Integrative Pain Management

“Chronic pain is not all about the body, and it’s not all about the brain – it’s everything. Target everything. Take back your life.” 

~ Pain & the Brain by Stanford’s
Sean Mackey, MD, PhD

Why Choose the Akasha Center for Integrative Pain Management?

“See one of us, get all of us.” – Edison de Mello, MD, PhD.

–  The cause of your pain is as unique as you are. And it may also disrupt your life and negatively impact your relationships with others and yourself. It may cause you to want to disappear. At Akasha, “ We meet you first before we meet your pain” Our approach is not ”one size fits all.” It is, instead, as unique as you are.

Integrative – Akasha’s practitioners provide personalized choices in both conventional and mind-body-spirit medicine. With decades of collective healing experience in both, natural and conventional medicine, our caring and talented practitioners approach your well-being uniquely and with a wide range of treatments, yielding better long-term results and improved day-to-day living. 

 Trusted by the Stars – From Lee Daniels to Julia Roberts, Alice Braga and Jason Mraz, Akasha is the top choice, even for those who have all the choices in the world.

Meet Your Pain Management Team


Leland Dao, DO

Osteopathic Physician
Sports Medicine & Primary Care

Joseph Dubroff, ND

 Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy

Gina Galvez, M.S., PA-C

Integrative Physician’s Assistant & Regenerative Clinic Coordinator

Yi Qiao

Yi Qiao, L.Ac., OMD

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Danél Lombard, MPT, PhD

Integrative Physical Therapist &
Depth psychology & Somatics expert

Take Your Life Back with Akasha’s Integrative Approach to Pain Management

Don’t let chronic, ongoing pain continue to disrupt your life. Integrative doctors at Akasha consider your whole being—physical, mental, and emotional and offer numerous mind-body techniques to cope with, ease, or eliminate your pain.                 

 At one time or another, we all have experienced physical, sometimes debilitating pain, and nothing in all of human experience disrupts life more than chronic pain. When we hurt, we want effective and consistent relief as quickly as possible without impacting our ability to think, act and move well. 

But, sadly, usually, modern only treats the symptom, not the cause. Considering the ever-growing burden of chronic pain, it is clear that current models of care used for managing and treating pain are often ineffective in addressing the root cause of the clinical problem. Since chronic pain is complex and best conceptualized in a bio-psycho-social framework, Akasha believes it is best addressed by integrating different treatment approaches.

And that’s where integrative therapies come in. Intending to create a comprehensive picture of your condition, habits, and ongoing needs, Akasha’s integrative pain management program offers a wealth of traditional and evidence-based, non-invasive options for dealing with chronic pain. We begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your pain via an in-depth physical and psychological examination to devise an integrative approach – with you as a health partner – consisting of a physical assessment, nutritional assessment, and personalized lab tests to reduce or eliminate your pain. Employing innovative and traditional evidenced-based approaches such as PRP, prolotherapy, acoustic wave, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy, naturopathic injections, and more, we help you take back your life, so you can get back to work and enjoy the things you love.


"In a health care landscape marked by harried doctors, defensive medicine, insurance company vetted treatments, and mismanaged care, the Akasha Center is an oasis of compassion, insight, calm, and tailor-made healing. You feel better just walking in the door & even better on the way out."
Roy Sekoff
Editor The Huffington Post

What Types of Integrative Treatments Are Available to Manage My Pain?   

  • Physical Therapy
  • Body Massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Neural Prolotherapy
  • Cranio-sacral Therapy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Psychological Support
  • Acupuncture
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Physician-guided Exercises
  • Medication Management
  • Nutritional Support and Supplements
  • Body Mechanic Evaluation

How Do I Get Started

 1. Get Your Free 10-minute Phone Consultation. Call us to learn more about Integrative Pain Management and book your first visit. Call (310) 451-8880 or Click Here

2. In-Office Assessment. Dr. Bren Boston will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pain and create your individualized treatment plan with the help of Akasha Center’s diverse medical team.

3. Receive Treatment. After your consultation with Dr. Bren Boston, a comprehensive healing plan is designed to manage your pain long term.  You will then be scheduled appointments with the members of the Akasha Pain Management Team to begin your treatment.

4. Feel better. Managing your chronic pain is possible. Our goal at Akasha Center is to put you in control of your care and give you the tools to manage your pain in your daily life. 


Integrative Pain Management at the Akasha Center takes a comprehensive approach to your chronic pain and overall health.  This service provides you with a team of medical professionals working together to treat your pain from every angle. By working with both conventional and intagrative strategies Integrative Pain Management at Akasha Center targets both the physical and psychological causes of your pain and not just the symptom.

Schedule your FREE Consultation with us now.

Anyone living with chronic pain would benefit from this service. We help patients with all sorts of medical conditions from arthritis, back pain, neuropathic pain, and even pain with psychosocial components.

The timeline for benefit from an Integrative Pain Management program varies greatly depending on the type and cause of pain. Often, the solution includes lifelong lifestyle changes to maintain the benefit.

There are no magic wands to cure chronic pain. However, studies have shown that pain is not debilitating to people who know how to use their mind-body connection. The goal of our program is not to erase all pain, but rather to optimize the health of the pain generator (nerves, muscles, ligaments, fascia, tendons, bones), provide mechanisms for reducing the pain, and help our clients to take the driver’s seat to leap over the obstacle of pain.

Patients should be ready and open to changing their lifestyle before starting Integrative Pain Management services at the Akasha Center. Patients who are dedicated to improving their health and embrace treatments fully see the best results.

The cost of this comprehensive service is $1250. This includes your initial assessment with Dr. Bren Boston and three one hour treatments with either physical therapist Danél Lombard, acupuncturist and Chinese medical doctor Yi Qiao or somatic therapist Kevin Kunkel depending on your specific treatment plan.

Call 310-451-8880 for more details

Call us at: (310) 451-8880 or Click Here to schedule your free consultation.

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