I see Gilian Lata for restorative acupuncture here. She is wonderful! I was referred to her by a friend who was having many issues trying to conceive. She has a condition that makes it extremely difficult. She had IVF many times and it failed. She went to Gilian and with both acupuncture and herbal remedy, she was pregnant!
I started going to Gilian because I had chronic fatigue. With her mixture of acupuncture and herbs, my fatigue was alleviated. I was skeptical in the beginning but I am glad I tried it because it worked! In addition, I was also trying to conceive and was having difficulties. I didnt get my period for months since being off birth control and was becoming concerned. As soon as Gilian changed her focus from my fatigue and started directing her care towards my fertility, within days of starting a new herbal remedy and acupuncture, I got my period! Three months later, I was pregnant!
Not only is she amazing at what she does, she is extremely personable and is always available to answer any questions and concerns you may have. Her approach is much more gentle and natural than western medicine. I strongly suggest you seeing Gilian for any type of health issues that you have not been able to resolve. She is amazing!
Burned out physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually after more than a year of failed fertility treatments, I decided I needed a break and pursued acupuncture with Gilian Lata, LAc. I was skeptical that I would have any more success than I did with Western Medicine, but theorized that acupuncture would at least alleviate some stress and get my body in a better state of overall wellness before I was ready to jump back on the fertility roller coaster.
I was in sad shape when I first met Gilian. She initially addressed my frequent headaches and focused on tonifying my Qi. In addition to acupuncture she recommended a specialized herbal formula to take daily. Soon my headaches were rare and I had more energy. Gilian is down to earth and honest about results. She told me not to expect to see any changes or results (regarding fertility) for at least 9 months. Her approach is much more gentle than the aggressive approach of western medicine. Gilian explained that by tonifying my Qi she could then gently coax my body into what it should be doing naturally rather than forcing it to do something with harsh medications and hormones.
In less than 2 months of treatment, Gilian Lata had coaxed by body to have a natural cycle on it's own. Something that I haven't experienced in over 12 years! I was stunned. She changed her approach and had me take a new herbal formula that would help my body keep this process going.
Less than 5 months after starting treatment I am pregnant! I don't think either of us expected such quick results. I certainly didn't, but I am now a believer.
I continue to see her on a regular basis to help manage morning sickness, fatigue and other pregnancy related symptoms. She is always cheerful and listens carefully to my concerns and complaints.
My baby is due in June and I can't thank Gilian Lata enough for her part in this miracle! Dreams have come true and my life is forever changed because of her work and expertise.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you!
- Johanna D.
Dr. Gilian Lata is a miracle worker acupuncturist and that's that.
She's nonjudgmental, she's cool & down-to-earth and she actually
I have experienced amazing results working with her -
all the more amazing because she never promised me a thing - I've just
kept waking up pain-free for the first time in years. Amazing.
- Samantha B.
Dr. Lata is the acupuncturist at Pain Relief Center and is amazing! She's very knowledgable and has really helped me with my chronic neck pain. I would recommend that you give her a try!! Plus, she's really nice!!
- Cherie H.
I highly recommend Dr. Gilian Lata for acupuncture. I've seen her for migraines, back pain, sleep issues and weight loss. Having been to numerous acupuncturists before, I have to say, this was a whole different experience and I finally got the results I was seeking. I don't know about the other practitioners but they're probably great.
- Rebecca B.
I am not an alternative medicine kind of gal, but I had a great experience with Dr. Gilian Lata at this clinic. She treated me for my never-ending elbow pain and I'm in shock to say that she actually alleviated the pain. I've been to doctors and specialists and I even had an MRI, but Dr. Lata had the magic touch and really actually helped me... finally.
- Dani H.
I had a great experience with Dr. Gilian Lata. I received acupuncture as well as her own personal herbal remedy to help with fertility issues. It was definitely a success story and I was pregnant 2 months after starting the herbs. I had seen 2 other acupuncturists before and was not happy with their style and demeanor but I was very satisfied with Dr. Lata. She is knowledgeable and not pushy in the least. I would definitely recommend her to others.
I was referred by a trusted source to Dr. Lata. Being in the health and wellness field myself in Malibu, surrounded by herbalists and acupuncturists, the idea of driving to studio city was not something I would normally do. I am absolutely satisfied with the results she was able to produce for my father who was visiting from out of state.
He had terrible Psoriatic arthritis in his knee and was suffering from almost zero mobility. Our time together was perfect thanks to Dr. Latas knowledge of chinese herbs and tinctures as well as her healing energy. We even walked the Getty museum the following day!
My father being a very academic man, had never been exposed to any type of chinese medicine and was not at first open to it. After meeting with Dr. Lata he was soothed, provided immediate relief and even decided to extend his trip to china the following month to meet with world renowned acupuncture practitioners and prepare a paper for the university where he is a professor. To say the power and healing energy of Dr. Lata is far reaching is a gross understatement of her abilities as a knowledgable, passionate, gentle natured professional. Thank you for your time and dedication to your craft!
My experience with Dr. Lata was impeccable, she really listened and cared enough to take the time and help with my situation. After my bad experience with IVF, I decided to try acupuncture and three months after treatment I was pregnant. Thank you Dr. Lata for my little baby girl.
Six months ago I was in a very unfortunate motorcycle accident where I fractured my C-1. Vertebrae. For three months I was in a neck brace 24 hrs a day hoping my fracture would fuse correctly . During those months i suffered through a great deal of anxiety and a lot of muscular stresses in my neck and shoulders.
Dr Gilian lata was incredible. I saw her every week for several months. The relief was immediate ! Her treatment literally saved me from what should have been a much longer painful recovery. I can not say enough about her warm professional expertise, superb treatments and caring sincere manner !!!
Today I am so greatful as i am active and mobile as I ever was, working full days, practicing yoga and swimming weekly. She is amazing.
I was given a referral last year by a Kaiser Dr. for acupuncture treatment to address neuropathic pain on several sites of my body. I was treated by 2 acupuncturists prior to scheduling an appointment with Dr. Gilian Lata at the Pain Relief Center in Studio City because I was not satisfied with the 2 previous referrals because they did not have any interest in hearing about my particular problem; they simply treated me in a 'general' manner, with no interest in the particulars of my individual and complicated case. Dr. Gilian Lata WAS a Godsend. I have experienced tremendous relief due to my treatment with her. She took the time to familiarize herself with me and the reasons I was seeking her services. She DOES NOT rush you in and out of her office. She's a caring, compassionate, empathic human being who uses those characteristics professionally, and has a breadth of knowledge about alternative treatment modalities. I RECOMMEND HER WITHOUT RESERVATION. The symptoms I was experiencing were only part of a much more comprehensive medical condition, which impacted me both physically and psychologically in major ways. I am convinced that without her treatment intervention, I would not be functioning at the level I am today. If you're considering acupuncture, waste no more time; give her a call and schedule an appointment. While we all have personal needs, likes and dislikes, there's seldom a "one practitioner meets the needs of all", I truly believe you won't be sorry & will return, as well as refer others to Dr. Gilian Lata.
After over 20 years of debilitating migraines, I am finally able to not live in fear of the next one. Dr. Lata has lessened the frequency and severity of the migraines with her amazing acupuncture and herbs. I am so grateful to her and highly recommend her. She is an extraordinary healer.