At Costa Acupuncture, we have team of experienced board certified Licensed Acupuncturists dedicated to providing Safe, Effective, Affordable health care.
David Johnston, L.Ac.
David is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, board certified by the State of California. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers College and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at Samra University where he maintained a Summa Cum Laude GPA. David completed his Masters in Oriental Medicine at Dongguk University and received advanced certification with post-graduate studies of Korean four-needle and Master Tung techniques from Dr. Tao C. Choo. David is now a Resident at the new Samra University where he receives advanced training in pulse diagnosis.
David has treated thousands of patients in the California Workers’ Comp system with a variety of orthopedic issues, primarily low-back, neck, knee, and shoulder issues. David has studied both facial and facelift acupuncture, the Wakefield protocol, and the Korean facelift method and is currently on staff of The Cosmetic Acupuncture Center. He also worked in a clinic for promoting weight-loss with auricular acupuncture where he helped hundreds of patients reach their weight loss goal through a combination of acupuncture, diet, and exercise.
Michelle Wong, L.Ac.
Michelle Wong is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine and western Functional medicine. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s of Science, and from Dongguk University, Los Angeles with her MS in Oriental Medicine. She has studied at both the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center, and at Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea.
Michelle specializes in women’s health, with a special interest in facial rejuvenation techniques utilizing the best in traditional Asian beauty secrets and cutting edge natural skin care. As the primary research associate to Dr. Shui Yin Lo, for the applications of Stable Water Clusters in health care, she is an expert in Thermal Meridian Imaging. Michelle speaks to physicians throughout the US about the science of stable water clusters and acupuncture meridians, and leads Qi gong retreats at 4000 ft in Mt. Baldy, CA.
Sun Cho, L.Ac.
Sun Cho L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California.
Her interest in acupuncture began when she experienced it’s effectiveness as a child. Sun grew up with an Acupuncturist uncle who seeded her with the interest, and eventually taught her acupuncture as a teenager. She began treating her friends and family throughout high school and college.
Sun completed her Master’s in Oriental Medicine at Samra University of Oriental Medicine, in Los Angeles. She studied Chinese Medicine abroad and trained in several different hospitals in Beijing, China.
Her goal is to treat the “root of the problem” and teach her clients how to maintain their health through physical therapies and nutrition. She strongly believes in improving digestion and gut health, to heal the rest of the body.
Sun works with all types of clients with different conditions. Among the most common conditions she treats are: chronic/acute pain, digestive disorders, insomnia, migraines, hormonal imbalances, infertility, stress management and more.
Sarah Zanolini, L.Ac.
Sarah is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the State of California. She received her M.S. in East Asian Medicine from Dongguk University Los Angeles, and her B.A. in the History of Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarah is also an ICRT certified Reiki Master.
Sarah specializes in wellness cultivation, conditions manifesting with physical or emotional pain, and digestive disorders. She is strongly committed to making acupuncture an accessible and affordable form of health care, and previously worked at Eagle Rock Community Acupuncture in Los Angeles. When not working with patients, Sarah enjoys studying Mandarin Chinese, hiking, and reading.
Michael Costa is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Florida and California. He has been practicing in the natural health field since 2001.
Michael focuses on helping people with hormonal imbalances, digestion disorders, chronic or acute pain, weight loss, infertility, addiction recovery and stress management. He combines Functional Medicine, nutritional therapies, lifestyle changes and acupuncture in his approach to health and healing.
Michael completed a Functional Medicine mentorship with Dr. Dan Kalish. Through the implementation of simple lifestyle changes and the use of individualized, lab-based supplement programs, Functional Medicine has helped thousands of people reclaim their health and achieve optimum wellness.
He graduated with Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California and Masters in Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Michael is a certified Shiatsu Specialist and Shiatsu Instructor and he is student of the internal healing arts of Chi Gong and Tai Chi since 1997.
Michael was on staff as a Licensed Acupuncturist at Passages Malibu Addiction Cure Center for over five years before opening Costa Acupuncture in West Los Angeles.