Meet the Team

Dr.Lydia Au, DACM, L.Ac


Lydia Au, DACM, L.Ac. is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and continued her studies at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. While at SCNM, she focused her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduated Pacific College of Health Sciences with her doctorate in Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Lydia’s transition into aesthetics began coincidentally when her patients began to ask her about facial acupuncture and when she started to experience her own skincare challenges. To serve the demands of her patients as well as her own needs, Dr. Lydia completed countless trainings and years of extensive research in the field of holistic facial rejuvenation.  She has seen amazing results with hundreds of her own clients and is passionate about spreading the knowledge of TCM based treatments for delaying the signs of aging.

Dr. Lydia Au
Cosmetic Acupuncture Training and Certifications:
Jennifer Yoo, L.AC

Jennifer Yoo, L.Ac

Jennifer is a second generation acupuncturist with over 12 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica and has been licensed since 2009. She is extremely knowledgeable in both Chinese medicine and skincare. She also attributes a lot of her TCM knowledge to her father who is a Chinese medicine doctor that practiced both in Korea and in the US.
Jennifer has a warm, affectionate vibe and a passion for healing. She handles each consultation and treatment with utmost care, using creative ways to manage even the most difficult situations through acupuncture, magnetic therapy, cupping, electro-stimulation and herbal medicine.
She was trained in cosmetic acupuncture with Dr. Song Jeong Hwa, the creator of Miso Acupuncture Technique and FACE Seoul, and has an in depth knowledge of skincare and skin treatments as a licensed esthetician for over a decade. She also has successfully treated hundreds of patients in pain conditions, gastrointestinal issues, fertility and more. She is an invaluable team member at The Beauty Within.

Dr. Angela Caraza, DC, L.Ac,

Dr. Caraza is a California state licensed Acupuncturist and a board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2012. In the course of her grad school education, she had internships at SCUHS and CSU Fullerton and an externship in Taiwan, where she was able to see firsthand just how powerful Chinese Medicine can be.
She has owned and operated a wellness practice for 10 years and has extensive clinical expertise in pain management, anxiety and depression, headaches, allergies, digestive issues, and gynecological disorders.
She became interested in holistic microneedling and cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation after working through her own skin struggles. This personal journey ignited the desire to share her knowledge with others all while incorporating her love for acupuncture. She has since been integrating new techniques into her practice and has obtained AcuMicro and SkinPen certifications.
Some of her favorite tools of the trade include acupuncture for wellness and facial rejuvenation, microneedling, facial and body cupping and guasha, electrical stimulation, and herbal prescriptions.

Dr. Terry Fong, ND

Terry is a licensed naturopathic doctor in the state of California and has been in practice since 2011.
Skin issues can be a sign of deeper healing that needs to take place. Nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, infections, gastrointestinal problems, hormones, and toxicity can play a role. Terry will take the time to explore your options for lab testing and design a treatment plan that will address the core issue.
Dr. Terry completed her premedical studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago to obtain a masters of science in occupational therapy and has worked in rehabilitation for over 10 years.
She completed her naturopathic medical studies at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She is licensed in the state of California, Hawaii and Arizona.
Dr. Terry is also a Lyme-literate and mold literate doctor. She has completed an ILADS physician training with Dr. Richard Horowitz. Her approach to adult and pediatric wellness is multifactorial. She is knowledgable about hormone replacements, homeopathy, therapeutic nutrition, environmental medicine, and chronic infections such as SIBO, yeast, Lyme and co-infections and mold.

Maria Aguilar

esthetician & medical assistant

Meet Maria, a skilled professional with a unique combination of expertise both as an esthetician and a medical assistant.  With extensive experience in various medical settings, Maria has honed her skills in providing top-notch wellness services while seamlessly integrating medical knowledge into their practice.

Maria is a perpetual learner, always staying abreast of the latest advancements in skincare and aesthetics. Her dedication to ongoing education ensures that clients receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments available in the ever-evolving world of beauty and wellness. 

Whether you’re seeking a rejuvenating guasha & cupping facial, a skincare consultation, or a professional with a deep understanding of both esthetics and medicine, Maria is the ideal choice. Combining skill, experience, and a warm presence, she is committed to helping our clients look and feel their best.