Andrea Penagos, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and Reiki Master. Andrea is dedicated to empowering patients to reach their wellness goals and live vibrant, peaceful, expansive lives. She provides individualized holistic healthcare services including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, guasha, lifestyle counseling, and Reiki/energy work.
Andrea holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San Unviersity of Chinese Medicine in Culver City, California. She is a Board Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California and is also certified by the U.S. National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since May 2015. Andrea also holds a certification in Advanced Cosmetic Acupuncture (Core 1 & 2) from London's Acuregen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Academy.
HOLISITIC PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
Andrea's practice is based on the understanding that transformational healing lies within our own willingness to change. When we learn to shift our perspective around illness/dis-ease/imbalance, it can become a powerful call from our body to lean into change. The body innately knows how to heal itself, and its healing potential can be optimized through acupuncture, herbal medicine and focused lifestyle changes.
Andrea works to encourage and catalyze shifts in her patients that not only address physical symptoms, but revolutionize their relationship to their health and elevate them into to a greater sense of wellbeing.
Andrea believes that in state of balance, human beings are energetic, adaptable, peaceful, and creative. Andrea meets her patients where they are and cultivates an environment of honesty and kindness where they can clearly identify disharmonies in their lives and take conscious steps towards returning to a state of balance once again. As healing occurs and patients begin to unpack the root causes of their ailments and discomforts, they gain a greater sense of self-knowledge that touches everything around them.
At its core, Andrea's healing practice is participatory. To heal is to lean into positive change - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. True, long lasting transformation requires dedication, integrity,time, and trust. Andrea works with individuals who are ready dive into the work of self-healing with devotion, patience, curiosity, and enthusiasm.
Acne | Seasonal Allergies | Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid) | Asthma
Joint & Body Pain | Back Pain | Inflammation & Numbness | Common Cold | Depression & Anxiety
Fatigue | Headaches & Migranes | Infertility | Insomnia | Menstrual Disorders & PMS | Mood Imbalances Menopausal Discomforts | Psoriasis | Sciatica | Sports Injuries | Stress Reduction | Wellness Maintenance
Acupuncture helps you get well and stay well. With the use of hair-thin needles, acupuncture promotes vibrant health by reducing pain, boosting the immune system, improving blood circulation, balancing hormones, increasing vital energy, and fortifying the body's innate healing potential. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of energy (or Qi) to our subtle, physical and emotional bodies to relieve active symptoms and address the root causes of disease and imbalance.
Before the invention of pharmaceuticals, plants, minerals, and foods were used as medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments. Research shows that herbal medicine continues to be a potent, effective, and safe method of encouraging the body back to its natural state of health and vibrancy. Andrea prescribes certified, standard processed Chinese herbal capsules and custom herbal extracts based on her patients' individual diagnosis and constitution.
Cupping is an ancient healing modality where cups are placed on the skin to create suction. Through firm inverse pressure, cupping relieves pain, breaks up scar tissue and fascial adhesions, increases blood flow and generates a sense of calm and wellbeing. This therapy has been used for thousands of years in numerous civilizations in Asia, Mesoamerica, Egypt, Greece, and the Middle East.
Prevention is at the heart of Chinese medicine. The #1 factor in getting well and staying well is actively participating in the healing process. Andrea partners with her patients to help them shift long-standing lifestyle habits and thought patterns that stand in the way of their wellness. In addition acupuncture and herbal medicine, Andrea believes that shifting and cultivating one's self-care habits is the most powerful tool in attaining health and preventing illness.