Acupuncture in West LA

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one aspect of Chinese Medicine. This Holistic Medicine also includes nutrition, breath work, movement, and massage. Chinese Medicine is a unique form of medicine as the mind, body and spirit connection are ingrained into its principles and philosophy. This medicine like nature is constantly seeking homeostasis in the body. When there is a misalignment it breeds dis-ease in its various manifestations. Application of the holistic elements of Chinese Medicine can bring the body back into a state of wellness.

Acupuncture is applied by inserting thin sterile stainless steel needles into various acupuncture points in the body. These points are located on energetic channels or meridians that run along our body. Meridians are quite complex as each is associated with a variety of functions. Though simply put each is associated with an organ and an emotion.

By manipulating these acupuncture points with either needles, essential oils or pressure it shifts the energy (qi) of the body. It creates an energetic pull that provokes the body to initiate a healing response. Physiologically, acupuncture causes the brain to release serotonin (our “feel good” mood enhancer chemical) and natural endorphins into our system. These chemicals relax your nervous system, allow more oxygen and blood flow into your organ systems and provides a sense of relaxation.

Ted Kaptchuk, The Web That Has No Weaver, explains the basis of Chinese medicine. He writes: “The Chinese method is based on the idea that no single part can be understood except in its relation to the whole…If a person has a complaint or symptom, Chinese medicine wants to know how the symptom fits into the patient’s entire being and behavior. Illness is situated in the context of a person’s life and biography.”

Though Carine Camara Acupuncture specializes in emotional and mental health Chinese Medicine treats a full spectrum of conditions.

Your physical health and symptoms will improve with each session and your awareness (and love!) of self will grow as your commitment to your health continues. You will experience renewed energy throughout your days, significantly decreased stress, and you will have new and effective tools to confidently employ on your own if new symptoms arise.

Here are some of the health conditions that can be treated with Chinese Medicine:

Mental Health 

Pain Management 

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sinusitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sciatica


  • Cold/flus
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Digestive Disorders


  • Hypo/Hyper thyroid
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • General hormone balance
  • Stress hormone reduction
  • Diabetes/Hypoglycemia

Acupuncture in West LA

Are you looking for an acupuncturist in West Los Angeles?

Carine serves the West LA Acupuncture community with 16 years of experience helping those who seek clarity on how they can shift their lives into one that is pain free, balanced, and filled with vitality.

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Carine Camara Acupuncture is a healthy living and wellness center in Mar Vista, West LA by expert acupuncturist Carine Camara. Carine is passionate about helping people who are experiencing unexplained fatigue, suffering from a chronic illness, in pain, or going through emotional imbalances such as anxiety, depression or stress. Carine uses the energetic wisdom of Eastern Medicine, infused with 15+ years of healthy living, and heartfelt intuition to guide her clients towards their health goals.

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