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Acupuncture 

What Is It?

Acupuncture is one of the longest-standing forms of pain relief. The ancient Chinese first began using acupuncture more than 3,000 years ago. Now, it seems like wherever you turn in Los Angeles, CA, there’s an acupuncturist who’s accessible. It’s imperative that Los Angeles, CA patients seeking relief through acupuncture find a reliable doctor who is well-trained in the field. Otherwise, patients will be doing nothing more than wasting their money and risking injury. Fortunately, at Westwood Clinic, we provide our patients with access to the best acupuncturist in Los Angeles, CA, who is available at our Los Angeles, CA office.

Meet Your Acupuncturist


He received a Ph.D. Degree in Eastern Medicine in December of 1995 from Yuin University, School of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Los Angeles-California, after having been awarded a Master Degree in Eastern/ Oriental Medicine in December 1992 and a Bachelor Degree in the same major in December 1990.

Dr. Reza

  • Board certified Licensed Acupuncturist from State of California, Sacramento.
  • Nationally certified diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist from International Nutrition & Health Foundation Los Angeles.
  • Certified Registered Alternative Medicine Doctor from American Alternative Medicine Association Los Angeles.
  • Certified Qigong practitioner from Supreme Science Qigong Foundation Los Angeles.
  • Certified Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner for Facial Rejuvenation, and Cellulite Reduction from Cosmetic Acupuncture Group Long Beach.
  • Certified Acupuncture Orthopedic Medicine from American Acupuncture Academy Los Angeles.
  • Certified Reiki Practitioner Master level from Reiki Center Los Angeles.

Due to His extensive education, practices, and observations of many conditions in the field of Medicine his solitary professional goal has become to provide and make informed assessment and treatment for patients with chronic and acute conditions. Utilizing the state of art computer systems to measure, analyze and diagnose Physical, Mental, Emotional and Energetic signatures of a person, to improve functions of his patients in 4 aspects of Physical, Mental, Emotional and Energetic.

He was born in Iran and has traveled extensively in European countries and Middle east and has been living in the USA since 1984. Beyond his scholarly achievements, Dr. Reza has been conducting numerous mental and physical development seminars and workshops for the general public, as well as for medical professionals, both in the US and abroad for past 25 years. He has been in Private Practice since 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He believes that no matter what the symptoms or the indications are, both root cause, and derivatives of such, must always be treated. This ensures that the contravention is addressed utterly. He believes each individual is unique and requires a specific treatment curriculum designed to address one’s lifestyle and age group.

How It Works

Acupuncture is one of the longest-standing forms of pain relief. The ancient Chinese first began using acupuncture more than 3,000 years ago. Now, it seems like wherever you turn in Los Angeles, CA, there’s an acupuncturist who’s accessible.

It’s imperative that Los Angeles, CA patients seeking relief through acupuncture find a reliable doctor who is well-trained in the field. Otherwise, patients will be doing nothing more than wasting their money and risking injury.

Fortunately, at Westwood Clinic, we provide our patients with access to the best acupuncturist in Los Angeles, CA, who is available at our Los Angeles, CA office.

Acupuncture For Pain

During the acupuncture needling process, a signal is sent to your brain to release your body’s own feel-good chemicals called endorphins. These natural chemicals are quickly circulated and alter mood and pain perception and provide that wonderful “acupuncture feeling”. Endorphins are no stranger to our biology and are commonly released in many ways such as: vigorous exercise regimens, scent therapy, laughter, and moments of nostalgia. Additionally, on a per weight basis endorphins are said to be 20 times stronger than the effects of morphine!

Many strategies that simply “mask” the underlying cause of pain, acupuncturists take a holistic approach to pain control and seek to discover the root cause of the problem. Common pain conditions that an acupuncturist can help with include:

  • Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
  • Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Work and sports related injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica

Acupuncture For Stress & Anxiety Reflief

Studies show that stress in small doses can be a beneficial component in our everyday lives but in large doses stress damages our health. Additionally, stress contributes to conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive disturbances

The damaging effects of stress also contribute to complications such as: headache, high-blood pressure, premature aging, heart problems, arthritis, and numerous other serious conditions.

The good news is that your acupuncturist can help you feel better and teach you ways to manage stress.

During a course of acupuncture therapy our bodies generate feel-good chemicals called endorphins which are released into our bloodstream, helping to boost mood, alter awareness, and help to effectively combat negative emotional states.

Acupuncture For Infertility

Acupuncture and herbal medicines can treat both male and female infertility conditions in a safe, natural, and effective way. Acupuncture and the combination of unique herbal medicines is a powerful way to deal with many stubborn issues of infertility such as poor egg quality, tubal blockages and defects, endometriosis, and cases of "unexplained infertility".

Acupuncturist are trained to treat infertility from the perspective of dealing with the underlying causes, namely:

  1. Stress that can disrupt hormonal balance and lead to infertility.
  2. Inadequate circulation of blood and nutrients to the reproductive organs.
  3. Poor egg or sperm quality.

The acupuncture process varies for each individual based upon their own particular state of health; however, it is highly recommended that acupuncture and herbs be continued for several months while attempting pregnancy to begin to strengthen the body, increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, and increase the viability of eggs and sperm. At your initial visit your acupuncturist will develop a unique therapy plan for you with the required frequency and duration of treatments.

Even after several failed attempts at IVF acupuncture can still help. Many couples turn to acupuncture only after unsuccessful attempts at In vitro fertilization (IVF) or other assisted reproductive technology (ART) therapies. If unsuccessful in these therapies couples may walk away disappointed after spending thousands of dollars and they are still not further along than before. The good news is that after several failed attempts using modern (ART) methods, acupuncture and herbs offers a completely different therapeutic strategy that can still help even in the most difficult cases. Additionally, couples can increase their chances of a successful implantation by increasing their egg quality by receiving acupuncture therapy before undergoing such procedures.

A study of 1,300 woman suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Acupuncture For Allergies

Allergies are a systemic or whole-body reaction to allergens with common ones being: ragweed, mold, pollen, and dust. One view of how acupuncture helps allergies is that acupuncture helps to strengthen your immune system when you receive treatment. Some common symptoms of seasonal allergies may be:

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy eyes and nose
  • Dark circles under the eyes

A healthy immune system from acupuncture and herbal medicine can provide adequate support in dealing with aggressive bouts of seasonal allergies.

Why Choose Us

Acupuncture services at Westwood Clinic, Los Angeles,  CA

Relief from Back and Neck Pain

If you are suffering from a pinched nerve or tight muscles in your neck or back that you just can’t seem to get to go away, our highly-trained acupuncturist could help.

Increased Mobility

Many patients in Los Angeles, CA who find that their neck or other joints are “stuck” find relief through acupuncture treatments. Releasing tension is one of the most effective ways to improve mobility.

Supports Health Recovery

Acupuncture is a non-invasive form of treatment and does not carry many risks. The fact that it’s been around for 3,000 years speaks to the fact that it is a safe method to recover from injury.

Improve Health and Well-Being

Regular acupuncture sessions could be an excellent way to help release tension and prevent the onset of chronic pain. Doing so could also prevent new problems from arising, increasing your longevity.

Initial Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

What makes Dr. Reza’s evaluation different than other Acupuncturist?

On an initial examination, most Acupuncturist evaluates the balance of relative strengths and weaknesses within the organs. most commonly employed are the reflex systems of the tongue and radial pulse. The tongue reflects the basic condition and underlying problem of the patient at the time of examination by way of its color, body, coating, and surface irregularities.

The diagnostic microsystem of the radial pulse provides another means of evaluating the patient's overall condition, and of comparing the relative strengths of energetic activity in the organs and their meridians. Both Tongue & pulses Diagnosis serves as a subjective measurement. Despite the traditional methods, Dr. Reza uses an advanced measuring technology and objective evidence in his practice rather than subjectively that will help you know more about your condition, show you exactly what's wrong, and can pinpoint the cause of your problem and shows exactly how acupuncture will help you to improve your health.

One of the systems he uses called Magnetic Resonance Analyzer which scans the organs funtions, and shows digestive issues, liver and kidney problems, cardiovascular issues, vitamin levels, mineral and amino acid deficiencies, Hormonal function, and so much more. Patients find the technology engaging as they come to understand their own bodies strength and deficiencies. When he finishes the exam, he design powerful treatment plans based on the patients need as well as providing recommendations for herbs, diet, home care, and more, and it's all customizable to your unique needs and practice style.