Santa Monica and Long Beach, CA

©2017-2019 MARY Z. MCCULLOUGH, L.AC..

Mary practices Classical Five Element Acupuncture as taught by J.R. Worsley. This medicine is a powerful system that allows each and every one of us to tap into our ability to heal and harmonize the body, mind and spirit. When we align with our truest self, health naturally ensues. This medicine creates clear access to the tools we already possess within us, and in doing so, symptoms begin to fall away. When we have access our deepest abilities, we heal more quickly and effectively, experience greater happiness and peace, and can move through the challenges of our lives with resiliency and grace.



Mary has been practicing acupuncture since 2008, after a nine year college journey. She started in a pre-med program and then switched gears to earn a B.S. in Biology/Physiology. She earned her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine at Dongguk University Los Angeles, including internship in Seoul (Ilsan), South Korea. She went on to teach at her alma mater while maintaining a private acupuncture and herbology practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for five years, then studied Classical Five Element Acupuncture (CFEA) at the Institute of Classical Five Element Acupuncture in Santa Monica, CA with Neil Gumenick , Brian Bender and Eliot Ivanhoe. Her love of the medicine and dedication to maintaining the purity of J.R. Worsley's teachings lead her to join the faculty at the Institute, working with Neil and Eliot to train and usher in new generations of CFEA practitioners.

Before practicing Acupuncture, Mary worked in sleep disorders medicine for over a decade, holding positions as technologist, manager and clinical specialist at institutions in Michigan, Oregon and California, including UCLA. She's worked in the public school system's special education department, teaching learning disabled and autistic children, which gave her a unique perspective of how we learn and grow. She has a love for new views on life, and, just for experience, has worked in trauma centers, research facilities, burn units, large animal vet clinics and even morgues.

Mary is also a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher (IKYTA) and holds classes in Santa Monica and Long Beach. For more information on her classes, click here