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Learn about Tsubakiyama Acupuncture in Dr. Kiyo Tsubakiyama’s own words...

"I opened the Tsubakiyama Acupuncture clinic in Santa Monica in 1990. People used to ask me what we do here and I answered “We do acupuncture.” And their next question was “What is that?!”  Acupuncture was not so popular at that time. I explained that acupuncture is an Asian Medicine that heals your body by poking needles on your body. Even then, people in California loved new things. They were very curious about this unfamiliar medicine and eager to try it out. I still can recall their excitement as if they met an Asian Mystery. In a couple of years since then, a famous TV program and Insurance Health Bureau in the government investigated acupuncture and announced their research. Acupuncture was getting popular with the public. Nowadays, there are millions of people who have experienced acupuncture and have benefited from it."

- Dr. Kiyo Tsubakiyama
Dr. Kiyo anime version

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture heals sickness by raising the natural healing power of the body. Thus, the ordinary lifestyle (e.g. eating habits, exercise habits) should be taken seriously when you do acupuncture.

The body has twelve main therapeutic points and small pressure points, and activating the flow of those points will help your internal organs to function well.

Our clinic handles Chinese medicine, Acupressure, Massage (Thai style, foot therapeutic points), and other Asian treatments. Our treatments can also help to raise the function and immunity of the whole body and make the body much healthier.

Dr. Kiyo doing japanese acupuncture

About Dr. Kiyohide Tsubakiyama

Dr. Kiyo Tsubakiyama, Japanese Acupuncturist in Santa Monica

About Tsubakiyama Acupuncture Staff

Konosuke Sugiura L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

Konosuke Sugiura L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

- CA and National Licensed Acupuncturist
- Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
- Konosuke Sugiura L.Ac works on Sundays, by appointment only.

Ayumi Uede - Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Ayumi Uede

Ayumi Uede, L.Ac is a California and New York licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist and also Certified Massage Therapist. A graduate of the Pacific College of Health and Science in New York. She specializes in Musculoskeletal issues, Chronic pain and Women’s health.

Questions About Acupuncture Services?

At Tsubakiyama Acupuncture, we treat many issues with our Acupuncture Services and Eastern Medicine services. If you have questions, please ask us. Contact us online or call us at (310) 394-2340.