My interest in cosmetic acupuncture began for selfish reasons. As I approached my 40s, my skin started looking dull and lusterless with more and more fine lines starting to emerge. That’s when I began to start experimenting with different holistic beauty modalities. Just like any other lifestyle change, whether it’s for weight loss or for general health reasons, I started to change the way I think about taking care of my skin. Skincare is like fitness. If you do something for your skin every day, it’s impossible not to see results. It’s a lifestyle change. My skin is looking better than it’s ever been and the people around me always ask me what my secret is. With this practice, I plan to show my clients how I transformed my skin with healthy lifestyle changes and holistic facial rejuvenation techniques.
Lydia Au, DACM, L.Ac. is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and continued her studies at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. While at SCNM, she focused her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduated at South Baylo University with honors.
After practicing as an acupuncturist for nearly a decade, her interest in holistic facial rejuvenation began when she started experiencing issues in her own skin. Experimenting with different holistic skincare modalities, she was astonished at the amazing results she yielded without invasive procedures.
Jennifer is a second generation acupuncturist with over 12 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica and has been licensed since 2009. She is extremely knowledgeable in both Chinese medicine and skincare. She also attributes a lot of her TCM knowledge to her father who is a Chinese medicine doctor that practiced both in Korea and in the US.
Jennifer has a warm, affectionate vibe and a passion for healing. She handles each consultation and treatment with utmost care, using creative ways to manage even the most difficult situations through acupuncture, magnetic therapy, cupping, electro-stimulation and herbal medicine.
She was trained in cosmetic acupuncture with Dr. Song Jeong Hwa, the creator of Miso Acupuncture Technique and FACE Seoul, and has an in depth knowledge of skincare and skin treatments as a licensed esthetician for over a decade. She also has successfully treated hundreds of patients in pain conditions, gastrointestinal issues, fertility and more. She is an invaluable team member at The Beauty Within.
Dr. Caraza is a California state licensed Acupuncturist and a board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2012. In the course of her grad school education, she had internships at SCUHS and CSU Fullerton and an externship in Taiwan, where she was able to see firsthand just how powerful Chinese Medicine can be.
She has owned and operated a wellness practice for 10 years and has extensive clinical expertise in pain management, anxiety and depression, headaches, allergies, digestive issues, and gynecological disorders.
She became interested in holistic microneedling and cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation after working through her own skin struggles. This personal journey ignited the desire to share her knowledge with others all while incorporating her love for acupuncture. She has since been integrating new techniques into her practice and has obtained AcuMicro and SkinPen certifications.
Some of her favorite tools of the trade include acupuncture for wellness and facial rejuvenation, microneedling, facial and body cupping and guasha, electrical stimulation, and herbal prescriptions.
She has a kind and soothing nature, and has a gentle approach to healing. She is grateful to be a part of the Beauty Within team, where she can continue her passion for helping people become happy and healthy so they can glow from the inside and out.
Terry is a licensed naturopathic doctor in the state of California and has been in practice since 2011.
Skin issues can be a sign of deeper healing that needs to take place. Nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, infections, gastrointestinal problems, hormones, and toxicity can play a role. Terry will take the time to explore your options for lab testing and design a treatment plan that will address the core issue.
Dr. Terry completed her premedical studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago to obtain a masters of science in occupational therapy and has worked in rehabilitation for over 10 years.
She completed her naturopathic medical studies at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She is licensed in the state of California, Hawaii and Arizona.
Dr. Terry is also a Lyme-literate and mold literate doctor. She has completed an ILADS physician training with Dr. Richard Horowitz. Her approach to adult and pediatric wellness is multifactorial. She is knowledgable about hormone replacements, homeopathy, therapeutic nutrition, environmental medicine, and chronic infections such as SIBO, yeast, Lyme and co-infections and mold.
Krystal has a passion for clean beauty and she is our go-to person for client scheduling and management.
She has over eight years of experience working as a crossed-trained front office administrator and back office medical assistant. She had the opportunity to work with various specialists throughout the years from a top OC Cardiologist to an OB/Gyn physician as well as an amazing female plastic surgeon in Newport Beach.
She has learned to incorporate everything she’s learned to her work style to deliver the best care with love, patience and understanding. All of our patients have told us that she has very gentle hands when removing needles and they’re always greeted with a smile, whether on the phone or in person. We’re so lucky to have her.