Gale O'Keefe, L.A.c.
Gale’s journey with Oriental Medicine began with a curiosity and led to a calling. While working in the seminar industry assisting large groups of participants work through human potential exercises, she discovered she had sensitivity to the bio-energy field. She could feel a participant’s energetic shift as they worked through their process. Wanting a better understanding of what she was experiencing, she researched the bio-energy field or human aura. All information led her to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the only medicine based on body energetics.
A formal study ensued, allowing her to blend her intuitive skills with this time tested modality to facilitate an individual’s healing response. After completing her master’s degree, she spent an additional year in the study of Acupuncture Orthopedics. She and her mentor, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hua Gu, developed a certification program certifying fellow Acupuncturists in the specialty of Acupuncture Orthopedics. She has also completed courses in Facial Rejuvenation and Allergy Elimination and is currently pursuing a doctorate in TCM with an emphasis in Women’s Health and Pain Management.
Gale’s unique approach makes each treatment very individualized. Each session includes Acupuncture, Tuina massage, energy balancing and herbal recommendations. She has successfully treated an array of conditions including: Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Constipation, Degenerative Disc Disease, Depression, Facial Rejuvenation, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, Gastrointestinal issues, Headaches, Hypertension, Insomnia, Metabolic Syndrome, Migraines, Musculo-skeletal issues, Neuralgia, Pain (acute & chronic), Sciatica, Sports Injuries, Stress, Stroke, Vision problems, Weakened Immunity and Weight Control.
Gale has been in private practice for fourteen years and is the treating acupuncturist for HeartWise Wellness & Longevity Center and Regional Pain Management Treatment Center in Whittier, CA.
Masters of Science, Oriental Medicine, SAMRA University, Los Angeles, California 1996
Acupuncture Orthopedics Certification, American Acupuncture Academy, Los Angeles, California 1997
Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Beijing, China 1997, 1999
Doctoral Candidate, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2010