Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Services in Santa Monica

Taking an Integrative Approach to Patient Care

For thousands of years, individuals have been greatly benefiting from the traditional Oriental practice of acupuncture. At Balanced Life Institute, we are proud to offer acupuncture services to individuals suffering from a variety of complications. In most cases, just a single acupuncture procedure can effectively treat or cure the ailments causing pain and distress to our patients.

Acupuncture originated in Asia more than 2,000 years ago and has been utilized by alternative and integrative practices in the West and traditional Chinese practices. Many people suffering from a variety of adverse health conditions can greatly benefit from this treatment option.

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How does acupuncture work?

The main goal of acupuncture is to help patients alleviate complications within the body. To achieve this, acupuncturists utilize an ancient art of inserting and manipulating a thin, solid needle into the skin. This practice is based on traditional Chinese medicine and the belief that the body functions on a flow of energy, referred to as the "qi" (pronounced as "chi").

When there is an imbalance in the energy flow, a person may feel off or experience headaches, bloating, overeating, depression, pain, or skin complications. Acupuncture works by stimulating the flow of energy, the "qi," by inserting needles into the skin at anatomical acupuncture points. These points are connected by channels known as meridians.

The framework that an experienced acupuncturist uses is based on:

  • The body's reaction to tenderness
  • The ailments that the patient is experiences
  • The desired results the patient wishes to achieve

At Balanced Life Institute, we want to ensure that each and every individual receives the best possible care and treatment for their specific medical needs. Our main goal is to help each person achieve optimal health through a comprehensive approach to medical treatment. Combining both Eastern and Western integrative medical practices, we can help our patients feel their best.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation with a Santa Monica Acupuncturist

Dr. Susan Padrad, LAc., DAOM is a well-known pioneer and experienced natural health practitioner. Having worked alongside internationally renowned professionals in the homeopathic and integrative medicine profession, she has truly devoted her life and practice to helping patients live longer, fuller, healthier, and more balanced lives.

Our staff is comprised of exceptional acupuncture and herbal medicine specialists, including:

  • Dr. Brady Chin, LAc: Licensed acupuncturist with nearly 20 years of experience, specializing in weight management and sleep medicine
  • Anna Dias, LAc: Licensed acupuncturist with a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Emperor's College

When you feel your best and look your best, others begin to take notice. If you have pain, stress, dietary, or health complications, you may benefit greatly by working with the Balanced Life Institute. By meeting with Dr. Susan Padrad, LAc., DAOM, the founder of Balanced Life Institute, she can fully analyze your health condition in determining the best treatment plan for you.

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Herbal & Integrative Medicine Treatments in Santa Monica

When it comes to your health, it is important that you work with a respected, educated, and professional doctor. At Balanced Life Institute, we are proud to offer quality Oriental medicine, herbal medicine, and acupuncture services to patients in the Santa Monica area. We focus on preventive medicine and utilizing integrated Eastern and Western treatment methods as part of a holistic approach to wellness.

We offer different medicinal formats for our herbal medicines, such as:

  • Raw Ingestible herbs
  • Tincture
  • Powders
  • Vegetarian capsules
  • Essential oils
  • Bach flower remedies
  • Homeopathic and non-toxic remedies

At Balanced Life Institute, we offer herbal medicines to individuals looking to decrease or eliminate their reliance on prescription chemicals. Our botanical pharmacy is a collection of some of the most pure, organic herbs available. We custom-make each formula for our patients to help address their specific health matters.

Plant Stem Cell Therapy

Plant stem cell therapy is also known as PSC, gemmotherapy, or advanced phytochemical complexes. It uses buds and young shoots from plants to keep you in good health. This advanced cellular renewal treatment helps nature do what is was designed to do.

Stemtech was first to discover this holistic way to support the body's natural renewal system by implementing the release of adult stem cells into the bloodstream. The advanced formula is a relatively new discovery that ensures long-lasting effects.

PSC primarily helps the body maintain and repair tissues and organs. This formula is not a traditional multivitamin that supplies nourishment to old cells but rather supports the natural release of "master" cells that can transform themselves into new, healthy cells.

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We believe that when you put good stuff in, you get good stuff out. If you have been feeling wary of the large prescription companies and the chemicals they use to mask health complications, you need to consult a Santa Monica integrative medicine doctor from our practice. Dr. Susan Padrad, LAc., DAOM offers natural alternatives to treating health complications and works with patients to ensure that they are on a path to wellness by detoxifying their system and balancing their energy.

Reclaim your health today. Contact Balanced Life Institute to learn how we can help you!