Mission of BHHI

The mission of BHHI is to deliver comprehensive, integrative and individualized healthcare to each patient in order to achieve freedom from headache. Our integrative and multidisciplinary approach is designed to attain optimum health of body, mind and spirit. 

Vision of BHHI

The vision of BHHI Center is to improve the quality of our patients’ lives by providing the highest quality of integrative medical treatment to create healthy people in healthy communities, living up to their full potential with vitality and passion.

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back 4000 years. TCM believes in maintaining harmony between man and the world, a perfect harmony between opposing forces in nature, known as the Yin and the Yang. TCM incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutrition. Illness arises when the cyclical flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect. The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief from headache without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not recognize migraines and recurring headaches as one particular syndrome. Instead, it aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual. Therefore, the diagnosis and treatment will depend on a number of variables. Acupuncture points to treat headaches are located all over the body. During the acupuncture treatment, tiny needles will be placed just slightly under the skin and retained for 15-30 minutes. The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while more severe or chronic ailments often require multiple treatments.

             Dena Gorilik,
      LAc, RN, MTOM, BSN

Dena Gorilik, LAc, RN, MTOM, BSN

Dena Gorilik started her career in healthcare as a Bachelor degree RN. Providing years of nursing care in medical research and geriatric nursing led her to strive for a more profound role in healing and wellness. She went on to complete a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica. She has been practicing acupuncture ever since then and has become specialized in treating headaches. Having both Western and Eastern medical knowledge, Dena is able to provide a more comprehensive and integrated care to her patients, using acupuncture, cupping, shiatsu, diet and lifestyle therapies.

“I welcome you to a journey of natural healing and a positive state of being!”