Welcome to Aquino Acupuncture & Center For Holistic Health
We are a group of licensed and board certified Chinese medical practitioners located in Burbank/Toluca Lake area of Southern California. We use Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, nutrition and lifestyle counseling to help patients balance their body and relieve them of pain and/or other symptoms they are experiencing, however, our true focus is to get to the root cause of these symptoms and help you achieve a true state of health and vitality.
We are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of patient care and strive to make our patients feel comfortable and welcome. We pledge an attitude of compassion, professionalism and respect.
We strongly believe in integrative medicine and know that Chinese and Western medicine can coexist in harmony. Understanding each of their values and limitations is of primary importance as we work with each individual’s varying needs.
Treatments & Specialty
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete health care system that strives to balance the body, mind and spirit. Catherine & her associates have effectively treated patients suffering from many problems, including but not limited to, pain due to arthritis, knee and back pain, carpel tunnel, headaches, as well as fatigue and depression as well as adjunctive therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. We also have a specialty in woman’s gynecological health and fertility.
All of the practitioners at Aquino Acupuncture & Center for Holistic Health are knowledgeable and experienced in treating a wide range of problems but each practitioner has an area of special interest. Catherine Aquino has her specialty and advanced credentials in gynecology and fertility. Dr. Mingdong Li is an MD from China and is adept in pain syndromes of various causes as well as internal medicine and Salena Hanrahan has experience in gynecology, women’s health, and orthopedics. All of us are dedicated to helping individuals with lifestyle choices so they can experience true optimum health.
Dr. Aquino is the most wonderful and amazing woman. When I needed help with different issues over the last few years, she has consistently provided me with exactly what I needed to feel better. She listens, is compassionate, caring and passionate about what she does. One couldn't ask for a better place to have acupuncture treatment. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE :-)
I was suffering from menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches and insomnia. My general doctor wasn't much help. I reached out to Janene Mitchell at Aquino Acupuncture. She took the time to listen to all of my complaints and asked me many questions. After 4 acupuncture treatments and the Chinese herb formula she recommended, my symptoms decreased significantly!! I started feeling better after the first treatment! The entire experience was positive in every sense, starting with friendly Karen at the front desk, the lovely office space, and of course Janene's expertise and kindness. Thank you Janene for giving me a new lease on life!
Catherine Aquino provides the best fertility-oriented acupuncture in the Los Angeles area. Having PCOS, my cycle didn’t regulate itself without the help of acupuncture. With the goal of becoming pregnant, I started seeing Catherine to facilitate my body’s readiness for fertility and pregnancy. She and her team were always kind, sensitive, professional, and dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of care to help me reach my goals. When we decided to do IVF to support our pregnancy goals, they were even able to coordinate with our doctors to provide acupuncture treatments as part of the IVF procedures. I have always felt safe, respected, and trusting of the care I received from them. The acupuncture I received from Catherine and her team was an integral part of my ability to become a mother and I am forever grateful.
For over 6 years now, I’ve been telling my female friends who were dealing with fertility, hormonal, and other health issues that the only doctor they should see is Dr. Catherine Aquino. That’s how amazing she is. I couldn’t get pregnant due to a hormonal imbalance (PCOS — polycystic ovary syndrome), and had seen pretty much every acupuncturist in Los Angeles, including Dr. Aquino’s mentors, Dr. Mao and Dr. Dao, but nothing worked. I started a western protocol with a fertility specialist but my body couldn’t handle it and as a result, I was completely poisoned. Chronically sick for over two years. So now I had two major issues to deal with. When a friend told me of her success with Dr. Aquino, at first I was reluctant to go, thinking this would be just another road that lead nowhere. But was I wrong! Dr. Aquino helped me detox my body of the toxins from the fertility treatments and get my menstrual cycle in an actual cycle for the first time in my life. And yes — I got pregnant. Our 5- year old girl is beautiful proof of Dr. Aquino’s abilities. Dr. Aquino is everything you want a health professional to be: smart, kind, funny, intuitive, observant, a great listener, loving and passionate about her work.
There aren't adequate enough superlatives to apply to Aquino Acupuncture & Associates. Both Catherine Aquino and Dr. Li (who teaches at UCLA and wrote the book on Acupuncture that UCLA uses today...and, taught Dr. Aquino) are the BEST. Their support staff excels. You couldn't feel more welcomed in a warm, professional manner. The experience will keep you coming back for more. I know I have weekly for ten years.
"Catherine Aquino began working with me through The Fertile Soul retreat process many years ago, and is a charter member of The Fertile Soul’s Continuing Excellence in Fertility Professionals Program. Her commitment and dedication to reproductive health is unsurpassed. Catherine embodies compassion and a true depth of healing that is a rare find today. But that just scratches the surface. She is a soulful woman who has done her own healing work, and lets the light of her own healing touch those who are fortunate enough to come in contact with her. I’m honored to have Catherine as a colleague and a friend."