hi! i'm dr. vanessa.
doctor of chinese medicine
It is my mission to hold space for people to enjoy their mental health healing journey, to be able to access a relaxed state through the process, whether they're dealing with fertility, trauma, or pain.
I take tremendous pride in this work. I want my patients to feel heard, feel restored and be able to heal. I believe healing makes the world a better place.
when i'm not working
I like to do things that don't involve a screen. I love to laugh, eat good food, swim in warm oceans, spend time in nature; stargazing, rollerskating, paddleboarding, and hiking. I enjoy quality time with my family, friends, my dog. I'm fascinated with learning about spirituality. I'm a mystic at heart.
my education and training
I am licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and nationally board certified by NCCAOM.
I have extensive experience and continuing education in the specialties of fertility, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and trauma. I consider myself a guide for healing journeys and a fertility doula.
2017 Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
San Diego, CA
2012 Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College
2009 Certificate in Holistic Health
San Francisco State University
acupuncture, cupping, and other services with dr. vanessa
These Traditional East Asian Medicine treatments are ancient healing arts that have withstood the test of time. They are particularly effective because they are customized to the individual. There is no one size fits all. They are also holistic, addressing the mind, body, and spirit.
During our, space is held for your healing journey. Enough time is allotted for you to discuss your goals and concerns. Traditional diagnostics and modern lab testing are integrated when necessary to provide a clear picture of your health. Treatments are gentle, relaxing, and restorative.
Treatments can be complementary to your current medical treatment or used as an alternative to allopathic methods. I'm passionate about allowing you to access the best of all worlds to promote healing and a sense of true wellbeing.