Welcome to Balance Point Wellness
Balance Point Wellness is the acupuncture practice of Bruce Gustafson, L.Ac., MTOM., blending Traditional Chinese Medicine, Integrative & Functional Medicine, Aromatherapeutics and other classic and contemporary health and alternative healing services. We strive to provide healthful information and ideas through our blog and articles from different sources and areas of interest. You can also find select products through our Elements for Health online store, which include herbal and nutritional supplements, essential oils and aromatherapy products, body & skin care solutions, and beyond. For more information or to schedule a consultation or treatment appointment, please contact us using the information provided below.
Our Balance Point Mission
Our practice is devoted to achieving the health and balance of these aspects in each person: Essence - Energy - Spirit - Life Purpose. We maintain an integrative holistic practice using multiple treatment elements that include acupuncture, herbal medicine, functional medicine, science based nutritional supplements, essential oils and lifestyle wellness care.
Each person is truly unique in their constitution, in how the body physiology functions and responds to various stressors. Our practice guiding principle uses a caring, whole person approach - we work with each client personally, together creating effective methods that will address disease prevention, treat existing conditions, and support and restore your optimal balance and well being.
Our Balance Point Wellness Services
In our practice we utilize various specific treatment methods, including Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, to provide wellness care and assist you in resolving any of these conditions: Gastrointestinal/Digestive Issues - Emotional & Spiritual Well Being - Pain Management - Stress Reduction - Substance Dependency - Fatigue - Difficulty with Attention or Focus - Low Immunity Headaches - Anxiety - Low energy - Insomnia - Hypertension - Back Pain - Autoimmune Issues Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy side effects.
Bruce also specializes in Wellness for Men of all ages, including andropause and the aging male, sports injuries, holistic internal medicine and male infertility.
He is pleased to provide these various services to help meet your wellness goals:
- herbal medicine
- massage techniques - tui na & gua sha
- nutritional counseling & supplements
- cupping therapy
- metabolic assessment & lab work analysis
- lifestyle counseling
- essential oil acupoint aromatherapy (an AAT Certified & trained practitioner)
- cleanse & renewal programs
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture at the West LA VA Stand Down Event. This form of acupuncture has been shown to influence the vagus nerve and other neural pathways. These help regulate the parasympathetic nervous system and its effect on various organs and other body functions. All forms of acupuncture, including Auricular, have been shown to help release endorphins to block pain receptors as well as raise seratonin levels, which regulate mood, sleep, digestion and cognitive function.
Latest Blog Posts, Articles and Resources
- Why & How Acupuncture Works
- As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Complementary Health Approaches to Pain Gain Traction
- Using Acupuncture for Pain Relief - Harvard Health Publications
- The Benefits and Risks of Self-Diagnosing Health Conditions and Self-Prescribing Treatments
- A Dose of Chinese Medicine...You May Be Familiar With the Notion of "Qi" or "Chi" But What is Jing-Qi-Shen