Holly Leever, L.Ac.,Dipl. O.M., MTOM, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with practice locations in Woodland Hills and Santa Monica, CA. She attended the New England School of Acupuncture and Emperor’s College. She graduated with a Master’s degree in traditional Oriental medicine in 2013. While pursuing her degree, Holly was blessed with many amazing clinical opportunities exposing her to a wide variety of conditions. Her training included internships at the Boston Medical Center, Venice Family Center and the Disney Cancer Center. She also volunteered abroad with the PanAfrican Acupuncture Project in Uganda, Africa and the One World Health Project in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

In addition to acupuncture, Holly’s training included moxibustion, cupping, auriculotherapy, electro-acupuncture, gua sha and Chinese herbal medicine. She is also qualified to make dietary and lifestyle recommendations based on Chinese medical theory.

Holly specializes in women’s health and focuses primarily on: Fertility challenges (both when women are attempting natural conception or conception with assisted reproductive technology), menstrual irregularities and pain, PMS, symptoms associated with pregnancy, post-miscarriage recovery, menopausal & peri-menopausal symptoms and postpartum symptoms. Holly continues to expand her knowledge in the area of women’s health and Chinese herbal medicine through studying with a variety of leading specialists in the field. She also completed a 2-year graduate mentorship program with Sharon Weizenbaum.

Holly is also a certified peristeam hydrotherapist (a form of vaginal/yoni steaming). She received her general certification from Steamy Chick. She also received additional training in steaming for postpartum recovery specifically, and is passionate about helping women to recover after giving birth. For postpartum sessions, Holly is available for home visits in the Los Angeles area. If you would like to learn more about this service click here.

Holly has also been trained in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® which is a massage technique performed on the abdomen, lower back and sacrum that aids in a variety of conditions related to menstruation, fertility and postpartum recovery. You can learn more about this technique here.

I am passionate about working with individuals that are invested in their journey towards optimal health. Acupuncture, and the other healing modalities that I offer, can assist clients in achieving their health goals. Whether you are looking to get out of pain, to sleep more soundly, to regulate your digestive system or to deal with stress more effectively, I am happy to guide and assist you in realizing your goals.

Acupuncture is generally not a quick fix. I focus on creating individual treatment plans for people that incorporate a series of weekly treatments for a period of time. The time period that I suggest is variable depending upon the person, the condition, as well as any financial concerns that may exist. It is also perfectly appropriate to try acupuncture a few times to see if it’s a treatment modality that might work for you.

In addition to the treatment sessions themselves, I also recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to incorporate in between sessions. I am a believer in meeting people where they’re at in this area. With that said, I also believe that consistent reminders of the recommendations I suggest ensure that clients reap the most benefit from our work together. I am not a practitioner that wants you to be dependent on my treatments for the rest of your life. I aim to empower clients to make changes, and to be their own advocate in finding optimum health.

My guiding principle is one of integrity. There is nothing more off-putting to me than marketing schemes that attempt to convince individuals that are suffering, that they need something they don’t really need. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you’re not sure if I can provide the type of care that you’re looking for. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about acupuncture, Chinese herbs or any of the other healing modalities that I offer. It is my sincerest desire that clients feel well-informed about what to expect and invite each person to decide the appropriate action to take for themselves.

Yours in health,

Holly Leever, L.Ac.