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 are 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.


Ancient Chinese healing practice used to relieve pain and treat a wide range of illnesses.


TCM realizes that food is a medicine that can be used to treat specific conditions.


Ancient Chinese therapy which produces increased circulation to the underlying tissues.


A form of medical massage and physical expression of the flow of Qi energy from one human being to another.


Applies focused heat from a slow burning herb to strengthen the blood.

Herbal Prescriptions

High quality supplementation can help restore the body’s balance and support it’s natural processes.

Our Mission

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.

"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."

This place is amazing! I've been coming for my occasional migraines, neck strain and sciatica issues for years. I will always put my trust in the hands of Catherine before any pills and or unnecessary surgeries. Don't get me wrong I still have my yearly physical and the doctors office is usually my first stop but after a few visits years ago for gerd and nausea and the results it provided, I went from a skeptic to a regular. Set those doubts aside and give it a try.

Catherine is very thorough, cares very much about her patients, and is just all around wonderful. She listens intently, remembers the details of your ailments, and makes you feel like you're in safe, protected hands. I recently started seeing her for fertility issues, and am confident I am on the right path with her. She goes above and beyond and is a real gem as an acupuncturist, and as a human being. I consider myself lucky I found her!

I have gone to Dr Aquino on and off for ten years. She is so knowledgable and understanding. She has helped me with a few issues. Her office manager is polite and efficient. Not a problem getting appointments. I would definitely recommend her to all.

At the suggestion of a friend,I saw Dr. Catherine Aquino here. So let's start by saying Ive had bad cramps and terrible PMS for 10 plus years and everyone says, "Yeah they get worse as you get older a lot of the time" Well they don't have to. I had never had acupuncture or chinese medicine type nutritional counseling before. But I was fed up with feeling like sh!% for 10 to 12 days out of every month. The same 10-12 days. I saw her on a Friday. My period started on Saturday with only about 10% of the pain I usually have.  A dull ache vs having to take several pills for pain every 4 hours. My digestion has also improved. Karen scheduled me and is fantastic as well. They are both peaceful and genuine. Ive gone twice and I will go again. I look forward to more healing here.

Catherine Aquino is so awesome and amazing! I'd experienced two miscarriages prior to working with her.  I was referred to her by a very good friend that told me how amazing she was.   I'd lost all hope of getting pregnant and my spirit was so broken.  On my first appointment, my husband and I went together.  She was so kind and took the time with us that so many other acupuncturists/doctors hadn't done. I knew I had a long journey ahead. I worked with her for a year. She helped me get stronger first mentally and then physically.  She was truly my life coach.  Almost exactly a year after our first visit, I got pregnant with my now 2-year-old daughter.  I couldn't have done it without her! I'm grateful for Catherine everyday!