A millennia of Chinese medicinal wisdom describes the human heart as the organ that physically pulses us forward and energetically allows to connect with those around us. Equally important, is our ability to connect to ourselves.
Our bodies are in constant conversations with us. Sometimes subtle, sometimes awakening, the body always invites us to be in harmony and balance. Intuitively, we may know this language well, but sometimes that conversation can get lost amidst the many things that demand our attention throughout the day. Chinese Medicine offers us a clear path towards interpreting the body’s unwavering desire for you to live in optimum health. You deserve your health, and with it, a confidence in your own longevity. Hear your heart, heart your health.
Cynthia Shin-Di Lai, L.Ac, Dipl. O.M., RN, BSN PHN – earned her first Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, focusing on Exercise Science at California State University, Northridge. She then completed her Master of Arts in Traditional Chinese Medicine and clinical internship at Yo San University in Los Angeles. She is nationally certified through NCCAOM and is a California Licensed Acupuncutrist. She obtained her second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is also a Registered Nurse. She currently practices in the Encino area.
Shin-Di is a Los Angeles native, growing up in the San Fernando Valley. She is an avid sports fan. She was a three sport athlete participating in basketball, swimming and track. Her favorite teams are Lakers and Dodgers. She enjoys cooking and traveling.
As a Licensed Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse, Shin-Di combines her medical training and holistic practice to focus on developing healthy and supportive relationships with clients. Her training and background integrates Eastern and Western Medicine to offer the best of both medicines to enhance the health and wellness of individuals. She specializes in Fertility Acupuncture, sports medicine, endocrinology and pain. She offers Chinese herbal, nutritional and lifestyle consultations utilizing evidence based practice, information and sources.
A Lineage of Birth Workers
Shin-Di’s interest in reproductive medicine has been nurtured from a young age. Her skills have been honed from watching her grandmother use traditional herbal remedies to care for post-partum mothers, learning from her mother’s 35 years of experience working as a nurse in labor and delivery and NICU, and from her own extensive training at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shin-Di brings to her clients generational wisdom, modern expertise, and profound compassion.
Traditional Experience Meets Modern Expertise
Trained as an acupuncturist, nurse and surgical technician with degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nursing and Kinesiology, Shin-Di has extensive knowledge of the human body, all of which she applies to help her clients meet their reproductive or general wellness goals.
Her partnership with Western doctors who utilize pioneering cutting-edge methods in reproductive medicine informs her practice and experience. From in-vitro fertilization to post-partum care, Shin-Di offers her clients an integrated approach drawing from the most effective Western treatments while remaining rooted in an ancient art of healing and wellness.
Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body which correspond to channels or meridians. Acupuncture helps maintain overall balance of qi (vital energy) and blood. Acupuncture is a complete form of holistic health care for medical prevention and treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a noninvasive treatment method and promotes natural healing. It can enhance the immune system and recuperative power, support physical, mental, emotional health and overall wellbeing. It is safe and painless.
Across the world, many cultures and traditions have found cupping to be powerful tool to treat illness and support the body.
By placing a series of suction cups in along energy channels and areas where stagnation exists we can optimize the movement and fluidity of qi and blood. Cupping can be used to treat conditions such as pain, common colds, digestive issues, and gynecological conditions.
Just as acupuncture utilizes the bodies internal network, so does moxabustion.
This heat based treatment is designed to specifically move qi and blood in the body. Moxabustion treatment includes burning a compact roll of mugwort at a distance that is safe to the skin but close enough to allow the traditional herb run through all of the bodies primary channels. Well known for its specific application to gynecological conditions, moxabustion is powerful treatment but can also be applied to many other conditions including chronic pain.
The discipline of Chinese herbal medicine is a finely tuned tradition that is thousands of years old.
Hundreds of herbs, each with several specific functions, give Chinese herbalists the ability to customize a formula to your specific conditions with ancient precision and a gentle mindfulness of your body’s needs. Each individual presents their own unique condition, with their own complex physiology, but Chinese herbal medicines allows us to tailor a formula that works with even the most subtle nuances of your body.
A Chinese herbal treatment can come in the many forms including teas, powder supplements, or capsules. Coupled with acupuncture, herbal medicine is a powerful modality achieve and maintain your most vibrant health.
Everything we consume influences our health. The wisdom of Chinese medicine reminds us that foods, just like herbs, have a significant affects on our health. Everything from the flavors we eat, to the temperatures we digest all interact with out bodies physiological balance or imbalance.
Having an intentional relationship to food is having an intentional commitment to health. Towards this end, a nutritional consultation offers you the opportunity to make your meals your medicine.
Being healthy and maintaining our health doesn’t begin or end in the treatment room. Health is a lifestyle, a combination of choices that inspire us to take hold of our longevity.
A lifestyle consultation will give you confidence in your ability to amplify your health in between treatments. Be it at work, at home, in relationships, or in our time of recreation and rest, we will discuss what are the specific choices you can make on the daily basis to move you closer to the wellness you desire.
Every moment is opportunity to be healthy.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used for centuries to treat many causes of infertility like thyroid disorders, endometriosis, PCOS, egg quality, sperm quality, and other conditions. Acupuncture can enhance the chances of conception whether it be naturally, with assisted reproductive technology (ART), IVF, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or on Embryo Transfer day . Acupuncture also offers great pre-natal and post-natal support.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine has roots in spirituality. As a practitioner, it’s important for me to practice what I preach. In Chinese Medicine, when we are one with ourselves, we are one with nature and one with the universe. This is what allows for ultimate balance.
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