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.

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in

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Why am I so cold?

Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and empty cold. Full cold refers to a condition where there is an excess of cold-type energy in the body

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The Bladder in Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying. The bladder is a perfect example of a yang organ.

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