A.J. Sarrat is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist. He has years of real world experience diagnosing and treating patients in several clinical environments. Aside from his busy private practice, he has been heading the Chronic Pain Acupuncture program at the Hemet Valley Recovery and Sage Retreat since 2007 where he is responsible for diagnosing and treating complex pain disorders that have not responded to other conventional treatments or surgeries. He is Board Certified by the California Acupuncture Board, the American Academy of Physical Oriental Medicine and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has also been a guest speaker at Holistic Health Conferences throughout the Southwest.
Since early 2008, A.J. has been working side by side with Pater Yuen, PhD, who has over 40 years experience treating pain patients with acupuncture. Dr. Yuen is also the Founder of the Loma Linda Back Program and has worked at Haider Spine Center and other chronic pain and rehab centers since the early 1970′s.
Through this working relationship and years of postgraduate work in Physical Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Pain Management, A.J. has condensed decades of real life experience that he is passionate about sharing with his patients and other healthcare providers through his continuing education program Mainstream Acupuncture.
Prior to obtaining her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Monica was involved in the field of Nursing. This background has given her the ability to integrate both Eastern and Western treatment modalities to insure her patients receive the highest standard of care.
Monica’s passion lies in treating women’s health conditions- from menstrual disorders, infertility, and pregnancy, to menopause. She has experience treating couples using Artificial Reproductive Techniques (ART) to become pregnant, as well as working with Reproductive Endocrinologists and IVF clinics. She has also had the opportunity to train under some of the top Chinese Medicine Gynecology & Fertility specialists in the world along with doing a post-graduate certification program at Chengdu TCM University & Hospital in Chengdu, China. It was there that she saw first hand how truly Eastern & Western medicine can complement one another, especially in the field of fertiltiy. Monica is dedicated to helping men & women optimize their fertility & acheive their dreams of having healthy babies.
Monica has completed an intensive certification program in acupuncture for facial rejuvenation with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac., who is at the forefront of this popular anti-aging therapy. She also studied closely with experts in the field of Chinese Herbal Medicine while practicing at Santa Monica’s premier herbal pharmacy and clinic, Herb King. She is also a registered yoga instructor, with emphasis on fertility yoga & pre-natal yoga.
In her free time, Monica loves spending time with her husband, A.J. and her daughters, Maila and Zoey. She also enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and reading.