I am a caring and emphatic licensed Acupuncturist with energy, a solid record of accomplishments and an extensive involvement in my field of skill. I am a dedicated professional who believes that massage plays a big part of my Acupuncturist treatment along with Qi Gong, Cupping, Moxa, Gua Sha and Herbal treatments as tools to help my patients in their healing process.
I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), With over 25 years of experience in the Holistic Health Industry I have earned reputation, respect and accolades not only from my clients but from the public. I took interest in the Holistic Field in the early 80’s when I was studying Shiatsu at a local massage school in San Diego. I went on to study further in the Eastern and Western base therapy healing modalities. I studied; Shiatsu, Swedish Massage, Sports medical massage, Neuromuscular therapy, Chinese Medical massage, Trigger point therapy, deep tissue and myofascial therapy just to mention a few. This experience allowed me to greatly master and grow my skills.
When treating my patients, I combine Traditional Chinese Medical and Western Medical Theories and treatment to help create better treatment for my patients. My style of acupuncture is heavily based from massage background and I have an intimate knowledge of muscles anatomy, fascia and in the nervous system. I am also the co-founder of ACHTH through which I hope to bring my own uniqueness in the healing art to the general community.
I am a California licensed massage therapist, as well as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner over 20+ years of experience in the holistic field. I am trained in a variety of healing modalities including Swedish, Deep tissue, Myofascial Release, Acupressure and Trigger-point therapy, as well as Reiki.
I am passionate about the healing arts, and the work itself is extremely rewarding.
I would describe my massage style would be described as moving reiki.
I am the co-owner of Acujin Holistic Therapies, working with a team of wellness practitioners in central San Diego.
I am a California Acupuncture board certified acupuncturist, and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of California San Diego, and a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. I have worked in research for over 10 years at a private biotech company, after graduating from UCSD. I have also worked at the renowned Scripps Research Institute, where I had the opportunity to work on my research project while contributing to multiple publications in prestigious scientific journals.
A sequence of events including physical health problems and spiritual self-development, led me to discover that I am a healer at heart. My strong background in science and my experience as a healer provides an integrated approach to the human body and disease.
I have participated in multiple externships including working at a seniors free clinic - specializing in chronic pain and disease, and working in the athletic department at UCSD focusing on orthopedic disorders. I am also a Certified Massage Therapist, and practice Tui Na, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massage. I specialize in chronic pain, digestive disorders, gynecological issues, and orthopedic conditions.
I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California. I have a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I believe in natural medicine and after my undergrad degree was completed, I researched different professions in the health field. It was between Physical Therapy and Chinese Medicine. This was a tough choice since they are both great fields. I chose Chinese Medicine because I felt it offered everything from internal medicine to musculoskeletal issues.
After a decade dedicated to my education, I have more than 300+hours volunteering at SDSU Fitness Center, physical therapy clinics, and at Alvarado Rehab Hospital. The volunteer hours provided me with plenty of experience with patients suffering from various issues, from neurological damage, emotional trauma to sport injuries and allergies. I also have 3400+ clinical hours in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Tui Na (medical massage), all of which have laid a strong foundation for me to specialize in orthopedics and internal medicine. Integrating my western medical knowledge with eastern medicine has yielded amazing outcomes.
My experience and style of treatment is referred to as "DNA" or Distal Needling Acupuncture. This is based on the understanding of how the meridian system or fascial planes flow throughout the body. I can treat internal pathologies and musculoskeletal dysfunctions by stimulation of points along the pathways to the affected area.
Our mission as a practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is to be better in helping people achieve balance in their health and lives.
Helping people understand their own health, through treatments utilizing this ancient knowledge, combined with modern therapies to create an individual treatment plan to help promote health and wellbeing.
Our vision at Acujin Holistic Therapies is to be the one stop shop for your health and wellness. Our goal is to help you heal and stay healthy through Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Education.