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The therapists at Acupuncture Health Solutions offer a variety of massage techniques ranging from gentle / relaxing Swedish massage to more vigorous techniques such as Neuromuscular Technique, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Tui Na. Dr. Yael Merav is California state board licensed, and nationally certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Traditional Oriental Medicine. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine. She has a specialty in Allergy Elimination Technique, (NAET). Specialty in Acupuncture Orthopedics. She has Masters from Northridge University and a B.A. in Psychology form Temple University where she graduated with honors. Dr. Merav is currently working on her Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. We specialize in helping people: quit smoking and drinking, control the weight, and relieve arthritis, migraine headaches, backaches, tennis elbow, sciatica, knee pain, sinus, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, shingles, indigestion, female prob lems, nerve related problems and all other problems treatable by acupuncture. Dr Merav provides dietary suggestions for individual patient. Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements formulas are tailored to each individual patient to regulate and restore energy throughout the body. Over 250 raw herbs, formulas in pill, capsule, powder and tincture form. * Ten Years in Business * We Use Disposable Needles Only * Free Consultation * Free Parking * Available 7 Days by Appointment Only Spoken Languages: English / Hebrew / Italian / Some Spanish
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Traditional Chinese Medicine is an herbal treatment as well as massage, dietary therapy, meditation and exercise. These therapies work with natural vital energy inherent within all living things to promote the body's ability to heal itself. Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality which utilizes the insertion of fine filiform needles into specific points of the body selected according to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medical differential diagnoses. We use only the finest sterile high quality stainless steel, disposable acupuncture needles. The purpose of acupuncture is to facilitate healing by restoring balance to the body and it various organ systems. Acupuncture and its associated adjunctive therapies are relatively pain free with very low risks of serious side effects or injury. Massage Therapy is a process for manipulation of the body's muscular and soft tissue structures through a variety of techniques ranging from relaxation to clinical and therapeutic application s. The benefits are increased range of motion and flexibility, stress reduction, and improved circulation helping to achieve an overall feeling of well-being. * Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine * Chinese Herbology * Auricular (Ear) Therapy * Nutritional Consultation * Ear Coning * Acupressure & Massage Therapy * Tui-Na & Reflexology * Moxibustion, Cupping & Electro Acupuncture
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all major credit cards, insurance, check
Location
1 1/2 Block West Of Hayvenhurst, 1 1/2 Block East Of Balboa. On The North Side Of The Street, Next To Office Depot.
Neighborhoods
South Valley, Encino
Categories
Holistic Practitioners, Acupuncture, Allergy Treatment, Alternative Medicine & Health Practitioners, Sleep Disorders-Information & Treatment
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By Appointment Only: Yes

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Frances D.

12/16/2016

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After suffering with chronic hip/back pain, we decided to visit Dr. Merav. I have seen her twice and soon will be receiving my 3rd treatment. Every time I go, I have felt better and more ease in walking and moving around. I am really satisfied that I met Dr. Merav and will continue with the hope that maybe my pain can be lessened even more or completely be gone. She is a caring professional who understands.

Wendy R.

11/30/2016

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I found Dr. Merav after dealing with a rheumatologist for several years for worsening arthritis. I kept getting more prescriptions for medicines that seemed to do nothing but create negative side effects, so I decided to try a completely new approach. After just a couple of months with Dr. Merav, I am starting to change all the foods that could be causing the inflammation in my body, carefully adding in herbal supplements to further invigorate this process, and getting acupuncture treatments to help with some of the aches and pains I seem to have been carrying around for several years. At almost 63 years old, I don't feel like I impress easily anymore (!), but I am honestly feeling younger, more active and healthier than I have in a very long time. Dr, Merav is patient, kind, funny, intuitive and extremely knowlegeable. Really, what more can I say? She is a treasure, and I feel very lucky to have found her.

Linda W.

09/28/2016

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I hurt my knee and I could barely walk. My doctor took x-rays and suggested cortisone shots. I didn't want to do that as I have heard that leads to a knee replacement. I decided to try acupuncture. With only two treatments, taking some herbs, my knee is 95%. I am totally sold. Watch me dance!!!

Karen P.

08/21/2016

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Dr. Merav has helped me with a variety of issues over the last 5+ years. From managing major anxiety attacks to everyday stress. She has also helped me with chronic sinus issues and gastrointestinal problems. Her knowledge and use of natural herbs and acupuncture work wonders.

D G.

07/12/2016

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I've been seeing Dr. Merav for a few years. She has taken good care of me and my family. She has treated a variety of our aliments including inflammation, colds and vertigo. She gets me to be calm even though I hate needles. The results are worth the discomfort of the needles. I appreciate her calm, professional, and caring demeanor.

Eddy N.

05/28/2015

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I have been coming to see Dr Marev since 2005 and since the first time, I immediately noticed the difference. I have seen Dr Marev for many reasons, migraine, immune system, back pain, menstrual problems, and many more. Not only is she so detailed in explaining the issues she feels and sees but so accommodating to assure your visit is the best. She is always available, and when busy will call you back! Dr Marev goes into details and explains the why, who and what of your symptoms. When all fails, I find myself right back in her table, and it's the only thing that has made me feel better!!



Dr. Marev one hour session is marvelous, soothing, healing and therapeutic. Immediately you will notice the difference, which continues to only feel and get better through out the day. I lover her dedication, kindness and love for what she does! Highly recommended! A true gem in the heart of Encino!

susanneshapiro

03/19/2011

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amazing success

I have been treated by Dr. Merav for the past six years and have found that in each case there was an amazing improvement, usually after several treatments. I used to catch three or four colds each year but have found that after acupuncture treatment and her magical herbs, I have never felt better in years.

Now at age 85, my mobility is as good as ever, thanks to Dr. Merav.

Susi

2leelee

02/22/2010

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My dog's favorite doctor!

I have two precious small dogs ages 12 and 5 and this year I must give credit to their outstanding health to Dr. Merav of Acupuncture Health Solutions. They love that Dr. Merav makes house calls and they do not have to be afraid of the dreaded car ride. They are so happy when she arrives because she brings delicious treats and treats them like visiting an old best friend.

healthy5

02/22/2010

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My Five Star Wellness doctor

I was referred to Dr. Yael Merav five years ago by another patient for allergy and cold symptoms. I watched my 70 year old mother recover from a stroke within one year as a result of acupuncture treatments so I expect miracles. My expectations were exceeded in the past five years because Dr. Merav's gentle techniques got the results I needed to eliminate my initial symptoms and best of all with regular care and treatment have kept me healthy and energetic at 64 years old. I am writing to highly recommend Dr. Merav for anyone wanting a preventative approach to health even if it begins with an allergy, flu or cold.

lovespronghorn1

09/18/2008

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She treats people and animals!

I would highly recommend Dr. Yael Merav for acupuncture treatment! She is a very caring, knowledgeable, fastidious, gentle practitioner. I was her first patient when she graduated from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and have used her services many times over the past 10+ years. She uses traditional Chinese herbs as an adjunct to acupuncture with great success. I have also referred a number of people to Dr. Merav and they, too, have been extremely pleased with her treatments. Dr. Merav works alongside a holistic veterinarian 2 days a week as well as maintaining her own practice, and has seen excellent results with her acupuncture on animals as well as people.