Carolyn is a licensed and California board-certified acupuncturist, herbalist, and nutritionist based out of her hometown of Los Angeles. She went down this path because for-profit industrialized medicine made her feel hopeless and disenfranchised, and she longed for the tools to take care of herself and her community when the system failed to protect and sustain them. She believes medicine is a dynamic force that is ever-evolving, and is comfortable fusing her western clinical experience with diverse fields of natural medicine to provide holistic primary care to her community.
As an acupuncturist at the Venice Family Clinic Integrative Medicine Chronic Pain Program, a clinical intern at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and as the manager of a functional medicine practice specializing in chronic disease, she has spent the last 11 years in a clinical setting, supporting patients and their families through nutrition, needles, and natural medicines. Enshrined in her temple of saps, twigs, roots, and resins, the gristle of her life has been teaching herself and others how to master the arcane as a vehicle for self-healing and self-reliance. Committed to destroying the institutionalized lies our culture propagates about food, wellness, consciousness and the body, she teaches her patients self-governance through ritual and DIY medicine, as tools of healing, self-care, body mastery, and eradication of externally-imposed dogma.
why we love carolyn
"In Western culture, acupuncture is sometimes turned to for pain management and as a treatment for physical ailments. What I love about Carolyn's work is that, yes, she treats the physical body. But she also has a vast array of knowledge around how to treat the subtle emotional bodies, too. So you might initially walk into a session with Carolyn hoping to tame your migraine headaches, but walk out ready to forgive that ex who did you wrong so many years ago.
She's a good witch, and I mean that in the best possible way. Get her in your monthly rotation!"
Initial Acupuncture Session
At your first visit, Carolyn will take a comprehensive health history, and assess any available western lab work. She will perform a Chinese medical diagnostic exam, and offer herbal, nutritional, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations, as well as an acupuncture treatment.