Welcome to North County Acupuncture™ in Oceanside, CA

Searching for an acupuncture clinic in Oceanside or want to learn more about how acupuncture can help you? I’m glad you’re here.

The idea behind acupuncture is simple — it can help improve the flow of blood and energy, or Qi, throughout the body. Removing blockages to Qi, in turn, relieves pain and enhances healing. New research has found that its effectiveness may be due to the fact that it improves the flow of fluid through the connective tissue that lines the inner organs and surrounds the body’s muscles. This can reduce pain and promote healing in other parts of the body. Acupuncture also appears to stimulate the release of opioids, your body’s naturally occurring pain-killing chemicals.

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 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

Wondering if acupuncture is right for you?
We offer free 30 minute consultations.

"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

Why Choose North County AcupunctureTM?

If you’re seeking a top acupuncture clinic in Oceanside, CA, you want to know more about the person who will be treating you.

I’m a USAF veteran whose training in Traditional Chinese Medicine began here in California. I attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, and graduated magna cum laude in 1997. I completed postgraduate studies in acupuncture and Chinese herbology at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC) in Beijing. Today, I hold both California State and U.S. National licenses for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbology, and I’m Board-Certified in Acupuncture Orthopedics.

I have been practicing Tai Qi, Qi Gong and yoga for more than 25 years and am a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and a certified Reconnection practitioner. I’ve drawn on my education, knowledge and training as well as my years of treating patients to develop the healing method of the Trine Node Protocol. This new, innovative method is extremely effective both for treating not only the symptoms of pain but helping to treat the root cause, as well.

My goal is to help balance the wellness of your body, mind and spirit, while taking into account your individual goals, challenges and comfort zone. I work with people from all walks of life but as a veteran myself, I specialize in helping veterans.

I am currently accepting new patients and look forward to working with you. If you are looking for an acupuncture specialist, you can reach our acupuncture clinic in Oceanside, CA, at (760) 434-3410 to set up an appointment or ask any questions you may have about how acupuncture can help you.

Are you ready to try a safe, effective, drug-free alternative for pain relief? Book an appointment with our acupuncture clinic in Oceanside today!

Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as it helps us to properly nourish our Kidney Qi.

Below are a few methods you can learn about and apply during this season in order to maintain a balanced qi.

Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14

Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point for all of the Yang meridians in the body. In winter time, this point is often used to treat colds and other illnesses that are common this time of year.

Five Self Care Tips for Winter

Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. According to traditional Chinese medicine there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits, allowing for a more balanced mind and body. When these systems were being developed, people were living in harmony with nature. People rose with the sun, ate what was available during the different seasons and they were much more aware of their natural environment. What to wear, when to wake up, when to go to sleep and what activities to engage in were all dependent on the weather and the environment. Because of this, people were capable of staying healthy throughout the year and their immune and organ systems were strong enough to ward off disease.