We provide natural, personalized healthcare by combining advanced methods of analysis, treatment and self-care - from both traditional and modern sources.
Our holistic approach incorporates acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and hypnotherapy. We focus on training your brain, regulating your nervous system and healing your body and spirit.
Our Acupuncturists incorporate functional medicine with traditional chinese medicine to create a treatment plan that results in optimal healing. By utilizing advanced methods of analysis and effective, integrative, natural therapies, Acupuncture at Meta Health focuses on calming the nervous system, optimizing the gut, and rebalancing the body. Personalized nutrition, exercise and supplement recommendations are provided, and revised as your treatment progresses. Also available: cupping, ear seeding, gua sha.
Therapeutic adjustments balance the nervous system as the master system of the body and its coordination of all the body’s functions. Chiropractic at Meta Health helps to restore normal nerve function thus allowing the body to work at its optimum level and activate the life force in your body.
Massage is used to help relieve pain and stiffness, increase circulation, improve flexibility and mobility of the muscles, and remove muscular waste products like lactic acid while increasing oxygen to those muscles. Massage therapy, in addition to chiropractic or acupuncture, can help speed recovery and prevent injury.
Each one of your Meta Health Care Providers becomes a part of your personalized integrative medical team. We are here to guide you though your healing journey, help you set goals, track progress, build new habits and be empowered with education.
Our multidisciplinary, integrative medical team develops a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We focus on providing relief from symptoms while treating the root cause of pain or illness.
Nervous System Regulation
Encourage the parasympathetic nervous system to take over — allowing the heart rate to slow down, and blood pressure and cortisol levels to drop.
Stimulates the release of several types of natural opioids, affecting changes in the autonomic nervous system, and reducing pain.
Increases energy by regulating the body toward homeostasis by raising or diminishing peripheral blood components necessary for optimal energy.
Stimulates neurotransmitters in the brain increasing serotonin, endorphin and norepinephrine levels.
Promotes transfer of nutrients and electrical energy between normal and injured tissues.
Physical & Lifestyle
Our personalized treatment plans include nutrition, lifestyle and therapeutic exercises to help you achieve optimal health.
What can I expect on my first visit?
During your initial 90-min Health Assesment a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis.
What is Acupuncture?
Why do they want to feel my pulse?
There are twelve pulse positions on each wrist that your acupuncturist will palpate. Each position corresponds to a specific meridian and organ. Your acupuncturist will be looking for twenty-seven individual qualities that reflect overall health. If there are any problems, they may appear in the pulse.
Why do they want to look at my tongue?
The tongue is a map of the body. It reflects the general health of the organs and meridians. Your acupuncturist will look at the color, shape, cracks and coating on your tongue.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.
How much does it cost?
Visit our Membership page for details on cost and programs.
Will my insurance cover my treatment?
Some insurance plans do cover acupuncture and chiropractic. Please complete the insurance verification form and we will check your coverage.
How should I prepare?
Write down and bring any questions you have. We are here to help you.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
Do not eat large meals just before or after your visit.
Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
Between visits, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems.
We are located in Santa Monica, for easy access from Brentwood, Venice, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, and other West Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Parking is available in the street-level lot, directly behind our office, accessible via the alley parallel to Santa Monica Blvd.