Acupuncture Sanctuary for Women

Acupuncture & supplemental therapies to reach your health goals

Acupuncture Sanctuary for Women

About the Clinic

Acupuncture Sanctuary for Women was born with the intention of adding a new dimension to women’s healthcare while utilizing a holistic approach that aims to ignite the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. Integrative medicine for the whole woman supports wellness throughout all phases of her life.


Acupuncture Sanctuary for Women is a cozy healing-space with compassionate care that is results-driven and patient-centered, using a systems based model to wellness that effectively addresses the root imbalances and causes of disease. The focus is on supporting your healing journey so that you can continue to live your best life in every possible way.


San Diego’s Acupuncture Sanctuary for Women is a women’s only clinic that is geared towards uplifting, supporting, and encouraging the best outcomes in your wellness journey!

What does acupuncture treat?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following conditions to be effectively alleviated and treated by acupuncture:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Sciatica
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Neurosis
  • Cataracts
  • Poor Vision
  • Toothache
  • Gingivitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Asthma, Bronchitis
  • Common Cold, Sinusitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tonsillitis
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Operative Pain
  • Stroke
  • Addiction Control
  • Athletic Performance
  • Blood Pressure Regulation
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Immune System Toning
  • Stress Reduction
At Acupuncture Sanctuary for Women, these are the most common conditions and areas addressed with clinical efficacy:
  • Autoimmunity
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Digestive Concerns
  • Emotional Health
  • Female Athlete Care
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Natural Dermatology
  • Pain Relief
  • Pre/Post-Natal Care
  • Stress Relief
  • Teen Health
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Health

Each core acupuncture treatment incorporates the best adjunct modalities to help you reach your health goals more effectively. You are unique and so is your treatment plan. There are numerous tools that we can use to make the most of your wellness journey. These include: cupping therapy, moxibustion, infrared therapy, electrical stimulation, aromatherapy, tui na, nutritional counseling and so much more.


This is at the core of most treatments. Acupuncture therapy is a 3,000-year-old healing technique that involves the strategic insertion of thin sterile needles into the body at select acupuncture points. There are hundreds of active points on the human body, which are connected through 20 pathways called channels or meridians. These channels conduct qi or vitality throughout the body—from the surface of the skin to the deeper organ levels. Acupuncture operates on the premise that the body is fundamentally energetic in nature and is constantly in a state of balance or imbalance. By acknowledging this rhythm, acupuncture therapy is a tool that a skilled practitioner uses in an attempt to remove blockages, stagnation, and disturbances in the body that may be stunting the healing process. While acupuncture is most commonly known for its promising benefits with alleviating pain, reducing the symptoms of chemotherapy, and enhancing the effectiveness of fertility treatments, it has in fact been proven to be efficacious for a much wider range of ailments by promoting the natural self-healing processes of the body’s intelligent design.

Some of the Adjunct/Supplemental Modalities used during Integrative Acupuncture sessions:

Some treatments may incorporate the use of aromatherapy by way of diffusion or direct application to the skin surface. The phytoaromatic materials are used by stimulating parts of your brain to support psychological and physical well-being. Each essential oil blend is customized to the individual and condition treated. All single oils and custom blends used during your treatment are always Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.


Cupping therapy is one of the most ancient forms of bodywork and healing. This therapy is often used in conjunction with acupuncture or as a stand-alone therapy. It has been used for thousands of years throughout various cultures to help the body achieve balance. There are various forms of cupping, including hijamah therapy, which is a popular practice within the frame of Unani-Tibb and Prophetic Medicine. Cupping is used as an effective supporting tool for a wide range of issues including sports injuries, digestive issues, stress reduction, pain relief, enhancing immunity and even cosmetic applications such as facial rejuvenation and cellulite reduction. Cupping is a safe, effective and direct method to promote circulation, nourish tissues and release blockages.

Electrical therapies

Some treatments may incorporate the use of electricity to stabilize and amplify the effects of acupuncture. This is commonly used in pain management and cosmetic treatments.

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a patient-centered approach to health care that takes into consideration the environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors involved in the long-term care of each individual person assessed. This incorporates lifestyle recommendations and occasional targeted supplement protocols to help you achieve your wellness goals more efficiently.

Herbal Medicine

Using the therapeutic properties of raw botanical extracts, powders, tinctures, capsules, and topical ointments, your wellbeing will be enhanced in a natural yet powerful way as part of an integrated system of holistic primary care.


Mugwort, also known as Artemesia Vulgaris (Latin) or Ai Ye (Chinese) has a long history of use East Asian medicine. The spongy plant fibers are heated and applied along areas of the body where healing is hindered due to cold stagnation. The warm and restoration to normal body temperatures facilitates circulation in the body.

Tui Na & Gua Sha

Ancient Asian bodywork has a rich tradition in martial arts and is a form of bodywork that heals the body by carving away accumulated tension and stress and promoting optimal circulation.


Using food as medicine is the foundational support of vibrant health. Through a comprehensive review of your medical history and unique constitution recommendations of best practices for you will be discussed.


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