With over 28 years of clinical experience. Dr Hu has helped patients overcome various medical challenges. Here are personal stories about their journey toward health and wellness.

Fertility

IMG_2381Dr. Hu helped me when we were trying to conceive. Her extensive background in Eastern medicine combined with her vast knowledge of Western medicine (in my case, fertility treatments, etc.) really made me feel at ease and positive about the whole process. She was able to explain how everything worked together to get my body in its best shape to support a successful pregnancy. I became pregnant four months in to seeing her and delivered a healthy baby girl. Dr. Hu is the real deal…no flashy frills, just a great, honest, knowledgeable practice.

Sylvia C.

Fertility

Dr Hu is literally an angel. I cant even express how wonderful she is and how much she helped me. I went to her b/c I was having trouble conceiving and was told by many doctors that I needed fertility drugs in order to get pregnant. I was in denial b/c I was healthy and young and just simply didnt believe the fact that I may not be able to have children. I went to Dr Hu once a week for a total of 4months and not only got pregnant but I got pregnant with twins! she is a miracle worker and I highly recommend her. My Ob doctor and fertility specialist were amazed that I even got pregnant. She is worth every penny and if you do exactly what she says and take the herbs she prescribes you will for sure have success.

Ashley V

Fertility

Dr. Hu is great. My Fertility doctor recommended I do acupuncture while undergoing a round of IVF. I went to Dr. Hu before and after the procedure and now have a beautiful baby to show for it.

Fertility

I had a great experience with Dr. Hu. I sought out acupuncture treatment after trying to conceive for about 9 months and suffering multiple miscarriages during that time. We actually were not having difficulty conceiving, but difficulty keeping the pregnancies. So, I decided to try acupuncture and herbs to see if it would help create a better uterine environment for implantation and ultimately for maintaining a pregnancy. After just two – three months with Dr. Hu, we conceived again and I am now 35 weeks pregnant with this baby. My treatment consisted of accupuncture once or twice a week and herbal supplements everyday up until about 8 weeks into the pregnancy. After that, I continued with the acupuncture for the rest of my first trimester.

During my time with Dr. Hu, she was very attentive to my ovulation / temperature calendar that I was keeping and prescribed different herbs based on the time of my cycle. She always listened to how I was feeling and offered advice based on my chart and cycle time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hu for her knowledge on fertility issues and acupuncture /herbal influences on such, her kindness and listening, and her genuine interest in my well being. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hu to anyone seeking acupuncture / herbal treatment for fertility or any other reasons. Krista S.

Fertility

Dr Hu is great! I visited her clinic the first time after we saw an infertility specialist that did not help us much with my health condition. With so many failures from attempting to get pregnant, we decided to give Chinese medicine a try as the last choice. we were skeptical at first, but within a few weeks of seeing her, I ovulated but did not get pregnant. Surprisingly, while I was in her care, my menstrual cycle was very timely which hardly happen in my life and we successfully got pregnant. My baby is a year old now and I am see Dr Hu again for my second child for a few weeks already. I was worried that it would be harder this time because my health symptoms returned and I gained some weight which add to the problems that have. Dr Hu is absolutely wonderful because we are pregnant again! Thank you Dr Hu!
Elina K.

Fertility

I am a healthy, middle-aged woman who tried tirelessly over the last decade
to conceive a baby with my husband. We’d done everything! I always like to 
try natural remedies first, rather than drugs and surgeries. Four years ago,
both my husband and I had weekly Acupuncture treatments and daily Chinese
 herbal remedies from a highly recommended doctor for nine months. I did not
 get pregnant.

After a failed artificial insemination last fall, and another
in January 2008, I got very ill with a severe winter flu and head cold. I
was about to go on a strong antibiotic, but didn’t want to kill every thing
in my body. I was feeling very destitute. A friend of mine, who’s also an 
Acupuncturist, told me to go see Dr. Jiling Hu for a consultation. I told 
her I’d already gone that route, but she told me Dr. Hu was special 
I saw Dr. Hu the next week and she gave me the right combination of herbs 
and treatments which cured my flu very quickly. I felt great!

The following week, I brought Dr. Hu my OBGYN medical records over the last 10 years. She
 copied and reviewed my file, asked me questions, carefully listened to 
everything I said, and gave me an individualized examination. She instantly 
told me what my problem conceiving was! This was something several
 traditional western and eastern doctors could not figure out. They had all
 been baffled! Dr. Hu explained why the medicines I’d been given didn’t work,
 told me what medicine to try, and put me on a specialized diet of food and
 Chinese herbs to help my fertility. I did exactly what Dr. Hu prescribed and
 within one month I was pregnant with our first baby!
 Dr. Hu has an incredible knowledge of the human condition, is patient,
 kind, and an expert in the medical field. She’s the best doctor I’ve ever 
had. If she delivered babies, we’d have her deliver ours! I see Dr. Hu
 regularly and have never felt better. I recommend Dr. Hu to everybody I
 meet, as she has made our dreams come true, when no other doctor could. I
 intend to continue with Dr. Hu and bring our baby to her as well. She is a
 very gifted doctor who changed my health and life for the better in a short
 period of time.

With deepest regards and gratitude,

D.S.
Culver City, CA

Fertility

“We were married for three years, and my wife wanted to have a baby, but she couldn’t get pregnant. So we had numerous visits to many fertility specialist and tried all different kinds of medicine. We went to a gynecologist. Then after I took my tests and everything, they first said my wife had a problem. Then they said I had the problem. I didn’t believe it, because I used to be married to another lady, and she got pregnant and we had a child. I was very sure that I never had a problem.

“One of my wife’s sisters suggested we see Dr. Hu. We said, okay, let’s give it a try, let’s give it a shot. Maybe she can help us. My wife followed all the rules, all the steps that Dr. Hu said. The herbs, the acupuncture. And she got a little disappointed, because after about six months she still did not get an answer.

“At a certain point, she was a little upset, and she said she was feeling kind of queasy, and I told her, you are pregnant! So we did the test, and when she came back from the clinic, she was so happy. She was pregnant. And we both started jumping up and down, crying. We couldn’t believe it. Dr. Hu helped us. The herbs, acupuncture, everything she did exactly as she was told. The problem was my wife is irregular in her period, and that was one of the main points. We had the treatment with Dr. Hu for six or eight months.”

JL | Los Angeles, CA

Fertility

Dr. Hu is great. My Fertility doctor recommended I do acupuncture while undergoing a round of IVF. I went to Dr. Hu before and after the procedure and now have a beautiful baby to show for it.
Marisa S. Los Angeles, CA

I’m pregnancy—A story from Dr. Hu’s patient

Jose L. is a 33-year-old Los Angeles carpenter. He and his wife, Marcelina, were unable to conceive a child, despite numerous visits to a fertility specialist. On the advice of a friend, they turned to Dr. Jiling Hu. Lopez tells the story: JOSE L.:
“We were married for three years, and my wife wanted to have a baby, but she couldn’t get pregnant. So we tried all different kinds of medicine. We went to a gynecologist. Then after I took my tests and everything, they first said my wife had a problem. Then they said I had the problem. I didn’t believe it, because I used to be married to another lady, and she got pregnant and we had a child. I was very sure that I never had a problem.
“One of my wife’s sisters suggested we see Dr. Hu. We said, okay, let’s give it a try, let’s give it a shot. Maybe she can help us.
Dr. Hu told My wife followed all the rules, all the steps that Dr. Hu said. The herbs, the Acupuncture. And she got a little disappointed, because after about six months she still did not get an answer.
“At a certain point, she was a little upset, and she said she was feeling kind of queasy, and I told her, you are pregnant! So we did the test, and when she came back from the clinic, she was so happy. She was pregnant. And we both started jumping up and down, crying. We couldn’t believe it. Dr. Hu helped us. The herbs, acupuncture, everything she did exactly as she was told. The problem was my wife is irregular in her period, and that was one of the main points. We had the treatment with Dr. Hu for six or eight months.”
Fertility troubles, Dr. Hu says, may be effectively addressed with acupuncture and herbs. Show above is the result: Marcelina Lopez and daughter Alejandra. Marcelina was treated for irregular periods by Dr. Hu over a six-month period, then was able to conceive.

General Health

I first met Dr. Hu when I was going to get some surgery. She helped me prepare for the surgery with acupuncture and then after surgery. I sailed through the surgery and my recovery was fast and comfortable. She is the best. I also tend to have miserable head and chest colds and am unable to get any sleep and rest. Once I found Dr.Hu that is in the past. As soon as I get one she gives me a treatment and herbs and I am able to sleep, breathe and feel 100% better and heal very quickly. She is a wonderful Dr. with great talent.
Kenneth L.

General Health

Dr Hu is wonderful. I have been to her clinic for severe neck pain, fatigue, and, most recently, allergies, all of which have been resolved quickly after a single treatment. Her herbs work better than any pharmaceutical I’ve ever taken! She is sweet, kind, and yet she doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to fixing whatever problem you have. No smoke and mirrors here, just Chinese medicine at its finest.

JM B.

General Health – Autoimmune Disorders (Lupus), Menopause

Dr. Hu is an amazing doctor. I have been seeing her for about 10 years. She eased me through my menopause. She cured my migraines that I had since my early 20’s. My Lupus has been “quiet” for about 8 years. My back pain is essentially nonexistant as well as my other aches and pains in my upper back and neck. She is fantastic. I see her first (before my allopathic dr) 99% of the time and have never been disappointed and always get well. Her herbal remedies work for me always and are gentle. She always has time to really listen. She is compassionate and kind. I cannot say enough good things about her. Phyllis C of Santa Monica

Pain – Migraines

Not only does Dr. Hu expertly position the acupuncture needles, she also had me try the ancient Chinese technique of cupping. Heated glass bottles are placed on your back in order to increase heat and combat blood stagnation. Sure, it sounds a bit strange, but it all seems to make sense to me since migraines are in essence a blood flow issue. Gwyneth Paltrow recently made the news when she showed up on the red carpet with her cupping bruises proudly displayed in a backless dress. Mine might not have seemed as glamorous as Paltrow’s, but hopefully we both experienced positive results. Dr. Hu also mixed up some some nasty-tasting tea for me to take home, which I am still drinking with a forced smile three times a day. And, just for good measure, she applied four tiny tacks to each ear, which I am to squeeze as pressure points throughout the week until my next visit. Well, if nothing else, it sure gives you something to talk about at the next cocktail party.
Karyn, Los Angeles, CA

Pain- Migraines

I started seeing Doctor Hu about a year and a half ago for a nagging headache on the right side of my face. Within three weeks of seeing her it was gone!

My friend was a student at Yo San, where Dr. Hu also teaches, and he recommended her to me. I feel so lucky to have found her! Her technique and her understanding of the body in both a physical and spiritual sense is unparalleled. She is able to explain to you what could be happening on a biological level, but then knows how to treat it in a way that is integrative through acupuncture, cupping, and herbs.

I now go back once a week for routine appointments, and it is my favorite part of the week. I always feel so good about my body after leaving her office.

She has a very calming presence, and really listens.

Also, she will take her time with you and you will never be rushed!

Enjoy.

Tellie S.

Venice, CA

Autoimmune- Hyperthyroidism

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and had severe headaches, lost 20 pounds in a month and couldn’t swallow because of a nodule. The endocrinologist was not concerned and told me to return in a month (WTH!!) to begin a treatment of pharmaceutical medication to kill the thyroid and then take medication for the rest of my life to address the symptoms of hypothyroidism while never addressing the reason for the disease. I considered this nonsensical and began researching eastern healing online where I found Dr. Hu. She immediately started me on a regimen of herbs and acupuncture. Within one week the swelling went down and I was able to eat again and (darn it!!) slowly regain the weight I lost. A month later when I went for my endocrinology follow-up and begin treatment (NOT), the nodule was gone and my thyroid levels were in the low/normal range. When I told him I was seeing Dr. Hu for acupuncture and herbs targeted for thyroid health, I was told herbs and acupuncture could not heal my thyroid despite the fact that all blood tests and scanning indicated my thyroid was healing. The bottom line is Dr. Hu is dedicated, listens to you, addresses your health issues and is experienced in targeting your ailments with herbs that don’t have harmful side affects. I strongly suggest you get more than one opinion when dealing with your health and be an active participant in your health care. With Dr. Hu as your advocate in good health and healing, you can’t go wrong.

Princess A

Asthma

As of this time, my condition is so improved that I rarely cough, and when I do it is minimal. No mucus is apparent. Since about a month ago, I have been able to walk three miles without difficulty and have been able to walk over a mile up a very steep hill. I plan on resuming my hiking, where before this condition I was able to hike up to eight miles. I also plan on resuming skiing.

While I know that I do have asthma, the effects are so minimal now as to be barely noticeable. I have substantially reduced the meds I take, and have eliminated others. I expect to reduce and eliminate them further as time goes by.

I am extremely pleased with the treatment you have administered. After over a year and a half of suffering, I no longer suffer. I have resumed my physical activities and expect to increase them as I get back into shape.

I have recommended this treatment to others with a similar condition. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others similarly afflicted.
I thank you.
RB (MALE) | Santa Monica, CA

Endocrine Disorder- Acne

After having blemish-free skin for 24 years, I was shocked when over Christmas, my face started to break out with acne. It was extremely upsetting and no one seemed to have any kind of answer as to why this was suddenly happening to me. I went to see a few dermatologists, but no one had an answer that had anything to do with what could be going on “inside my body” not just the surface.

I got Doctor Hu’s name from a friend who has been seeing her for female hormonal issues. She had great success with acupuncture and highly recommended Doctor Hu.
When I first came, Doctor Hu described my acne as “strawberry-like”. Red, swollen, and altogether embarrassing. Within three weeks, the acne was disappearing. The treatment included acupuncture on my body and also many tiny needles that she put directly on my face, which felt so good and seemed to lift my face as well. Then she prescribed my detox herbs and herbs to balance my hormones.
She gave me a thorough list of foods that “clear heat and toxicity from the body”.
And lastly, she recommended crushing dandelion greens and making a face mask. As well as ground barely face masks and moisturizing with aloe vera.
After only two months of seeing her my face is almost entirely clear and healing with no scars of any kind.
Of course the rest of my body benefited too. I ended up losing weight, and having a general feeling of happiness about life that I had been missing for quite some time.
I really wish more people knew the power of acupuncture and healing your body from the inside out.
Doctor Hu is fantastic at what she does and genuinely care.s

Leslie S.,Los Angeles, CA

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

A letter from one of Dr. Hu’s patient….
Dear Dr. Hu, Beginning at about 12 years of age, I had to deal with unwanted and serious weight gain along with irregular and horrible menstrual cycles. It was not until my mid 20s that a doctor finally told me why: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome…. After about three months of seeing you, I went to see yet another doctor about my PCOS. He decided that I needed to repeat some of my tests that I did so many years before. So I had pictures of my ovaries taken again, and to my doctor’s utter disbelief and to my great joy, I had only one small cyst!….I do not know how else to say this but that you saved me. You changed my life. Because of you, I was given the chance of a better life. And I took it. I enjoy life so much more and I just want to know how much you were a part of making that happen.
These past two years since I last saw you have truly been a blessing. Now I apologize for the long letter, but I just wanted to tell you my story. It is my hope that in doing so, I am able to find a way to express to you the impact you have had in my life. You are my miracle. I will forever be truly thankful to you and will always keep you close to my heart.
Holly L, Nov. 2006 Read Holly’s full letter on our Blog,  read more

Menopause

I was a bit skeptical, never having had acupuncture before, but finally willing to try anything to help with my hot flashes. After my first visit with Dr. Hu, they practically disappeared. I don’t know if it was the needle treatment or the Chinese herbs she gave me to take (or a combination) but I was astounded and wished I had sought her out much sooner. She is very knowledgeable and caring and I highly recommend her !

Menopause

I came to Dr. Hu when I was seeking help for health problems related to menopause. I was having frequent hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and anxiety. Our family had had positive experiences with Traditional
Chinese Medicine in other parts of the world and I was hoping to find a good TCM doctor upon recently relocating to greater Los Angeles. Fortunately, I found Dr. Hu at the Akasha Center. Dr. Hu is an outstanding doctor. After closely and patiently listening to my ailments, she treated me with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I felt significantly better after one treatment. After several treatments my symptoms were completed
alleviated. I am very grateful to Dr. Hu for the huge change that she has made in my life. Dr. Hu is
knowledgable, caring, experienced and professional.
Thank you!
Leslie A., Los Angeles

Menopause

“I have been a patient of Dr. Hu for about seven years. She has successfully treated me for symptoms of: Menopause, hair loss, allergy, acid reflux, chronic neck and back pain, joint pain and swelling due to Lupus. I no longer take prescriptions for pain, anxiety or muscle relaxants. Dr. Hu is a gifted healer. She is gentle, dedicated and caring. She always listens, has time for me and is supportive. I leave her office with a sense of well being and hope. My overall health has improved 100%. It has been many years since I have felt and been this healthy. Dr. Hu is my doctor of choice. I am comfortable bringing any health problem to her. She has brought me relief when other doctors said I would “have to learn to live with it”. I highly recommend Dr. Hu and TCM.”
Phyllis

Menopause

I was a bit skeptical, never having had acupuncture before, but finally willing to try anything to help with my hot flashes. After my first visit with Dr. Hu, they practically disappeared. I don’t know if it was the needle treatment or the Chinese herbs she gave me to take (or a combination) but I was astounded and wished I had sought her out much sooner. She is very knowledgeable and caring and I highly recommend her !
A. M.