About Me

Welcome to my series of notes about my adventures as a healing arts enthusiast. I am an acupuncturist and reiki practitioner in Pacific Palisades, California. I love my job and I love my life. It’s not always easy, but I believe it’s all part of the journey. Hopefully, a fun adventure…

My adventure started around the time I was 16 and began exploring different religions and all things metaphysical.  Several years later when I got my first job and my first paycheck in the entertainment industry, I was so excited because I could finally get an acupuncture treatment.  I realize this might seem odd, but to me, it wasn’t.  The father of my best friend growing up was an acupuncturist and I had always heard of this magical medicine- I was completely intrigued!  Thus, my journey began.

After almost ten years in the business, I was searching for something different.  I really enjoyed helping people, but wasn’t sure what that meant for me specifically.  One day, I was on the phone with my old friend and he just said, “Carmen, why don’t you become an acupuncturist?!”  It was the a-ha moment of my life.  I was so passionate about acupuncture.  It had really been my anchor all those years and yet it never occurred to me that I could do it too.

So here I am today, still excited by this beautiful medicine and I look forward to sharing it with you.  I truly hope that I can provide for you what my acupuncturist has for me all these years.

In addition to my private acupuncture practice in Pacific Palisades, I am passionate about my work at Echo Malibu, an amazing treatment center for teens.  The kids never cease to inspire me.  I am also happy to have completed a year long post graduate program in Classical Five Elements acupuncture with my long time acupuncturist and mentor, Neil Gumenick.  I truly love practicing this specialized system of acupuncture, I just feel that it provides a certain depth that I find incredibly grounding and energizing.

I hope my experience will help support your wellness journey.  If you like what you’re reading, please remember to sign up for for the blog and newsletter!

Have a question? Email me!

Want a treatment? Come see me!

Be well and enjoy!

Carmen xo



One Response to About Me

  1. acupower says:

    Hi Carmen,
    Nice blog. Your link has just been added to http://comcblog.com on our blog roll. Would you add our link too?
    Acupuncture Blog Minneapolis http://comcblog.com
    Discover how acupuncture, Chinese medicine and Qigong meditation can help you. Read latest news articles and tips for healthy living.
    Best regards,
    Steven Sonmore, L.Ac.


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