Welcome to North County Acupuncture

I believe that true and lasting health is achieved when our mind, body and spirit are in balance. This includes being balanced within ourselves as well as in relation to our external environment. As we improve the circulation and flow of blood and Qi (energy) through acupuncture, the internal aspects of our being become balanced and healthy. We feel better and function at a higher level. This in turn improves our relationship with our external environment. Our bodies become more resistant to disease and our ability to handle stress improves. This leads to a greater enjoyment of life and all it has to offer. I invite you to try acupuncture and see how it can change your life.

Joe

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"Joe is one of the kindest individuals I've ever met. His calm,confident energy is felt the moment you walk through the door. He genuinely listens to your needs and treats the whole person, not just a set of symptoms. I truly look forward to my treatments each week. Fabulous human being."


Bridget T.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

  • Back injuries are the most common reason for non-attendance in the workplace, after the common cold.
  • 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
  • Only 23% of those with chronic pain find opioids effective; growing numbers have sought out acupuncturists for their chronic pain.
  • More than 8 million Americans have used acupuncture.
  • Medical doctors refer their patients to acupuncturists more than to any other “alternative” care provider.
  • 51% of medical doctors believe acupuncture to be efficacious and of value to their patients.
  • Acupuncturists complete a minimum of 3,000 hours of theoretical and clinical training

Are you ready to try a safe, effective, drug-free alternative for pain relief?

Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the 12 primary channels when they are depleted.

Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these are the collateral vessels that break off of the 12 main channels. Next, the reservoirs become full, which are the 12 primary channels. When they are full, they overflow into the Extraordinary Vessels, which are deep and vast lakes of energy within the body.

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.

An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these days to have grocery stores stocked year round with fruits and vegetables from every corner of the globe at all times of year. That makes it possible to enjoy asparagus into the winter months in northern climates where asparagus would never naturally grow at that time of year if at all. Chinese medical thought prescribes realigning our diets with what would be available to us in the region where we live and at each time of year.