Laura Erlich L.Ac
Before co-founding Herban Acupuncture, Laura spent nine years in the
field of therapeutic massage. A graduate of The Swedish Institute in
New York City, Laura holds a degree in Swedish, shiatsu and medical deep
tissue massage. Additionally, she holds a certificate in pre-natal, post-partum
and labor massage from Niara Childbirth Services, and received her birth
doula certification from Doulas of North America in 1999. Over the years,
Laura has worked with hundreds of expecting and birthing families. As
a student of Chinese medicine, Laura trained extensively in conditions
pertaining to women’s health and fertility, as well as general
internal medicine and orthopedics. She spent a full year of her clinical
internship under the supervision of Dr. Ray Rubio, L.Ac, DAOM, who specializes
in reproductive medicine. Laura graduated summa cum laude from Emperor’s
College of Traditional Oriental Medicine.
Trace Albrecht L.Ac
Herban Acupuncture co-founder, Trace
Albrecht has fourteen years of experience working with the human body
as a licensed massage therapist. She graduated from Educating Hands School
of Massage in Miami, and has attended The Upledger and The Milne Institutes
pursuing the study of craniosacral therapy. Trace graduated summa cum
laude from Emperor’s College
of Traditional Oriental Medicine, where her training included orthopedic
medicine and general internal medicine, with a special focus on menstrual
and menopausal disorders. Trace’s fascination with the wisdom
and resilience of the body inspires her to assist her patients in creating
personal regimens for optimal health.
Yvonne has been involved in helping others to restore balance in their
lives for 22 years . In 1986 she was certified in Trager bodywork. She
is also certified in a 10-session system called Neuro-muscular Re-education
(NMR), acupressure and therapeutic massage.
In 1996, she graduated from
Emperor’s College with a Master’s
in Chinese Medicine. As part of her clinical training in Chinese medicine,
Yvonne did a 2 month internship in Shanghai China in an integrated hospital
She has been in private
practice since 1997. She has been a member of the faculty at Emperor’s College for the past 11 years. In addition
to her faculty duties at Emperor’s, Yvonne is also a clinical supervisor.
Yvonne directs her teaching towards the empowerment of students to embody
Chinese medicine and make it their own. To that end, she has also been
on the leadership team of many spiritual retreats and self-empowerment
Yvonne received her doctoral
degree (DAOM) from Emperor’s College
in 2007 with specialties in pain management and integrated medicine.
Although she has a general practice, her specialties include the treatment
of psycho-emotional disorders or stress induced illness.
Introducing Child/Infant CPR Classes for Parents!
Emergencies can strike at home when we least
expect them. In less than 4 hours, you will learn how to be prepared
and assist in these situations until professional emergency responders
arrive! Nicole Furman has taught CPR since 2001. Her current instructorship
is with The American Heart Association. The class includes CPR, choking
and first aid training. The certification is valid for 2 years.
Christy Whiteside is currently
the lactation consultant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Post
Partum Floor, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Floor at
UCLA Medical Center, Westwood. She has been in pediatrics for over
25 years, active in lactation consultations in homes, doctors’ offices,
clinics and hospitals. She is Internationally Board Certified, and
has educated parents, nurses, obstetric residents,
pediatric residents and neonatologists.
She has been published in the Journal of Human Lactation, Vision Magazine
and is a co-author of;”Barriers to Breastfeeding Maintenance: Maternal Opinion
Differ from Hospital Perception” Pediatric Academic Societies,
2007 and “Examining Maternal Opinions of Influences on Maintaining
Breast Milk Feeding” UCLA Healthcare Evidence Based Practice Conference,
Los Angeles, 2007.
Christy has successfully breastfed six of her own
children and is now a proud grandmother of an exclusively breastfed,
beautiful six month old boy. Her feelings about breastfeeding run deep;
she is convinced that the breastfeeding success of each mother and child
will eventually affect our society and the world.
An IBCLC, RLC Christy has been an infant care educator
from 1999-2003 at St; Johns Hospital in Santa Monica including well baby
care and breastfeeding classes, lactation consultant for a private pediatrician
in Santa Monica from 1987 to 2003, UCLA lactation consultant/educator
from 2003-present. Highly sought after lactation consultant for home
visits, she lives in Southern California.
LAc, MTOM, CPOMP, BS
- Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
- Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine
- Certified Pediatric Oriental Medicine Practitioner
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Shelly’s interest in the emotional and physical
aspects of family health led her to obtain her Bachelor of Science in
Psychology from Arizona State University, and to receive her Masters
Degree from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine.
While obtaining her Masters Degree, she had the privilege of working
for the world renowned fertility specialist, Richard P.Marrs, M.D. During
her four years with Dr. Marrs she gained extensive knowledge of Western
fertility treatments, and a great respect for the unique challenges that
fertility patients face.
Once becoming licensed as an Acupuncturist and
Herbalist, she focused her continuing education on the use of Chinese
Medicine in male and female fertility, pregnancy and post-partum health,
and labor assistance. Her passion for helping patients become parents
led her to further become a Certified Practitioner in Pediatric Oriental
Medicine, so that she could assist her patients with their new challenges
involving their children’s health. Shelly practices medicine with
a holistic approach, allowing her to utilize her Eastern and Western
training for complete family healthcare.