L.A. Wellness provides holistic healthcare, including acupuncture, Somatic Experiencing®, craniosacral unwinding and Chinese herbs to the Manhattan Beach, El Segundo and Los Angeles communities. Since 2002, Joe Curcio, LAc SEP MTOM BSMet has used a truly holistic approach to help people feel more fully alive and connected.


Joe Curcio, L. Ac., SEP, MTOM, BScMET

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Joe Curcio, L. Ac

Joe Curcio, L. Ac. offers acupuncture, Somatic Experiencing®, herbal medicine, and craniosacral unwinding therapy to clients. Joe, the founder and director of L.A. Wellness, uses a practical and holistic approach to healing. Learn more about Joe…


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Initial Consultation and Treatment
  • Full Health Inventory & Evaluation
  • Acupuncture Treatment
  • Recommended Program of Care
  • Supplement & Herbal Prescription
  • Lifestyle Recommendations
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  • Follow-Up Evaluation (as needed)
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Somatic Experiencing
  • Regain your sense of vitality
  • Resolve anxiety and depression
  • Increase resilience amidst stress
  • Reframe and transform negative experiences
  • Experience a more positive sense of self
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Craniosacral Unwinding

Craniosacral Unwinding is a system of gentle touch designed to enhance the functioning of the membranes, tissues, fluids, and bones surrounding or associated with the brain and spinal cord.  It is a very powerful energy medicine that helps heal trauma, move forward in life when feeling stuck, and deepen your sense of connection with yourself. This 50 minute session consists of an initial dialog about where you are in life and intentions for the session, followed by the hands on therapy. The practitioner moves between the poles of employing specific protocols to elicit a desired physiological response to moving intuitively to areas of the body that are asking for care. Learn more…

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Herbal Consultation

This service is offered for clients seeking to obtain a diagnosis and herbal prescription from a highly herbalist without receiving acupuncture care.  Our practitioner will obtain information about your health concern and prescribe a custom herbal formulation to address your condition. Herbal supplements available for an additional charge. Call to find out more.

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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of healing in which a local suction is created on the skin; this therapy increases blood flow in order to promote healing and enhance immunity.  This service is offered as an add-on to acupuncture care, and also offered as a stand-alone service.

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Somatic Experiencing

You may schedule a full 50 minute Somatic Experiencing (SE) session, or choose 20 minutes of SE followed by a full acupuncture session. SE is a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine. The development of the technique was inspired by the observation that wild prey animals, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized. Animals in the wild utilize innate mechanisms to regulate and discharge the high levels of energy arousal associated with defensive survival behaviors. These mechanisms provide animals with a built-in “immunity’’ to trauma that enables them to return to a normal state following highly ‘’charged’’ life-threatening experiences.

SE employs awareness of body sensation to help people “renegotiate” and heal rather than re-live or re-enact trauma. Through guidance of the bodily “felt sense,” highly aroused survival energies are safely experienced and gradually discharged. SE may employ touch in support of the renegotiation process. SE “titrates” experience (breaks down into small, incremental steps), rather than evoking catharsis – which can overwhelm the regulatory mechanisms of the organism.  SE can result in a number of benefits to you, such as relief of traumatic stress symptoms, increased resiliency, and resourcefulness. Joe is a fully credentialed SEP who also assists SE trainings.

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Below are a few excerpts of testimonials from clients, but to get a better sense of the results you may expect from receiving care from us, please visit us on yelp 1445648262_yelp.

"The level of concern and concentrated effort Joe gives to his patients sets him apart from other practitioners. Joe is the best listener I have ever met."
Nathan S.Satisfied Client
"I can't be in better hands. Joe's extensive knowledge, attention to my specific case, and bedside manners have directly contributed to my improved health."
Andrea R.Satisfied Client
"I highly recommend Joe to anyone and everyone who has had trouble with pregnancy and who wants to have a healthy baby!"
Shannon M.Satisfied Client



Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed Weekends

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