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Dr. Tara Pierce has lived most of her life in sunny, beautiful Orange County. Prior to practicing in Newport Beach as a as doctor of chiropractic and licensed acupuncturist, she attended California State University, Fullerton where earned a bachelor of science degree with a focus in exercise physiology. She was accepted to and enrolled into Southern California University of Health Sciences' rigorous Doctor of Chiropractic program in 2006. Dr. Pierce joined the University's Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program upon graduating the university's chiropractic program in order to offer her patients a greater variety of treatment options. Dr. Pierce treats not only the expected spinal injuries a chiropractor treats, but is experienced treating extremities, headaches, TMJ dysfunction and various other injuries using all the tools she has attained throughout her academic career. She has been specially trained to provide active and passive myofascial release, Webster Technique (pregnancy chiropractic), Graston Technique, myofascial decompressive cupping, trigger point needling, therapeutic exercise counseling, Kinesiotaping and Diversified adjusting techniques. The Pierce Family Holder of a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Southern California University of Health Sciences, Tara offers treatment options for various conditions ranging from sciatica, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfer's elbow, and has helped many cope with digestive disorders, anxiety, premenstrual symptoms and more. Dr. Pierce uses traditional acupuncture strategies as well as contemporary dry needling techniques for musculoskeletal pain disorders. Myofascial decompression therapy (cupping) is often incorporated as another adjunctive therapy.
As a chiropractor and acupuncturist in Newport Beach, I help patients not only reduce their pain without drugs or surgery, I make it a goal to help them achieve optimal wellness through exercise and lifestyle modifications. I have experience treating back and neck pain, sciatica, TMJ disorders, shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee injuries, hip pain, headaches and more. I have experience with acupuncture for pregnant women and those suffering with stress. Visit AdvancedOCWellness.com