Born and raised in the Los Angeles area and graduated with degrees from UCLA and Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Shaun Menashe, LAc, MTOM offers a distinct clinical approach that draws as much on his many years of martial arts training as it does on his professional credentials.
His experience as a student at the Aikido Center of Los Angeles led Shaun to examine more closely various strategies and philosophies (including budō, Chinese medicine, psychology, and Buddhism) and to the conclusion that traditional arts remain relevant to the modern world. Shaun characterizes his study of Chinese medicine as the vehicle that "gave me tools to explore the relationship between how we experience the world and the way we feel," and considers his clinical practice a daily opportunity to share what he has learned with his patients and fellow wayfarers.
A board-certified acupuncturist in the State of California, Shaun's background includes Western medical studies, acupuncture, herbal formulae, Chinese nutrition, and other Eastern approaches to health. He draws on this diverse background each day at Golden Mean Acupuncture, polishing his character through the practice of acupuncture and Chinese health techniques.
Emma Destrubé LAc, MTOM, RSMT/E is a California board certified licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a registered somatic movement therapist/educator. Emma approaches her work with the belief that change is always possible, and that given the right context, support, and nourishment, every body has the potential to thrive.
Emma has a unique, multi-layered understanding of the body, gained through a life of focused, specialized study and research into the self. As a competitive gymnast, dancer and coach in her early years, she understands the unique needs and challenges of athletes. After studying at McGill University in Montreal, she relocated to Los Angeles to study somatic movement – practices that emphasize internal physical perception and experience – including Continuum Movement, Body-Mind Centering and Taoist internal martial arts and meditation. An authorized Continuum teacher, she offers weekly classes and workshops, and integrates this work into her treatment protocols where applicable. Her practice of acupuncture extends directly from her ability to sense into the body in order to harmonize its imbalances, foster its strengths and nourish its foundations.
Her immersive dedication to the path of internal cultivation led her to study Chinese medicine at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, where she graduated summa cum laude with concentrations in classical and Korean acupuncture styles, and developed her gentle technique. Emma has practiced acupuncture at the Venice Family Clinic Integrative Medicine Chronic Pain Program and at Being Alive HIV/AIDS Clinic. Clinically, she particularly enjoys working as an ally in health to resolve pain, digestive disorders, stress management, disease prevention, and facial rejuvenation, as well as working with the specific concerns of athletes, musicians and creatives.
In each visit, Emma works with her patients to create personalized wellness plans, offering tools and resources to potentiate the body’s innate regenerative capacity and empowering her patients to become their own healers. For more about Emma’s work visit www.EmmaDestrube.com