Susan Minich CNM, MSN, MSOM, LAc, Diplomate, Oriental Medicine has been involved in Health Care for 35 years as a Certified Nurse-Midwife working in Women’s Health providing care to Woman and their families. This practice involves gynecology, pregnancy and delivering babies. Susan attended the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Nurse-Midwifery Program and received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Midwifery in 1981. She had a full-time, hospital-based Nurse-Midwifery practice for many years before Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles recruited Susan to come and work there.
She is a Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. Susan’s interest and passion for Eastern Medicine was inspired by a trip to China, traveling with the American Academy of Medical Acupuncturist through the People to People Ambassador Program. She toured many Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospitals and was fascinated by the success of this healing medicine. Susan returned to LA and completed her Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine at Samra University of Oriental Medicine in LA. She graduated with the highest honors, the Academic and Clinical Performance Achievement award. She has trained with world renowned Chinese Health Care Practitioners both in China and the US. She received advanced training at the prestiges "Institution of Training at the Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center" which the WHO holds in high regards for health care.
Susan believes in prevention and maintenance of our health care and well being through nutrition, exercise, and life-style changes. With her many years of experience in Western Medicine, Susan now integrates Eastern Medicine into her Women's Health Practice. Chinese Medicine works by re-establishing balance and harmony within the mind/body/spirit. Acupuncture stimulates the flow of Qi, allowing the body to heal itself and balances the body’s energy. Acupuncture and Herbal remedies are very effective in treating a variety of health concerns.
Susan's private Acupuncture practice in Burbank specializes in Women's Health, Fertility, Pregnancy and Reproductive Health and Wellness for Women and Men, as well as treatment for Fibroids, Endometriosis, Painful Menses and Menopause. She works with Fertility and Ob/Gyn Physicians, Midwives, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and other Healthcare Practitioners.
In addition to Susan’s busy practice she is a noted author, lecturer and teacher. She has been on Clinical Faculty in the Graduate Nurse-Midwifery Program at UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Susan is on the Clinical Faculty at Cal State University, Graduate Nurse-Midwifery Program as well as mentoring Nurse-Midwife, Nurse-Practitioner and Nursing Students and plays a key role in the teaching of Ob/Gyn and Family Practice Residents at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in LA. Susan is a member of the Clinical Faculty at USC Keck School of Medicine where the Medical Students rotate at Kaiser LAMC to learn about normal Obstetrics and Gynecology. She participates in lectures at USC to the Medical Students in the Integrative Medicine course. The Medical Students rotate through Susan's Acupuncture Practice, observing how she integrates Eastern and Western Medicine to maintain health and wellness.
Susan’s interest and passion for Eastern Medicine has led her to pursuing International Acupuncture Humanitarian service work for women and children in Bali; providing care to the Tibetan women and children refugees living in Dharamshala, India; in Myanmar (Burma) performing humanitarian work on the women, children and monks and acupuncture training to the Traditional Practitioners in Women and Children's health; a visit to Cuba for a medical and educational conference. She was recently in Bhutan at the "National Traditional Medicine Hospital" observing the health care provided to the local people and in New Delhi, India at the "Global Health Summit 2016" Women's Leadership Forum sponsored by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).
Currently, Susan is pursuing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, California.
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