SOPHIA CHANG DACM LAc
Dr. Sophia Chang is a highly trained and experienced practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science, concentrating in pre-med, and went on to earn her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, as well as a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. With a wide range of experience working with diverse patient populations, including professional athletes, military veterans, geriatrics, chronic pain, stress management, cancer treatment support, infertility, and pediatrics, Dr. Chang is a results-oriented practitioner who enjoys collaborating with other healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients.
In addition to her expertise in traditional Oriental medicine, Dr. Chang has a strong background in sports medicine and western sciences, and is committed to integrating the practices of traditional and conventional medicine. She is licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and holds certifications as a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP) and Healing Touch Level 2 Practitioner. She is also an active member of the Academy of Integrative Health Medicine (AIHM).
Dr. Chang has extensive experience working with other healthcare providers, primarily through her involvement with the University of California, San Diego and The Integrative Health Project. She is currently pursuing her Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC), which is the most advanced orthopedic and sports medicine certification available and incorporates principles and techniques from both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Sports Medicine. The SMAC program comprises over 270 hours of advanced sports medicine acupuncture training, designed to provide the highest level of advanced training in the assessment and treatment of sports, work, and orthopedic injuries.
Dr. Chang’s unwavering philosophy is that true health is not just about treating symptoms, it’s about empowering people to make a lifelong commitment to their wellbeing. With this in mind, she established Pure Health Alliance to provide her clients with the essential treatment, tools, and support they need to achieve optimal health and live their best lives. Whether you’re struggling with chronic pain, debilitating stress, or seeking to reach your highest athletic potential, or require supportive cancer care, Dr. Chang’s expertise can help you get there. Take the first step towards a healthier, happier you by scheduling a consultation today.