Ilan Migdali began studying and practicing holistic and alternative medicine in 1983. He graduated with honors from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica in 1987 and traveled to China and India to advance his skills. Upon returning to Los Angeles he established his private practice in Hollywood in May of 1989.
Ilan has been active in the Acupuncture Association of California and has served as a chapter representative, board member and vice president to the Association for many years. He is the founder and president of Acu-Care, the first national acupuncture network owned and operated by acupuncturists.
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In addition to his interest in the politics of acupuncture, Ilan is a compassionate and caring practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has extensive experience treating Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal disorders, Immune deficiency, Digestive disharmonies and other issues. He apprenticed with Dr. Richard Tan in San Diego and developed an effective and immediate method of pain relief. As a student of Yoga, Ilan emphasizes the emotional and spiritual components of each patient’s journey to health and wholeness.
In 2004, Ilan started teaching Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method in Israel. On average, Ilan travels to Tel Aviv and other cities biannually, to bring to his birthplace this unique and effective system of treatment, which has influenced his practice and improved the lives of many of his clients.
In March 2005, Ilan accepted an invitation to join the Thousand Oaks clinic of renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, Donald deGrange, MD, practicing two days per week. Many patients were referred to acupuncture in lieu of surgery, or as a post-surgical modality to accelerate their recovery. After Dr. deGrange retired in 2008, Ilan spent a year working with Carolyn Pieszack, MD, in Westlake Village. In addition to his busy private practice in Simi Valley, Ilan now sees patients on Mondays and Wednesdays at Xcelerate PT in their state of the art facilities in Thousand Oaks.
In his leisure time, Ilan is an avid racquetball player and hiker and enjoys riding his mountain bike along the beautiful trails of the Conejo Valley. Ilan is married to Lesley, an acupuncturist, gifted healer, and partner in the practice. They live with their two children, Matthew and Danya in Newbury Park.
Lesley graduated from Emperors’ College of Traditional Oriental Medicine with honors in 1987, and received her Masters in Oriental Medicine in 1990. Since then, Lesley has completed many courses of study in health care and combines these specialties in her practice.
Lesley has also been using NAET-Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique for patients with food and chemical sensitivities. Tapas Acupressure Technique® (TAT), an energy psychology technique, has been proven very effective for relieving stress, traumas of physical/emotion/ sexual abuse, the effects of Post Traumatic Disorders (PTSD) and weight loss maintenance in a simple, easy and effective way.
Lesley has studied extensively with Tapas Fleming, founder of TAT since 1994 and is both a Certified Practitioner and Trainer of TAT.
In 2004, Lesley began studying Sound Therapy with Acutonics co-founder, Donna Carey. The Acutonics Tuning Fork System integrates Eastern and Western science, medicine, mysticism, and music, connecting acupuncture, acupressure, and trigger points with the Music of the Spheres. In Sound Therapy, a vibrating fork is activated, vibrates and is then applied to the body at certain acupuncture points creating a gentle and non-invasive way of harmonizing and healing the body.
Using her knowledge of alternative healing techniques and her experience as an acupuncturist, Lesley combines her many healing modalities to create harmony in body, mind and spirit. She works together with her patients both young and old, helping them with various ailments including low back pain, sinus pain, headaches, kidney stones, shoulder and elbow problems, ADD/ADHD, autism, allergies, nerve damage, tumors, infertility, emotional issues and stress, to name just a few.
Lesley has been married for over twenty years and lives with her husband and partner in the clinic, Ilan, and their two teenagers in Newbury Park, California.
Jae Lee grew up in a rural community in Korea, where herbs grow naturally, in the wild. He observed his parents as they gathered herbs from the mountain and prepared family medications, using knowledge that has been passed down through many generations. These homemade herbal remedies kept Jae’s family healthy and sparked his interest in Oriental Medicine.
Jae began his study of Oriental Medicine in Korea, learning from three great masters of acupuncture, herbs, and Qi Gong. In addition to healing skills, the masters taught Jae the meaning of nature, what is it to be human, and how to better understand our connection with the universe.
Jae traveled to the U.S. to further his career. He graduated with Honors in 2007 from South Baylo University of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He joined the practice as an associate in 2008.
Jae works with his patients to treat various complaints, including neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, headaches, stress, insomnia, abdominal pain, arthritis, hypertension, and other issues. Jae has developed unique treatments that combine acupuncture, herbs, and Qi Gong. He practices the ancient art of Qi Gong every day for personal health and also applies these skills to improve the health of his patients, using breathing methods for relaxation and Qi controlling exercises for balance.
Jae is married to Sujeong, a Pharmacist & Oriental Herbal Specialist. They live in Palmdale with their one and a half year old daughter, Hannah.