Lotus Center for Integrative MedicineAn Acupuncture Corporation

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Innovating solutions for restoring health


We provide exceptional care from recognized experts in the fields of
acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition.

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Some of the conditions acupuncture treats

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Breast lumps
  • Cancer support
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Lupus
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Morning sickness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • PMS
  • Sciatica


A dynamic group of skilled practitioners covering a range of specialties.

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Our practitioners are not just clinicians but regularly contribute to advancing the field of acupuncture through teaching and research. Here is a sampling of our publications.

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Revisiting the Sham: Is it all smoke and mirrors? Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. June, 2010. Horn B., Balk J, Gold JI. doi: 10.1093/ecam/neq074

Pediatric Acupuncture: A Review of Clinical Research, Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Advance Access published online on January 10, 2008. Jeffrey I. Gold, Colette D. Nicolaou, Katharine A. Belmont, Aaron R. Katz, Daniel M. Benaron and Wendy Yu.

Acupuncture for Adolescents with Chronic Pain: Pain and Health Related Quality of Life. Paper accepted for poster presentation to the The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles 16th Annual Poster Session, Los Angeles, CA, June 6, 2011. Gold JI, Li A, Silverman M, Deng W, Horn B.

Relationship Between Perceived Stress, Acupuncture, and Pregnancy Rates Among In-Vitro Fertilization Patients: A Pilot Study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. December 2009. Balk J, Catov J, Horn B., Gecsi K, Wakim A.

Acupuncture for Adolescents with Chronic Pain: Pain and Health Related Quality of Life.The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 29th Annual Meeting, September 11-14, 2010. Gold JI, Li A, Silverman MF, Yu W, Deng W, Horn B.

Breast Cancer and Botanical Medicine. Alternative Medicine Alert. 2008; 2(6) 64-70. Gomberg S, Horn, B.

Acupuncture and IVF: New Evidence for an Unlikely Duo. Horn, B. Alternative Therapies in Women's Health. 2007 Vol. 9(2)81-88.

A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections. Horn, B, Yu, W. Alternative Therapies in Women's Health Accepted for publication. 2008

Why we need to Change the Course of Acupuncture Research. Balk, J, Horn, B Journal of Chinese Medicine. no.87, pp. 54-59, 2008.

A Pilot Study Evaluating the Combination of Acupuncture with Sildenafil on Endometrial Thickness: Yu, W., Horn, B, et.al. Fertility and Sterility, Volume 87, Issue 4, Pages S23-S23. April 2007.

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Cross-Over Study Evaluating Acupuncture as an Adjunct to In-Vitro Fertilization: Quintero, et.al. Yu W., Horn B, Fertility and Sterility, Vol: 81, Supplement 3, April, 2004

The Tao of Pediatrics and Chinese Medicine. California Pediatrician 2003 Wendy Yu, L.Ac., Jeffrey Gold, Ph.D, Michael Joseph, MD

The benefit of acupuncture in children with different types of pain. Paper submitted to the American Pain Society's 31st Annual Scientific Meeting May 16-19, 2012, Honolulu, HI. Beas V, Meyer R, Horn B, Kobylecka M, Gold JI


Deriving Classical Five Element Theory: how insights from contemporary physics help us understand the mysteries of the five elements. Horn, B, AUCM Press, Los Angeles, 2007.

Other Publications

Detoxifying Body & Mind Between Treatments. Resolve: for the journey and beyond. Fall 2007. Gomberg S,

Professional Courses Taught by Lotus Center Practitioners

Optimizing Ovarian Reserve (course).

Course comment: "I just wanted to say that I have been going through Brandon & Wendy's online Ovarian Reserve course, and I am simply dumbfounded by the incredible depth of the concepts and materials presented in this course."

Treatment of Advanced Maternal Age and Poor Egg Quality Using Acupuncture (lecture).

This was a lecture at the International Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, BC.

MTHFR and the Infertile Couple (lecture).

Lecture at the International Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, BC on how to help prevent miscarriages and improve fertility in couples with MTHFR polymorphisms (genetic issues related to poor folate metabolism). Brandon Horn

Acupuncture Strategies to Dramatically Improve IVF Success (course).

Course comment: "Brandon and Wendy always have massive amounts of data, so much so that it can be a bit overwhelming to try to keep up. That said, I appreciate the thought and experience they put into their classes. Great job."

New Insights into the Eight Extraordinary Channels in the Treatment of Infertility and Miscarriage (course).

Course comment: "After 20 years in clinical practice, it is not often that I encounter material that I find revolutionary and game-changing. Brandon Horn’s new course on the Eight Extra Meridians picks up where he and Wendy Yu’s course on Optimizing Ovarian Reserve left off, and takes it to the next level. Absolutely brilliant presentation."

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Grand Rounds: Acupuncture-What's the point? (Lecture - Free) Brandon Horn.

Please note, this lecture is on the scientific evidence for acupuncture's efficacy. This lecture is extremely technical and unless you are a physician it will be very difficult to understand.

Acupuncture in the treatment of Autoimmune and Rheumatological Conditions. Brandon Horn (Course taught to physicians at CHLA).

Acupuncture in the treatment of Obstetric and Gynecological Disorders. Brandon Horn, Wendy Yu (Taught to physicians in residency)

System's Based Healthcare (Doctoring 3). Brandon Horn (Year long course for 3rd year Medical Students at UCLA Medical School).

Acupuncture, Cognitive Function and Pain. Brandon Horn (UCLA Medical School).

  • I was initially referred to Lotus Center by my gynecologist when she could not figure out why I was having miscellaneous abdominal pains. After several months of acupuncture and herbs, the pains stopped and they've never came back (now about four years later). Lotus Center has also helped cure me of several other miscellaneous issues as they've come up since then. They fix the root of the problem, unlike (unfortunately) ... [other places] that just cover up the symptoms...

    — A. S.

  • I struggled with a variety of heath problems and went the traditional medicine route of specialists, tons of medical bills and still had no health improvement to show for it. I first came to Lotus Center 4 years ago and am happier and much healthier for it, not to mention my healthcare costs have decreased significantly! Everyone here is top notch and approaches health and wellness holistically. As a patient I have always been treated with respect, kindness, and care. The proof is in my wellness, I keep coming back for the amazing support I have received from all the practitioners.

    — A. M.

  • Life Changing, really! I've suffered, and I do mean suffered, from a variety of health issues since I was a child. Thanks to Brandon, Rena and Stephanie, I am discovering for the first time, at age 32, what it is to be able to live a healthy happy life. I've been to many other acupuncturists among many many other doctors and therapists of all kinds since I was 8 years old and not been able to find anyone to help me. Thank goodness I didn't give up. This office is like no other! It is a healing place where you can get the care you need. Health gives a freedom like no other - thank you Lotus Center!!

    — E. A.

  • I feel as if I'm entrusting my health to someone who knows more than I can find out on the Internet, is up on all the latest cutting-edge research, and is open and knowledgeable about a wide range of treatment options

    — B. D.

  • I can't recommend the Lotus Center highly enough! I have been treated there for over eight years for everything (fertility issues, problems with eye pressure, tooth problems, insomnia, milk production, broken wrist, you name it) - and they have healed every one of those issues. They are truly holistic doctors who are kind and thorough and, well, just excellent in every way.

    — S. S.

  • I have been consulting with Wendy Yu from across the country with regard to our fertility journey due to her renowned and very specific expertise. After reading her scholarly research, I reached out to her during a time of need and she has been exceedingly helpful, responsive, and warm. I cannot express enough how genuine, experienced, and knowledgeable she is. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Dr. Yu! You are truly changing lives.

    — I.M.

  • My wife & I can't thank the entire team at Lotus for all of their expertise! Going through fertility treatments is not an easy road, and we wanted to make sure that we did everything we could to set ourselves up for success. After reading many of these reviews, we wanted to give this place a chance... and I'm so happy we did! My wife and I are now expecting a baby girl and we can't thank the entire staff enough for not only their excellent care, but the ability to truly listen to our concerns. Thank you for everything!

    — J. H.

  • I have an auto-immune disorder that I was largely ignoring but I was feeling terrible everyday for years. I committed to the 4 months of weekly acupuncture, eliminating toxins from my diet, taking the herbs etc and am sleeping (most) nights, the night sweats are virtually gone, and I feel a million times better. Brandon has taught me how to manage the disorder and also repaired my sprained ankle in one visit. Amazing. I cannot say enough good things about the Lotus Center.

    — J. P.

  • I would give Rena Haley more than 5 stars if I could. She really went above and beyond to help me. I was in a bad accident and seriously injured my hand among other things. Rena's treatments are amazing, she knows exactly what she is doing and her acupuncture brings results. I was already a believer in this type of medicine but I have become convinced even more. The entire staff is wonderful!

    — S. S.

About Us

We have a diverse team of experienced and innovative healthcare providers who are experts at thinking outside the box and helping patients resolve health challenges.

Dr. Brandon Horn



Wendy Yu



Rena Haley



Irina Nikonova



Steve Gomberg



Anne Albrecht



Stephanie Singleton




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