Acupuncture in Santa Monica, CA

Beth-Ellen Fried, L.Ac., Chinese Medicine Physician

sunsetWelcome to La PAZ -Centre for the Art of Medicine, providing acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbs, and therapeutic massage in gorgeous Santa Monica, CA. We are a holistic healthcare clinic, and provide a warm, inviting atmosphere to jump start your healing.

We are conveniently located off the 10 & the 405 freeway, across from the Santa Monica Business Park and the Santa Monica Airport, (but you’ll never hear it!), in the Ocean Park Courtyard. Our relaxing clinic, multiple warm treatment rooms, is located above popular Il Forno, The Counter and Starbucks.

Prepare to have all of your healthcare needs, (mental, physical, and emotional), and I concerns addressed. Beth-Ellen Fried, L. Ac. , (our physician) will treat your symptoms as well as the underlying root causes of them. If another doctor/provider could address a particular concern more efficiently, she will determine that and give you the appropriate referral. Beth-Ellen Fried and La Paz-Centre for the Art of Medicine ( La PAZ Medicine), have been providing acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and therapeutic massage therapy in this location in Santa Monica, CA since 2004. To learn more about Beth-Ellen Fried, L. Ac., click here.

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