a wide variety of interrelated signs and symptoms and biomedically defined diseases primarily by addressing underlying conditions of poor health such as disorders of the digestive system, or immune system, or nutrient imbalances, etc. The best way to find out if I can help with your specific condition is to schedule an Initial Visit by calling 818-850-3050 or send us a message.
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