I try to take the time to educate all of my patients about acupuncture which is a big unknown to many of them the first time they come to see me. I always explain that acupuncture should be painless "no pain, no pain." I emphasize to them that acupuncture works with our circadian rhythms and that although often the results are immediate, it might take 5-10 treatments before a chronic condition starts to clear; it needs to get into our system and make adjustments to our energy or qi. After all, you wouldn't take just one aspirin to get rid of a headache would you?
Lastly, because acupuncture tends to release endorphin's, it is super relaxing and is great for stress reduction and the treatment of anxiety.
I began my professional life with a Bachelor's degree in biology, working in environmental chemistry and molecular modeling. I received my MTOM (Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine) Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, in 1999. I have worked with the California Acupuncture Board on workshops developing our state licensing examination and defining our scope of practice. I enjoy practicing Master Tung's Family style of acupuncture and enjoy reading about this ancient medicine and it applications. I love playing with my dogs, hanging with my wife and son, swimming in the Ocean, hiking and playing music with friends. I have been in practice since 2002 in San Diego's North County Coastal area and my office is in Encinitas, CA.