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!

The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria, and viruses are everywhere—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink—according to Chinese medical theory, they do not cause disease. Illness occurs when our Wei Qi and our meridian organ systems are weak and out of balance. When this occurs it creates a hospitable for germs, bacteria, and viruses to thrive, leading to a cold, the flu, or worse.

Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones part. This area of the hand is often described as “valley like” hence the name converging valley.

Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like harmful bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections.