• I moved to OC over a year ago and have been searching for an acupuncturist and luckily found Angela at Magnolia Acupuncture. I called Magnolia and Angela took me right away. She is a great listener and works with you to create the best treatment plan for your ailments. She has an excellent bedside manner and when she sees you, it's all about you and getting you better. In the short time I've been seeing her she's helped me with neck, shoulder and back pain and my lack of sleep.If you're looking for an acupuncturist, I highly encourage you to check her out.

    G. V.
  • My name is Silvia Giragossian. I was diagnosed with scleroderma systemic on July 22, 2010. The rheumatologist also said that I had the disease for the past 3 years. This diagnostic is devastating because scleroderma is a rare terminal disease, approximately 300,000 people have been diagnosed in the United States and the life expectancy is 5 years. In a few words, I was told to enjoy my life day by day because I could die in the next few years. From that dreadful Friday my life as I knew it changed drastically. The doctor also informed me that western medicine did not have a cure nor had hopes for this disease because it was a rare disease. I turned the Internet for answers and got in touch with few people that suffered from the disease and exchanged information. I’m currently treated by a rheumatologist, as well as an Eastern medicine (holistic) practitioner, Angela Sinnett, LAc. Western medicine had little or no treatment for this illness; doctors wait until the scleroderma attacks an organ before they can treat the organ. Eastern Medicine has a different approach to treat illnesses; Eastern medicine practitioners believe that if a meridian is out of balance the must put it back in balance and the problem will correct itself. In addition, I did acupuncture treatments (twice a week) to help balance the meridians, and I prayed a lot…not just for me and my family, but also for the other people who are also suffering from this disease that was unknown to me until I was diagnosed with it. Yesterday, November 1, 2010, I was told that the scleroderma is on remission. The doctor also said that things can change again and to be aware of any skin or circulation changes because they are indicative of the scleroderma returning. The doctor said that the speed of my recovery was remarkable and to continue doing whatever I was doing to keep the disease asleep. I believe that the power of prayer plus the combination of the acupuncture treatments helped me control this otherwise unforgiving disease.

    Silvia Giragossian
  • When I was done, I felt relaxed and felt light. That night I experienced a deep sleep, something I have never felt before. Because my body was so free of tension after the treatment I also felt lighter. I would like to have this experience again. Western Medicine seems to hide the problem by numbing the area, but with acupuncture, I felt it’s helping naturally with my own power.

    Michiko Hamasaki
  • “I went to Magnolia Acupuncture on June 1, 2010 with depression, back pain, and a bad pain in my side. I had been bad for years and doctors could not find out what was wrong with me. After one session with Angela my depression was gone, then Angela recommended decompression for my back and now my back pain is gone. I still had the pain in my side at that time Angela said I most likely have an allergy to wheat. I had a blood test taken and found out I have Celiac Disease. For years doctors could not find out what was wrong with me. Angela figured it out in one month. Angela is amazing and I am thankful that I know her.”

    Aaron Caruso
  • “My name is Arlene and I had a major left sided stroke 2.5 years ago in 2009 paralyzing the right side of my body for months.  I was in the hospital for several weeks. I couldn’t speak or walk for about a week. With time, I gradually started to walk with the help of someone.I started going to Acupuncture with Angela to see if it would help with my right shoulder pain. I also wanted to see if it would improve my motor skills.  Before seeing Angela, I could not move my right hand at all. With the care of Angela I am able to use my right hand .My treatments with Angela helped with my memory and my speech.  Acupuncture keeps me calm and helps me think clearly. I never had to suffer from shoulder pain like most people with this condition because of acupuncture. People in my neighborhood said “you are speaking so well now”.  Everything has improved. I have been with Angela for over 2 years and I have noticed whole body improvements every week. I notice a big difference when I don’t come in for a week.My husband says acupuncture has calmed me down and allows me to cope with my condition. My decision to go see Angela was the best decision I have made. I sleep better, think clearly and have a great attitude every time I leave her office.”

    (Scribed for Arlene)
  • I had been struggling with trying to recover from plantar fasciitis for several months when someone recommended I try acupuncture treatment. I had no prior experience with or knowledge of acupuncture, but was ready at that point to try something different. I was fortunate to see Angela Sinnett at Magnolia Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.Angela is the most thorough, gentle, kind and caring health care professional I have encountered. She asked question after question, not just about the problem with my foot, but about my general health history. I understand that this is in keeping with the holistic nature of oriental medicine, but what impressed me was how well she listened, retained, and applied what she heard and otherwise learned during my initial and subsequent visits. She often remembered specific details we had previously discussed better than I did. Further, she showed an interest in some additional ailments that developed while she was treating my foot problem, and addressed those simultaneously during my treatment sessions.It becomes apparent quickly how passionately Angela believes in the effectiveness of the treatment she provides, and the positive results she achieved for me made me a believer. I am very grateful. 

  • Angela at Magnolia Acupuncture comes highly recommended!  She takes the time to get to know you and really listens to what your ailments are, then walks through your treatment plan, and it is no pressure.  I have tried alternative medicine in the past and felt that the practice was in it more for the money than actually getting me better-  I feel comfortable in her care and look forward to my upcoming visits.

  • I searched for an acupuncturist when I found out that they could help with swelling during pregnancy. What a God send Angela was. She not only listens to every word you say, she customizes each visit according to your symptoms and what is going on. I saw Angela for 2-3 times a week for months during the last two trimesters of pregnancy. She was able to maintain or lessen my swelling as well as lessen my bloodpressure and increase energy so I was able to have a natural, drug free birth. I'd highly recommend her and I do.

    Jen B.
  • This was my first time trying acupuncture and I was a little skeptical at first but after seeing the results I am now a true believer. Angela was amazing and treated me for several different aliments. I noticed tangible results in every area that we worked to improve: extremely low White Blood Cell & Neutrophil counts, low energy and nerve damage in my neck from the biopsy.I was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year and after about a month of chemotherapy my white blood cell (WBC) count and Neutrophil count was really low that the doctor was considering putting off my treatments so my counts could recover. My father was going to Magnolia Acupuncture for his back and mentioned that it could be useful for me. Being a little skeptical at first, I did some research and spoke with my doctor about the potential benefits . Angela told my dad to have me come by and see what acupuncture could do for me.I started going once a week for the remainder of my treatments. My WBC count after my first acupuncture session was more than doubled from my previous count. Actually my WBC count and my Neutrophil count steadily increased throughout the remainder of my chemotherapy. Another benefit that I received from acupuncture was increased energy. I was able to help out more around the house and play at the park with my children. I got the most benefit when I would do my acupuncture session a day or two after chemotherapy.

    Ryan R.
  • Angela is amazing. I can't believe how much better I feel since starting acupuncture 1.5 years ago. She genuinely wants people to feel their best and always tries to get to the root of the problem. I was taking 3 medications when I first started treatment, now I don't take any except for herbal supplements. I have so much more energy, minimal anxiety, and non-existent heartburn (unless I cheat on my diet).The new locations is centrally located, making it easy to get to. She has more rooms than her previous place, and the atmosphere is serene and comfortable. I almost always fall asleep during treatment.I would recommend Angela to anyone seeking to feel better the natural way.

    Candice D.
  • Angela is AMAZING!! She really has a gift of just knowing exactly what to do in each treatment. Throughout my time doing treatments with her she has guided me in my health to make sure I am as good as I can be. I originally went to see her as I was trying to get pregnant - and within 3 months I was pregnant. My last pregnancy took us 10 months to conceive. I have continued to see her through my first trimester to make sure all held and now in my 2nd trimester to help me stay balanced and healthy. She really spends time each visit and makes me feel valued which can be rare in the medical field. I would definitely recommend her!

    Kyrsten G.
  • I searched for an acupuncturist when I found out that they could help with swelling during pregnancy. What a God send Angela was. She not only listens to every word you say, she customizes each visit according to your symptoms and what is going on. I saw Angela for 2-3 times a week for months during the last two trimesters of pregnancy. She was able to maintain or lessen my swelling as well as lessen my bloodpressure and increase energy so I was able to have a natural, drug free birth. I'd highly recommend her and I do.

    Jen B.
  • I had never had acupuncture before, but had been having some discomfort due to the beginnings of carpal tunnel. I got referred to Magnolia Acupuncture through my primary medical care, and since it was close to where I live, all the better. Wow! I have been seeing Angela for a few months now, and my carpal tunnel symptoms have diminished greatly. She makes you feel very comfortable from the moment you walk in, and I have often referred to our sessions as "mini spa treatments" as I feel so relaxed - often fall asleep! from the treatments. Angela is great, and I have recommended her services to several friends and co-workers. I also feel that acupuncture has contributed to my overall feelings of well being, and I look forward to my weekly session!

    J K.
  • I echo everybody else, Angela is amazing. I started to see her for chronic carpal tunnel pain, and within a few sessions, my pain was more than under control. Later, I became pregnant, and Angela was able to treat my nausea and various pregnancy discomforts. Angela is also just generally a warm and supportive person, very easy to talk to. I highly recommend her.

    Abby H.
  • Angela is the best acupuncturist I have ever had!!! She is very knowledgeable - not only with acupuncture - but with nutrition and herbal medicine. She has really helped me through some serious allergy issues. On top of it all, she is very personable and really cares about her patients.

    Liz L.
  • Angela is amazing!  When I fist saw Angela I was in so much pain I could barely walk up a flight of stairs.  After just one visit there was a significant amount of relief.   I saw two other acupuncturists before finding Angela and they didn't do a fraction of what she did for me.  Angela alleviated the inflammation in my hip and my arm.  After I was through my issues with the wrist and hip problems I tried Angela's acupuncture facial.  Again, amazing!  My laugh lines were diminished and my crow's feet completely gone!  The results lasted for many months.  I highly recommend Angela!

    Rebecca C.
  • This is my first time experiencing Acupuncture and it has been great so far!  I seeked Angela's care for wellness and it has been a wonderful experience!  Acupuncture has been a great part of helping me stay healthy and in tiptop shape.  I have recommended many of my friends, family, as well as my patients to Angela to experience her unique and helpful approach to health & healing.

    Her bedside manner and knowledge of overall "true" health is second to none.  She really makes you feel at home and explains things extremely well.  I highly recommend Angela!

    Armen M.
  • I am a chiropractor in Newport Beach, and I continually heard my patients rave about Angela of Magnolia Acupuncture. I even learned that my own mom was under her care after she would continuously tell me how awesome, and knowledgeable Angela is. So I decided that I had to meet her! Immediately, I could tell there was something different, and I was blown away at her true passion to help her patients and her community.

    I have suffered from severe allergies all my life, and I decided that I should get under care. I started about 2 months ago and have had 3 treatments so far, and I can honestly say that I have not had any serious attacks. To put it in perspective, I used to get 3 shots in each arm, and I would wake up 5 days out of the week barely able to function. The change is amazing, and I have a new respect for Angela and what she does. So much so that I recommend co-care with Angela for most of my new patients. I truly thank you Angela, and I hope everyone gets under her care...even if you don't have any symptoms. It's just good health!

    Brian C.
  • I first went to see Angella at Magnolia Acupuncture a few years ago for sciatic nerve issues that had been chronic for 9-10 months...within a few treatments the pain and spasms were gone!

    I was afraid of needles and skeptical of acupuncture and now I am a firm believer in it. Since then i have been going regularly for general wellness.

    More importantly you will not find a more professional, attentive and knowledgable acupuncturist anywhere. I refer many friends to her from LA to SD and they all say it was worth the drive.

    Lyndsey R.