About Me

Joey Komada is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and is nationally recognized as a board certified Diplomate in acupuncture by the NCCAOM. She received her bachelor's degree from Boston University in Cultural Anthropology and her Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine from Emperor's College in Santa Monica. Before beginning private practice in Torrance, California, in 1993, Joey completed a post-graduate internship in Acupuncture and Herbology in Beijing, China, at the World Health Organization designated for Traditional Medicine.

Joey began her career in Asian medicine as a patient. When she suffered a complication during her second pregnancy in Japan, her gynecologist recommended Chinese herbs to rectify the problem. The Eastern remedy not only helped, it inspired her to make a mid-life career change from teaching. Her decision to go into medicine was not entirely unexpected, however, as her father was a Family Practice M.D. and her mother a Registered Nurse. She has practiced alongside medical doctors since the inception of her practice, and believes that Asian and Western medicine can compliment each other and that patients can receive treatment from both simultaneously without adverse effects​
Joey lived abroad for fourteen years in Japan and the Middle East before coming to Los Angeles. She feels this experience prepared her to embrace non-western methods of healing and cultivated a holistic understanding of the influences of body, mind, spirit, environment and tradition on one's health.