Find an Acupuncturist near South Pasadena, CA

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Top 10 Acupuncturists near South Pasadena, CA

Avatar for Energetic Alchemy Van Nuys, CA Thumbtack
Avatar for Energetic Alchemy Van Nuys, CA Thumbtack
8. Energetic Alchemy
4.9 from 34 reviews
4.9 (34)
4.9 (34)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves South Pasadena, CA
"I had a lower back issue. Dorothy addressed the emotional causes underneath this affliction. I could see she was correct in her assessment. She treated the physical, mental, & emotional nature of my pain. Even better, she introduced me to some tools I can use to continue my healing process. I went to her place for a 3 hour session. She was most accommodating in booking me at my earliest convenience. The session was like a magical mystery tour with her giving me the keys at the end. We went well pass the 3 hours; she's generous with her time & knowledge. I heartily recommend her to anyone who has an interest or need in individual and/or collective healing. I use to be skeptical of many of the concepts Dorothy represents, but no more. Working with her has opened my eyes. I was so impressed with Dorothy's private session that I booked a spot in her weekend workshop. Let me tell you that she offers so much more than standard Reiki attunements & initiations. I know because I received Usui Reiki I & II years ago. It's great stuff but Dorothy's incredible development of it along with her bag of Energetic Alchemy tools gives the sincere student a supersonic heavyweight lift into the endless stratosphere of compassionate healing awareness. Don't delay, please investigate what she has to offer. Thank you, Miss Dorothy; you're lovely, elegant, & wise."

$125/session

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$125/session

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Avatar for Dianne Rini -Healthy Life Coach/REIKI- CLH Venice, CA Thumbtack
Avatar for Dianne Rini -Healthy Life Coach/REIKI- CLH Venice, CA Thumbtack
9. Dianne Rini -Healthy Life Coach/REIKI- CLH
5.0 from 5 reviews
5.0 (5)
5.0 (5)
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves South Pasadena, CA
"Dianne has been a warm, bright white guiding light in my life for the past 2 years. I went to Dianne when I was straight out of rehab where I recovering from over a decade of addictive behaviors and depression. I was overwhelmed with the direction I wanted my life to go in, and felt broken down in many ways. Dianne's abundance of love, her caring nature and warm spirit uplifted and helped to restore me in both health and spirit in unimaginable ways. Within a few months I found myself living a healthier, happier and successful life unlike I've lived up until that point. She taught me everything I needed to know about proper nutrition, positive thinking methods and guided me through important steps I needed to take in order to live as a healthy, responsible adult. I felt myself loving myself more and appreciating life with the help of Dianne's loving energy healings. Every session Dianne would surprise me with thoughtful and kind gifts such as healthy snacks, journals to write in, books to read and cleansing bath salts and ointments. Through her naturally giving and loving nature, I felt the guidance and nourishment that helped me to take steps at loving myself more and more. Between sessions Dianne always emails me to check in or sends me positive articles to read or simply to send me a loving message. Since seeing her, my life has increased exponentially in every way possible. Financially, I am able to do what I absolutely love every day and support myself making a living off of my passions. Health wise, I have been able to maintain a healthy weight, have not struggled with any sicknesses and I have an increased positive mood and energy. All of my personal relationships have been restored and I am engaging in activities that bring me joy. The biggest change of all is how I have grown to love and appreciate myself more than ever before. Dianne is a plethora of knowledge - she has a holistic remedy, amazing guidance and loving words that help me to properly assess every situation that occurs in my life. I fully trust Dianne with my life and forever am grateful that the angel that is her has come into my life at the time she has. I truly believe everyone can benefit from having the presence of Dianne's positive and loving soul in their lives. Brittany Curcio / Fashion Designer & Seamstress"
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What is Reiki and how does it work?

Reiki is a type of wellness bodywork, often referred to as energy work, that originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners offer this traditional healing technique with the intent of manipulating the flow of energy through the client’s body. Unlike massage, Reiki uses minimal — if any — pressure, focusing on stimulating energy flow rather than working the soft tissue and muscles. This movement of energy is done to improve mental, emotional and physical health. Reiki is touted for its stress relief and ability to ease tension. It can also improve mental clarity, release stress and tension, manage pain, or help with spiritual growth. It is said that Reiki practitioners act as a channel for a universal life force to help support a client’s natural ability to heal. Reiki sessions often last 30 to 90 minutes, with prices varying based on session length, background and experience of the provider, and where you live. Nationally, the average price range for a Reiki session is $60-$80.  

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

There are many proven health benefits of acupuncture, whether you’re seeking short-term relief or need help with a chronic health condition. This alternative healing is likely why millions of adults nationwide get acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture provides pain relief, can help speed the body’s natural healing process, and has also been proved to have positive outcomes on mental health concerns such as depression. Acupuncture can also help relieve discomfort associated with chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, acupuncture has been proved to be effective in helping cancer patients manage pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia (dry mouth), neuropathy (nervous system problems), anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances, according to Cancer.gov. Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to opioids and other pain medications, which not only are hard on the body but also present the risk of addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found that people had less pain or were better able to manage pain when they received acupuncture as part of their health treatment.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s natural healing powers. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into specific points on the body to influence the body’s energy flow and help the body heal itself in a natural way. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy (called qi in Chinese) in the body. The acupuncturist places whisper-thin needles into the arms, back, neck and other areas where the chi (or energy flow) has been blocked. The acupuncture needles stimulate points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. These pathways — called “meridians” — become re-stimulated by the needles to bring blood and healing to the body. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been proved to relieve pain and help provide healing and relief from painful symptoms associated with everything from headaches to asthma to cancer. Western medicine sees the use of the needles as a way to stimulate the body’s nervous system, thereby prompting healing.

What can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer to headaches to sciatic nerve pain. It may also be useful for:

  • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, wrist and ankle pain, sciatic pain, nerve pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work-related injuries, TMJ, and carpal tunnel
  • Whiplash and injuries from automobile accidents
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emotional issues: Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
  • Women’s health: Prenatal and postpartum care, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, symptoms of menopause and infertility
  • Pediatric problems such as bedwetting, digestive upset, ear infection, allergies, hyperactivity and injury treatment
  • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, acute and chronic cough, allergies, and chronic sinus problems
  • Men’s health problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, male infertility, urination difficulties and prostate problems
  • Miscellaneous conditions such as fatigue, adrenal fatigue, vertigo and dizziness, eye and vision problems, and tooth, jaw and dental issues

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is classified as an alternative healing method, but licensed naturopathic doctors share some of the same academic background as conventional medical doctors and can often prescribe some medications. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), naturopathic medicine is holistic care that addresses a wide range of problems including (but not limited to) allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic medicine aims to strengthen and empower the body and its organs to heal itself through low-force interventions. Here are some examples of the type of medical services often provided by naturopathic doctors, as cited by the AANP:

  • Clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Botanical medicine
  • Naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy)
  • Hygiene
  • Counseling
  • Minor surgery
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intravenous and injection therapy
  • Naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth)
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