About Us

Danica
Danica Thornberry, L.Ac. founded Well Women Acupuncture in Los Angeles in 2001. She completed a post-graduate certification in Chinese Gynecology and has had phenomenal success in helping thousands of women reach their individual goals. She has appeared twice on Lifetime TV’s “Speaking of Women’s Health, ” where she presented acupuncture as a successful form of treatment for fertility problems and hormone imbalances. Danica faced fertility challenges of her own and learned that baby-making is a combination of timing, self-care, and faith in a bigger picture. She shares the wisdom she gained in pursuit of her own children with her patients. She is the author of the newly published book, Stick it to Me, Baby! Inserting Spirit Into The Science of Infertility. Click here for more info.
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Audrey Guss, L.Ac.
As a practitioner of acupuncture and herbal medicine, Audrey’s specialties lie in the digestive and endocrine imbalances common to many complicated female health concerns, including fertility. Her passion to help others comes from her own journey, where she learned first hand the important role natural medicine plays in returning to wellness. That empathy helps her guide her patients on a wide range of healthfulness journeys. Audrey graduated summa cum laude with a Masters degree from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She has practiced in integrative medical settings including the UCLA Arthur Ashe Medical Center and the Simms/Mann health and Wellness Center.
Justine SanFilippo
Justine SanFilippo, MS, CHC
Justine has been a Certified Health and Wellness coach and Nutritionist for 15 years. Her personal weight loss transformation includes losing 45 lbs (4 sizes!) and keeping it off for 15 years and owning a women’s gym. Justine is the author of Lose Your Inches Without Losing Your Mind! ~ 10 Simple Weeks to a Slimmer Waistline and a Healthier You – available on her website www.happyhealthypeople.com and Amazon. Now a Certified Reiki Practitioner, Justine helps her clients cleanse and clear their emotional blocks and assists them on their spiritual path. Justine is available for remote sessions and offers sessions on Thursdays at Well Women Acupuncture.
Pei-Jen Chu
Pei-Jen Chu, L.Ac.
Pei-Jen Chu, L.Ac. has treated patients at the Venice Family Clinic at the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, working with various conditions ranging from infertility, insomnia to G.I. issues to pain. She has also treated at the Being Alive Los Angeles Wellness Center in West Hollywood, supporting patients battling difficult illnesses such as cancer, addiction, and emotional distress. At the Wise and Healthy Aging Center in Santa Monica, Pei-Jen was able to help alleviate the complications of aging and act as a conduit to promote longevity. She has experience treating U.S. veterans dealing with chronic pain and PTSD at the Wellness Works in Glendale. Pei-Jen worked with and mentored with some of the best TCM practitioners in reproductive health and fertility. She understands the journey to conception is indeed not always easy, and is committed to help individuals and couples through the process. She is dedicated to provide quality care to women and men who are on their journey from fertility to conception.
Gilda Nahamia
Gilda Nahamia, L.Ac.
Gilda is a California board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California. Before that she received her bachelor of science degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies from the University of Southern California. In addition to her clinical hours at the Emperor’s College Clinic, she also held an internship at the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in Burbank. Gilda’s clinical interests include women’s health, fertility, pain management, internal medicine and nutritional counseling. Gilda lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two children.
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Jennifer Block, L.Ac
Jennifer has studied Eastern medicine in both Santa Fe and Los Angeles, earning a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine while raising three children. She uses her own experience as a mother, as well as her gentle touch and natural sensitivity, to offer each patient an optimal setting for healing.