Preparing for Surgery

There are a number of steps one can take to not only decrease anxiety and discomfort associated with surgery, but also to speed up recovery time. One important and little known step in preparing for an operation is to talk to … Read More


Kaizen is the Japanese art of relatively small, continuous improvements. I first learned about this idea way back when I was an engineer working in aerospace. I was in a class about quality control and learned that Japanese automotive firms used the … Read More

Now In-Network with Blue Shield of CA

Just a quick note to let you know L.A. Wellness is now a preferred provider with Blue Shield of California, so call or email if you are with Blue Shield of CA and you’d like to have your acupuncture insurance … Read More

9 Ways Acupuncture Heals Mind, Body & Spirit

Yesterday, a client asked me to forward something I have posted on the wall at L.A. Wellness, and I thought, “Why not share it with everyone?” Here is how acupuncture heals mind, body, and spirit: Increased life span: Acupuncture has … Read More

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

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

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.

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

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

“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

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

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