Valerie Brown, founder of Eagle Rock Community Acupuncture, is licensed with the California Board of Acupuncture and is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in New Mexico. While working towards her Master’s Degree, Valerie interned at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Sichuan Province of China where she worked in collaboration with the university’s affiliated hospital doctors administering in-patient treatments. With over 23 years of clinical experience, Valerie has practiced in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Atlanta, Georgia; and Los Angeles. In Atlanta, she owned and operated one of the largest practices in the city. With her relocation to Los Angeles came the opportunity to fulfill her desire to practice community acupuncture which she experienced in China. Valerie sees the community acupuncture model as the most effective way to restoring health and believes patients in the United States should also have it available. Her goal is to make quality healthcare accessible to all.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate from the prestigious Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, Steve Kanovitz has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine since 2003. His undergraduate studies in Kinesiology and Holistic Health paved the way for his journey into the world of Complimentary Medicine as early as 1993. He continued his post-graduate studies focusing on Orthopedics and Pain Management at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. With 20 years of clinical experience, 10 of which were spent in a community acupuncture setting, Steve has treated thousands of patients with health conditions ranging from orthopedic and sports-related injuries to more complex cases involving immune deficiency, digestive disorders and mental-emotional conditions like anxiety, stress, and depression. Steve utilizes a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, qi gong, and nutrition to help his patients regain and maintain radiant health.