Shannon Lawrence, L.Ac, MATCM is a California board licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a focus on Internal Medicine and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Shannon found acu[uncture and traditional Chinese medicine after finding out she had an active autoimmune condition due do the collapse of the World Trade Towers (9/11). Shannon has a deep understanding of all of the modalities of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and its ability to support prevention, longevity and it’s integrative approach to working with western medicine.
She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious Yo San University, graduating with distinction as cum laude and received a specialty in Qi Cultivation. Shannon completed residencies at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, Tong Ren Hospital, Beijing, China, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles and Being Alive, West Hollywood, CA. She was selected to observe and study under Dr. DaoShing Ni and Dr. MaoShing Ni at the Tao of Wellness, Santa Monica, CA and has studied pain and orthopedics extensively under Don Lee, L.Ac.
Currently, she is an Instructor in the Points Department at Yo San University teaching both 1st and 3rd year students and a Licensed Acupuncturist here at Bennett Acupuncture and Functional Medicine. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Yo San University, where she is the recipient of a full faculty scholarship and is completing another 2 years of academic study, 750 hours of clinical rotations and will be conducting a clinical trial of a Chinese herb for her capstone.
Shannon has extensive experience in controlling and supporting pain and autoimmune conditions, using Traditional Oriental Medicine bt alos enjoys all types of conditions. She is a firm believer that patient care involves using all tools available, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, functional medicine, and nutritional support to achieve the best results. Shannon treats each patient uniquely and creates a customized treatment plan, based on their specific needs. Shannon treats all ages and is one of the few Southern California acupuncturists with extensive training and experience in treating babies and children with safe and effective acupuncture protocols. Shannon is passionate about healing and believes everyone should have access to excellent quality care.
Shannon spends her free time teaching Hatha Vinyasa yoga and has a dedicated meditation and Qi Cultivation practice. Shannon volunteers for multiple animal rescue sanctuaries in southern California rescuing farm animals and helping to give them better lives.
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Shannon joins Bennett Acupuncture and Functional Medicine, because of its patient-centered approach to treat your needs as an individual.
Most physicians of Western medicine practice allopathic care—alleviate immediate symptoms of an illness with condition-specific remedies like surgery or drugs. Shannon and Bennett Acupuncture, we believe in addressing the whole patient, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
While we specialize in acupuncture, we are one of just a handful of clinics in the country that offers so much in-house. If you are looking for acupuncture, herbal medicine, functional medicine, Oriental medicine, nutrition or weight loss, we have a doctor for you.
Our combination of acupuncture and functional medicine to treat chronic conditions further sets us apart from the competition. This is a unique approach to better health rarely found elsewhere. Functional medicine—a revolutionary form of assessing your health with an integrative approach—uses advanced laboratory testing, nutrition and lifestyle as factors in determining your treatment.
Here at Bennett Acupuncture, we practice functional medicine to complement herbal medicine and acupuncture in what we call the Bennett Method. This method is a powerful combination to speeding up the healing process and maintaining better health.
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