Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. Here are the benefits of acupuncture supported by scientific research:

Pain Management:

– Chronic Pain: Acupuncture is effective in reducing chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, and migraines. Research suggests that it may stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

– Postoperative Pain: Some studies have shown that acupuncture can help manage pain and reduce the need for opioid medications after surgery.

Stress Reduction and Mental Health:

– Anxiety and Depression: Acupuncture helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. Research indicates that it influences neurotransmitters and reduces stress hormone levels.

– Insomnia: Acupuncture improves sleep quality and quantity.

Nausea and Vomiting:

– Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: Acupuncture is often used as a complementary therapy for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Studies suggest it reduces the severity and frequency of nausea and vomiting.

Digestive Disorders:

– Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Acupuncture provides relief from IBS symptoms, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea.

– Gastrointestinal Motility: Acupuncture improves gut motility and helps with conditions like constipation.

Allergies and Respiratory Conditions:

– Allergic Rhinitis: Acupuncture offers relief from symptoms of allergic rhinitis, such as sneezing, congestion, and itching.

– Asthma: Research shows that acupuncture improves lung function and reduces asthma symptoms.

Fertility and Reproductive Health:

– Infertility: Acupuncture is often used as an adjunct therapy for infertility treatment. It improves blood flow to the reproductive organs and regulates hormonal imbalances.

– Menstrual Disorders: Acupuncture alleviates symptoms of conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.

Immune System Modulation:

– Acupuncture enhances the immune system’s response and significantly reduces the changes of upper respiratory infections and cancer.

Inflammation Reduction:

– Acupuncture reduces inflammation markers and promotes pain relief and longevity.


– Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves sleep in individuals with fibromyalgia.


Cupping therapy, an ancient healing technique, involves the use of cups to create suction on the skin’s surface.

The benefits of cupping therapy include:

Pain Relief: Cupping is often used to alleviate muscle tension and pain. The suction created by the cups can enhance blood circulation and promote the release of muscle tension, offering relief from soreness and discomfort.

Improved Circulation: The vacuum effect created by cupping stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This enhanced circulation can aid in reducing inflammation, promoting healing, and supporting overall circulatory health.

Stress Reduction: Many individuals find cupping sessions to be deeply relaxing. The therapy’s calming effect on the nervous system can reduce stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of well-being.

Detoxification: Cupping allows cells to release the byproducts of cellular metabolism such as lactic acid and other cellular waste through mechanical squeezing of the cell. It allows the waste to exit into the surrounding lymphatic system, which can then be excreted through urination and sweat.

Respiratory Health: Cupping is used to alleviate respiratory issues such as asthma and bronchitis. It can help improve lung function and relieve symptoms by increasing blood flow to the respiratory system.

Skin Health: Cupping improves skin conditions like acne, eczema, and cellulite. The increased blood circulation to the skin can contribute to improved skin health and appearance.

Pain Management: Cupping therapy has been utilized to manage pain associated with conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Acupuncture with Electro-Stimulation

Electro-acupuncture incorporates electrical stimulation into the treatment. It combines the principles of acupuncture, which involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body, with the application of a mild electrical current to those needles. This technique enhances the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. Here are the benefits of electro-acupuncture:

Pain Relief: Electro-acupuncture is used for pain management. The electrical stimulation applied to the acupuncture needles may increase the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, helping to reduce pain and discomfort. It is often used to treat conditions like chronic pain, arthritis, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Muscle Relaxation: The electrical impulses in electro-acupuncture can stimulate muscle contractions and relaxation. This can be beneficial for relieving muscle tension and promoting relaxation.

Stem Cell Growth: Research shows that electro-acupuncture stimulates the release of certain growth factors and promote the generation of stem cells thus promoting tissue repair and regeneration.

Enhanced Blood Circulation: Electrical stimulation improves blood circulation, which accelerates the body’s natural healing processes and contributes to the reduction of inflammation and swelling.

Nerve Stimulation: Electro-acupuncture modulates nerve signals and treats conditions related to nerve dysfunction, such as neuropathy (nerve damage) caused by chemotherapy or diabetes.

Improved Mood and Mental Health: Patients report improved mood and reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression following electro-acupuncture sessions because this therapy affects the release of neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation.

Digestive Health: Electro-acupuncture helps digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and nausea.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, is a natural and non-invasive alternative to surgical cosmetic procedures or chemical treatments. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the face and body to promote overall health and rejuvenate the facial appearance. Each session includes both facial and body acupuncture and includes red light therapy as as well as ATP biotherapy to enhance the results.

Here are the benefits of facial rejuvenation acupuncture:

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: One of the primary goals of facial acupuncture is to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles and results in a smoother and more youthful complexion.

Improved Skin Elasticity: By enhancing blood flow and promoting collagen and elastin production, facial acupuncture improves skin elasticity and leads to firmer and more supple skin.

Natural-Looking Results: Unlike some cosmetic procedures that can produce an unnatural or frozen appearance, facial acupuncture aims to enhance your natural beauty. It can provide subtle and gradual improvements over time.

Reduces Under-Eye Bags and Dark Circles: Facial acupuncture reduces puffiness and dark circles under the eyes by improving lymphatic drainage and increasing circulation in the area.

Brightens Complexion: Acupuncture stimulates blood flow, leading to a brighter and more radiant complexion. It also addresses issues like dull skin and uneven skin tone.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction: The release of endorphins during treatment promotes a sense of well-being and has a positive impact on your overall appearance.

Improved Muscle Tone: Acupuncture targets specific facial muscles, helping to tone and lift sagging areas. This leads to a more sculpted and youthful appearance.

Balanced Skin Conditions: Acupuncture helps balance skin conditions like acne or rosacea by addressing underlying imbalances, which results in a clearer complexion.

Non-Invasive and No Downtime: Unlike surgical procedures, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is non-invasive and typically requires little to no downtime. You can return to your normal activities after a session.

Holistic Approach: Facial rejuvenation acupuncture takes a holistic approach to beauty by considering overall health and well-being. This means that it not only addresses cosmetic concerns but also promotes vitality and balance throughout the body.

Long-Lasting Results: While the effects of a single acupuncture session may be subtle, a series of treatments can provide longer-lasting results. Maintenance sessions can help sustain the benefits over time.

No Risk of Allergic Reactions: Unlike some cosmetic treatments that use chemicals or fillers, facial acupuncture carries no risk of allergic reactions or adverse side effects.

24k Gold Ear Seeding Acupressure

24k gold ear seeding acupressure is a holistic wellness practice that combines the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and the use of gold seeds on specific points in the ear.

Here are the benefits of this treatment:

Stress Reduction: Ear seeding acupressure stimulates acupuncture points that reduce stress and anxiety. Gold ear seeds enhance the effectiveness by providing continuous stimulation.

Pain Management: Ear seeding acupressure reduces various types of pain, including headaches, menstrual cramps, and musculoskeletal discomfort. The practice stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers.

Improved Sleep: Ear seeding acupressure promotes better sleep by targeting specific points related to sleep regulation and improve sleep quality and duration.

Mood Enhancement: This practice positively affects mood and emotional well-being by balancing energy flow within the body.

Nausea Relief: Ear seeding acupressure alleviates nausea and vomiting, particularly in cases of motion sickness or morning sickness during pregnancy. Certain ear points have anti-nausea properties.

Appetite Control: Ear seeding acupressure helps with weight management by targeting points related to appetite and cravings. It supports a healthier relationship with food and reduces overeating.

Balancing Energy: Traditional Chinese medicine principles suggest that ear seeding acupressure helps balance the body’s vital energy, or Qi, which contributes to overall well-being and vitality.

Non-Invasive: Unlike acupuncture, ear seeding acupressure is non-invasive, involving the application of small 24k gold plated magnetic seeds or beads to specific points on the ear. This makes it a less intimidating alternative for people who are uncomfortable with needles.


Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) or moxa on or near specific acupuncture points on the body.

Benefits of Moxibustion:

Pain Relief: Moxibustion is used to relieve pain, especially in conditions characterized by cold or dampness, such as arthritis, muscle stiffness, and menstrual cramps. The heat generated by moxibustion helps to improve blood circulation and relax muscles.

Improved Digestion: Moxibustion enhances digestive and is commonly used to address conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and indigestion.

Immune System Support: Moxibustion strengthens the immune system by enhancing the body’s energy (Qi) and warmth. It is used as a preventive measure during cold and flu seasons.

Menstrual Health: Moxibustion regulates menstrual cycles and alleviates menstrual discomfort, including cramps and irregular periods.

Breech Birth Correction: A specialized form of moxibustion called “breech birth moxibustion” is used to encourage the fetus to turn into the head-down position, reducing the need for a cesarean section in cases of breech presentation.

Fertility Support: Moxibustion improves blood flow to the reproductive organs and enhances fertility.

Stress Reduction: The soothing warmth of moxibustion promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety.

Acupuncture balances the body’s energy flow or Qi and improves overall health, addressing underlying issues that contribute to infertility.

Benefits of acupuncture for fertility:

Stress relief: Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters, which reduces stress and promote relaxation.

Hormonal balance: Stress reduction can be a significant factor because high stress levels can negatively impact fertility by affecting hormone production and menstrual cycles.

Improved ovarian function and uterine lining: Electro-acupuncture (or acupuncture with electrical stimulation) enhances the therapeutic effects of acupuncture, particularly in cases of female infertility. It increases blood flow to the reproductive organs, improving ovarian function and uterine lining thickness.

Increasing odds of success when combined with IVF or IUI: Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture are often used as complementary therapies alongside conventional fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF), IUI or medications to improve the outcome by as much as 40-60%.

Lola has been my acupuncturist for over 10 years, and I can’t say enough great things about her. She is passionate about her work, and an absolute best at what she does. Lola is knowledgeable, friendly, doesn’t mind explaining her treatment plan in detail, and answer every question; her treatments are painless, and she truly cares about her patients.

L D.

Stop what your doing ! and make an appointment! This was my first acupuncture experience and I feel amazing. I’ve been working over time the past few weeks and I have trouble sleeping from the work and stress. My friend recommended me here, I did a quick stress relief acupuncture and a cupping session for my back. Did wonders ! Parking was easy , staff is really friendly and knowledgeable. The space is beautiful and clean I felt very relaxed. Would recommend.

Sonya C.

I was recommended to come here by a friend for my treatment today and oh was I surprised. I went for the ozone steam sauna and my expectations were exceeded. Not only did I sweat beyond all belief in the 30 minutes sitting and loosing around 600 calories, but Lola was one of the most pleasant people I’ve ever interacted with. The ear acupuncture was also great and now I’ll be coming back here regularly. I feel like a million bucks tonight. Thanks Lola!

Adam B.

I purchased a 10 session acupuncture and ozone sauna package from Luna Body and Mind and absolutely loved it!! I was looking forward to each and every session! Acupuncture therapy restored my energy levels, balanced my chakras and boosted my happiness. Lola, the owner of this place, is absolutely amazing! Each session she greeted me with her beautiful warm smile and always made me feel at home. I felt completely relaxed and restored after each treatment with her. Lola is a very balanced and powerful healer. I completely trust her with my body and well-being. Highly recommend this place and already looking forward to coming back!!

Katusha S.

I’m not exaggerating when I say Luna has changed my body aching quarantine life.
My favorite business in Santa Monica, feel so blessed to have Lola work her acupuncture/ cupping magic!
The ozone sauna is a must too! I want to hug that thing! So detoxifying and stress relieving!
I always arrive at Luna excited and rushed from a busy day and leave a whole new person.
So relaxing & truly body healing, better then any massage can provide and with long term benefits.
There’s something unique about Lola, her presence is calming & inviting.
I highly suggest to anyone who hasn’t tried acupuncture to give it a shot. I’m a tiny lady, if my body can handle it, you can too haha it doesn’t hurt, it is tension relieving.
I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my sleep, mood, energy, and anxiety since going here.
Love you all! Thank you for existing :)

Cat Zaimi, M A.

Out of all the acupuncturists I have seen, Lola is truly the best of the best. I have been living in LA for over 6 years and have seen it all and therefore normally don’t write reviews but Lola is THAT good. When I am constantly seeing Lola for treatments, my health is the best it will ever be. I cannot recommend Luna, Body & Mind enough. It is honestly life changing!

Alexis L.

Lola was very knowledgeable about my Autoimmune problems and offered great recommendations (even my dr was very impressed). My teen daughter is a very big fan of gold seeds, they really help her distress from school. The ambiance is very calm and relaxing. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable. The space was clean and everything was sanitized.
Very COVID19 safe (big plus for me)

Alla D.

Lately I have been suffering from extreme back pain with consistently low HRV and sleep numbers. I visited Lola and felt absolutely at home in her gorgeous clinic near the Promenade in Santa Monica. I explained to Lola what was bothering me and she did an extensive acupuncture, cupping and electro stem treatment on me. Immediately, my back stopped seizing up and my pain decreased immensely. Not only did I feel better, but my HRV score went up 20 points after one day and I had 2:45 minutes of REM sleep when I was previously averaging 1:20 minutes. I plan to go back in two days to increase the benefits and healing, and I know that these treatments will get me back to feeling and sleeping great. Thank you Lola!

G. Luquet

Have been a patient of Lola’s for quite some time now, and can say she’s is a godsend. Not only she’s very experienced but her bedside manners are the best. She shares her vast knowledge of Chinese medicine with so much grace, patiently explaining every step of the way so I can feel good about it at any given time. Best of all, I feel a real difference after the treatments. Pain level has significantly decreased, and I have been feeling more relaxed.
New Santa Monica place has incredibly healing vibes to it, designed with care and patients in mind. I appreciate the precautions ‘Luna body and mind’ team is taking to ensure a safe and sanitized experience. Looking forward to my weekly sessions!

Natalia Tibelius

I came in for an acupuncture treatment as well as moxa and ear seeding, and I have to say it was an AMAZING experience. Lola is an incredible acupuncturist and made me feel instantly better!!!! I will be coming back weekly for treatments and I HIGHLY recommend for anyone and everyone with anxiety, stress, insomnia etc. to come in and give it a try; best decision of my life! Not to mention the office is absolutely adorable. The vibes are very peaceful and relaxing. I can’t wait for my next treatment !

Alexandra Peters

Treatments at Luna always makes me feel better, physically and psychologically.  Lola is so knowledgeable about how the body works and listens carefully to any issue which impacts my health and well being.

Mari Koerner

I had the pleasure of meeting with Lola and using the ozone sauna today, and it was a great relief and detox. She was very knowledgeable, very responsive, and I had a great conversation with her. I’m definitely considering all of her other services as well. I highly recommend to others!

Chris Brandlin

Coming to Luna Body and Mind has had a huge, positive impact on my health and energy levels. Lola is super knowledgeable about alternative & integrative health protocols and has a kind, warm, welcoming energy. Alexandra & Alex are nice, responsive with scheduling and taking care of me during ozone treatments. The ozone far infrared sauna has made all the difference in helping me get rid of brain fog and burn out. Every time I walk out of this place I feel like a million dollars.
Thank you, Luna Body & Mind !!

Maria D.

Lola at Luna is an absolute artist – a magic worker. She is compassionate, humble, funny, empathetic, and knows how to make you feel at ease immediately. Somehow the day just turns around the second I’m even driving in for a treatment and I’m in a state of bliss for days afterward. The space is beautiful, the acupuncture beds and heat lamps feel like warm hugs, and the ozone sauna is the key to detoxifying your body and life! Could not recommend Luna B&A more!

Michele Nilsen

I’ve had several sessions at Luna and I feel so good! Truly a lovely location and office! Feels incredibly relaxing to walk into such a beautiful space!

On top of that! The services they offer are unmatched in my experience, they tailor every session to your needs and can give acupuncture, cupping, or the ozone treatment! Walk out the door feeling amazing every time!

Highly suggest booking a free consultation or your first session ASAP!

Erik Lundstrom