262-B 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
There are many paths to health and healing. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a time-tested path that helps in rebuilding and maintaining your health. Acupuncture is able to treat a vast number of ailments and has the added benefit of utilizing highly individualized treatment plans. Through the use of thin needles, moxibustion, massage, nutritional counseling, and meditation, Melanie is able to bring your body back in to balance and create a reservoir of strength and energy to help maintain your health. The pressures and pulls of todays fast-paced modern world can be overwhelming physically as well as mentally. Making time to pursue wellness and vitality is essential, and acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can be invaluable in this pursuit.
Acupuncture not only treats all types of pain from chronic low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and migraines, it can be instrumental in helping to treat internal medical issues such as Irritable Bowel syndrome, Crohns disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, infertility and auto-immune disorders. Additionally, acupuncture can be an important adjunctive therapy for those being treated for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis. Many of the treatments used to treat these diseases, weaken the person as a whole, causing digestive issues, loss of appetite, and overall malaise. Acupuncture can help build the bodys energy, making these treatments more tolerable.
Melanie believes that optimal health is achieved when we can integrate all parts of our being, physical, and emotional. She believes that by educating and empowering her patients they are able to find their path to health and wellness.
Melanie L. Kaplan L.Ac.