Ilan Migdali began studying and practicing holistic and alternative medicine in 1983. He graduated with honors from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica in 1987 and traveled to China and India to advance his skills. Upon returning to Los Angeles he established his private practice in Hollywood in May of 1989.

Ilan has been active in the Acupuncture Association of California and has served as a chapter representative, board member and vice president to the Association for many years. He is the founder and president of Acu-Care, the first national acupuncture network owned and operated by acupuncturists.





In addition to his interest in the politics of acupuncture, Ilan is a compassionate and caring practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has extensive experience treating Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal disorders, Immune deficiency, Digestive disharmonies and other issues. He apprenticed with Dr. Richard Tan in San Diego and developed an effective and immediate method of pain relief. As a student of Yoga, Ilan emphasizes the emotional and spiritual components of each patient’s journey to health and wholeness.

In 2004, Ilan started teaching Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method in Israel. On average, Ilan travels to Tel Aviv and other cities biannually, to bring to his birthplace this unique and effective system of treatment, which has influenced his practice and improved the lives of many of his clients.

In March 2005, Ilan accepted an invitation to join the Thousand Oaks clinic of renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, Donald deGrange, MD, practicing two days per week. Many patients were referred to acupuncture in lieu of surgery, or as a post-surgical modality to accelerate their recovery. After Dr. deGrange retired in 2008, Ilan spent a year working with Carolyn Pieszack, MD, in Westlake Village.  In addition to his busy private practice in Simi Valley, Ilan now sees patients on Mondays and Wednesdays at Xcelerate PT in their state of the art facilities in Thousand Oaks.

In his leisure time, Ilan is an avid racquetball player and hiker and enjoys riding his mountain bike along the beautiful trails of the Conejo Valley. Ilan is married to Lesley, an acupuncturist, gifted healer, and partner in the practice. They live with their two children, Matthew and Danya in Newbury Park.



Lesley graduated from Emperors’ College of Traditional Oriental Medicine with honors in 1987, and received her Masters in Oriental Medicine in 1990. Since then, Lesley has completed many courses of study in health care and combines these specialties in her practice.

Lesley has also been using NAET-Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique for patients with food and chemical sensitivities.  Tapas Acupressure Technique® (TAT), an energy psychology technique, has been proven very effective for relieving stress, traumatic physical/emotion/sexual abuse, the effects of Post Traumatic Disorders (PTSD) and weight loss maintenance in a simple and effective way. 


Lesley has studied extensively with Tapas Fleming, founder of TAT since 1994 and is both a Certified Practitioner and Trainer of TAT. In 2004, Lesley began studying Sound Therapy with Acutonics co-founder, Donna Carey. The Acutonics Tuning Fork System integrates Eastern and Western science, medicine, mysticism, and music to connect acupuncture, acupressure, and trigger points with the Music of the Spheres. In Sound Therapy, a vibrating fork is activated, vibrates, and then applied to the body at acupuncture points creating a gentle, non-invasive way of harmonizing and healing the body. 

Using her knowledge of alternative healing techniques and her experience as an acupuncturist, Lesley combines her many healing modalities to create harmony in body, mind and spirit.  She works together with her patients both young and old, helping them with various ailments including low back pain, sinus pain, headaches, kidney stones, shoulder and elbow problems, ADD/ADHD, autism, allergies, nerve damage, tumors, infertility, emotional issues and stress, to name just a few. Lesley has been married for over twenty years and lives with her husband and partner in the clinic, Ilan, and their two teenagers in Newbury Park, California.


Johnny Lee began studying Acupuncture in 2008. He graduated with Honors in 2011 from South Baylo University of Traditional Oriental Medicine and immediately joined Acumen as an associate. As a young man growing up in Korea, Johnny was treated at the local acupuncture clinic rather than the hospital far away. He was influenced by his brother Jae, also an acupuncturist acting in California, and decided on changing his vocation from a civil engineer working in Japan to study Acupuncture in 2007. Johnny has achieved a high rate of success by applying the latest information from Korea, China and Japan.


He is fluent in Japanese, and his wife Dan, a Chinese speaking, gives him first hand access to original publications and writing from mainland China, Japan and of course Korea. He practices the ancient art of Qi Gong every day for personal health and also applies these skills to improve the health of his patients, using breathing methods for relaxation and Qi controlling exercises for balance. Johnny treats clients affected by neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, headaches, stress, insomnia, abdominal pain, arthritis, hypertension and many other issues. He is available for free consultation at our office, so please call for your free appointment.



Chuhyun Veronica Kim studied Oriental Medicine at Emperors College in Santa Monica and became a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She has been trained many of hours at the college clinic and her internships include Ear Acupuncture Clinic and Author Ash Health Center at UCLA. Her interests are in the area of pain management and women's heath issues.


She is originally from South Korea which is one of the powerful nations of the oriental medicine field so she has often experienced how acupuncture and medicinal herbs have helped people and have changed their lives into a well balanced body and mind. She now lives in Camarillo with her husband and daughter.