Stephanie Ertl, LAc

Acupuncturist located in Santa Monica, CA

About Stephanie Ertl

Stephanie Ertl, LAc, started her journey into natural medicine when attending Pepperdine University, where she studied and earned a degree in Sports Medicine. As an athlete her whole life, as well as an All- American Division 1 swimmer and diver during her undergrad, she became interested in studying the kinetics of the body. Within the scope of her major, she learned how incredible the body is at healing itself through proper care with diet and exercise. She started looking more into natural medicine, where she developed a passion for the practice of acupuncture. She found it an additional modality to assist the body to be its most efficient and balanced self. She further expanded her education by attending Emperor’s College of Traditional and Oriental Medicine, where she interned under a variety of top acupuncture practitioners.

Since her graduation, Stephanie has found her niche in Orthopedic Acupuncture by combining her love for athletics, knowledge of the body and her passion for healing. Her specialties are in pain management and injury relief/healing, but are not limited to these. She has experience in treating a wide range of disorders including digestive, hormonal, skin, hair loss, anxiety, depression, hearing/tinnitus and management of cancer treatment symptoms. In addition to traditional Acupuncture, Stephanie can provide treatments using Korean style Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Massage (Tui Na) and traditional herbal formulas and functional medicine supplements.

A unique part of her studies included concentrating in the art of Korean Style acupuncture and practicing under the remarkable Dr. Jae Hoon Kim. In this style, the focus is not just on the symptoms at hand, but the underlying imbalance of the body producing those symptoms. Using a unique pulse reading technique and special set of points on the body, Stephanie is able to put any unbalanced body back into a state of equilibrium and maintain its sense of homeostasis.

Stephanie has also visited Cancer clinics around the world, ranging from Mexico and Europe. During her experiences, she gained a vast knowledge in the different modalities of integrated cancer treatments. In addition she also attended nutrition and patient psychology classes, as well as experienced chiropractic, reflexology, colon therapy, IV treatments, hyperbaric chamber and hyperthermia treatments. Through these experiences, she has a great understanding of how to care for cancer patients and assist in their symptoms that result from traditional medicine treatments.

Stephanie is very involved in her community as she is currently an LA county Lifeguard on the beaches of Santa Monica, is a certified Ambulance EMT and a teacher at Hot 8 Yoga. She is truly dedicated to helping people and serving her community for the better.

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Stephanie Ertl, LAc, started her journey into natural medicine when attending Pepperdine University, where she studied and earned a degree in Sports Medicine. As an athlete her whole life, as well as an All- American Division 1 swimmer and diver during her undergrad, she became interested in studying the kinetics of the body. Within the scope of her major, she learned how incredible the body is at healing itself through proper care with diet and exercise. She started looking more into natural medicine, where she developed a passion for the practice of acupuncture. She found it an additional modality to assist the body to be its most efficient and balanced self. She further expanded her education by attending Emperor’s College of Traditional and Oriental Medicine, where she interned under a variety of top acupuncture practitioners.

Since her graduation, Stephanie has found her niche in Orthopedic Acupuncture by combining her love for athletics, knowledge of the body and her passion for healing. Her specialties are in pain management and injury relief/healing, but are not limited to these. She has experience in treating a wide range of disorders including digestive, hormonal, skin, hair loss, anxiety, depression, hearing/tinnitus and management of cancer treatment symptoms. In addition to traditional Acupuncture, Stephanie can provide treatments using Korean style Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Massage (Tui Na) and traditional herbal formulas and functional medicine supplements.

A unique part of her studies included concentrating in the art of Korean Style acupuncture and practicing under the remarkable Dr. Jae Hoon Kim. In this style, the focus is not just on the symptoms at hand, but the underlying imbalance of the body producing those symptoms. Using a unique pulse reading technique and special set of points on the body, Stephanie is able to put any unbalanced body back into a state of equilibrium and maintain its sense of homeostasis.

Stephanie has also visited Cancer clinics around the world, ranging from Mexico and Europe. During her experiences, she gained a vast knowledge in the different modalities of integrated cancer treatments. In addition she also attended nutrition and patient psychology classes, as well as experienced chiropractic, reflexology, colon therapy, IV treatments, hyperbaric chamber and hyperthermia treatments. Through these experiences, she has a great understanding of how to care for cancer patients and assist in their symptoms that result from traditional medicine treatments.

Stephanie is very involved in her community as she is currently an LA county Lifeguard on the beaches of Santa Monica, is a certified Ambulance EMT and a teacher at Hot 8 Yoga. She is truly dedicated to helping people and serving her community for the better.


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