Welcome to Nassar Acupuncture!

Where eastern and western medicine are integrated together for the absolute best in modern healthcare. We educate our patients to raise their understanding of wellness, and empower them to make intelligent decisions regarding their health and well-being in their daily lives.

We combine acupuncture with herbal medicine, nutritional/lifestyle assessment, and orthopedic manipulation to approach your condition from every angle possible.

We are located in Santa Monica on Ocean Park Blvd. in an office convenient to the entire Westside.

Why acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of medicine that is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Acupuncture promotes natural healing; it enhances immunity, removes inflammation, and improves overall body function.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one method utilized by practitioners of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture concerns the insertion of extremely fine, hair-like needles into specific acupuncture points located throughout the body.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture treats a large variety of conditions, including internal diseases of the digestive system, lungs, kidney/urinary system, reproductive system, as well as those concerning the immune system, and inflammatory diseases. Additionally, acupuncture is commonly utilized in the treatment of orthopedic conditions. It is extremely effective with painful conditions found throughout the body, including inflamed joints, muscle strains, sprains, repetitive stress injuries, and neuropathies.

I've heard acupuncture can be an effective form of pain control. Is this true?

Yes. Acupuncture is extremely effective in the treatment of pain as a symptom of almost any condition. What sets acupuncture apart from other major forms of pain control is its ability to treat the underlying cause of the pain directly while providing immediate and effective pain relief with absolutely no side effects. An acupuncturist that specializes in orthopedics is especially effective with pain management, because in addition to acupuncture they can use minor physical manipulations and exercises to supplement your rehabilitation.

Is acupuncture painful?

This is without a doubt the question we acupuncturists get the most. So, what is the answer? Well, acupuncture is mostly painless. All patients are different, and all conditions manifest differently. What I can say is that I've never had a patient not return because the needles were painful. The sensation felt from an acupuncture needle is entirely different from that of a typical needle-most patients wouldn't describe the sensation as "painful," but instead as different from anything they've ever felt before, though not unpleasant. Some patients really enjoy the sensation. Either way, certainly the benefits of acupuncture vastly outweigh any temporary and slight discomfort you might experience from the needles.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as effective in treating these conditions:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Facial palsy/tics
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraines
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pneumonia
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wrist pain