Symone Milev


Licensed Acupuncturist 

Certified Chinese Herbalist

Five Element Acupuncturist

Hello, my name is Symone, and I am a second generation Bulgarian-American. All growing up, my family taught me traditional folk medicine and methodologies that I continue to incorporate in my work as an acupuncturist.  

My path to East Asian medicine and acupuncture began on the receiving end of the needles! Struggling with eczema from a young age, I never knew that seeing an acupuncturist could bring about so much healing. My relationship to whole food and herbal therapy grew profoundly, and greatly impacted me to reconnect with the natural world.

I dove right into all the books I could find on TCM and herbal medicine. As acupuncture treatments went on, reflection and meditation allowed me to witness my inner nature, one unencumbered by everything that ailed me or that I wanted to get rid of.

This mental and spiritual component, initially awakened in me through the help of acupuncture and herbs, drew me into the study of Classical Chinese Medicine at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, where I completed my Master’s program and Herbal Certificate. 

I have since also completed Acupuncture Injection Therapy certification, as well as Zero Balancing I training.

Treatment Approach

My orientation when working with patients is seeing them as their full selves, in both their health and challenges. Rather than trying to get rid of any ailment or dis-ease, I invite them to remain open and curious to what can be learned from the discomfort, without judgement or shame. I find this compassionate integration crucial to any healing journey, and has certainly helped me with mine. This philosophy is also the foundation of Chinese Medicine at its core— the dynamic ebb & flow between YinYang/Tai Ji. The two cannot be separated. As the ancient sages put it: There is simply the sunny part of the hill and the shady part— same hill.

With Five Element treatments, we will address the body, mind, and spirit levels by working with your specific constitutional element. In essence, what makes you, authentically you! This attunement creates self-awareness, and a better understanding of how you fit into the seasons of life itself, as well as the seasons of your own life’s arc journey; as they are interconnected. These treatments can be profoundly introspective, a feeling of coming home to one's true self.

Along with 5E, I also offer treatments focused on reducing stress, pain, and inflammation. In our modern day society, there are many disruptors to feeling safe and at ease... life can feel hard! I want you to be able to come in and forget all about your day’s worries when you’re on my table. I love utilizing complementary modalities to attend to the very specific pain points and needs of each patient. These include, but are not limited to: Zero Balancing, Gua Sha, Cupping, Tuning Forks, Herbs, and Moxibustion

Ultimately, whatever your goal for treatment, we can work together to curate an experience that’s presently evolving with how you feel, and what you need. I look forward to seeing you in the treatment room!

Certifications and Degrees

  • Academy for Five Elements - Master’s degree in Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate 
  • Acupuncture Injection Therapy Certificate
  • Zero Balancing I training

What Patients say?

"Symone's intuitive and compassionate approach to acupuncture has significantly improved my physical and emotional well-being. She has a unique ability to tailor each session to my specific needs. Her genuine concern for my health make her an exceptional practitioner. I wholeheartedly recommend Symone for a truly nurturing and healing experience."

Gigi J.

“Ms. Symone Milev has a smile that warms you up right away. She always warns you on what is coming up and how the process works. Symone is very gentle and anyone can tell how much she loves Acupuncture and Chinese medicine! Symone takes a great care for the wellbeing of others. I will definitely continue with her treatments.”

Sylvia A.

“I received a transformative session from Symone. She is so gentle and effective. I feel like I’m cradled and supported. Her healing touch makes me feel so safe. She’s very knowledgeable, works with numerous modalities for prime results. I’ve been to so many acupuncturists here throughout LA and they all tend to do the same points. Symone’s strategy is one of a kind. She does points each time that are different and very unique. Her voice is soothing and her after care questions are super helpful. I get to track my progress through the sessions. Thank you Symone! I can’t wait to send all my friends to you.”

Maria G.

“Symone is a very knowledgeable and gifted healer. During my acupuncture treatments, I always feel heard, and my concerns thoroughly addressed. I am especially grateful for her compassion and ability to connect in a friendly and relatable way, while providing focused and effective treatments. I happily recommend Symone to my friends and family, and to anyone seeking health and wellbeing.”

Eric M.

I came in with agonizing pain in my arm! After getting worked on by Symone, I felt no pain in that area at all. Absolutely incredible treatment, I highly recommend her!

Sandra L.