Support HR3849 – Acupuncture for Veterans, Seniors and Active Military

Americans should have access to acupuncture as a healthcare choice. Acupuncture can help with the side effects of PTSD and reduce the 22 veteran suicides per day. Help the 50 million Americans who wake up every day with chronic pain and … Read More

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Neysa DeMann, M.A. MFT

I am pleased to announce that Neysa DeMann, M.A., MFT has opened her office in the upstairs space at L.A. Wellness.  Here is Neysa’s introduction in her own words: My name is Neysa DeMann and I am a licensed Marriage and Family … Read More

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L.A. Wellness rated best acupuncture in Los Angeles

Where do you find the best acupuncture in Los Angeles, you ask? We are delighted to have been ranked in the top 20 acupuncture clinics of 291 in Los Angeles in 2016.  See the others who ranked among us.

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Joe Teaching Mindfulness Class at Southbay Yoga Conference

I will be be presenting at the Southbay Yoga Conference happening September 23-25 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.  The class is entitled: Accessing the Inner Teacher through Acceptance & Inquiry and is on Sunday, September 25th from noon to 1:30p.  You can learn more … Read More

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Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain, trial shows

If you have received acupuncture treatment as an alternative to medication for pain management, the findings of this recent Melbourne emergency department study may come as no surprise to you.  The powers that be are, however, slow to acknowledge the efficacy of this ancient medicine. … Read More

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“Just Be Yourself.” How?

“Just be yourself!” I used to cringe when I heard that phrase. “How do I do that?,” I thought. But over the years, little by little, through each interaction and relationship, I am finding my own answer. I learn to … Read More

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El Segundo Artwalk 2016

How did summer sneak up on us so quickly?  The second annual El Segundo Art Walk is just around the corner and L.A. Wellness has been invited to participate again.  So, save the dates: June 16th, July 21st, and August … Read More

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What’s with the ear points?

A few clients recently asked me about the purpose of ear acupuncture points, so I decided to offer a little explanation about why I use them and how they work. One of the functions of ear points is to induce the relaxation response. “Repeated activation … Read More

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Are Standing desks a good idea?

Because I find sitting at a desk to be uncomfortable, I installed a sit/stand up workstation at the office. As a matter of fact, I am typing at it right now. The setup is adjustable and allows me to either … Read More

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Nobody knows how to meditate

“Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon​ ​in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is … Read More

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How are You? – Part 2

My last post, “How are you today?” focused on the importance of feeling and expressing our emotions. Today we will look at the “how to” behind this. How do we become more emotionally aware? How do we make peace with our … Read More

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“How are you today?”

When the checkout clerk asks you how you are doing, how do you answer? Do you dutifully respond with “I’m well, thanks” even when you are really feeling lousy? What if, instead, you paused to tune in to what emotion was present? What if, before … Read More

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