Walking into my first acupuncture session, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’ll admit that like most, I was a little skeptical—cynical even. But, my curiosity about Eastern medicine outweighed my skepticism, and so I decided to give this millennia-old healing process a try.
Whatever cliché images I had in my mind were dashed as soon as I entered POKE Acupuncture on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. You won’t find any of the typical doctor’s office sterility or faux Asian Zen vibe here. Instead, owner Russell Brown has meticulously crafted a sanctuary that’s both stylish and comforting. Simply put, his office feels like home—your cool, artsy friend’s home where you always feel warm and welcome.