CINDY ALBON, LAc, DiplAc, MSOM, Licensed and Board Certified > 2016 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles CA 90027

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How to Put Insomnia to Bed

Many suffering from insomnia will turn to prescription pills or over the counter PM medicinal options. These work great for getting you to sleep and keeping you there. But many are habit forming and are not a natural, consistent solution to curing insomnia. Using depressants to fall asleep often have to habitually be used for… Read more »

Acupuncture Imperative to Reducing Inflammation, Stress

  Reducing inflammation is crucial to not only physical comfort, but crucial to your long term health. Body pain causes not only short term discomfort and irritability, but also has a detrimental impact on long term health. Among the most crucial effects of inflammation is cancer. Inflammation is a leading cause of cancer. Indirectly, this… Read more »

Acupuncture is Great for Alleviating Stress

Acupuncture therapy yields many benefits to the human body. It’s proven to relieve muscle tension, headaches and indigestion. But many of these benefits stem from the one aspect acupuncturists are adamant the practice relieve most in the human body; stress. Based on research measuring blood hormone levels and levels of a peptide secreted by the… Read more »

Free Health & Wellness Fairs

We recently participated in an interactive evening where people could discover natural options to improve their health. The event was held at Zieve Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Center in West Hollywood new2and included free mini treatments from an Acupuncturist (yours truly!), Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Personal Trainer and an Aromatherapist. There were free healthy… Read more »

Debunking Some Acupuncture Myths

Needles in your skin?! Ouch! Well… not exactly. Isn’t acupuncture just some new wave trend that will soon die out? Not likely, considering it has been practiced for thousands of years. These are among the many points of clarity the western world needs on the acupuncture practice. What designates Location Placement? If you have a… Read more »

The Mysterious Practice of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been a vehicle for relieving pain for centuries, especially in the East. It has worked wonders for millions of people across the world for generations. It has received acclaim from those seeking relief from headaches, lower back pain, joint pain and even emotional problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. But what exactly… Read more »

Acupuncture Heals Soccer Injuries in Athletes

All eyes are on Brazil lately for the World Cup Soccer. I have treated quite a few soccer players with acupuncture to help heal their injuries. Most soccer injuries are ankle sprains or strains and ACL tears in the knee. Success Story: I had a patient with a quadriceps strain from soccer, and when he… Read more »

Yes, Facial Acupuncture is for Men too!

Recently I have received dozens of calls from men asking whether men can use Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture. Of course! Men want to look good too! I found this increasing trend in males seeking cosmetic treatments interesting, and thought it warranted a post. Although the majority of my facial acupuncture patients are females, about 15% of… Read more »

Voted Best Acupuncture in Los Angeles!

WellStream Acupuncture is humbled and proud to announce we have been nominated Best Acupuncture in Los Angeles by Fox LA’s HOT LIST. The voting continues into 2014, so please vote for us by visiting

Tip for Stress Relief

Are you breathing? Seriously. Or are you holding your breathe and holding in tension? Here’s a great Qi Gong deep breathing technique to relieve stress and increase energy. Sit straight in a chair, place both hands on the lower abdomen below the navel, an area called the Dan Tien. Imagine breathing into this area – close… Read more »