• Our Team

    A multidisciplinary team of professionals working together for you



    Our mission is to support the fullest expression of your health and joy. To deliver exceptional care using Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbs, coaching, nutrition, exercise, meditation and qigong. To address each person holistically in a safe and comfortable environment. To educate, empower, guide and inspire clients. To clearly see each person’s innate wellbeing and help them see it for themselves. To deliver care with compassion, kindness and respect. To build health and not only treat disease. To collaborate effectively with your healthcare team and refer when needed.




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    Dr Jeremiah Krieger, LAc. MA., DACM

    Acupuncture & Herbology

    Dr Jeremiah Krieger is passionate about healing, and this passion drives him in all areas of his life. A dedicated father of four and a busy Chinese medicine practitioner, his philosophy is to help his patients experience radiant health.
    Jeremiah studied Chinese medicine at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Pacific College of Health Sciences with his doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. In the US, less than 10% of Chinese medicine providers hold a doctoral degree. He completed advanced training and medical rotations at UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Medical Center and was the first acupuncturist ever invited to join Tower ID — the leading internal medicine and infectious disease practice at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Dr Krieger received his MA in Psychology in 2010.He is a National Diplomate in Acupuncture / Oriental Medicine and is licensed to practice Traditional Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture in the State of California.
    Jeremiah had the good fortune to train with renowned Chinese Medicine practitioners like the late Dr. Shen, the late Dr. Worsley, Dr. Gu, Dr. Maciocia, Master Herbalist Ron Teegaurden and the late Master Share Lew. He also studied at Shandong University in China, concentrating on Chinese history, philosophy and medicine. He is a Senior Tonic Herbalist.
    In addition, he has done post-graduate work in Classical Five Element acupuncture. He completed an externship in Addiction Medicine at Cri-Help, recognized as one of the top recovery facilities in the world. Jeremiah also worked as part of an East-West medical team at the Los Angeles Free Clinic.


    Jeremiah is a "doctor's doctor" treating numerous MDs. Many of his referrals coming from physicians who trust him. Jeremiah is known for an inclusive, balanced and smart approach to medical collaboration. He also treats other acupuncturists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, trainers and healers. Jeremiah’s expert care has been enjoyed by a large number of influential people including Fortune 500 CEOs, university presidents, museum heads, CEOs, CFOs, fund managers, legal groups, Emmy-winning producers and actors, members of top rock bands, writers and directors and supermodels. He values the privacy and confidentiality of every client highly.

    Dr Krieger is a frequent speaker on Chinese medicine for such audiences as Paramount Studios, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Safe Harbor and Golden Bridge Yoga, to name a few. He has studied and taught Chinese Yoga, Chi Kung, and philosophy for over 25 years.




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    Dr Robert Newman, LAc. DAOM | Acupuncture & Herbology

    Director of Clinical Education

    Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine

    Dr Newman is the Director of Clinical Education and an esteemed professor at Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine. Over the course of more than 30 years, Robert Newman has been studying and utilizing numerous methods to work with patients, including acupuncture, acupressure, massage, eastern herbs, western herbs, flower essences, shamanism, homeopathy, diet and nutrition. He is one the country's top specialists in Chinese herbal medicine. In 1989, he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from UC Irvine in pre-med biology and then went on to obtain his Masters degree in 1992 in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from American College of TCM and his California state acupuncture license in 1993. He also spent a year studying Plant Spirit Medicine with Eliot Cowan.


    Robert has taught and lectured on wholistic and Chinese medicine at San Francisco State University, California Healing Arts College, Emperor’s College of TOM, Yo San University of TCM and the Whole Life Expo. Robert was a staff acupuncturist, clinic supervisor and teacher at ACTCM for 4 years and a staff acupuncturist at Tarzana Medical Center for 3 years. Additionally, he created and developed the Chinese herb garden for 5 years at ACTCM and spent 1.5 years as the curator of the Chinese herb garden at the Nanjing Institute of Botany in China.


    Robert is a consultant to a number of cultivators of Chinese herbs in the
    U.S. and an herb formula consultant for the patients of several practitioners. He was a clinic supervisor at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica for 5 years, he has been an instructor there for over 8 years, and has been Emperor’s clinic director since 2005. Robert is currently the advisor for the Chinese herb section of the community garden project, known as “The Learning Garden,” at Venice High School in Venice, California. He also periodically arranges and leads educational herb tours to China and maintains a part-time private practice.




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    Dawn Krieger, MA. | Life Coach​, 3P Practitioner, Reiki Master

    A phenomenal catalyst of positive change

    Dawn Krieger is a phenonmenal coach. She is a highly gifted and inspiring Life Coach whose work has touched many lives. She utilizes powerful gifts of intuition, wisdom, and personal leadership to assist her clients to lead within their own lives. She has an amazing ability to create a safe and supportive environment that assists her clients to move fluidly through blocks and achieve their truest desires. Dawn has a talent of getting right to the core issues and provides her clients with the skills and tools to navigate back into their authentic self. She has witnessed time and again her clients reclaim their self-leadership and empowerment and marvels how gracefully they manifest their dreams. Dawn has a palpable love of life, remarkable ability to be present and gift for bringing out the best in others. Dawn holds a Masters in Spiritual Psychology as well a BS in Social Work from Penn State University.




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    Hugh Barton MA.| Psychologist


    Mindfulness, Depth, Jungian, Analytical and Spiritual Psychology

    Hugh is one of the most compassionate, insightful, effective and grounded therapists practicing in the US. His ability to listen deeply and support real change is incredible. Hugh comes from a diverse career background and brings a wealth of life experience to his practice. A longtime student of mythology, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Buddhism and systems of transformation, Hugh is a rare find.




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    Jason Thatcher | Body Work


    Simply The Best Massage Therapist Ever!​

    What do you get when you cross natural talent, years of study and experience with a heart of gold? Jason! After decades of receiving massage from many talented people, Jason has inspired that phrase, "OH MY GOD THAT IS WHAT MASSAGE SHOULD BE!" Enjoy!




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    Adam Pedicini | Personal Trainer


    Cutting Edge Personal Training

    Adam is one of those rare bright lights we encounter in the world. He is full of life, laughter, warmth, energy, wisdom and goodwill. He loves helping people make the most of their lives using fitness. Whether you are out to build peak performance, rehabilitate or just stay active, Adam is a tremendous resource. Realizing that everyone is unique and has different needs, Adam creates fitness solutions custom tailored to the individual. With over 20 years experience, Adam has trained in dance, yoga, pilates, Crossfit, functional fitness, mobilization, rock climbing and more. He is a good example of someone who adores his field, has never stopped learning and has a gift for his vocation.



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    Dr Said Faulwell LAc., DACM


    Acupuncture & Herbology

    A licensed California acupuncturist who graduated summa cum laude from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through NCCAOM. Earned a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College. Interned at the prestigious Disney Cancer Center. Holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature from UC Berkeley.


    Along with acupuncture, Dr Faulwell studied Chinese herbal medicine extensively. He worked as a pharmacy expert at Emperor’s College herbal pharmacy, teaching students about the herbs and facilitating a hands-on experience of making herbal formulas. Assisted renowned Chinese Medicine practitioner, Dr. Xiuling Ma, for three years. Dr Faulwell is also a senior herbalist at Dragon Herbs. Dr Faulwell is passionate about East Asian medicine, nutrition, qigong, and serving his patients with an abundance of kindness.