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Dr. Melissa S. Block

DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Emperor's College of TOM, CA)

L.Ac (Licensed Acupuncturist, CA)

MTOM (Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Emperor's College of TOM, CA)

Dipl. of OM (Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Certification)

BS Exercise Science (Bachelor of Science, University of Puget Sound, WA)

Doula-Physical and Emotional Birth and Labor Support (The Sanctuary, CA)


Dr. Block is a Doctor of Acupuncture Chinese Medicine and licensed acupuncturist. She specializes in Pre/postnatal acupuncture, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Internal Medicine. With a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of Puget Sound, Dr. Block has worked with sports injuries in Physical Therapy settings as well as TCM clinics. Dr. Block has been treating Oncology patient at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer center for three-years and is well versed in using acupuncture to treat the symptoms of cancer. Additionally, Dr. Block has found a passion working with fertility, prenatal and post natal patients. Since western medical drugs are not ideally taken in congunction with Oncology or prenatal treatments acupuncture and Chinese medicine are a fantastic alternative to drug therapy.

Melissa's goal is to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medical treatments and to further enhance the communities education in East/West therapies. During your first treatments you will receive a full history intake in addition to treatment. Depending on your chief concern and diagnosis, herbal recommendations and western physiotherapy modailities will be added to your program to enhance your treatments.

Acupuncture Los Angeles, Acupuncturist, fertility specialist, labor induction, prenatal acupuncture, labor inuction, acupuncture for pain

Zixiao is summa cum laude graduates of Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA; and is licensed in the state of California to practice Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. 

Born and raised in China, Zi possesses an instinctive familiarity to herbal tea and natural medicine. Upon moving to California, she studied Biological Science at the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor of Science. 

She then began work in cancer stem cell research and a clinical study of HIV prevention for several years at UCLA. Her extensive research and experience in Western Medicine along with her natural born understanding and passion for Eastern Medicine led her to discover and fulfill her true calling as a Holistic Healer; and her intention is to help patients transform from the inside out, connect with nature and find freedom from within. 

Zi was trained under renowned faculties and practitioners Dr. Ji Zhang and Dr. Hua-bing Wen to specialize in custom herbal formulation for complex cases. She uses various styles as Classical, Master Tung’s, and Abdominal Acupuncture to tailor her treatment to each patient’s unique needs. 

Areas of focus: pain management, TMJ, gynecology and infertility, digestion, insomnia. inflammation and emotional imbalances.

Zi Xiao Liu

L.Ac (Licensed Acupuncturist, CA)

MTOM (Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Yo San University, CA)

BS in Biological Science US Urvine, CA



Kathryn Depre

L.Ac (Emperors College of TOM, CA)

MTOM (Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Emperor's College of TOM, CA) 

Dipl. of Oriental Medicine

CMT Certified Massage Therapist

Kathryn has been working as a certified massage therapist since 2009. She has benefited from her massage experience in a variety of settings. From partnering with chiropractors and acupuncturists, providing high-end services in a spa setting, curating relaxing in-home sessions, and now working as a licensed acupuncturist, she has gained the experience necessary to meet each client’s needs.

Her massage sessions are always customized to each client. Many techniques are incorporated to achieve all massage goals. She is classically trained in Swedish massage and has expanded on this modality through many hours of continuing education. Her technique toolbox includes Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, Tui-Na Chinese techniques, percussion, cupping, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Thai stretching, and Mayan fertility abdominal massage, among others. Above taking a hands-on approach to help a patient recover and relax, she is motivated to educate patients about their bodies, injuries, movement, habits, and stretching to empower each patient to help themselves. Her massage work continues to inform her as an acupuncturist. In 2020, Kathryn earned her Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine. The Master’s program is a 4 year full-time program consisting of 240 credit hours and 950 clinical hours. It consists of Western physiology and pathology, Eastern medicine theory, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Since graduating, Kathryn has been providing in-office and in-home acupuncture sessions and studying under a fertility expert in a clinical setting. She enjoys treating all conditions; especially fertility, pain, digestion and mood balancing. Seeing Kathryn, you get two practitioners in one!

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