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Ali Optimal Wellness

is a medical herbalist in Los Angeles and a holistic healing center serving the Westside community. Majid and Ahnjel each have over 20 years of experience helping people with chronic health problems. We custom-make herbal formulas, do acupuncture, and can tailor-make a nutritional program for you.



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Yes! We are Acupuncturist Santa Monica and we do acupuncture!

We are one of the best acupuncture Santa Monica. We have two spacious treatment rooms that can cater to your recovery needs. We have acupuncture needles, an ultra-sound machine, a laser, an electro-stimulation machine, and Chinese cups for cupping. We have smaller thinner needles for acupuncture face-lifts (yep that’s a thing), or other facial points for sinus problems, headaches, ear or jaw pain.

Does it hurt?

The most commonly asked question is, “Does it hurt?”. This is definitely a reaction to growing up with Western Medicine and getting vaccines while growing up and having blood drawn through hypodermic needles. Hypodermic needles are thick, hollow, and knife-tipped so they punch a hole through your skin. Our needles are very different.

The acupuncture needles are about as thick as 3-4 strands of hair twisted together which means the needles that we are using are thin needles. The shafts are solid and the tip is conical shaped. These are meant to slide between tissue, not punch a hole. So the most it may feel like is a pinch. Usually, the anticipation is far worse than what is experienced.

How does it work?

Acupuncture treatments involve placing the acupuncture needles in specified acupuncture points along the meridians. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi flows through the meridians and brings balance through these meridians and even to the organs associated with them. This is how acupuncture returns health.

The Western way of explaining acupuncture is this. The needles penetrate your protective barrier, your skin, which then communicates to your central nervous system & immune system that something breached your protective barrier. This prompts your central nervous system & immune system to respond by bringing blood to the area. The blood of course brings white blood cells to the area that act to scavenge up debris, damaged cells, inflammation, etc…And red blood cells also are brought to the area providing increased oxygen to the area that heals damaged cells.

Your central nervous system & immune system also respond by increasing endorphin production and about 10 minutes into the treatment cortisol production to the area is increased.

Uses of acupuncture

The uses for acupuncture are endless. AND it’s very safe. Acupuncture can: reduce stress; reduce anxiety; help insomnia; reduce headaches and migraines; help sports injuries heal faster; reduce scar tissue; help with neck pain, back pain, and low-back pain; help with shoulder injuries; help reduce PMS or PMDD (Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder); carpal tunnel; infertility; stop-smoking; drug-addiction; help for chemotherapy and radiation side-effects; and weight control.

How long is acupuncture session?

Typically sessions are 15-30 minutes (usually 20 minutes is the average). You may get acupuncture treatments 1-3 times/week depending on the condition. Traditionally, the Chinese did acupuncture everyday to get the results desired.

How many acupuncture treatments you will need depends on, how long the condition has been going on, your health status, your age and how active you are. These are all variables that effect how quickly a person will heal, and everyone is different and so treatments vary.

Not everyone needs acupuncture but we can determine what modality is going to work best for you!

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Ali Optimal Wellness helped people with many types of auto-immune problems, all types of digestive disorders, all types of hormonal problems allergies, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, and cancers.