Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday & Saturday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM (closed evenings)

clinic is closed from 1:00-2:00 PM for lunch

Pricing

The normal price for acupuncture treatments is $30 by Intern, $40 by Licensed Clinical Acupuncturist, $75 and above by Clinic Supervisor/Faculty directly.

There is an extra charge if additional modalities (cupping, electroacupuncture, etc.) are needed.

Senior Discount $25 (65+ age)

Patients with proof of low-income $20

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  • CalFresh / SNAP (Food Stamps) – EVT Card
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Copy of Federal Tax Return
  • please be notified that medicare card is not eligible for proof of low-income.

Parking

Handicap-accessible, free parking is available beneath the building and outside on the south side of the building

Location in Koreatown

440 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020

The clinic is located on the second floor. We are two blocks from the Vermont/Wilshire Metro Station (servicing the Red and Purple lines) and also near a number of additional bus stops.

About the Clinic

DULA’s Oriental Medical Center (“the Clinic”) is a teaching hospital which most of treatment are done by interns and residents under supervison of clinic supervisor unless patient wants the direct treatment from Clinic Supervisor/Faculty. DULA clinic has 14 treatment rooms and 23 treatment beds with 11 clinic supervisors and 50 interns and residents. Our clinic offers a variety of services such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Electroacupuncture, Herbal medicine. Each patient receives the customized treatment they require.

Clinic Supervisors

Lee, Seung-Deok

KMD (Korea), PhD (Korea), L.Ac.

President of DULA

KMD, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea
PhD, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea
MS, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea
BS, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea

Chang, Yae

DAOM, L.Ac.

Director of OMC

DAOM, South Baylo University, Anaheim
MSOM, South Baylo University, Anaheim
MS, Seould National University, Seoul, Korea
BS, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Cha, Hyun Ju

MSAOM, L.Ac.

OMC Manager

MSAOM, South Baylo University, CA
MS, Kyungpook National Univeristy, Korea

Specialties: Cosmetic, Postpartum Care, PMS, Perimenopause

Basha, Raman

DAOM, L.Ac.

DAOM, Emperor’s College of TCM, CA
MTOM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA
BS, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Specialties: Degenerative Disease, Geriatrics

Choi, Seung

MS (Korea), L.Ac.

MS, Oriental Medicine, Specialty: Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Oriental Medicine at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
BS, Oriental Medicine, School of Oriental Medicine at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

Specialties: Neuropsychiatry, Obesity

Johnson, Doris

MSOM, L.Ac.

MSOM, Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Specialties: Gastrointestinal, Diabetes, Nutrition

Kim, Chan Ho

MSOM, L.Ac.

MSOM, Dongguk Royal University, CA
BS, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea

Specialties: Gastrointestinal, Endocrinological Disease

Lee, Heiwon

DAOM, Ph.D, L.Ac.

DAOM, Dongguk University Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D, Yuin University, Compton, CA
MSOM, Samra University, Los Angeles, CA
MA, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
BA, ChungAng University, Seoul, Korea

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Psychological disorder, Knee pain

Qian, Chunyi

MD (china), L.Ac

MD, Anhui College of Medicine, Anhui, China
MSOM, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Science, China

Specialties: Gynecological disorder, Infertility

Qian, Lin

DAOM, L.Ac.

DAOM, Dongguk University Los Angeles, CA
BS, Shang Hai University, Shang Hai, China

Specialties: Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain

Seo, Stephan

Ph.D, L.Ac.

MSOM, Dongguk University, Los Angeles
Ph.D, University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shenyang, China

Specialties: Flu/Common cold, Insomnia, Knee pain

Song, Jinho

MSAOM, L.Ac.

MSAOM, South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA
MS, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
BS, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Specialties: Low Back Pain, Neck Pain

Yeganeh, Mahmoud

DAOM, L.Ac.

DAOM, South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA
MD, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Specialties: Headache, Neck, Shoulder, Back Pain

Yoon, Dong Won

MSOM, L.Ac.

MSOM, Samra University, CA

Specialties: Addiction, Flu, Common Cold

Zheng, Qiwei

DAOM, MD (china), L.Ac.

DAOM, South Baylo University, Anaheim
MSOM, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Academy of TCM, Beijing, China
BS, Jiangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangxi, China

Specialties: Neurological disorder, Insomnia, Stroke

Clinic Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, single-use, sterile needles to stimulate specific anatomical points on the body. Needling is usually painless, occasionally the patient may feel a slight stinging or distending sensation. Acupuncture is proven to have an effect on Pain Control (many types), Allergic rhinitis, Depression, Nausea and vomiting (including morning sickness), High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Induction of Labor, Leukopenia, Fetal malposition, Dysentary, Bell’s palsy, Cancer pain, etc. Generally, needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes.

Cupping

Cupping uses localized suction to draw up tissues, bringing blood to the localized area. By doing so, cupping opens up the circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving qi and blood flow to relieve sore muscles, tension, neck, shoulder and back pain.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. It is particularly relied upon for treatment of pain, flaccidity syndromes, paralysis due to stroke, and facial paralysis of various causes. These disorders often require extensive manipulation of the needles, for which electro-acupuncture serves as a useful substitute.

Herbal Formulas

Chinese herbal formulas use natural materials from plants, animals, and minerals to treat all nature of diseases. Chinese formulas are generally customized to treat each individual patient’s constellation of health concerns. The pharmacy at DULA offers over 700 different herbs that can be made into teas, powdered formulas, and tablets. While herbs are a potent therapy, they exhibit few of side effects commonly found in Western pharmaceuticals.

Moxibustion

Heat might be prescribed to improve blood circulation, the most common being Moxibustion. “Moxa” is made from the dried mugwort herb. Rolled and lit (“burning”), it can be applied indirectly either to the handle of the needle or rotated gently over the skin to apply heat.

Tuina - Massage

A form of Oriental Massage therapy designed to treat disease and injuries and relieve pain by removing tension and stimulating blood circulation.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, single-use, sterile needles to stimulate specific anatomical points on the body. Needling is usually painless, occasionally the patient may feel a slight stinging or distending sensation. Acupuncture is proven to have an effect on Pain Control (many types), Allergic rhinitis, Depression, Nausea and vomiting (including morning sickness), High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Induction of Labor, Leukopenia, Fetal malposition, Dysentary, Bell’s palsy, Cancer pain, etc. Generally, needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes.

Cupping

Cupping uses localized suction to draw up tissues, bringing blood to the localized area. By doing so, cupping opens up the circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving qi and blood flow to relieve sore muscles, tension, neck, shoulder and back pain.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. It is particularly relied upon for treatment of pain, flaccidity syndromes, paralysis due to stroke, and facial paralysis of various causes. These disorders often require extensive manipulation of the needles, for which electro-acupuncture serves as a useful substitute.

Herbal Formulas

Chinese herbal formulas use natural materials from plants, animals, and minerals to treat all nature of diseases. Chinese formulas are generally customized to treat each individual patient’s constellation of health concerns. The pharmacy at DULA offers over 700 different herbs that can be made into teas, powdered formulas, and tablets. While herbs are a potent therapy, they exhibit few of side effects commonly found in Western pharmaceuticals.

Moxibustion

Heat might be prescribed to improve blood circulation, the most common being Moxibustion. “Moxa” is made from the dried mugwort herb. Rolled and lit (“burning”), it can be applied indirectly either to the handle of the needle or rotated gently over the skin to apply heat.

Tuina - Massage

A form of Oriental Massage therapy designed to treat disease and injuries and relieve pain by removing tension and stimulating blood circulation.

Testimonials

Right after the Acupuncture treatment, I had immediate relief from my anxiety and panic attack. It felt so comfortable and it felt like I was in the middle of Meditation. Then I just realized that the neck tension I was having for a long time has been relieved. First, I was afraid of needles before I receive the treatment, but It didn’t feel much and it was not painful at all. It was extraordinary experience and I am more than satisfied.

Neal, Los Angeles

Why do I drive for 45 minutes to DULA for an acupuncture treatment when I can go to another that is a ten- minute drive from my home? This school has a shining spiritual atmosphere in its entirety, including the top quality of the interns who come from far and wide to study here, and the teachers who can add years to our survival. This school enhances body, mind, and spirit.

Bertha Taylor

Frequently Asked Questions

440 Shatto Place (2nd Floor)
Los Angeles, California 90020

Monday – Thursday     9 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday     9 am – 6pm

Note: clinic is closed during lunch break 1 pm – 2 pm

To schedule an appointment, call the clinic front office at (213) 487-0150

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture uses hair-thin sterile needles to stimulate specific anatomical points on the body. Needling acts to restore the smooth flow of ‘Qi’ (Pronounced ‘Chee’) in the Meridians. Acupuncture is usually pain free. Occasionally the patient may feel a slight stinging or distending sensation. Generally, needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes.

Herbal Medicines:

Based on natural, botanical, animal and mineral substance combined into hundreds of specific formulas, or prescriptions. While most prescriptions are made from about 400 major herbs, the pharmacy at DULA contains over 700 varieties. Herbal medicines are targeted to the specific needs of each patient and can be delivered in the form of teas, powders and tablets. While herbs are a potent therapy, they exhibit few of side effects commonly found in Western pharmaceutical DULA.

Tuina:

A form of Oriental Massage therapy designed to treat disease and injuries and relieve pain by removing tension and stimulating blood circulation.

Moxibustion:

Heat might be prescribed to improve blood circulation, the most common being Moxibustion. “Moxa” is made from the dried mugwort herb. Rolled and lit (“burning”), it can be applied indirectly either to the handle of the needle or rotated gently over the skin to apply heat.

Cupping:

Cupping uses localized suction to draw up tissues bringing blood to the localized area. By doing so, cupping opens up the circulatory and lymphatic systems improving qi and blood flow to relieve sore muscles, tension, neck, shoulder and back pain.

There is an extra charge if additional modalities (cupping, electroacupuncture, etc.) are needed.

There are discount options available:

  1. $20 treatment – for patients with proof of low-income documents:
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
    • CalFresh / SNAP (Food Stamps) – EVT Card
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF
    • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
    • Copy of Federal Tax Return
    • *please be notified that medicare card is not eligible for proof of low-income.
  2. $25 treatment – Seniors (65+ age) without proof of low-income will still have regular discount.
The initial treatment usually lasts about 1.5 hours. During your first visit, a detailed medical history will be taken to gain a thorough understanding of your main complaint and your general health and lifestyle. This involves asking questions about your current symptoms, as well as such things as your sleeping pattern, your appetite and digestion, and your emotional wellbeing. Women are also asked about their menstrual cycle and any past pregnancies and childbirth. The intern and practitioner will also take your pulse and examine your tongue and feel for areas of muscular tension or pain.