Katherine Sohigian, LAc

Katherine Sohigian found TCM while studying Taoist arts at the Taoist Institute in North Hollywood CA. There she learned Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qigong. She also studied Taoism through reading and lectures. Special programs introduced Katherine to the Taoist healing arts. Through the institute, Katherine visited Chinese masters in San Francisco and received energetic healing treatments. Over the years, she explored many healing methods, but none were as effective for her personally as Traditional Chinese Medicine. She left a career as a CPA/MBA to bring the healing and restoration power of TCM to Westerners.


Katherine Sohigian earned her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University in Marina Del Rey, California. She lives in Venice, CA with her husband Michael, her son Adam & her dogs Charlie and Desdemona. In addition to her passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine, she enjoys singing, hiking, skiing, reading and gardening.

A Healing Focus

Traditional Chinese Medicine is particularly beneficial in the following areas:

  • Prevention/ Health Maintenance
  • Weight Loss
  • Colds and Flu
  • Sinusitis
  • Indigestion
  • Menopause
  • Low Libido
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Immune system disorders
  • Loss of Memory
  • Pain

This list is just a sample of the conditions that can be treated effectively with Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can also be exceedingly helpful in the area of prevention. Unfortunately, our contemporary lifestyle is not conducive to maintaining good health. We are often subject to:

  • Stress
  • Overwork
  • Poor eating habits
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Exposure to environmental toxins

Fortunately, Traditional Chinese Medicine can help the body heal itself. In addition, your Acupuncturist can support you as you move towards a lifestyle that promotes glowing good health at any age.


Acupuncture is an energetic medicine. Like other body healing modalities the energy flows through the connective tissues. These connective tissues are under the skin, sheathe the muscles and internal organs and cradle the joints, the spine and the brain. Acupuncture needles access these connective tissues with great precision, allowing healing energy to be accessed in all parts of the body both directly and distally. “Trigger points” can be accessed through acupressure massage and relieved effectively but can only be accessed through the hands of the healer. Through Acupuncture, many of these points can be accessed and relieved simultaneously with needles during one visit.


Are you afraid of needles? Acupuncture needles are as thin as hairs and require a guide tube to penetrate the skin. If your only experience with needles is receiving a shot at the doctor’s office, you will be pleasantly surprised at how gentle and fine the insertion of the needles can be.

Heal the body, clear the mind, nourish the spirit.