Sophie Achekian, L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of California. She graduated summa cum laude from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA and completed her clinical externships at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center as well as Venice Family Clinic.
Prior to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Achekian earned a B.S. in Business Economics from UCLA and had a decade-long successful career as an Account Executive at an advertising firm. While her work was fast paced and challenging, there was little personal satisfaction from dealing with endless stresses of commissions, quotas and profits all day. She felt the need to serve in a deeper capacity.
In 2003 Dr. Achekian enrolled at Emperor’s College to pursue a degree in Chinese Medicine. While juggling a full time schedule both at school and work seemed almost impossible at times, it was the unconditional support of her family and her great determination that made her success attainable.
Today, Dr. Achekian helps countless patients with her proven methods and graceful touch at Meridian Pathways Acupuncture & Massage in Burbank, CA along with her dedicated staff and talented massage therapists. Her unique blend of experience and expertise help her understand the challenges and stresses of everyday life. She applies her in-depth knowledge of the ancient healing traditions within the context of the modern world to help her patients feel great, have abundant energy and reach their optimum health.