Julia Wu, L.Ac.

 

Julia Wu

 

Julia Wu, L.Ac., is a Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California. In addition to her extensive training in Chinese Medicine, graduating with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Julia received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California Berkeley.

She chose to specialize in Traditional Chinese Medicine because of the connection to her cultural heritage, and because of her deep-seated belief in natural holistic health care. Julia was particularly drawn to the fact that Chinese Medicine is tailored to each individual, is completely natural, and always targets the root of the problem.

During her training as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Julia devoted much of her time to the scientific research of the efficacy of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, and how to successfully communicate the remarkable results that acupuncture and herbs can achieve in patients to the western scientific and healthcare communities.

As a practitioner, Julia utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to healing.  She believes that a complete approach to healing, including acupuncture, cupping, Tui-Na, herbology, nutritional counseling, and life style recommendations, is the best approach to promoting overall health and wellness.

“I believe that true healing can only begin when a condition is treated at the source.”


Dr. Mireya Hernandez

 

Dr. Mireya Hernandez

Dr. Mireya Hernandez is a graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences and has been in practice since 2008. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from California State University of, Long Beach. She has gone on to receive the post graduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

She's always known she wanted to be a doctor but wasn't sure what route she would go until she got a job at a chiropractic office while attending college. It was then that she fell in love with the profession and found her true calling. She decided to pursue chiropractic as her career path. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Hernandez worked as a physical therapy aide where she assisted in the rehabilitation of patient's with various conditions and injuries both on land and in the aquatic setting. She has extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation.

Dr. Hernandez understands that everybody is different and tailors each patients' care according to their specific needs utilizing a combination of chiropractic manipulative therapy, manual therapy, cryotherapy, kinesiology tape, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, rehabilitation exercises and physiotherapy modalities.

Her goal is to get the patient out of pain and educate them on how to stay healthy and pain free utilizing integrative care.

Outside of the office she enjoys running, working out, attending sporting & music events and spending time with her family and friends.


Catherine Lu L.Ac. Dipl.Ac.

 

Catherine Lu

 

 

Catherine Lu is a California Board certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She is also a Diplomate of Acupuncture, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). 

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Waterloo, Canada, where she was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. She then completed an extensive 4-year undergraduate Acupuncture Program at The Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences in Toronto, Canada, where she was honored for her outstanding academic achievements in 2001. She obtained a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2005.

Catherine has over ten years of clinical internship and private practice experience. She interned and studied at Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Tianjin First Teaching Hospital in China.  She has practiced in several integrative clinics in Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Catherine’s passion lies in educating her patients in empowering themselves to choose healthy lifestyle changes. She is dedicated to offering her patients compassionate, comprehensive, and holistic care with Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Chinese Dietary consultation to achieve optimal effect to help patients awake their own healing power and restore their balance. 

"It is my life mission to help as many people as I can, to educate them about Traditional Chinese Medicine and to help them restore their balance and awake their own healing power within."


Cathrina Alapag, LMT

 

Cathrina Alapag

 

Cathrina has been a certified and licensed massage therapist since 2013. Cathrina received her massage training from Fremont College in Cerritos, CA, where she has acquired skills in many aspects of massage therapy, including sports rehab, prenatal, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, and Swedish styles.

She began providing massage to clients at a spa before she realized her true calling--therapeutic massage. Now at Simple Health, Cathrina specializes in the treatment of chronic pain and injury, incorporating a variety of different modalities with her massage treatments to see to the individual needs of each client.

"I've always had a passion for helping people. I've learned that massage has so many benefits, why not get a massage every opportunity you can. Massage can help not only with chronic pain and injuries, but also with emotions, or just to simply relax. I like to see the progression of my clients' injuries as they continue with the massage treatments. There's no better feeling than knowing that you made a client feel 10 times better leaving than when they walked through that door."

Specialties: Sports rehab therapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, prenatal, deep tissue, acupressure, and Swedish.


Damijon "Dame" Remond, LMT

 

Damijion Remond, LMT

 

Benefits Coordinator 

As the benefits coordinator for Simple Health Acupuncture & Chiropractic, Dame is here to serve you. “Informing patients of all services offered within our clinic is what I love to do. My main priority is to help our patients understand what benefits are available to them under their insurance policy.” He helps monitor, keeping up to date knowledge of patient’s benefits and coverage, deductibles and employer contributions to make sure each individual is staying within their insurance parameters. If there are questions about insurance or a patient needs invoices for payments made, Dame is the point of contact who will love to help. If you have medical insurance, let’s get it verified so that you’re able to take advantage of your healthcare.

“Affordable health care should be available to all people. I take pride in the fact that as a clinic we offer many options of treatment to our patients that is affordable and convenient.”

Dame also helps coordinate our Integrated Wellness, which is our multi-disciplinary approach that consists of all of our treatment options. Our team of doctors and therapist are all hands on deck, working together collectively to create a customized effective plan that will help individuals achieve and maintain optimal results from the designed treatment for them personally.

Damijon has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2012. He received his Associate Science Degree in Sports & Rehabilitation as well as his massage training from Fremont College in Cerritos California.


Paulina Guzman, LMT

 

Paulina Guzman, LMT

  

Paulina specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, sports massage, and acupressure. "With a background in sports, injury was a constant battle. Massage therapy became a weekly routine, it was the only thing that kept the pain at a minimum. I believe that getting a massage on a regular basis will not only relieve aches and pains, but it will relax the mind as well. We wear out our body everyday by doing the simple things like texting, driving, walking, and most importantly with the way we sleep. Being aware of our body's positioning and receiving maintenance will not only allow you to physically be more comfortable in your everyday life but you'll notice your mind more at ease and the stress you had will fizzle away."

Specialties: Deep tissue, Sports, Myofasical Release, Swedish, Prenatal, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology