DR. SOPHIA CHANG DACM, LAc
Dr. Sophia Chang graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in pre-med. She holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and she is a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP). She is an active member of the Academy of Integrative Health Medicine (AIHM). Her philosophy is simple: health is about more than just treating patients; it’s about empowering people to make a lifelong commitment to their health. She created Pure Health Alliance to give clients the treatment, tools, and support they need to feel their best.
If you’re struggling with pain or stress, looking for a way to reach your highest athletic potential, interested in supportive cancer care, or want to be proactive about maintaining your health, schedule a free ten-minute consultation to see how we can help.
Sports Medicine & Orthopedics
Looking to enjoy your favorite sports pain free? Seeking a competitive edge? Seeking recovery from orthopedic injuries? Pure Health Alliance can help you with your sports orthopedic injuries, ranging from shoulder, knee, hip and back pain, overuse injuries, acute and chronic injuries, recovery from surgery and any injuries involving your body’s anatomy and function. Various techniques such as Kinesio taping, myofascial release, cupping, guasha, structural realignment exercises and electro-stimulation are used in addition to acupuncture to provide the maximum benefits of your sports orthopedic treatments.
Is there stress in your life? Do you have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or does your stress cause you headaches, neck pain, anxiety, depression, and a general feeling of not feeling well? Studies have shown the therapeutic value of acupuncture in the management of stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD and associated health concerns. The World Health Organization has approved acupuncture for depression and research has suggested that acupuncture for depression could be as effective as other types of treatments typically used in Western medicine. Let Pure Health Alliance help you improve your quality of life.
The benefits of acupuncture are not only limited to those with a current health concern. Thomas Edison said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his or her patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Seeking preventative and early care can help prevent potential serious chronic physical and mental illnesses by strengthening the immune system and balancing the body. Receiving a customized treatment can help you provide a healthy addition or transformation to a your lifestyle for the optimum quality of life.