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Encino Acupuncture


Balance Within is a 5-Star rated Local Encino Acupuncture Office.

Are you searching for a licensed and experienced acupuncturist in Encino? Do you want to try acupuncture for holistic pain management? Have you been struggling with headaches and migraines, back pain, anxiety, or even difficulty with conception despite having received conventional treatment for many years? Did you recently learn that acupuncture can help relieve certain symptoms associated with your medical condition or be a natural alternative for fertility? At Balance Within – an Acupuncture Wellness Clinic serving Encino and surrounding neighborhoods, we have highly experienced acupuncturists in our team. With acupuncture, we help you restore your physical, emotional, and mental health.

Acupuncture in Encino – Learn more About Our Local Office

Acupuncture is a key component of the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which continues to be practiced for the treatment of a variety of illnesses and associated symptoms.

Recent research and clinical studies conducted by reputed organizations across the world have also established acupuncture as a credible treatment system, capable of providing relief in several health conditions.

As per Traditional Chinese Medicine, the overall well-being of a person, physical or emotional, is an outcome of the balance of two complimentary extremes – yin and yang – when these two components are not in harmony or balanced, it causes issues or ailments to arise.

This energy flows through channels, pathways, or meridians through the body. When the flow of this force is obstructed, whether due to unhealthy habits, lifestyle changes, an underlying health condition, or any other reason, we experience a variety of symptoms, including pain, anxiety, infertility, depression and much more. This imbalance of yin and yang causes the disruption of what western medicine calls homeostasis. Our body needs to be in a constant state of homeostasis according to western medicine. 

Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture involves a trained and licensed acupuncturist in Encino placing sterile, hair-thin needles on certain points on the body. These special points lie along channels or meridians in the human body; these are the points where muscles, nerves, and connective tissue can be stimulated by a trained acupuncturist. In other words, a licensed practitioner aims to restore the energy flow by activating the meridians.


What Happens During Your Acupuncture Session at our Encino Office?

When you arrive at our Acupuncture Wellness Clinic for a treatment session, you will first have a brief consultation followed by an evaluation. Expect your acupuncturist in our Encino clinic to take your pulse, observe your tongue, and ask questions about your current symptoms and medical history.

At Balance Within our acupuncturist may also need to know about your mood, bowel movements, and other symptoms. All such information helps our acupuncturists determine which organs in the body need to be stimulated to release the blockages for smooth flow of Chi which in turn allow homeostasis.

An acupuncture treatment session usually takes place in the same day. However, depending upon your health condition and availability of an acupuncturist the treatment could be scheduled for a different day.

During the treatment, you will lie down on a comfortable acupuncture table, designed specifically for acupuncture sessions. The table somewhat resembles massage tables. Our acupuncturists will use alcohol swabs to sterilize the target area on the body where hair-thin, one-time-use metallic needles are to be inserted.

Is An Acupuncture Session the Same for Every Patient?

The total number of acupuncture (needle) insertion points varies from session to session & person to person. Our acupuncturist in Encino wants to make sure you are completely comfortable during your treatment. Usually they will dim the light to help you relax and have any music of your preference playing during your treatment. Most patients feel relaxed during the session. Some even fall asleep. Others enter a deep meditative state known as the acu-meditation zone. 

To help decrease any inflammation and help improve circulation, acupuncturists may also utilize mild electrical stimulation with the help of state-of-the-art devices. In certain cases, they may also use suction cups to improve the flow of blood and oxygen through your body.  At times, specific herbs & supplements are also recommended for enhanced results.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Most patients do not feel any pain during the procedure. Many people have the wrong notion that acupuncture needles are like the needles used for injecting vaccines or drawing blood. The needles used by licensed acupuncturists in our wellness center in Encino are no larger than a hair strand. At best, you may feel a slight prick in the target area.

During a treatment session at Balance Within, which typically lasts around 30-60  minutes, your acupuncturist in Encino will inquire whether you are comfortable.  In case you feel any discomfort during the session, you can tell your acupuncturist about it.

Rest assured, acupuncture needles are classified as medical devices by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulated as such. Our acupuncturists in Encino use the highest quality needles and equipment to ensure safety and total regulatory compliance.


What Can Our Encino Acupuncturists Help With?

You may be interested in this minimally invasive treatment method for a variety of reasons. Licensed acupuncturists in Encino at Balance Within can help with numerous conditions and symptoms.

According to the NCCIH (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health), acupuncture has been proven to be helpful in case of

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Osteoarthritis

Research studies conducted in German have helped establish that acupuncture can be particularly helpful in the treatment of headaches and migraines.

The WHO (World Health Organization) in 2003 also released a list of conditions for which they say acupuncture can be effective. Based on research studies, clinical evidence, etc., the WHO’s list of conditions for which acupuncture is known to be effective includes the following:

  • Blood pressure issues (too high or too low)
  • Painful periods
  • Morning sickness
  • Inducing labor
  • Fertility issues
  • Infertility
  • Facial pain, sprains & tennis elbow
  • Lessen the risk of stroke
  • Certain gastric conditions (e.g. peptic ulcer)
  • Nausea/vomiting induced by chemotherapy
  • Dental pain
  • Sciatica
  • Dysentery
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Epidemic hemorrhagic fever

In addition to the above listed conditions, qualified acupuncturists in Encino and elsewhere have helped people lead healthy lives by treating several other illnesses and associated symptoms.

There is a reason why acupuncture has been around for thousands of years; as research findings pour in, we will know more about the benefits of acupuncture and how it can help us achieve the right balance.

Currently, researchers are gathering more evidence to scientifically establish the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of neuralgia, fibromyalgia, spine pain, vascular dementia, tourette syndrome, substance/tobacco/alcohol dependence, etc.

To know more about how acupuncturists in Encino can help relieve pain or symptoms associated with a chronic condition or help you naturally conceive,, book an appointment today.

We are here to help restore your health in a holistic manner.

Call (818) 478-9401 to speak with an acupuncturist in Encino right now.

Achieve the “Balance Within You” With the Best Acupuncturists Serving Encino

Have you had little to no results with conventional medicines and therapies? Do you have a condition that acupuncture currently has a scientific backing for? Can you not take pain medications due to some reason? Do you want to know more about how acupuncturists in Encino can help restore your physical or emotional health?

Whether you are struggling with chronic infertility, pain, stress, depression, insomnia, allergies, digestive disorders, or something else, our licensed acupuncturists in Encino are here to help.

Acupuncture is safe and involves negligible side effects in comparison to other treatment protocols. It can also be combined effectively with other treatment methods for maximum results in the shortest time frame.

Book an appointment with a trusted and highly experienced acupuncturist in Encino today.

Dr.-Alex-Ezzati Dr. LA.c - Decade Experienced Acupuncturist at Balance Within Acupuncture and Chiropractic
Raisa Shahbazian LA.c - Experienced Acupuncturist at Balance Within Acupuncture and Chiropractic
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