Andrea Penagos LAc, Dipl. OM, MATCM is a California-Licensed Acupuncturist, Clinical Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher with over a decade of experience in the wellness field. Andrea guides her patients towards radiant health through the tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Herbalism, lifestyle medicine, and intentional self-care.
Andrea began exploring healing modalities in 2009 after completing Liberation Yoga's 200-hr yoga teacher training and Golden Bridge Yoga's Kundalini Prenatal Yoga teacher training in Los Angeles. A life-changing trip to India in 2010 introduced her to Reiki and Tibetan acupressure massage, after which she deepened her studies in the healing arts by enrolling in acupuncture school.
Andrea holds a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San Unviersity of Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Since 2015, Andrea is an active 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). Andrea has studied with world-renowned clinicians like Mazin Al-Khafaji, Lorie Eve Dechar, and Mikiyo Sankey, and is certified in Advanced Cosmetic Acupuncture. Andrea is also a Reiki Master Teacher trained under Reiki Master Syd Yang in Los Angeles.
Andrea is currently studying Clinical Phytotherapy (North American and European herbal medicine) at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, British Columbia.
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 imbalance, discomfort becomes a powerful message from our body to lean into positive change. The body innately knows how to heal itself, and its healing potential can be optimized through our small, every day habits. Andrea encourages her clients improve their sense of wellbeing by deepening their relationship with themselves and strategizing around their self-care.
In state of balance, human beings are radiant, energetic, adaptable, creative, and peaceful. Andrea meets her clients where they are and cultivates an environment of honesty and kindness where clients can clearly identify disharmony in their lives and take conscious steps towards returning to a state of balance once again.
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, time, integrity, and trust. Andrea works with individuals who are ready dive into the work of radiance, self-knowledge, and loving self-care with devotion, patience, and curiosity.