Sonya Schwartz MS, LAc

As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sonya's primary goal is to provide people with the tools to live a healthy, active, and vibrant life.  She is deeply invested in the success of her patients and approaches their issues with great care, consideration and empathy. She combines the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a deep understanding of Western Biomedicine approaches, resulting in a truly modern approach to care. Through a highly individualized, thorough examination and diagnosis, she creates customized and tailored treatment plans with realistic goals for her patients.  Sonya and her patients work together to improve health and create balance.

In addition to a strong general practice, she specializes in the treatment of what has been called 'Urban Ailments' - stress, emotional disorders, sleep irregularity, allergies, digestive troubles, chronic fatigue, addiction, detox, women's health, and overall health & wellness balancing.  Sonya's clinical experience includes a variety of diverse settings such as the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, Jewish Home for the Aged, ACTCM Community Clinic and the Auricular Acupuncture Clinic in San Francisco.

Sonya is the owner of Golden Folk Wellness in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, a unique community space dedicated to the growth of one's optimal well being.  She is a California Board Certified acupuncturist and herbalist, licensed to practice as a primary care provider. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA in Anthropology and World Arts & Cultures, and went on to receive her graduate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.  In addition to her growing private practice, she often volunteers at local community acupuncture clinics, co-owns a medicinal chocolate boutique with her sister,  and has been recently featured on daytime talk shows such as Ricki Lake. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been proven to benefit physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual issues. It is a complete medical system which uses acupuncture, natural herbs & plants, nutritional guidance, and other modalities to improve well-being, prevent disease, and diagnose and treat illness.  Health is more than merely the absence of disease.  Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on treating disease before it occurs.  Its proven effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world as a holistic approach to medicine (mind • body • spirit).

* Please note that Sonya does not show her full availability online. If you do not see a time that works for your schedule, please email Sonya directly at She sees patients on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays.



Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine for Health, Balance and Clarity

  • Health Maintenance "Tune-Ups"

  • Stress Reduction

  • Pain Relief

  • Addiction & Detox

  • Emotional Disorders

  • Sleep Irregularity

  • Immunity Boosts

  • Energy & Endurance

  • Lifestyle Support

  • Nutritional Consultation

  • Women's Health

  • Fertility

  • Pediatrics

  • Facial Rejuvenation (non-surgical facelift)