Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. The fundamental principle of acupuncture is to balance the body by removing blockages. An acupuncture needle is placed in a specific acupuncture point on the meridian and removes these blockages and allows for the free flow of blood, body fluids and qi (our life force). In essence, acupuncture treats the root cause of the disease and not just the symptoms.

Here is a list of some of the things that acupuncture can treat:

  • Pain issues (sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, etc)
  • Common cold and flu
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction
  • Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Meet our Acupuncturist

About Dr. Advani

Ever since Dr. Advani was a child, she dreamt of helping people. With a turn of events in her life, she ended up attending business school at Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She spent the next decade working for a major telecommunications company as a Corporate Account Executive.

Although she had a successful career, the lack of fulfillment led her to find deeper meaning in her life. Her passion to help others once again emerged. Through the encouragement of a family friend, she investigated a career path in Chinese Medicine. Soon after, she began the Master’s program at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California.

She spent the next five years not only learning about acupuncture points, meridian theory, herbal formulas and clinical medicine, but also learning about herself. Through her Qi Gong and Meditation practice she experienced the benefit of balance and harmony as well as the importance of connecting mind, body and spirit.

She was the editor of Emperor College’s newsletter, “Yi Dao” and she had the privilege to serve as the President of the student body in her final year. She graduated Magna Cum Laude. These proved to be the most life changing years that she had ever experienced.

Dr. Advani has been listed as a practitioner in Suzanne Somers’ book “Knockout,” a book about alternative and supportive cancer therapies. She is a writer for the Huffington Post Health and Wellness and she is the founder of the Advani Center for Integrative Wellness and Healing, Inc. She holds her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine where she graduated with high honors.

What her patients say

I have worked closely with Dr. Advani since November 2014. From that initial consultation/treatment, I have consistently received truly superb care in the hands of Dr. Advani. She is highly attuned to the needs of her clients, both in regards to their physical health as well as their emotional and spiritual needs. Indeed, she is well versed in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Allopathic. Dr. Advani is not only an extraordinary bright and intuitive healer, she creatively combines Reiki treatment with her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

-Dr. Bonnie

I couldn’t possibly recommend Priya Advani of the Advani Center for Integrative Wellness & Healing more highly! She is so incredibly intuitive and knowledgeable, and so enthusiastic about what she knows and is continuing to learn, and I’ve learned so much from her. She is also exceedingly gentle and caring and makes your acupuncture experience soothing and meditative along with the energy work she does while you’re resting on the table. Further, her dietary and herbal wisdom is so helpful and enhances and supports the acupuncture work as well. In short, Dr. Advani is one of the most warm and caring healthcare practitioners I have ever come across and I trust her implicitly; she is a true ray of light!

-Nicole F.

After years of being sick, I was referred by my best friend to Dr. Advani. Dr. Advani is the kindest and most professional Dr. I have had the privilege of knowing. Following her instructions, I am finally on the path to real wellness. Not wellness masked by more medications, but tangible results that are life changing. I cannot say enough about her and her practice!

-Nikki S.

I had the best acupuncture treatment I have had in awhile from Dr. Priya Advani. I have heard so many wonderful things about her from her clients over the years so I just had to try. Priya took more time to listen to my concerns and offered so much valuable information about my current health. Her suggestions were right on target. I have had tons of acupuncture treatments before but this was the first time it was combined with Essential oils. I never knew oils could be so powerful and when combined with acupuncture it left me just dreamy and feeling great! I will be back for more!

-Elyse E.