About

Dr. Andrea Renee, DACM, founder of the Chillax Om Foundation Charity Wellness Hour treatment and self care education program, dedicates her life thus forward to honoring her mother, who died on March 25, 2023.

In Andrea’s words, “May the life she gave me and all the sacrifices she and my father made personally for my behalf be justified by the value my life contributes to humanity. I am forever grateful to God, my family, real friends, teachers, and colleagues without whom I would have already died and would have nothing of value internally or externally to stand on or to contribute.”

About

Dr. Andrea Renee

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)

NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM)

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

CA Acupuncture Board Tutorial-Certified

AOBTA.org Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist ( ABT-CP)

Dr. Andrea Renee Rivera had a profound life changing experience when she was hit by a car in New York City. Her life then took on a whole new way of living by healing her body, her mind and her inner emotional well-being. Driven by her own personal history of overwork, orthopedic trauma, chronic pain, MTHFR, Celiac and PTSD since a car accident in 1994, it is Dr. Andrea Renee’s resolute mission to empower others to end their own suffering by learning how to become their own medicine as she herself has done, utilizing the lifestyle tools she personally practices daily of Yoga, Meditation, Chigong, Acupuncture, Herbology, Diet and Personal Development. Dr. Renee, L.Ac., DACM, MATCM is a licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Awarded Top Doctor 2023
in the Best In California Magazine Doctor Edition

Story of  Andrea

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Driven by her own personal history of overwork, orthopedic trauma, chronic pain, MTHFR, Celiac and PTSD since a car accident in 1994, it is Dr. Renee’s resolute mission to empower others to end their own suffering by learning how to become their own medicine at will, as needed, as she herself has done, utilizing the lifestyle tools she personally practices daily of Yoga, Meditation, Chigong, Acupuncture, Herbology, Diet and Personal Development.

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Education

Dr. Andrea Renee earned her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM) at Yo San University in LA, CA, with specializations in Orthopedics and Chigong while completing her clinical internship at Yo San’s Blount Clinic with externships at Venice Family Clinic and The Wellness Center at LA County USC Hospital. Dr. Renee completed her Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA while at the same time completing the extensive 4000-hour CA State Acupuncture Board Tutorial Program as a Doctoral Fellow, Assistant Clinic/Herbal Medicine Pharmacy Supervisor and Board Exam Tutor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at AOMA University of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX, the top 5 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine University in the U.S.

Dr. Andrea Renee has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbology in LA, CA since 2016. In addition, Dr. Renee has been working with over 6000 clients over the last 15 years and receiving 5 star reviews as an acupuncturist as well as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor since 2007 plus a Life Coach and Asian Bodywork Therapist practicing Medical Chigong Energy Work, Acupressure, Cupping, Auriculo-Therapy treatments & Exercise Therapy since 2010.

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Experience

Before becoming a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Dr. Andrea Renee was the Co-Founder and President of Andrea Renee, Inc., an innovative jewelry design and manufacturing house based in the SOHO district of Manhattan. She enjoyed 15 years of international acclaim as one of New York Magazine’s “Favorite Downtown Jewelry Designers” with celebrity clients of her own SOHO Boutique.

After starting her company at the age of 19 she quickly arrived at the top of her industry in 1994, with her jewelry collection being featured at department stores including Barney’s New York and Japan, Daimaru, Fortunoff, Bloomingdales and Nordstom, as well as her own exclusive SOHO NYC boutique. Acting as her company’s spokesperson She was featured consistently for 12 years in monthly international editorial and television coverage including New York Magazine, In Style, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmo Japan, Elle, New York Post, and Good Day New York.