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Acupuncture in Glendale & Surrounding Areas

As welcome as new medical innovations and techniques undoubtedly are, it's important to remember that ancient techniques continue to hold the same enormous healing potential as they have for millennia. Acupuncture is one such technique. This form of natural medicine directs the body's own processes to work more normally, unlocking its innate potential to heal itself. Evergreen Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Inc. is proud to provide acupuncture in Glendale & surrounding areas.

acupuncturist in glendale performing acupuncture on patient

A Potent Form of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is a staple technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a branch of natural medicine that has flourished for thousands of years. It is based on the principle that physical functions are governed by the flow of Qi, or life energy, throughout the body. Obstructions to the normal flow of Qi can deprive organs and systems of the nourishment they need to survive and carry out the daily tasks that keep you well. these blockages can be caused by everything from acute injuries to emotional stress and unhealthy habits.

Acupuncture involves the placement of various hair-thin needles at specific points along Qi flow channels known as meridians. Strategic needling manipulates the right combination of acupuncture poinst to relieve Qi blockages associated with specific symptoms and disorders.

Western Medicine Approaches and Applications

Western medical studies have provided plenty of indications that acupuncture provides distinct benefits to the body by affecting multiple physical processes. The act of needling appears to trigger interactions between calcium and white blood cells, resulting in higher levels of endorphins (the body's natural painkilling neurotransmitters). Since many acupuncture points correspond to the positions of neural clusters in the body, acupuncture may also help normalize nerve signaling and electrical levels in tissues. Researchers even have reason to believe that acupuncture can alter blood chemistry to enhance health. Regardless of how many benefits acupuncture provides, it has been an an effective treatment for:

  • Prenatal nausea and muscle pain
  • Infertility and other reproductive issues
  • Acute and chronic muscle pain
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain)
  • Digestive disorders
  • Respiratory problems
  • Pediatric illnesses
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue

Acupuncture is also a powerful aid in preventative wellness. Periodic needling can help keep your body's energy and functions in balance, preventing little problems from turning into big ones that might require more extensive treatment sessions.

Experience Our Glendale Acupuncture Services

Our Glendale acupuncture services are completely safe for the outstanding majority of patients (with some possible exceptions, such as individuals with seizure or blood-clotting disorders). Rest assured that the needling causes no significant discomfort. Acupuncture sessions can vary in length depending on their complexity, although the initial visit, which includes a careful preliminary examination and intake discussion, usually runs 30 to 90 minutes.

Contact our office to get all the details and schedule an initial consultation with our acupuncturist!

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Your First Acupuncture Visit With Doctor Joan Kim Wagner PhD, LAc

Meet Your Doctor, Dr. Joan Kim Wagner PhD, LAc — 3rd Generation Master Acupuncturist

  • Dr.
    Joan Kim-Wagner
    Executive Director of Evergreen Wellness

    Dr. Joan Kim-Wagner, L.Ac, Ph.D is a third generation acupuncturist whose family instilled in her the dictate to, “Help others with love and holistic guidance.” Dr. Kim-Wagner earned her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Dong-Guk University in Los Angeles. She earned her Ph.D. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Yuin University in Southern California. She is a board certified acupuncturist in the state of California, where she has been in private practice since 2003 and is nationally certified through the NCCA. She continues to revolutionize the field of acupuncture and increase her own knowledge through ongoing study with numerous acupuncturist Masters from around the world.

Los AngelesTop-Rated Acupuncturist, Doctor Joan Kim Wagner PhD, LAc

5 Star Reviews of Evergreen Acupuncture & Wellness Center

  • "I originally went to Dr. Joan Kim-Wagner for chronic neck pain. I have to say I was quite skeptical, but also desperate to get relief and nothing else was working.She is extremely knowledgeable about the human body and has fixed every complaint I have brought to her attention. That was over a year ago. Since then less than a few weeks into being treated 3 times a week I had gone from chronic pain taking 3 medications to minimal or no pain and occasionally one medication. She has also been managing my blood pressure for which I was taking 3 different medications, now down to two. The idea is to get off of all meds completely. My weight and physical condition has improved tremendously. I only visit once a week now."
    Mike W. Los Angeles, CA
  • "Joan Wagner is a wonderful, experienced acupuncturist! She helps me with my Multiple Sclerosis- permanent disability. Thanks to Joan Wagner’s acupuncture, her loving, caring attitude, I don’t take MS steroids. It helps me to live a happy and healthy life."
    Sarah J. Los Angeles, CA
  • "I'm going to Dr.Kim for more energy and anti-aging. So far my experience has been very good.Very clean and beautiful office. Staff was very helpful. Not crazy about needles but, Dr.Kim made the process very easy."
  • "I've been coming to Evergreen for 3 years. I've had a few different chronic health conditions. Acupuncture and herbs have helped bring more balance to my body and boost my immune system. Last year I came down with a frozen shoulder. Acupuncture was a part of the healing process. It always felt better after a treatment. I've had hormone imbalance and cramps my entire life. No longer have to take pain medicine for cramps. Dr Kim is helping me through the change of life and I'm so very grateful. I am given herbs that help cool my body down so I don't have to deal with heat flashes. Thank you Evergreen for all your help!"
  • "The best acupuncture facility I've been in. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I like that Dr. Kim takes the time to explain the process before you go through with your treatment."
  • "I met Dr. Kim and her staff at the women's expo in LA. She's very nice and informative. The acupuncture has definitely helped my neck and shoulder pain. The staff here are so nice and they really listen to my needs which is a plus. They are flexible with scheduling and will always call me Back when I leave a message. In addition, they send reminder texts for my appointments which I find helpful. I also love working with Marjan who is very gentle and helpful when assisting me."
  • "I went to Joan's practice in Santa Barbara, she is normally in Santa Barbara once a week. I did the all over wellness check and Face Lift acupuncture. It was so relaxing that I fell asleep. When I woke up, I can see my lips corner totally got lift up. It was like someone had taped my chin back. She also offer weight loss treatments too. I would totally recommended this to all the brides especially!"
  • "I started going to Evergreen Acupuncture about 4 weeks ago. I had a really bad shoulder pain that ran through my Arm down to my fingers. Dr.Kim spent time and carefully diagnosed my symptoms and explained exactly what she was going to do to turn things around. The truth is that acupuncture is one of the steps toward turning on the healing process and with her advice on my diet and my daily routine, together we solved my shoulder pain and now I am feeling better.Her staff are amazing and very professional and super accommodating.They all work as a team to make you feel comfortable and welcomed each time they see you. I am looking forward to feeling even better as I continue to work with Evergreen Acupuncture."
  • "I started acupuncture treatments at Evergreen 2 weeks ago. The treatments helped me with my Depression & Anxiety symptoms. I can handle stress better at my job. My energy levels started to increase. My fatigue levels started to decrease. So far I’m satisfied with my treatments. Thank you Joan Kim-Wagner."
    Depression & Anxiety Patient, LOS ANGELES, CA
  • "Over the years I have visited Dr. Kim for my chronic stiff neck and shoulders. She was able to help me to move freely. I have also had the face lift acupuncture treatment which did wonders. While I was training for the LA marathon for some reason my ankle began to swell up. I hadn't fallen or out right injured it but it didn't look good. I visited Dr. Kim and immediately felt better. Dr. Kim has a calm bedside manner and has always made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I highly recommend her."