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East-West Medicine


The Department of Medicine

East-West Medicine

At the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, medical doctors and acupuncturists, trained in the principles and techniques of both western biomedicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), work in unison to treat patients. The team incorporates therapies such as TCM therapeutic acupuncture or therapeutic massage with western techniques such as trigger point injections and prescription drugs. Some conditions treated at the center include: fibromyalgia, cancer pain, degenerative arthritis, sports injuries, overuse injuries, intolerance to medications or surgery, and chronic pain in the neck, back, shoulder, hip, and knee. Patients may be referred by their physician or may self-refer.

Emphasis is placed upon the continuum of health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Telephone Number
(310) 998-9118 Appointments for Santa Monica & Redondo Beach offices
(805) 379-6650 Appointments for Westlake Village office
(310) 794-0712 Administrative office in Westwood

Fax Number
(310) 829-9318 Santa Monica
(310) 937-8556 Redondo Beach
(805) 379-6655 Westlake Village

Chief Specialty
Hui, KaKit MD Pain Medicine; General Internal Medicine

Hui, Edward MD General Internal Medicine; Geriatric Medicine
Taw, Lawrence MD General Internal Medicine; Acupuncture
Taw, Malcolm MD General Internal Medicine; Acupuncture
Body System Locations
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Brain and Nerves

Disorders and Conditions
Injuries and Wounds
Practice Locations    
Santa Monica
2336 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel: (310) 998-9118
Fax: (310) 829-9318
Redondo Beach
514 N. Prospect Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA  90277
Tel: (310) 998-9118
Fax: (310) 937-8556
Westlake Village
1250 La Venta Drive, Suite 101A
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Tel: (805) 379-6650
Fax: (805) 379-6655

Westwood, Administrative Office
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
1033 Gayley Ave, Suite 111
Campus Mail Code: 735607
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310) 794-0712
Fax: (310) 794-3310