Eileen Zegar holds a masters degree in Oriental Medicine from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is a NCCAOM diplomate in Oriental Medicine (National Certification Commission for acupuncture and oriental Medicine).
In addition to her studies in acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, acupressure and eastern massage, Zegar received a massage therapy degree from the Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing with additional training in advanced therapeutic massage and cranial sacral unwinding.
After her 2001 Stage II Breast Cancer diagnosis, bi-lateral Mastectomy and participation in a clinical trial, it became clear that she would devote a portion of her practice to assisting others along their cancer journey.
Zegar studied Tai Chi with Master Tim O’Connor of Tai Chi Worx in Los Angeles. Eileen was also trained in Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, one of the leading proponents of facial renewal techniques in the world. Most recently she was trained in Subtle Spinal Manipulation by Dr. Benjamin Shields.
Eileen has taught at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Samra University of Oriental Medicine & the Shiatsu Massage School of California in Santa Monica. She is currently on staff at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, which is part of the UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center where she provides acupressure and massage in the infusion room weekly. In addition, Zegar developed and operates a no-fee acupuncture program for WeSpark Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks, CA.