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Akasha Center

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520 Arizona Ave
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(310) 451-8880
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I'm grateful for all the wonderful help and support I've received from the Akasha Center! Dr. de Mello is a caring and compassionate human being, as well as an amazing doctor. H...

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While it is indeed true that they are very nice at the Akasha Center, I have had an ongoing billing issue with them and the horribly rated labs they contract with for over two yea...

Integrative Health Care at its best!!! 2/9/2012

I'm grateful for all the wonderful help and support I've received from the Akasha Center! Dr. de Mello is a caring and compassionate human being, as well as an amazing doctor. His astute medical skills combined with his keen intuition result in quick & accurate diagnosis. To my great relief, he was successful in averting more than one of my health emergencies. My consultations with him always led me to a place of greater peace and healing. When I was going though a stressful situation, I saw Monika Kobylecka, L.Ac. for her amazing treatments in the Japanese system of acupuncture. I originally went to Monika for endocrine & hormone support, and in the process my wrist was healed from an old injury and many other aches & pains disappeared permanently. During her treatments I was able to relax completely and often fell into a deep meditative place. The building itself is a space of great beauty from the outer gardens, to the casual elegance of the reception area, offices & treatment rooms. The Akasha Center is a gentle & powerful healing center, and those who find their way to Akasha will find themselves extremely well cared for! more

The ONLY Medical Practice I'd Go To!!! 2/8/2012

I have been a patient at Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine for almost three years and continue to be amazed at the level of medical expertise, the breadth of disciplines represented, and most importantly, the deep care that is offered to each patient. I have never even HEARD of a medical practice that operates with such excellence. Dr. DeMello and his entire staff of doctors and practitioners make me feel like an incredibly important person, and my confidence in their every recommendation and procedure is utmost. The supplements that have been recommended to me have been very helpful in creating optimal health. I am totally impressed with the high quality of the products. I give Dr. DeMello, Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, and Akasha Naturals a FIVE STAR rating. If health is important to you, I recommend that you make Akasha your choice for primary care. Joe Dickey Simi Valley, CA more

Amazing team of Doctors Who REALLY Care!!! 7/13/2011

I have been one to avoid doctors unless something was acute. However, I was introduced to the amazing team of doctors at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine and my avoidance of doctors was altered. From the moment I walked in the office calm, serenity and peace permeated the atmosphere. Then the team at the reception welcomed me with such joy, cheer and professionalism. What I found most profound was that I wasn't going to meet with one doctor for my situation. I was to meet with several people as they believe the body, mind and spirit are connected. I most appreciated that they had meetings amongst themselves and shared the information with the team of doctors, so I never had to repeat myself and each knew exactly what had been discussed in the progress of my situation. Above and beyond all of that, each doctor, including Dr. Edison de Mello - the most wonderful and caring human being, Dr. Maggie Ney - the sweetest and most thoughtful, Dr. Myles Spar, is incredibly generous and a kind spirit and Director Kristen Wells- who has a wealth of warmth and ability to fine tune and connect, all provided the most amazing and sound medical, health and well-being advice and care. I have since moved to another state, but I am close enough to still call them my doctors and the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine my home for well being. Next appointment- December! more

Safe space to address health concerns 7/12/2011

I am so thankful to have found the Akasha Center. I had put off for awhile going to the doctor out of fear. Dr. De Mello helps you feel comfortable and safe. The last time I was in I thanked him for all he was doing to help people. He really takes his time with you, addressing all questions and concerns. I also have seen Dr. Qiao, Dr. Ney and Dr. Desai. They all are caring, patient and helpful. The center is a beautiful space, calming and homey. There are welcoming, pleasant people at the desk, to make you feel at home, offering tea and a warm smile. I highly recommend the Akasha Center. It's one of those places you want to take all of your friends and family with you to experience such wonderful attention and care. This is a safe space to step through the fears of addressing health concerns. more

An Oasis of Healing Energy 6/23/2011

Akasha center is run by an an incredible Doctor by the name of Edison De Mello. The entire facility is devoted to full body, mind, and soul well being. The lighting is soft, fountains are running, coy pond in the front - the place is an oasis of healing energy. It is not an in and out facility. When you go, the doctors sit down with you and listen carefully to what is going on. There is also the wonderful feeling that they DO want to savethe patient money. I highly recommend the Akasha center For Integrative Medicine - they care about their patients, and I depend on them. Robert more

Wonderful Medical Center 6/15/2011

I have been fortunate enough to have been seen by a few practioners atbthe Akasha Center. They are all so warm and so caring. They really take the time to get to know you as an individual and offer many different approaches to make and keep me healthy. It's a beautiful and calm office. They offer everything from an amazing medical doctors, to acupuncture and psychotherapy. It's the complete center for a complete person! Sounds cheesy, but it's true! I always leave feeling much better than when I walked in! That's the bottom line. more

Truly Caring Doctors 4/12/2010

Dr. deMello has really been there for our family on several occasions. When I go in to see him about any physical issue I am having, he always asks about what is going on in my life and how I am doing emotionally. My appointments with him usually last for an hour or more. I find this so refreshing because there really is a link between body and mind and he practices this deeply. He is very thorough and looks at each issue from many perspectives. Amazing ""bedside manner."" When my husband (who has a high stress job and drinks too much coffee) goes in for his annual physical exam, Dr. deMello actually calls me (with my husband's consent, of course) and tells me what changes to his diet, exercise, and supplements he wants my husband to do. Recently, while out of the country, we had a health scare with our 6 year old daughter. A doctor in Europe wanted us to do some pretty serious tests with her. We got a second opinion in Europe and we just were not comfortable until we spoke to Dr. deMello, so we called him at his practice and left a message explaining what was going on. He called us back within a few hours and spent a lot of time with us on the phone giving us spot on advice and asking questions about her, physically as well as what has been going on in her life. He is such a wise, gentle doctor and made the whole scary process feel a lot better. She is fine, by the way. When we first moved to L.A., 5 years ago, I did the 21 Day Detox program, led by another doctor from the Akasha Center. There, I met a woman who told me about Dr. deMello and she said, ""He is the best doctor I have ever been to."" I got his number from her and am so thankful that I met her and that she told me about him. I cannot agree with her more. Pros: Personal, The best of Eastern and Western medicine combined more

They did it for me 6/26/2009

I have been battling a weight problem all my life. I have tried it all. My girl-friend referred to me to Dr. Di Mello who diagnosed me when a thyroid problem. Why this problem was missed still baffles me. But I am glad I now know what the problem was ( plus my bad eating habits) I know also see Dr. Gisler for my GYN care. She started me on the Cleanse diet. Although I first fought it tooth and nail, I finally took the plunge and have now lost about 100 pounds. WOW. That is half of me. i feel fantastic and greatful to these amazing doctors Pros: Compassionate people Cons: They bill insurance out of network. Does Any doc ever bill? more

TRULY TRUSTED AND UNIQUE PLACE 5/13/2009

AKASHA Center for Integrative Medicine is a completely unique practice that offers the highest quality of medical care, individual approach to every patient and warm and caring staff. It integrates Eastern and Western medicine in the most harmoneous way. I am Akasha's patient for Bio Identical Hormone replacement. I drive from the valley all the way to Santa Monica because in my experience there is no better place for any kind of health problems, longevity expertise as well as preventative medicine! For me it's the most trusted place. Pros: Competency, wholistic individual approach, soulful staff more

Finally...... 2/11/2009

A clinic where physicians see themselves as healers, front office staff understand the meaning of being scared about one's illness and the operations director (amazing woman) will do anything to get you properly and timely reimbursed. Their idea of getting a billig person to help you file your claims made it possible for me to pay them up-front. Not a bad deal considering that the doctor spent one hour and 45 minutes with during my initial interview. He then spent an hour for the susequent follow up. Having been a patient at Kaiser for over a decade and used to their stardant 5 minute visit, I initially thought the doctor were just being nice to me because I was facing cancer. Then I sent my neighbors and 2 familty members to them who reported the same experience. Thedoctor's East Asian backgrond ( He is from India) added a new touch and very effective approach to my treatment. Obama should include the Akashe Center as a model for patient-centered-less-is-more approach to medicine. My only complaint... Parking. So leave enough time to park. Pros: Healing place, amazing physicians, all under one roof approach Cons: parking and cost more

Nice People, terrible business practices. 2/3/2009

While it is indeed true that they are very nice at the Akasha Center, I have had an ongoing billing issue with them and the horribly rated labs they contract with for over two years now. Their inability to deal with the companies they hire is appalling. It's neglect, pure and simple. For this very reason I wouldn't recommend doing business with them, as I was told by members of their staff at the onset of my billing debacle, in September of '07, that I'm not the only one of their patients who's fallen victim to their lab's (Westcliff Medical Laboratories and Specialty Labs) questionable business practices. Pros: NIce Staff and Drs/ NDs. Cons: They contract with labs that are terrible, and don't solve their patient's billing issues. more

a healing place for everything 11/24/2008

I really like this place, its like a full service clinic, but with wholistic medicine and professionals, they have all kinds of methods of healing, from therapy to acupuncture, to meditation, herbs and most things i can think of, i do therapy in this clinic, and its great, the head of the psychology dept. is my therapist and she's great, i highly recommend this place for anyone interested in alterative methods of healing and getting better, whether is quitting smoking or cancer, they can help you out. more

Amazing people 10/20/2008

I had had a cough and fever for 10 days. My other doctors (2 of them) had told me to go home, rest and relax. They said I did not need to be anxious for what I had was just a bad virus. But I knew deep inside that something was wrong. I called the Akasha Center - I had read a brief article on them 2 years ago. They were able to see me right away. The doctor showed me genuine compassion when I broke down and told him I knew something was wrong and that I was afraid I was not going to be able to take care of my 2 year old son. He sent me in for an xray directly from his office calling the radiology dept at Saint John's himself. I then returned t the clinic. He was right - and so was I. I had a raging case of pneumonia. My husband was called at work and came to get me. They served me tea and had me lay down on a beautiful acupuncture room till my husband got there. Then they said I would be OK and this time I belived them. I saw the true healers they were. Thank you Gwyneth Paltrow for letting people know about these great healers ( read the article on InStyle Magazine) Pros: Calming enviroment, all other one roof disciplines, loving people Cons: a bit expensive, no parking (but plenty of street parking) more

Overrated 10/7/2006

I was a bit dissappointed with the service and overall care I recieved. They have a nice clean, calm lobby with running water in the background to ease your long waits. The front desk and staff are all very kind an curtious despite who you are........but that could be due the hefty, ridiculous fees they charge each session. Pros: Nice location......nice facilities. Cons: much too expensive more
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Editorial

  • Medical center offers a variety of procedures including naturopathic medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, reflexology and nutritional therapy.

  • 6/8/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 10am-4pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, Mid-City

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