Dr. Justin Garcia L.Ac.


Justin graduated from the prestigious culinary program of Johnson and Wales University in 2001 with his undergrad in Culinary Arts. His career took him through numerous 5 star restaurants and hotels around the United States and into Asia.

Eventually settling down in China, Justin and his wife, Stella, opened and operated 4 successful full-service restaurants.

The time spent in China left a deep appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture. Justin spent most of his free time learning and practicing martial arts, specifically Chen style Taijiquan (Tai Chi). Acupuncture and Chinese medicine became of strong interest during this time. Having suffered a severe lower back sprain that was treated with only one acupuncture treatment, this became a pivotal moment in Justin’s curiosity and desire to learn more about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

After relocating to Los Angeles in 2016, Justin enrolled full time at Alhambra Medical University and graduated with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. In 2020 Studio 36 Acupuncture and Herbs opened in the midst of a global pandemic. The summer of 2021, Justin successfully completed his work for his Doctorate degree and was awarded the title of Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. Justin works to customize individual treatment plans together with dietary and lifestyle advice to meet the specific needs of each one of his patients.

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Studio 36 Philosophy

Natural Medicine for Natural Healing

At Studio 36 Acupuncture and Herbs, Dr. Garcia works with each of his patients to understand their health concerns, their health goals and then to devise a treatment strategy to restore balance from the inside out.

Each patient at Studio 36 receives a customized treatment that is designed to target the root cause of their symptoms. By treating the root of disease, not the symptoms, the goal is for faster recovery as we restore balance that will provide long lasting results.

Dr. Garcia is passionate about health and the philosophy of Chinese medicine and nourishing life and the prevention of illness.

We aim to provide a clean, warm and welcoming environment where our patients can come and relax and feel confident in the care they are receiving.

Education & Credentials

  • California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

    DAIM ~ Alhambra Medical University

  • Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

    MSAOM ~ Alhambra Medical University

  • Bachelors in Culinary Arts ~ Johnson and Wales University

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM® (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

  • Diploma in Chinese Medicine Dermatology  
  • Member of the Alhambra Medical University faculty.

  • Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi) High level instructor certification from Chen Village