Los Angeles Acupuncture

Los Angeles Acupuncture and Wellness provides Traditional Chinese Medicine, an ancient system of
natural medicine that can be used to treat many ailments.

What Can Acupuncture Do For Me?

What Is Acupuncture?

Dr. Laurie Binder provides Acupuncture, an ancient system of complementary medicine that involves stimulation of various points on the body (referred to as acu-points) with tiny sterile needles. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can be used to harmonize the body for optimum health, improve fertility, alleviate pain and treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in China thousands of years ago, traditional Chinese medicine is now widely practiced in the West. Doctor Binder blends traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and her extensive background in Western medicine as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Laurie Binder provides the best and highest standard of health care for her patients, combining the ancient wisdom of TCM with modern medical science for total, whole body care.

Los Angeles Acupuncturist

Dr. Laurie Binder LAc RNCNP Doctor of Acupuncture RILB

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Los Angeles Acupuncture Treatments and Services

Natural Health and Wellness

Acupuncture works by manipulating and enhancing Qi. Qi (chee) is described as the vital force in the body.

Los Angeles Acupuncture Fertility Treatment

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Fertility

Fertility Treatments To Achieve Pregnancy

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine has been used as far back as the 1st century to improve fertility and bolster reproductive health in women.

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Natural Fertility and Childbirth

Acupuncture, acupressure and traditional Chinese medicine should be the first fertility assistance you seek out.  Many patients achieve success naturally without needing to pursue western fertility treatment.  Preparing for a natural childbirth can facilitate an easier pregnancy and delivery.

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Infertility – TCM adjunct to Western fertility treatments including IVF

A German study reported in 2002 showed that women who were already in the process of IVF (in vitro fertilization), had a sixty-five percent increased chance of getting pregnant when combined with acupuncture.  TCM Treatments leading up to IVF can also increase response to medication while reducing side effects.

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Support Throughout Your Pregnancy

Traditional Chinese medicine has effective therapies for dealing with side effects of pregnancy and restoration after birth.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

The needles are sterile, for one use and come in a sterilized package. After every use, they are immediately discarded.

Six to ten treatments is the minimum for most conditions.

The needles used in acupuncture are semiflexible and extremely thin. Reaction varies from person to person, but for the most part the needles do not hurt. On average, the needles are only inserted half an inch deep.

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Acupuncture for Women's Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Womens Health

Acupuncture can relieve menstrual cramps during the menses itself. With regular treatments leading up to her period, the pain can be avoided completely. TCM successfully treats the following women’s health issues: dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation – irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhea, perimenopause, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and more. Read More about women’s health

Natural Treatment for PMS

Nearly 85 percent of women experience symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), including loss of sleep, headache, hot flashes, skin blemishes, back and muscle aches, mood swings and decreased concentration. Many women try numerous therapies, both pharmaceutical and natural. However, studies show acupuncture for PMS works to relieve many symptoms. Consider the details of the research – Read more about PMS treatments

Natural Treatment for Menopause

Menopause. It’s a word that can create anxiety for many women, and confusion for even more. What is menopause? How does it affect a woman’s well-being and what can be done to help alleviate the aggravating symptoms and changes that occur? Dr. Laurie Binder works to both help educate and treat women through all phases of their lives, including during menopause. Read more about menopause

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Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Traditional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture in Los Angeles
Natural and Drug Free Pain Solutions
Back Pain

Many people who have back pain say they’ve tried everything — heating pads, medication, stretches — and that nothing has helped.

One thing they have not have considered: Acupuncture for Back Pain.


Migraines, as well as any other disorder or condition, are caused by a disturbance in our life energy, also known as Qi. Migraines are typically caused by the stagnation of energies in the body. Regular treatments can correct this imbalance to prevent recurrences and stop active migraines.


Laurie has worked with patients complaining of intense sciatic pain with excellent results, several having the pain resolved in just 1-2 treatments. Read more about sciatica treatment.

Musculoskeletal Pain

This includes acute and chronic pain in other parts of the body like muscles, tendons, joints and bones. Regular treatments can be used to relieve pain caused by trauma, postural issues, repetitive motions and overuse. Examples include neck pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, wrist, hip knee pain, sports injuries, work related injuries and more. Read more about acupuncture for pain.

Abdominal Pain and Digestion

Gastrointestinal problems, digestive issues and chronic stomach pain are effectively treated naturally with TCM treatments. Learn more about acupuncture for acid reflux and more gastrointestinal issues.

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Acupuncture for Stress Relief


At one time or another, most of us experience stress. Feeling stress is a healthy response to events in our lives that are beyond our control. The stress response stems from the physical “fight or flight” syndrome that all animals experience when in dangerous or life-threatening situations. If this stress is chronic and consistent there can be long term physical and mental effects. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used to relieve stress for centuries. A new study published in the Journal of Endocrinology shows that…   More about stress relief


Anxiety may occur with long-term or chronic stressful situations. Chronic overthinking, overworry, or racing thoughts can lead to a panic disorder or anxiety attack. Similar to stress reactions, they can cause physical symptoms that over time can create imbalance and ultimately disease. There are treatments that quiet the mind and calm the Shen. These points work immediately, and can have a calming effect for several days.   More about acupuncture for anxiety


Insomnia may be caused by stress, traumatic events, or physical changes such as menopause. Traditional Oriental Medicine identifies the underlying cause, and rebalance the body for a good nights sleep. Read More

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Traditional Chinese Medicine For Natural Health

Wellness, Balance, Lifestyle Enhancement including Nutritional and Herbal Therapy
Acupuncture Weight Loss

Weight loss can be achieved when acupuncture is combined with our proprietary nutritional program and nutritional counseling. There are many reasons that losing weight can be difficult, and the treatments address many of these issues. The treatment protocol is twice a week for six weeks, and then weekly until the goal is achieved. Losing 1/2 pound to 2 pounds a week can be expected. Read More

Digestion and Gastrointestinal Problems

Over thirty percent of the US population is affected by a type of digestive condition. These conditions can be problems such as acid reflux, food poisoning, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, Crohn’s disease, diarrhea, or ulcerative colitis. Gastrointestinal problems are not usually cured with standard western medications, but effectively treated with oriental medicine. Read More


Nutrition is an essential part of Traditional Chinese medical treatment. In order to correct the imbalances in the body we must evaluate nutrition. Often patients feel they are “eating healthy” because they are taking in fresh vegetables, grains, legumes, and lean protein. There are certain foods that may not be appropriate for those with certain Chinese medical diagnoses. Food is a first step in Chinese medicine. Once the proper diet is followed, substantial health gains will be appreciated. Read More

Chinese Herbal Therapy

Along with having TCM treatments and following an appropriate diet, an additional step in achieving balanced Qi may include taking specific Chinese herbs. As with diet, herbal therapy make the treatments more powerful. Herbal therapy has been used for thousands of years and there are many classic formulas and individual herbs that work well for patients in today’s world. Read More

Quit Smoking

Acupuncture has been used to help fight addiction of all kinds. This includes quitting smoking. It calms the mind, reduces irritability, and quells cravings by draining toxins from the body. Traditional Oriental Medicine has proven a high degree of success in helping cigarette smokers to quit. Acupuncture can alleviate withdrawal symptoms like moodiness, restlessness, and jitters. A study by the University of Oslo has found that. Read More

Weight Loss and Appetite Control

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been successfully practiced in the Orient for over 2500 years. Though relatively new to the US, acupuncture has been the mainstay of medical care in the Far East and commonly used in Europe. Acupuncture is now widely respected and referrals to acupuncturists are frequently made by many health care practitioners as an effective treatment for many maladies.

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New! Enhance Your Fertility With Dr. Laurie Binder's Acupressure For Fertilty DVD

Acupressure for Fertility DVD by Dr Laurie Binder Natural-Mother.com

Use Laurie’s DVD to use Acupressure and nutrition to enhance your fertility quotent so you can achieve a successful pregnancy with or without medical assistance

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New! Enhance Your Fertility With Dr. Laurie Binder's Acupressure For Fertilty DVD
acupressure for childbirth

Use Laurie’s Childbirth DVD to learn Acupressure points and breathing techniques for an easier and more enjoyable childbirth experience.

Shows you how to:

  • Use simple Acupressure points that anyone can apply
  • Sustain a healthy pregnancy
  • Encourage and advance labor
  • Soothe Mother’s anxiety
  • Comfort the Mother
  • Involve your partner
  • Know when you should head to the hospital
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Laurie is the Best! Her treatments have been so helpful for my optimal wellness, especially in times of extra stress. Highly recommended!
Tyler Sussman
Tyler Sussman
I was not a believer in acupuncture but my trainer insisted that I go and try it for several issues I had going on. Laurie was great. She was very patient with me when I listed all my health concerns. She was very considerate and caring. She explained my conditions in traditional Chinese medical terms which made a lot of sense to me. I was concerned that the actual treatment with acupuncture would hurt but it didn’t at all and I felt great after! Acupuncture works! Highly recommend.
Jeffrey Nicholas
Jeffrey Nicholas
Laurie is the best acupuncturist in Los Angeles! She keeps my periods regular and pain free and treats my chronic back pain to keep me moving!
Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson
I truly wish I could give Dr. Laurie Binder more than "5 Stars" as she's worth at least 10! She has truly transformed my life in a very short time. I started meeting with Laurie about 5 weeks ago, having never done acupuncture and not knowing what to expect. She was so kind, ebullient, compassionate and patient (I ask a LOT of questions) while explaining the procedure, the needle point placements, the history of acupuncture and the benefits of the therapy. Just by taking a quick glance at my tongue and feeling my pulse, she was able to diagnose a Spleen Qi Deficiency. Obviously, I had no clue what that meant, but when she started listing the symptoms--chronic fatigue, anxiety, being a worrywart, trouble losing excess weight, bloating and gas--the diagnosis was spot on! And, honestly, I had resigned myself to the fact that "that's just who I was" at this point in life. But to my extreme delight, after just one treatment with Laurie I noticed tremendous improvements in most of these areas. Almost instantly, that incessant chatter and worry that had filled my brain for years was quieted; and, it has continually diminished with each additional treatment. I now have a clear headspace and can focus on things that matter and bring me joy - I signed up with a Personal Trainer (I had been "thinking about it" for 2+ years), I am eating a clean/healthy diet for the first time EVER, I have let go of toxic/unhealthy relationships that I held onto for far too long and I just signed the lease on a new apartment after vacillating for the last 6 months. All of this in 5 weeks! In addition to those tangible "life" changes, my energy is phenomenal, my sleep has improved, I have little to no mood swings (I'm a Cancer lol) and I am the happiest I have been in many many years. I can't thank Laurie enough for her truly gifted work. I am, quite frankly, amazed by just how quickly and dramatically she has helped me transform my life for the better. I recommend her without reservation.
Simon Smith
Simon Smith
Laurie gets six stars in my book. She is attentive, knowledgeable and a healer. She has always been present with me...every single time I've seen her. In my opinion, there is nothing more important, comforting and healing than that
Stephen Capaldo
Stephen Capaldo
Acupuncture may not be for everyone, but if you have a fear of needles, please don't let that be a factor in seeking treatment from Dr. Binder. Acupuncture needles are so thin that the sensation you feel is more like a "zing" than a pin prick. I know, because I'm one of those people who really doesn't like needles at all. It took me a long time to try acupuncture as a way to relieve some aches and pains that otherwise wouldn't go away. I tried massage, body work, chiropractic, everything but would wake up feeling stiff and tired - no it wasn't my mattress or pillow. After two treatments with Dr. Binder my energy levels had increased dramatically and my aches and pains were gone. Really. Since then, I have found acupuncture treatments to help a variety of issues in a natural, healing way rather than seeking medications that only mask symptoms. Dr. Binder is a kind, caring, healing person with an abundence of knowledge and an excellent "bedside manner." Her offices are calm and soothing and so is her treatment process. I highly recommend her to anyone, especially those of you who are not fans of needles.
Jill Mazur
Jill Mazur
I have seen Laurie for just over one month regarding weight loss. I have lost 10lbs so easily. Her acupuncture and her diet sheet is amazing. There was no pain but lots of gain (loss) in weight! I have never been so happy with any other method of weight loss, her scheme is enjoyable and certainly gets the results.
Victor Green
Victor Green
I started going to Laurie for pain. It was my first time receiving acupuncture and really didn't know what to expect. Laurie's office is comfortable, relaxing and quiet. Laurie took the time to discuss my concerns. She really listened and really made me feel comfortable my first time. I am very active; I was in a lot of pain and discomfort and did not know how to manage that. Within a few sessions with her I could feel a great difference in my over all heath and had a lot less pain. Every time I see her I feel better. She is truly amazing at her work and really knows what she is doing. She has changed my life and helped me get my body running it's best with very little pain throughout my day. I see her weekly and her services only get better, she never rushes my appointment, she always listens to my needs and I truly feel better every time I see her. Not just after the session but truly better and the pain does not come back. It's amazing, some of the issues I have had my entire adult life and have been seen by several doctors and they could never help me. Laurie is helping me with these issues and I have incredible results from her. I would highly recommend her acupuncture and alternative health services. She knows what she's doing and truly cares about her patients and bettering their health.
Gia Genau
Gia Genau
I'm so glad I found this wonderful acupuncturist in Dr. Laurie! I have had acupuncture with several practitioners but Laurie is the best. Great bedside manner and you can tell she genuinely cares about her patients.
Jim Carraway
Jim Carraway
I have had back pain for years and haven’t been able to find relief with doctors. Dr. Binder was very companionate, listened to my complaints, and was extremely thorough. Dr. Binder is very knowledgeable and explained the process in a way that was easy to comprehend. I felt at ease with her and the process was painless. I felt immediate relief after my first treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Binder for any ailment you may have.
Elaina Hassan
Elaina Hassan
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