David Cohen, L.Ac. and Carolyn Cohen, L.Ac., M.T.O.M.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Qi Gong


Welcome to Desert Pacific Traditional Chinese Medicine.   David and Carolyn Cohen have been offering acupuncture, custom herbal formulas, nutritional education, qi gong training and Daoist counseling together in the heart of Los Angeles for over years and have now brought this wealth of experience to the high desert paradise of Joshua Tree, California as well.   In addition to many years of clinical experience, they are prominent teachers in the TCM community, where David specializes in internal medicine and addiction therapy, and Carolyn in internal medicine, Daoist mental health practices and qi gong.


In their Los Angeles office, they have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with a talented group of healers including chiropractors Jill Ruesch-Lane, D.C, and Anthony Ciancolla, D.C., neurologist Douglas Davies, M.D., and board certified kinesiologist Aikane Belez in their in-office rehab facility, as well as gifted Pilates, cranio-sacral and massage therapists.


In Joshua Tree, the spacious desert inspires them to focus on disease prevention and longevity practices, in addition to acupuncture and herbal treatment of allergies, respiratory infections, digestive problems, inflammatory diseases, gynecological issues and support for cancer and HIV/AIDS.


They also offer educational opportunities for the public and advanced Continuing Education for health professionals. 


                   Los Angeles hours:  


                            David Cohen:       Monday              9:00AM-6:00PM 


                            Jake Cohen .        Wednesday      9:00AM-6:00PM

                                                           Friday                 9:00AM-6:00PM


                  Joshua Tree hours:

                           Carolyn Cohen:    Tuesday            9:00AM-6:00PM

                                                           Saturday .         9:00AM-6:00PM

                                                           Or by appointment

                           David Cohen .       Wednesday .    9:00AM-6:00PM

                                                            Friday                9:00AM-6:00PM

                                                            Or by appointment


"The saints did not wait for illnesses to appear, but took care of them before they appeared.  They did not wait for disorder in affairs but took care of it before it appeared.  To wait for the illness to develop before remedying, for the disorder to form before taking care of it, is to wait until one is thirsty before digging the well, to wait for the battle before forging the weapons.  Is this not too late?"


                                                                      -Nei Jing 2, tr. by Larre

Office Locations:


In Los Angeles:

6404 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 701

Los Angeles, Ca. 90048

(323) 852-9704



In Joshua Tree:

62057 Twentynine Palms Blvd.

Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

(760) 676-7518

Available Treatments

  • Acupuncture

  • Chinese herbs

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Daoist mental health 

  • Qi Gong training


"Knowing how is the maintenance of life. Do not fail to observe the four seasons and adapt to heat and cold, to harmonize elation and anger and to be calm in activity as in rest, to regulate the yin/yang and to balance the hard and the soft."

                         - Ling Shu

David M. Cohen L.Ac.

Carolyn M. Cohen L.Ac.


       Los Angeles       

Joshua Tree

Desert Pacific
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