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Radiant health and vitality are well within your reach. Whether you are looking to have more energy, improve your fertility, get a better night’s sleep, relieve pain, heal from trauma or other chronic health issues, you have come to the right place.

The most profound and long-lasting health transformation come only from treating the underlying cause of disease. Through Acupuncture and Functional Medicine, I offer the best in both traditional and science-based medicine for comprehensive and integrative healthcare.

Take a look around—as I update my blog and content regularly. For personal questions, or to make an appointment, contact the office directly.

I look forward to supporting you on your path to health and wellness,

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Lauren M. Freiman, L.Ac.

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Acupuncture

This 2,000 year old medicine views the body as an integrated whole where all aspects of one’s body, mind and soul are seamlessly connected. Restoring balance in the body’s flow of energy eliminates pain, corrects dysfunction and heals disease.
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Functional Medicine

Known as medicine for the 21st century, functional medicine uses the latest in laboratory and diagnostic testing to find the root cause of illness. Treatment includes detoxification, therapeutic diets, exercise, herbs, nutritional supplements and stress management tools.
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Nutritional Coaching

Radiant health starts on your plate. Correcting nutritional deficiencies and improving eating habits is a key component to preventing and treating disease.
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Featured Conditions

Read the full list of conditions that we treat


Infertility

Whether you are trying to conceive on your own or through the use of ART, acupuncture can effectively optimize your chances of success.

Medical studies have shown that Acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine protocols can fertility rates by enhancing a number of physiological effects related to fertility including improving egg quality, regulating the menstrual cycle, regulating hormones to produce larger number of follicles, treating endometriosis and fibroids, increasing circulation to the ovaries and uterus, and regulating the hypothalamis-pituitary-ovarian axis.

For those utilizing ART such as IVF, IUI and Egg Donor Surrogacy, Acupuncture helps to enhance conception rates, and lessen many of the unwanted side effects.

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Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety or depression can range from unsettling and uncomfortable, to completely debilitating, seriously affecting one’s life. Some people suffer from one isolated episode (usually connected to a particular event), while others suffer throughout their lives. Hormonal changes in thyroid disorders, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause can also trigger anxiety and depression.

Acupuncture and Functional Medicine are a natural form of treatment that work to regulate cortisol levels, restore parasympathetic dominance and increase serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Through the movement of stuck energy that contributes to anxiety and depression, negative emotional patterns are shifted and balance is restored.

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Insomnia

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 64 million Americans suffer from insomnia. Insomnia can be trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or both. It is often associated with health conditions like stress, sleep apnea, chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, and depression.

Using Acupuncture and Functional Medicine, we work to correct underlying energetic and physiological imbalances that are the cause of insomnia. Acupuncture has been proven to regulate cortisol levels, restore the parasympathetic nervous system, and increase endogenous melatonin secretion. Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and is essential in regulating circadian rhythms of the body like sleep.

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Menopause

Menopause represents a sacred transition in a woman’s life. Research into the physiological processes of women going through perimenopause reveal that indeed, a full rewiring takes place during this time. With support for the physical symptoms brought on by hormonal changes, women can gracefully move into a place of higher intuition and discovery of their own internal resources.

Menopausal symptoms effectively treated by Acupuncture and Functional Medicine include insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty focusing, mood swings, general uneasiness, low libido, weight gain, irregular periods.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a functional gastrointestinal disorder where the small and large intestines do not function properly. Symptoms of IBS may include constipation, diarrhea, or both, incomplete bowel movements, mucus in stools, bloating, gas, nausea, and abdominal pain.

Every case of IBS is different, but nearly all are negatively affected by mental and emotional stress. Effective treatment includes acupuncture to restore parasympathetic dominance, lab testing to find underlying causes, dietary changes, colon cleansing and stress management tools.

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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, pain lasting more than 6 months, may originate from an injury or accident, or there may be an ongoing source of pain. Common sources of pain include: arthritis, headaches, stenosis, tendonitis, nerve, muscle, low back and neck pain.

Substantial research has shown the benefits of acupuncture in treating chronic pain. Acupuncture works by causing biochemical changes that decrease inflammation, increase circulation, enhance the body’s natural healing abilities, decrease perception of pain and promote a sense of physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Lauren’s Approach

  • Integrative:
    Combines acupuncture with functional medicine, the best in traditional and modern medicine
  • Holistic:
    Addresses the body, mind and spirit as an integrated whole.
  • Preventative:
    Treats symptoms by addressing the underlying cause for long-lasting results and prevention of disease.
  • Customized:
    Helps you make lifestyle and diet changes that work with your life.
  • Participatory:
    Provides you with take – home tools to be proactive in your own healthcare.

What Our Patients Say

“Malibu Acupuncture and Herbs was an oasis for me while I was trying to get pregnant, as well as through my pregnancy and delivery. Before Lauren, I had challenges with conceiving and then, after a few months of treatment and herbs, I found myself pregnant! I believe our beautiful, baby boy, Jonah, is here because of the treatments, herbs and amazing support that Lauren provided. I would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone in need of fertility assistance or, really, any health issue that requires a true healer’s attention- for Lauren is just that a true, and gifted, healer.”
Renee Beaulaurier, Mother
“I think Lauren has a real gift. Her medicine is strong. I come out of each session feeling like I’ve gone into another zone of healing and transformation. I don’t even know what it is she is doing, but I always come out feeling deeply changed! I had so much inflammation and soreness in my shoulder and she approached it in a multi-faceted way to open the channels and get me moving again! She is a compassionate and serious healer who knows her field!”
Leslie Bixler, Life Coach
“Lauren is a gifted, talented, and caring acupuncturist. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis which caused constant discomfort. I saw two neurologists to confirm the diagnosis and both recommended surgery as the only viable option. Over the course of several treatments, Lauren was able to eliminate the pain entirely. I am still pain free today (with no surgery). I am very grateful to Lauren and highly recommend her.”
Richard Ellis, President GemCap