Clients love Aquino Acupuncture!

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.

"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."

"Catherine Aquino is a skilled acupuncturist who helps guide and support my patients through and beyond their fertility journey. My patients appreciate that Catherine and I communicate directly with one another and formulate treatment plans to optimize their chance for success. Fertility treatments themselves are taxing and it is important to partner w/practitioners like Catherine to minimize stress and improve success."

"There are not enough praises I can say about Catherine! I have suffered from anxiety for years and when my father got sick I started experiencing panic attacks. My husband suggested I try acupuncture and I'm so happy I did. From the minute she greets you, you feel her warmth and caring bedside manner. She never rushes. She never makes you feel like you are just another number. She always starts each session with a catch-up, it feels like you are talking to an old friend. My husband can immediately tell when I have seen Catherine as my whole mood shifts and she just seems to put everything back in balance. I have sent numerous friends her way, some for fertility problems, some for sciatic pain during pregnancy and some for anxiety and stress. All of my friends thank me every time I see them for sending Catherine their way. If you are looking for a health professional to have on your side. Catherine is the one for you."

"I've been visiting Dr. Gillo for acupuncture for several years now. She is a talented, compassionate and insightful healer. She looks at the "big picture" of what is going on - both physically and emotionally. She has helped me recover from several injuries and imbalances. I always feel better after a visit with Arlene and would definitely recommend her to friends and fellow Yelp-users. She's conveniently located right next to the Warner Bros. studio lot in the Burbank/Toluca Lake area, there's free parking outside on the street, and Karen the receptionist is a sweetheart."

"I have seen many acupuncturist's over the years and finally found the best  4+ years ago.

As long as I've been seeing Dr. Gillo I always leave her office feeling at peace, relaxed and healthy. Not only is Dr. Gillo such a nice person, she has an amazing gift. Arlene has such a light touch, I rarely feel a needle being placed.

The treatments I have received have tremendously improved my life. The issues which I had trouble with before going to see Arlene, were daily headaches, digestion problems, inability to perspire, depression, colds, influenza, staph infection and ear ache. She is currently helping me through the process of healing torn ligaments in one of my fingers. My physical therapy has been tremendously aided by the addition of Dr. Gillo's acupuncture.

Dr. Gillo is really great, and I'm thankful a friend recommended her years ago when I was ready to give up on acupuncture. Thanks Arlene!"

"Arlene is Super Gifted and an Amazing person. She has a gift for diagnosing exactly the proper treatment for pain relief and fixing what ails you.

When my arm was badly hurt with nerve damage....she helped thru acupuncture to heal it.  I am now pain free and have full mobility and strength in my arm.  And zero nerve damage now. Problem solved thru her superior knowledge and treatment plan.

I highly 1000% recommend Arlene Gillo to anyone wanting to improve their health."

"Dr Li is an amazing healer who gave me hope when I had very little. I had a serious disc issue in my neck and after going to him for a couple months, I am almost back to normal. After the first visit I felt better, and continued to improve with each one. He really knows what he is doing and is very kind. Can't recommend high enough!"

"At least five years ago, My husband and I started going to Dr Li on a weekly basis.  My husband was concerned about his blood pressure and after just a few weeks and an amazing custom herb prescriptions, his blood pressure was perfect and has been ever since.  He continues on the herbs and sees Dr Li whenever he is in town.

I had a more severe situation with Rheumatoid Arthritis and chronic sinus and vertigo issues. I have been seeing Dr Li weekly and again take my own custom herb prescription and my RA is in remission and he keeps the other symptoms at bay most of the time.  I do not need to take hormones or any other synthetic drug and I feel so healthy because of this.  He also knows how to take care of any muscle ache or pain.  

I have to say that this clinic, under the supervision of the amazing Dr Aquino, is one of the reasons I still live in Los Angeles.  We travel the world and I have never found anyone like Dr Li or Dr Aquino.

So, I never write reviews like this but I have to share this secret now. "

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.

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!

I met Catherine when I was going through fertility.  She came highly recommended from another acupuncturist/fertility specialist whose office was too far from my home.   To me, *connection* is very important with this type of treatment, meaning a patient's compatibility with the energy and temperament of the doctor. Catherine and I connected.  Over the last (almost) 10 years, Catherine has successfully assisted with my fertility treatments and resulting twin pregnancy, nursed me back to health after post partum pre-eclampsia, and treated both emotional and physical aches and pains through my journey with breast cancer.  Now, I can't imagine going through any major health hurdle without her.  What I recommend even more, is acupuncture for the sake of balance - when you're healthy, to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit.  If I could afford to do it every week, I would.