Melanie L. Kaplan L.Ac. is a board certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist and has been practicing since 2004.  She is a graduate of Emperor's College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Monica.  Melanie graduated Summa Cum Laude and while at Emperor's  College completed clinical rounds at the Emperor's College Clinic as well as internships at Cri-Help focusing on addiction, and rounds at the Arthur Ashe Student Clinic at UCLA where she focused on general medicine.  In addition to her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Melanie holds an M.T. from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing with further training in Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage.  She has also taken Cranial Sacral balancing classes with Hugh Milne and through the Upledger Institute, Visceral Manipulation through the Barral Institute and Trager classes. Melanie often supplements her acupuncture treatments with these modalities. 

Prior to working in her Brentwood office, Melanie maintained  private practice in Westlake Village, CA where her practice emphasized treating pain, orthopedics, gynecological and fertility issues as well as general and preventative medicine.  Melanie also worked at Echo Malibu, a drug and alcohol treatment facility specializing in adolescents struggling with addiction and other psychiatric and behavioral conditions.  

Melanie's concentration is on treating the root cause of a disease or disorder, and strongly believes in treating from a mind-body perspective. Through the use of acupuncture, functional medicine, nutritional and herbal counseling as well as other various healing modalities she effectively and gently helps return you to a place of balance where true healing can be achieved.  Her patient focused and patient driven treatments take into account the person as a whole.