Our Practitioner

Beth-Ellen Fried, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., LMT

Beth-Ellen has been in the health care profession for over 16 years. She started working with people as a massage therapist, a career the developed from a natural instinct to reach out to friends and family- helping them to relax and feel good.

 

Having gotten training out of a love for massage- she never planned it as a career- she soon found herself with, “enough clients to earn a living and quit my job”. The trust my client’s gave me inspired me to get more involved in their health”. She was soon working closely with a physical therapist picking up practical methods and treatments as well as using modern rehab equipment to facilitate rapid recovery and change her patient’s body dynamics. Having focused on health sciences and nutrition as an undergrad student as well as developing a personal yoga practice, which she could apply with her patients – she developed unique treatments bringing all this to the table.

Still desiring to learn more she returned to graduate school full time and earned her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Those four years were devoted to extensive study of herbal medicine, acupuncture, and other modalities. In recent years Chinese medicine has become integrated with western allopathic medicine not only in China but increasingly in the U.S. This fact was well represented in the earning of her degree with rigorous training in western medicine – anatomy/physiology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine, pharmacology, etc, as an integral component.

Moving to more recent years, Beth-Ellen has developed a practice not only in pain management, stress relief and addictive behaviors– but also works closely with pre-natal and post-natal women, helping them through the challenges and concerns with their pregnancies: rashes, insomnia, morning sickness, back pain, sciatica, and general health, keeping her patients immune system and their growing babies at their best, easing them through this exciting time.

Most recently, Beth-Ellen has been working with patient’s skin and muscle tone, doing Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Facelifts with great success.

On a personal note, Beth-Ellen, a self described foodie , enjoys all cuisines, interesting wines, walking, hiking and all kinds of art.

Volunteer Activities include 12 years on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Docent Council and relief work with Acupuncturists Without Borders.

“the beauty of Chinese medicine is the ability it has to determine imbalances within the body, correcting them before they become major disease”.     

 
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