Our Acupuncturists

AcupuncturistOscar Talamantes is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board. He graduated in 2007 from Emperor’s College with a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Since 2009, Oscar has managed his own practice at Oasis Healing Center in Los Angeles, providing treatments that focus on healing stress, pain, and digestive disorders. Oscar recently worked at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He supervised the herbal medicinary operations, trained Chinese medical students and compounded and prepared Chinese herbal formulas for doctors and patients, in the clinic as well as around the nation. He is a strong advocate of movement therapy having 20 years of experience in the internal martial arts such as Qi gong, Taiji, Xing yi and Ba gua. Oscar is also fluent in Spanish. “My passion lies in helping others heal themselves through acupuncture, nutrition, bodywork, and lifestyle counseling.”

AcupuncturistSita White is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board. Her health training began in New York City as an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer. She went on to study massage therapy at California Healing Arts College in Los Angeles, and practiced for over 10 years. In August 2016, she graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego earning her Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. During her time at Pacific College, she developed a protocol for stress-induced incontinence with a clinical research and design team. She also received honors for her thesis on Yang Sheng: the Art of Nourishing Life and Longevity. Her clinic hours were focused on Women’s Health, Community Clinics, and Senior Care. “I have learned that self-care is such an important ingredient for a happy life, and I love sharing my self healing tools with my patients. Chinese medicine is a potent healing art that promotes that same message of self-care and provides deep healing of the body, mind and spirit. I’m honored to be part of a community of wellness and affordable healthcare.”

AcupuncturistCarol Song is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board, nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAAOM, and holds a Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College. She has worked in community acupuncture for over 5 years in Los Angeles and San Diego, prior to which she specialized in reproductive medicine. In addition to being an acupuncturist, Carol is a birth doula and yoga instructor. She created Restoring Fertility, a 4-part yoga DVD series for enhancing fertility, and has extensive experience working with couples trying to conceive. She clinically trained a team of practitioners to provide acupuncture for patients undergoing IVF procedures, and she has also specialized in treating male factor infertility. “I am deeply committed to the Community Acupuncture model of providing affordable and accessible services to a diverse patient population. Community Acupuncture is the perfect intersection of my social ideals and clinical practice.”

lina_yerkesLina Yerkes is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board and holds an Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She has experience in treating patients with various disorders, including acute and chronic pain, cancer and gynocological abnormalities. Lina has advanced training in fertility and breast health as well as Five Element acupuncture. “I firmly believe that good health and vitality are possible at any age! I am committed to helping as many people achieve this through Chinese Medicine.”