About Me

“I graduated from Yo San University of T.C.M. with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I am a California state licensed acupuncturist and a certified Diplomat in Acupuncture and Herbology under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I have been in the healing profession since 1990. I spent part of my residency doing volunteer work at the West Hollywood Aids Clinic. My extended studies include woman's health (menopause, infertility),orthopedics, pain management, pediatrics and the popular acupuncture facial rejuvenation.

As an acupuncturist I joined Studio City Orthopedics & Medical Group treating a range of ailments from the common cold, orthopedic injuries to infertility. I spent a year working with Acupuncture At Sea treating people from all around the world while living on a cruise ship. When I returned from this adventure I returned to Sherman Oaks and opened my office .

I began my health care profession as a Licensed & Certified Massage Therapist. I spent fifteen years maintaining a private practice, teaching, massaging at and managing Massage Masters Therapy Center in Sherman Oaks CA . I was awarded The Patrons Association, Krupnick Essay Award for my paper “SEX OR HEALTH CARE? GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF EDUCATION AND LICENSING FOR MASSAGE”. While living in South Africa I introduced Johannesburg to Pregnancy Massage by giving radio interviews and teaching classes about its health benefits. On my return I continued to teach at the Touch Therapy Institute in Encino CA.  My extensive travels have allowed me to see different approaches to treatment. I have learned that each individual has their own way of healing and my job is to help facilitate that. 

I personally have an acupuncture treatment every other week. I get the Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation or if any health issues come up I have that treated. Regular treatments keep me healthy. 

I am dedicated to the miracle of healing. My greatest reward is seeing my patient's recovery. Through Acupuncture, Herbology, Diet and Exercise I will help you balance your Body, Mind and Spirit.”



Valerie Ducos L.Ac.
14242 Ventura Blvd. Suite #200
Sherman Oaks CA 91423
Phone: 818 257 1114
vducos1@gmail.com