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Welcome to Mission Valley Acupuncture, San Diego

At Mission Valley Acupuncture, San Diego, we combine the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the latest research into the science of both acupuncture and herbal medicine. This allows us to offer an effective alternative for treating not only pain, but also a host of other health issues. At our acupuncture clinic, we do not separate the body into it's parts - we work with each individual to tailor the treatment to their needs. As a result, our acupuncture and herbal prescriptions help a variety of conditions, including men's health issues, pain management, women's health issues such as menstrual problems and menopause, diet, weight loss, infertility, nutritional counseling and more. We are also considered physicians in the Worker's Compensation system.

Toni Narins, Licensed Acupuncturist, San Diego Toni Narins is a licensed acupuncturist with over 15 years experience treating patients in San Diego with a wide variety of diseases.  She has maintained a busy clinical  practice, treating fibromyalgia, hot flashes, digestive problems, infertility, men's health issues such as prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, and people with a wide variety of problems relating to pain.  With over 10 years of  teaching experience at the  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, Toni brings a vast herbal knowledge to those patients who need more than acupuncture.   She has written articles on herbs, diet and nutrition, fibromyalgia, breast cancer, menopause, insomnia and a variety of other health topics. Toni has lectured widely in San Diego, California, New Mexico, Florida and Oregon.

"I have never met a patient with a dotted line, separating their head from their heart or their body. The medicine of eastern Asia teaches us that when there are imbalances in our lives, in our relationships, in our society, those imbalances manifest as disease. The ancient wisdom says that the lowest form of doctor heals the disease after it appears in the body. Therefore, the true healer must look beyond the cancer to the person who walked in with that cancer. He or she must discover the circumstances which helped to create the current medical condition. Only then can we hope to affect a deeper and more permanent healing."  Toni Narins

More than just acupuncture and herbs

Where does disease come from, and how can we affect a true healing? If all we did was to perform acupuncture and give our patients herbs, we would be mimicking western medicine. But we at Mission Valley Acupuncture in San Diego want to work with our patients on a deeper level. We therefore explore many aspects of our patients' lives, including diet and nutrition, emotional stresses and other factors which impede the body's ability to heal itself. With over 20 years experience in acupuncture and herbal medicine in San Diego, we have seen the wisdom of this ancient medicine, which understood the connections between the body, mind and spirit.

If you are ready to make your acupuncture appointment, click on the "Forms" link above, print out your intake form, plus any other forms which apply to you, and complete it/ them before your first visit.  This will save you a lot of time, and make your appointment time go more smoothly.  We look forward to meeting you!

For those of you who still aren't clear about what acupuncturists do, or what our training is, here is a short, funny video for you to watch. Enjoy!

For those of you who are food-oriented and looking for some good recipes - most of them healthy! - visit Daily Bread Journal. It's a blog devoted to healthy living and healthy eating.

"Acupuncture makes a difference"

"I came to Toni nine years ago. I started with a back injury only to find out it was
emtionally due to the death of my father. I was in a stressfuly job, PMS, heavy periods,
pre-menopause, death of my mom and couldn't focus, holidays were so stressfull and
honestly I thought I was losing my mind. Thanks to Toni I was able to cope with life
with peace and understanding what my body was going thru. I have a better understanding of my body's needs. Thank you, Toni!!!

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