About Laurel Binder, LAc, MS, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Acupuncture

Licensure and Certification

  •  LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist)

  • Doctor of Acupuncture, RILB

  • Dipl., MS, Traditional Oriental Medicine

  • NCCAOM National Certification

  • RN, CNP Licenses

  • DEA Furnishing Number

  • NCC Certification, ASPO Certification


Emperor's College, Santa Monica, California

Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude  acupuncturist, herbal medicine

Harbor-UCLA , Torrance, California

Colposcopy Education Program

Harbor-UCLA , Torrance, California

Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Care

UCLA, Westwood, California

Lactation Education Program

CSULB, Long Beach, California

A.P.S.O. / LAMAZE Teacher Training Program

UCLA, Westwood, California

Health Consultant Certificate Program for Complementary Health Care Practices

Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, California

Associate of Arts Degree, R.N.

California State University of Northridge, Northridge, California

Bachelor of Science Degree, Community Health Education


Santa Monica Acupuncture and Wellness, Santa Monica, California

Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist

  •      Provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment using acupuncture and herbal formulae.

Westside Women's Health Center, Santa Monica, California

OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner

  •      Provide comprehensive women's health care in this non-profit community clinic serving low-income women.

Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital

Childbirth Educator / Lactation Educator and LAMAZE classes                                                                                             

  •          Developed and implemented a comprehensive education program

Long Island College Hospital

RN, Labor and Delivery

Guest Lecturer

UCLA Medical School, Stages and phases of labor and delivery


  •          LAMAZE International

  •        National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health

  •        American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

  •        ACOG Educational Affiliate

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Laurie Binder, Doctor of Acupuncture (RILB)

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Santa Monica, CA 90403

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