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Acupuncture Testimonials from Los Angeles Patients


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About Laurie Binder LAc, MS, RNCNP, LCCE, Doctor of Acupuncture

Serving Los Angeles Pacific Palisades Malibu Beverly Hills Santa Monica

From Laurie Binder:

I am very proud to share these testimonials. The work I have done has helped my patients live healthier, create families and live more fulfilled lives. I see them as complements and statements of confidence and satisfaction.

Please read the testimonials below. They address the wide range of imbalances that I treat. They also convey the way I work as a practitioner, and show how important the relationships with my patients are.


I've had frequent headaches for my 25 years since college. A multi-month siege of severe migraine and cluster headaches drove me to consider alternatives to traditional medicine.

I went to Laurie Binder for acupuncture for my migraines and headaches as a "desperate skeptic".

After a few weeks of treatments, the frequency and severity of headaches significantly declined. Soon after that my quality-of-life was back to normal.

I now go sometimes a week or two without a headache! That's a real treat!

I was not an "alternative medicine" kind of person, so I've been VERY pleasantly surprised at the effectiveness of Laurie's acupuncture treatments.

Orlo, Santa Monica, CA

Natural Fertility

Dear Laurie,
I want to sincerely thank you for your caring and thorough treatment during my effort to get pregnant. I feel very lucky to have been treated by someone with your level of expertise in both Western and Chinese medicine.

The pregnancy went very smoothly. I was put on bed rest of 35 weeks for placental insufficiency and the delivery was induced at 38 weeks, but all went well.

Baby Shayna was born on July 22nd at 5 lbs, 14 oz and you can see how cute she is!

Thank you again! - Deb, West Los Angeles

IVF Adjunct for Infertility

On December 20 at 0805 hrs. our little miracle (Zalen) was born. He weighed in at a hefty 6 lbs. 6 oz. and was 18 3/4 inches!!! I have been meaning to write to you for the last four months! However, it seems like it takes me forever to get around to doing anything- Taking a shower, eating and of course feeding the little monster are my main activities!!! Remember those days???

Anyway, I wanted to say thanks for all your help. Your kindness and positive attitude meant a lot to me during a crucial time that was full of unknowns, ups and downs. You have a special gift that is hard to find in people!

I must say I'm thrilled to be a mom. There is nothing like it on this planet.

We will also be trying another round of IVF with my frozen embryos sometime in the fall. When I see you I will fill you in with everything!!

Again thanks so much for all your help and I look forward to seeing you again!

Sincerely, Susie and Ted (and Zalen... Aka Scooter), Fontana

IVF Adjunct for Infertility

Hi Dr. Laurie,
Hope you are well! We're happy beyond belief with our miracle baby boy. He's so sweet and easy-going.
- A.W., Westchester, Los Angeles, CA

Neck Pain and Natural Childbirth

Laurie Binder is first and foremost an amazing woman. I came in to see Laurie after suffering chronic neck pain which is triggered by family issues, stress, overworking, and/or humidity. I've had this condition "torticolis" which comes and goes ever since I was a child. I have been seeing Laurie for over a year now, and I have not had anymore issues with my neck pain. If I feel the slightest relapse, I go see Laurie and she takes care of it before it gets painful. She worked on me specifically for this at first, and furthermore helped rebalance some things that were troubling me in my family. She is a great listener, a rare caregiver, and helped restore my overall health. Let me just add that I hate needles and never in my life thought I would ever see an acupuncturist, but after looking for a long time online for the perfect person, I found Laurie. The fact she was a nurse for more than 20 years before starting her own practice proved beneficial to me.

I also wanted to get pregnant but did not wish to do so until I was completely well and serene. All of Laurie's treatments helped me achieve this harmony. She works beyond to help her patients and would even squeeze me in her schedule when I was desperate to get well. Whenever I leave Laurie's office, I feel so refreshed that I know I will go see her with any other ailments in the future.

Once I got pregnant, Laurie helped me with acupuncture treatments that facilitates childbirth. Since I wanted a natural birth I was hoping the treatments would help me go into labor before the doctors would induce me. I was also worried because I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, so Laurie helped relieve a lot of anxiety. In fact, the day before I was supposed to get induced, I went into labor. I know acupuncture helped, as well as Laurie's invaluable advice with breathing techniques. Laurie also showed my husband some points he could press to help start labor, and relieve pain during labor. I called them "the eject buttons" and I am sure all of this contributed to smooth my labor. As a result of Laurie's excellent care, my delivery lasted less than 5 hours and I was able to forego the epidural or any other kind of medical assistance to give birth to my perfectly healthy baby girl, Mathilde.

Without Laurie's magic and hard work, I do not think things would've turned out so perfect. By restoring the balance in my wellbeing, I was able to prepare my body for childbearing, exercise during pregnancy and stay healthy and strong in preparation for labor. Now I have a beautiful baby girl, Mathilde who is the sunlight of my day. I would recommend everyone in the world to see Laurie but I'd rather keep her to myself!

Love, Esther - West Los Angeles

Natural Fertility

Here he is! Everett was born last Thursday 10/19 at 11:04am. 9lbs 8oz and 21 1/2 inches.

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Hi Laurie! Hope all is well. I just thought of you and wanted to say hello. Soon after Everett was born we decided to move to Scottsdale, Arizona where I’m from originally. So we’re not in LA anymore! ☹️ but I just wanted to thank you for everything. You’re truly one of the best people I have ever met! I loved coming to see you. You’re a miracle worker and I know coming to see you is what got us our baby!

PS here’s the latest pics of Everett!

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Thanks for everything - literally! Allie - Scottsdale, AZ


I just made a deposit in the bank of my health! I love my acupuncturist! Her treatment isn't all about the needles but also the counsel and care. I hope some day that I will take as good of care of MY patients as she does of hers. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation, Laurie!!!

Ronnie, Brentwood

Natural Fertility

Dear Laurie,
I can't believe this is happening. I feel like I am in a dream! Thanks, Laurie for helping Reyna into this world! Hope to see you after the holidays!

May 2010 be filled with good health and joy! - Sandy, Manhattan Beach

IVF Adjunct for Infertility

Dear Laurie,
Thank you for helping us achieve our dream of having babies! I think I want more and will be contacting you again in the future. I appreciate the kind and compassionate care you provided to me.

All my best, Rosalyn, Playa del Rey

Natural Fertility

Dear Laurie,
Thank you so much for all your support, and in lending your expertise in my journey :-)

We had a beautiful baby girl on December 7 and we have you to thank for it! - G.B., Santa Monica

IVF Adjunct for Infertility

I hope you're doing well and your practice is thriving. It seems like just yesterday I was getting my last acupuncture treatment before our frozen embryo transfer, and here were are, three weeks to go until the TWINS come! Anyway, just checking in to give you the good news (I don't think I ever updated you) and thank you again for a job perfectly done. ;)  - Cyndi, Los Angeles

IVF Adjunct for Infertility

Morning Laurie!
Just want to let you know I had lil' Liam Alexander on Monday May 14th 2012, 5lbs 11oz, I started to be induced, but in the end I had a C Section. We both are doing fantastic! I will email you a picture for your website in the next couple of days.

Thanks again for everything :-) J.M. Venice

IVF Adjunct for Infertility

Laurie Binder has truly blessed me and our family, not only by providing exceptional care, but by guiding and supporting me through infertility, miscarriages and finally a successful pregnancy and birth of my daughter. I was new and somewhat skeptical about acupuncture, but I am now a firm believer in this form of treatment, as well as the herbal supplements. I will be forever grateful to Laurie for her excellent care, compassion and kindness. Because of her, I celebrated my first Mother's Day this month!

Karen, Culver City

Natural Fertility


I started seeing Laurie in Dec. 2011 to help with my fertility. After only two treatments of acupuncture and in-depth counseling in changing my diet, it worked! During the holidays, my husband and I were absolutely overjoyed to find out that we were pregnant after months and months of careful, well-timed attempts at becoming pregnant (that's an eternity for any woman trying to conceive, especially one of Advanced Maternal Age). My husband and I went through testing with our doctors and received all normal results, but were given the reason of "unexplained fertility". We didn't want to be let down the next month again, so we started exploring all of our options, but naturally haven't grasped the possibility that we might not be able to conceive on our own again (we were blessed with a beautiful daughter). Before changing paths we decided to do more research, this time in eastern medicine. That's when I found Laurie! Many of her patients have experienced profound success in a variety of personal circumstances. I didn't need to read another testimonial to pick up the phone and make a call for my first appointment. I was so excited! After thorough review and discussion of my medical history and examination, we discussed my body's deficiencies. Laurie explained my treatment plan and said that these deficiencies were like blockages to the premium reproductive health I needed to be in to achieve pregnancy. I was glad to learn this! It mentally and emotionally gave me a reason for our previous failures, whereas my doctors told us everything was fine. And joyfully in the end, we're pregnant and due this September! Laurie is also there for me as I continue treatment during my 1st trimester to help out with early symptoms of pregnancy and baby nourishment.

My husband and I definitely say we couldn't have done it without Laurie. I really appreciate that she is more than an excellent acupuncturist. She has a wealth of background and experience on the western side of fertility and pregnancy, too. Furthermore, Laurie is a counselor and friend that shares the personal and very special journey toward pregnancy with you. She is a genuine, professional, and compassionate person who always has concern for your best interest and well-being. We recommend Laurie Binder to everyone who is trying to conceive. Laurie, you are God-sent! Thank you for everything!!!

Love & Blessings,
AB, North Hollywood

Natural Fertility

I found Laurie Binder through "Google" and after our first appointment I was hooked. I started acupuncture with her in July of 2011 and in November 2011 we got pregnant! I am now 13 weeks along and baby is doing great! Laurie not only help with my infertility issues, but she is someone who listens and cares. I always look forward to our weekly appointments.

Thank you Laurie for everything!! - KF, Los Angeles

Natural Fertility

Hi Laurie,
Thank you so much for everything that you have helped me accomplish in this past year. After losing our first baby I knew I had to do something proactive since we weren't able to get pregnant again. Once I started going to you, I couldn't believe I got pregnant within two months of my first visit to you. And then when I lost that pregnancy a few months later, thank you so much for your kindness and support. I really feel that because of your expertise and the way you changed my diet is why my current pregnancy has been successful. By the time I tried IUI, I had been on your recommended diet regimen for several months coming to see you for acupuncture every week to improve blood flow to my ovaries and to reduce my stress level gave my body enough time to produce quality healthy eggs. And the improvement was so marked that both of my eggs from my very first try at IUI implanted! I can't wait to meet my little boy and girl in the fall, thanks to you!

Sylvia W., West Los Angeles

Natural Fertility

Frances "Frankie" joined us at 3 am today. She weighs (7 lb and 10 oz) and is 20" long. Mom and Frankie are doing great!

Much Love,
Megan and Rob, Los Angeles

Natural Fertility

I was lucky to find Laurie after looking into accupuncture after going through 2 consecutive miscarriages. I felt so lost after my miscarriages and knew that I needed a more wholistic approach to this phase of my life. My first meeting with Laurie was wonderful. She is so calm and positive. She took lots of history and was right on the mark in diagnosing me with a spleen qi deficiency. We did a treatment and discussed dietary and lifestyle changes at length. I left my first appointment feeling relaxed, hopeful and more in control of my own destiny. Fast forward just 2 months and I was pregnant again! I am now safely out of my first trimester and all is going smoothly. I continue to look forward to my appointments as I feel they continue to nourish the body, mind and soul of both me and the baby. Plus, I really look forward to my visits and chats with Laurie!

Finally, I wanted to add that I myself am a physician, so being trained in Western medicine, it is hard not to be skeptical of some of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. But I know now from personal experience that the principles have true merit. I would not be where I am today without them and without Laurie.

Thank you so much. Sincerely,
Sarah, West LA

"My love for medicine will always lead me to the best and most comprehensive care for my patients. I look forward to helping you on your journey to radiant health and well-being." - Dr Laurie Binder, LAc


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