Center for Acupuncture & Anti-Aging Medicine

Dr. Chianni Lin, DAOM

Acupuncturist & Integrative Medicine Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Chianni Lin incorporates an integrated approach to anti-aging and preventative health using acupuncture, herbal medicine, myofascial release, nutrition, and movement therapy in her Santa Monica-based offices inside the Center for Acupuncture & Anti-Aging Medicine.

Anti-Aging Q&A

While modern science has made significant strides in extending life expectancy through drugs, surgeries, and advanced medical technologies, people are increasingly turning to ancient practices like acupuncture and Eastern medicine for non-invasive, holistic ways to age vibrantly and improve longevity and healthspan. 

What is anti-aging medicine?

Although the risk of disease and disability clearly increases with advanced age, poor health does not have to be an inevitable consequence of aging. Many of the illnesses, disabilities, and deaths associated with chronic diseases are avoidable through preventive measures. Key measures include practicing a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity, healthy eating, adequate sleep, and stress management. Dr. Chianni Lin’s focus on anti-aging is aimed at improving the health, quality of life, longevity, and vitality of her patients and helping to prevent illness. Her integrative anti-aging approach includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle coaching and movement therapy.

How does Integrative Eastern Medicine Impact Longevity and Prevent Illness?

It is very important to understand that a Traditional Chinese doctor's primary goal is to prevent disease. Many physicians were actually punished for allowing patients to become sick. These historical influences reinforce why Eastern Medicine puts so much into developing its complex and effective understanding of the root causes of disease and prevention vs. just treating symptoms. Dr. Chianni Lin is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, whose mission is the advancement of technology to prevent and treat aging-related disease and to promote research to optimize the aging process.

One of her areas of anti-aging expertise is Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture, which is a natural and non-invasive approach to skincare and overall health. Dr. Lin has been using anti-aging techniques on herself for the last two decades with great results and is regarded as a leading anti-aging specialist in Los Angeles.

Anti-Aging Effects

Skin Health

One of the most visible signs of aging is the condition of our skin. Facial Rejuvenation using acupuncture and facial gua sha, has gained popularity as a non-surgical alternative that promotes skin health and overall well-being. By stimulating collagen production and improving blood circulation, this technique aims to reduce fine lines and improve skin elasticity.

Hormonal Balance

As we age, hormonal imbalances can lead to a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and reduced libido. Acupuncture and herbal remedies in Eastern medicine can help regulate hormones naturally, thereby alleviating these symptoms.

Cognitive Function

Maintaining cognitive function is a significant concern as we age. Acupuncture has shown promise in improving mental clarity and focus. Moreover, Eastern practices like meditation and mindfulness, often integrated into holistic treatment plans, have been shown to slow cognitive decline.

Longevity Benefits

Stress Reduction

Stress is a well-known culprit in accelerating the aging process. Eastern medicine, with its emphasis on balance and harmony, provides tools for effective stress management. Acupuncture, in particular, has been shown to lower stress hormones, promoting a sense of well-being.

Immune System Support

A strong immune system is key to longevity. Both acupuncture and herbal therapies can strengthen the immune system by stimulating its natural defense mechanisms, making you less susceptible to illness.


Eastern medicine often includes detoxifying practices like herbal teas and dietary changes. Detoxification is considered crucial for prolonging life and enhancing vitality.

How does anti-aging preventative medicine differ from traditional medical practices?

Conventional medicine focuses more on treating the symptoms associated with acute or chronic illness and trauma. Integrative Medicine works to diagnose these conditions at a much earlier stage and to reverse them by treating the entire body, not just the symptoms. While modern medicine continues to advance in the fight against aging, the ancient practices of acupuncture and Eastern medicine offer complementary pathways for those seeking natural, holistic approaches to anti-aging and longevity.

Dr. Lin offers each patient a specific and customized approach to health, beauty, longevity, and well-being.