About me

Hello and welcome to my site

My name is Efrat Sarig Ben-Chanoch and I am alternative practitioner with over 25 years of experience in Chinese acupuncture , healing massage, acupressure and cosmetic acupuncture. I’m thrilled to invite you into my kingdom of Chinese acupuncture, anti-aging cosmetic acupuncture and acupressure and Shiatsu treatments.

On my site, you will be able to read and learn from a selection of articles about acupuncture, healing massage, trigger-point/acupressure massage and more. You will also find delicious and healthy recipes. The site offers detailed explanations about the various alternative oriental treatment methods.


I was born in the U.S in 1966 and moved to Israel in 1970. I grew up in the town of Ramat Hasharon, where I graduated high school. During the years 1986-2006, I lived in Los Angeles, where I studied and worked in the field of Chinese medicine. In 2006, I moved back to Israel with my family and currently reside and work at my clinic in Ramat Hasharon and in Tel Aviv.


1985 – Completed an introductory course in Chinese medicine from the first acupuncture school in Tel Aviv
1986 – Completed Shiatsu studies at the Tao Healing Art Center, Shiatsu-Amana School, Japanese Massage in Santa Monica, California
1992 – Completed Chinese Medicine studies at Emperor’s College, a leading institution in the field, Santa Monica, California
1993 – Completed 3 months of specialization at Hospital #6 in Shanghai
1994 – 1996 – Specialized in Japanese acupuncture with Dr. Miki Shima and Kiko Matsumoto
2003 – Specialized in Dr. Tong’s acupuncture method with Susan Johnson
2004-2005 – Completed the “12 Magical Points” acupuncture course with Dr. Tan in San Diego
1994-2006 – Specialized in acupressure (a pressure massage similar to Shiatsu) with Dr. Otaka Nobu
2007 – Completed courses in Cosmetic Acupuncture in Toronto, Canada and at Broshim Campus in Israel
2008-2011 – Completed an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training course

Acknowledges and Certifications

Licensed Acupuncturist in California, LAc
‏Dipl. Ac – NCCAOM – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Licensed massage technician, L.A. County

Member of the Israeli Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Member of the Israeli Yoga Teachers’ Association
Member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Israel