About Dr. Laurie
Meet your Acupuncturist
Doctor of Acupuncture
Laurie Binder LAc, MS, RNCNP, LCCE,
Dr. Laurie Binder LAc is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nurse Practitioner. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and has practiced Chinese medicine for well over a decade. Laurie specializes in fertility and women’s health. Her practice also provides comprehensive care for stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches and digestive issues.
A Los Angeles native, Laurie studied Chinese Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Emperors College in Santa Monica. Her extensive training also includes Integrative Health at UCLA, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Hospital, Nursing at Santa Monica College and Community Health Education at Cal State University – Northridge.
Through years of treating women’s health and fertility, Laurie incorporates mind-body exercises like qigong, bodywork known as tuina, herbal and nutrition therapies and meditation. Laurie blends Eastern and Western traditions to provide optimum results for her patients. She excels at partnering with them to achieve their goals, improve their quality of life, and support their journey as they explore their greatest potential in health.
Laurie’s love of medicine and healing has been life-long. She began her career as a nurse working in Labor and Delivery, and then as an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys using the medicine to address her patients’ varying concerns. “I believe that integrative therapies provide patients the least invasive route of treatment for many conditions and should be tried first before invasive procedures,” says Laurie. “Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal from within and I love to introduce my patients to the power of acupuncture in alleviating symptoms and creating the right energetic balance for optimum health.”
What sets Laurie apart from other practitioners is the integrative aspect of her treatments, deep compassion for her patients and passion for her work.
Laurie has shared her expertise on CNN, NBC, MTV, Discovery Health TV, Cosmopolitan magazine and other publications. Her Acupressure DVDs for fertility and childbirth have been sought after by women around the country.
“I look forward to helping you on your journey to radiant health and well-being.” – Laurie Binder, Doctor of Acupuncture
Laurie has been a featured guest on the following television channels and shows as a health expert:
Acupuncture Treatments for
Try acupuncture for fertility before seeking western medical help – for most patients, it’s all they need
Infertility IVF Adjunct
acupuncture more than doubles the chance of IVF patients of getting pregnant
acupuncture works wells for women’s health issues: PMS, Amenorrhea and Irregular Menstruation, Menopause, even Ovarian Cysts, Uterine Fibroids, and Endometriosis
acupuncture works for chronic pain without the need for western drugs
Stress / Anxiety
The endorphins released by acupuncture treatments relieves stress and anxiety for an extended period of time
Acupuncture brings about harmony in the body which allows the body to heal itself
Herbal treatments are selected for the patient’s unique constitution to achieve balance (good health)
Multiple Sclerosis MS
Acupuncture helps with multiple sclerosis symptoms
acupuncture for depression treatments can help without or with western medical models
acupuncture for sports injuries to reduce pain and swelling and promote healing