Lauren is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the State of California and a Nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). ). She completed a four year Masters Degree at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, Ca..
Lauren is a specialist in the field of reproductive wellness. She combines her skills of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and mind/body techniques with her genuine and compassionate approach to promote optimal health in her patients. Lauren has had advanced training and experience in the field of acupuncture for fertility as well as acupuncture for women’s health. She treats patients for fertility challenges, menstrual irregularities, hormone balance and pregnancy. Acupuncture for miscarriage prevention is also one of her specialties. She also treats both men and women for stress and emotional imbalance, chronic headaches, migraines, digestive disorders and of course, chronic pain. Acupuncture has long been proven to be a highly beneficial treatment for pain of all kinds.
While in San Francisco, Lauren studied and interned with Dr. Lifang Liang, a highly regarded Oriental Medicine Doctor and Fertility Specialist. She assisted Dr. Liang in her clinic and in editing her revised book “Acupuncture and IVF”. After graduating, Lauren relocated to San Diego to work with one of the area’s leading fertility acupuncturists, Kristen Burris, L.Ac. She also accompanies many of her patients to Fertility Centers in the Los Angeles area to provide acupuncture during their in-vitro fertilization procedures.
Golden Valley Acupuncture Center was established in Encino, California in 2007 by Lauren Civello, M.S., L.Ac. Lauren’s dream was to open a special healing space where she could offer a holistic alternative to health and wellness in the community.
Acupuncture for stress relief is one of the most common requests that our patients inquire about when first deciding upon starting acupuncture treatment. Even if their request is more specific, they are always delighted by the way they feel after their session. Upon entering Golden Valley Acupuncture Center, you will feel a tremendous sense of peace and tranquility where your mind, body and spirit can relax and recover from the stress of the outside world.
Golden Valley Acupuncture Center provides the Encino and the other San Fernando Valley communities with the finest natural medicine available. Among our highest priorities is the integration of Eastern and Western approaches to health and healing. We maintain close working relationships with many Doctors and other Health Professionals in the Los Angeles area who share a similar belief in our approach and practice.
Although the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine may not be familiar to many potential patients and their Doctors, we educate patients about our medicine and healing techniques of ours so that we can work together towards a most powerful and long lasting result.