Welcome to Balance Point Wellness
Balance Point Wellness is the LifeCare practice of Bruce Gustafson, L.Ac., Doctoral Fellow. Offering Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Integrative & Functional Medicine, Aromatherapeutics and Herbal Medicine. I’ve included healthful information through blogs and articles from different sources and areas of interest also found here, as well as select wellness products through our East West Elements online store. My practice has two locations, in the vibrant Larchmont Village area of Los Angeles and also on the West Side in Santa Monica.
Balance Point Wellness Mission
My focus is always towards achieving the health and optimum balance of these aspects in each person: Essence - Energy - Spirit - Purpose
Each person is truly unique in their constitution, in how body physiology functions and how it responds to various stress factors. My guiding principle provides a caring, whole person, professional approach. I work with each client personally, taking my time to listen, and to be with you in a meaningful way, offering effective methods that will address disease prevention, treat existing conditions, and support and restore your optimal balance and well being.
Balance Point Wellness Services
I maintain an integrative approach, using treatment elements that include acupuncture, herbal medicine, functional medicine, science based nutritional supplements and lifestyle wellness care to assist you in resolving any of these conditions:
All aspects of Men's Health - Issues & Concerns of the Aging Male - Men's Fertility - Urinary Bladder, Prostate or Kidney Issues - Gastrointestinal/Digestive Issues - Emotional & Spiritual Well Being - Stress Reduction - Low Energy & Chronic Fatigue - Difficulty with Attention or Focus - Anxiety - Insomnia & Sleep Disorders - Hypertension - Autoimmune Issues - Chemotherapy, Radiation and Cancer Therapy side effects - And focused care for optimizing performance and your capacity to fully engage with your life, your goals, your purpose.
I assist in supporting Transitions in Health for both Women and Men - assisting women through the process of life's changes, by supporting and respecting women's overall wellness and empowerment. My work is equally helping men through their own aging adjustments, or simply to realize healthy life balance. Preventative care is also crucial in finding ease through life's transitions, and I use various methods to evaluate and support any physiological patterns and lifestyles that need adjustment, support or modification.
Wellness for Men is key in my practice, for men of all ages, from adolescence through life's golden years. My focus is to help all of our years be as vital as possible. I also work with male fertility, and help provide support for men preparing to become fathers, including care for their partners and other family members.
I'm pleased to provide these various services to help meet your wellness goals:
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture at the West LA Veterans 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 serotonin levels, which regulate mood, sleep, digestion and cognitive function.
- acupuncture & herbal medicine
- massage techniques - tui na & gua sha
- nutritional counseling & supplements
- cupping therapy
- metabolic assessment & lab work analysis
- lifestyle counseling
- essential oil acupoint aromatherapy (I'm an AAT Certified & trained practitioner)
- cleanse & renewal programs