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Long Beach Specialty Acupuncture offers natural therapies to help you overcome your symptoms from the root. We are not only here to help you get results – we are also here to listen to you, support you, and help you thrive along your journey to wellness.
Pain stops you in your tracks – and stands in the way of enjoying your life to the fullest…
– Do you cancel plans or rearrange your life to avoid discomfort?
– Do you push through the pain, just to feel burned out and exhausted?
– Are you physically and mentally exhausted from dealing with your symptoms every day?
– Do you struggle to focus on your goals because you are in pain?
Your life shouldn’t have to stop because you aren’t feeling your best. You deserve to enjoy life – and we’re here to help.
A body in balance is a body that thrives…
Are you ready to restore your health and get back to doing the activities and things that you love without pain? At Long Beach Specialty Acupuncture, we use non-invasive, natural therapies to help you:
How We Help
Your body works around the clock to help you feel your best. Our services tap into this powerful healing potential and promote balance so you can let your body work for you.
Acupuncture is a gentle therapy that harmonizes your body, relieves pain, and enhances health.
Chinese Herbal Therapy
All-natural herbal combinations target your specific health conditions to get faster, longer-lasting results.
Cupping increases blood circulation and promotes cellular repair for pain relief, circulation, and overall wellness.
This technique uses a special tool to reduce pain, increase circulation, and decrease inflammation.
Discover our hand-picked selection of the non-toxic beauty and health items that we love and use ourselves.
Are you ready to live a healthy, pain-free life?
We believe the best healing happens when you are treated like an individual, not a protocol. After your first visit, you’ll receive a clear, customized treatment plan to the root of your symptoms naturally.
When your body is in balance, your pain and symptoms naturally subside. Get ready to live life the way you were meant to!
MEET MELANI LEONARD-COOPER
MSOM, L.Ac. Dip.OM, C.SMA
When you want to feel better but don’t know where to start, I’m here to guide your journey to healing.
I know what it feels like to be just a number at your doctor’s office. I know how it feels to feel frustrated by symptoms, but wary of surgeries and medications. I know what it’s like to feel unheard, hopeless, and left feeling all alone. I know because I’ve been there on my own path to healing. And it’s my mission to make sure you never feel that way again.
As your acupuncturist, I am here to provide you with the absolute best care and to listen to you without judgment. I can’t promise you exact results, but I can promise you that I will do whatever I can in my power to help you feel your very best.
I like to think ‘outside of the box’ because the body also behaves in a similar manner. This helps me see the potential for healing that may have been otherwise unacknowledged or unseen. Healing is a process that isn’t exactly linear or completely understood, so it may require a different way of viewing things. I let your body help guide my treatments for you, because it knows what is best. I trust in the process and the body never ceases to amaze me.
What Our Patients Say
“Much less tension and pain in my low and upper back.”
“Great experience! Melani is very thorough with her assessment prior to my treatment and left feeling great with much less tension and pain in my low and upper back. Set my appointments before I left to stay on track to reach my goal. Her staff are friendly and the whole office is full of great energy!! Highly recommend!”
“She is compassionate, was responsive to my concerns, caring, knowledgeable and highly experienced in the treatment and healing process.”
“I could not be happier with my experience at my intake appointment with Melani today. She is compassionate, was responsive to my concerns, caring, knowledgeable and highly experienced in the treatment and healing process. I had acupuncture treatment for the first time of my life and I felt completely comfortable and relaxed. I’m looking forward to my healing journey with Long Beach Specialty Acupuncture.”
“I was a bit hesitant coming in about the needles, but Melani is an artist. I felt NOTHING. I felt the most relaxed all week”
“Went to Melani and team this afternoon for my first (of many) acupuncture sessions to handle my stress and anxiety. Sarah in reception was absolutely wonderful and welcoming upon arrival and Melani made me feel so comfortable during the appointment. I was a bit hesitant coming in about the needles, but Melani is an artist. I felt NOTHING. I felt the most relaxed all week in the appointment. Highly recommend Melani and team!”
“Melani has excellent bedside manners, listens to her patients and truly cares about what she does,”
“Best acupuncturist I know!! Amazing staff is a bonus! Melani has excellent bedside manners, listens to her patients and truly cares about what she does, it genuinely shows in the care I have received from her over the years. Staff is courteous, polite, follows up with calls and extremely helpful. As a person who is selective with where she does business, I can assure you will be in great hands here. Thank you Melani and staff!”
Why Long Beach Specialty Acupuncture?
What Our Patients Say
“Melani takes her time with you and truly listens”
“Melani and her entire staff are very polite, friendly and professional. Melani takes her time with you and truly listens to whatever complaint you have. The environment is always very clean. I would recommend her to my friends and family.”
You Might Be Wondering…
I am scared of needles, does acupuncture hurt?
The needles are extremely thin and tiny – unlike any needles you have experienced before! My techniques are gentle and I use high-quality needles, in order to help make the process as painless as possible. If one of them is bothering you at any point, it will be modified so that it isn’t uncomfortable. I explain the entire process as we go along so there will be no surprises and you will know what is happening throughout the entire treatment. You will do just fine!
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept most PPO insurance policies. Every plan varies from person to person. Our medical biller can verify your medical benefits at no cost to you. Fill out this form and we will get back to you in 24-48 hours with the info!
How many sessions will I need?
This varies from person to person. After I review your medical history, assess your current state and go over your treatment goals, I will create an individualized treatment plan just for you with an approximate total number of total sessions and how often you need to come in.
Can acupuncture help me specifically?
Acupuncture isn’t guaranteed. Individual results will vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors. Read Full Disclaimer.
Don’t put off living your life to your full potential any longer.
Let Chinese Medicine empower you to make the changes your body needs to heal and thrive. Get started on your path to healing now.