The owner of Lutea, Lara, brings all of her respect and reverence for this medicine to her clinical practice everyday. She cultivates her own health through meditation, Qigong and Yoga to bring compassionate, gentle and thorough care to every single patient. She shows up 100% for every individual at every appointment and her goal is to be as professional, compassionate and effective and possible. Patient safety and complete, holistic health are her priorities.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine to bring you back into balance
Chinese Medicine is an ancient and sacred art that uses various practices to facilitate balance and healing on the spiritual, mental and physical levels. We don’t just treat illness - we treat people.
What We Value
Meet the Practitioners
Acupuncture is an ancient practice of internal medicine originating over 5,000 years ago in China. Modern acupuncture fuses the best of classical teachings with current technologies proven to heal and align the body. This creates optimal, balanced health in a variety of ways. Chinese Medicine has been proven effective for a wide variety of medical conditions.
We are honored to house a granule pharmacy of over 300 of the highest quality Chinese herb singles in granule form to create individual formulas for each patient’s specific needs. We also carry lines of herbal formulas in capsule form in addition to tinctures and salves.
Qigong is an ancient internal martial art; a set of slow, mindful movements to balance the body’s vital life force. It can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical wellbeing by integrating posture, movement, breathing techniques, self-massage, sound and focused intent for significant health benefits.
Providing Traditional Chinese Medicine for Your Highest Healing
At Lutea, our mission is to balance and heal the whole person. We do this holistically so that it does not involve toxic pharmaceuticals, but rather gentle healing techniques and a preventative approach.
What People Are Saying
When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, it was a wake-up call to take a complete mind/body/spirit look at my life, and work in all of those areas to heal. The first thing I did was to say NO to chemotherapy. The second thing I did is to seek out Lara to help me re-establish balance and harmony in my body and in my life. The depth and breadth of her knowledge are amazing. A large part of my healing journey was acupuncture with Lara, her wonderful qigong classes, and more recently, using powerful herbal support under her expert guidance. And oh, by the way, I am now cancer-free!
— Julie Savage Parker
As an athlete, I often push my body’s limits. Lara has helped my body recover from injury and reach its potential. She also has helped me mentally, spiritually and emotionally refocus and rejuvenate. Thanks to her acupuncture, herbal recommendations, and compassionate healing, I have become a better athlete and a healthier human being.
— Will Harlan
Definitely going back! It was my first time getting acupuncture and Lara was amazing! It is so great to also be able to talk to someone about natural medicine and make a plan to resolve some lifelong health issues. Definitely going back to see her!
— Alexandra U
I have been getting acupuncture with Maegan since last October, and it has been life-changing. My body and mind feel more balanced and at ease. My sleep, anxiety, depression, digestion, stress levels, and energy levels are all worlds better. I recommend her to everyone I know. She has a super calm and loving energy, and is very easy to connect with. She is a great listener, and truly cares about you and what you have to share. Overall, it has been a truly amazing experience.
— Savannah S
Lara has a gently confident approach that is very whole-body focused. I have seen numerous acupuncturists and she is my favorite — from her gentle touch with needles to advice on food, extensive knowledge of herbal remedies, and her kind office demeanor.
— Cyn S
Working with Lara has made such a difference in my life! My hormones are more level and my bladder is stronger. I feel calmer and better able to manage stress. She has even helped to heal knee and hip pain. She has also connected me with herbal supplements that are supporting my overall health. So grateful.
— Lori P
Wonderful! I had a very positive and comforting visit with Lara. She is kind and knowledgeable and I felt true compassion in her presence. I felt improvement in my condition in one visit and I look forward to making more progress in subsequent visits. Highly recommend!
— Juli H
Lara is patient, kind, thorough and incredibly knowledgeable. She is the best acupuncturist I have ever seen and quite frankly, is just lovely to be around!
— Kristina V
I have been seeing Lara for over 3 years now. When I first started seeing her I was newly diagnosed with a rare form of colitis. She was the positive force I needed, as she said “ I can help with that” and “You will get better.” She listened to me and gave me the additional support I needed. I have continued to see her to maintain my health and because she is a comforting soul whose knowledge is invaluable for a healthy body. Since I really can’t say enough glowing positive words about Lara, I will stop here with the recommendation that she is the real deal and if that’s what you are seeking look no further.
— Valerie Schiffer-Danoff
This was my first acupuncture experience and Lara has me converted! On top of her genuinely nice demeanor, she knows what she’s doing! always feel better after seeing her.
— Beverly R.