Best Rated Acupuncture in Poway and Encinitas, CA

Offering Acupuncture in Encinitas, Poway, and San Diego

Our experts come highly rated and have extensive backgrounds allowing us to offer the best acupuncture Encinitas and Poway, CA can offer. ActiveMed Integrative Health Center offers acupuncture specialists that practice time-tested methodologies that treat pain and a wide range of diseases.

We use a mix of eastern and western medicine providing holistic solutions to diseases that are often overlooked or misdiagnosed by western medicine.

We have convenient locations for acupuncture in Poway, Encinitas, and Escondido. If you’re looking for acupuncture therapy in North County San Diego, we have you covered.

You may be familiar with our previous practice North County Health, providing top-tier acupuncture in Poway CA for over 10 years. If you want to be seen by best practitioners of chiropractic and acupuncture in Encinitas and Poway, book an appointment today!

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The Roots of Acupuncture

Oriental Medicine is a complete and effective system of medical treatment which has been used for thousands of years. These traditional practices are great for pain management, treating disease and promoting health and well being.

Within this system, ancient natural sciences such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na, structural manipulations, moxibustion, and other healing modalities, are used to rid the body of disease and restore the natural balance of health to the body. Acupuncture procedures use hair-thin needles that are inserted into specific anatomical acupuncture points located on the body to stimulate, sedate and balance certain physiological responses.


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how does Acupuncture work?

Your body has over two thousand acupuncture points that belong to a set of points along pathways or meridians that cover your entire body. Each one of these points has a particular effect on the function of your body and mind. When needles are placed into an acupuncture point, a signal is sent to your spinal cord, brain, organs and other tissues via channels or pathways, (some neural pathways are mimicked). The signal is point specific and creates a different effect on your body and mind when used in combinations with other points. Many physicists are aware of certain frequencies that the body emits. These acupuncture points are said to be highly conductive or reactive points on the body that affect these frequencies. Basically, when a needle is inserted at these points, there is a change in frequency at that area, which sends signals to the brain and other tissues, cells, and structures to create a desired response. Our sports medicine and pain management acupuncture is used to stimulate the healing process and decrease inflammation. Acupuncture can be used to migrate stem cells and growth factors to injured areas, hence, speeding up the healing process. There are many other varied explanations of acupuncture, more information can be found on

What Conditions do Acupuncture and oriental medicine treat?

According to the National Institute for Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and thousands of years of documented evidence, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are effective in providing care for the complaints listed below (care is not limited to these condition).

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Conditions We Treat With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a solution to a plethora of health concerns. Here at Activemed we uphold our natural and effective standards for quality care. We incorporate modern methods with holistic therapies to ensure the care of our patients is the main priority.


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Does Acupuncture really work?

Yes it does! Millions of people receive curative relief from Acupuncture and continue to receive care from their Acupuncturist when needed. It is an extremely effective system of medicine which has been utilized in many Asian cultures for thousands of years. Acupuncture is currently being practiced worldwide by millions.

We have been helping people for decades not only treat their pain but reverse the underlying diseases causing the pain.

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How many treatments does it take for acupuncture to provide me with relief?

It depends on the nature of your complaint or problem. For some it just takes one treatment but for others it takes several more. It also depends on how long you have had the problem. Although, many people who have had extreme pain diseases for many years have received relief within just a few treatments.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

No, although, Acupuncture can sometimes create a warming, cooling or dull achy sensation in the body, this is usually not painful. Some people describe the feeling as tingling or slightly numbing. For those with a fear of needles, we do offer needle-less acupuncture. This type of acupuncture utilizes a machine that delivers specific frequencies into an acupuncture point. There is no discomfort and most people don’t feel anything while the treatment is performed.

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How deep do you insert the needles?

It really depends on what effect the practitioner is trying to achieve. In our acupuncture service for Encinitas patients and beyond, sometimes the physician touches the needle to the surface of the skin, and other times the needles are inserted to a deeper level.

What other health care services do you provide at activemed for your patients?

We use a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, electrical stimulation, diet therapy, structural balancing, exercise therapy, lifestyle counseling, tui na, reflexology, nutraceutical supplementation and other modalities that work to provide safe yet extremely effective health care results. Our main focus is to provide our patients with the right type of health care to suit their individual needs, thereby providing them with the best possible care.

Our experienced practitioners offer the best acupuncture Encinitas, Poway and Escondido have to offer. People love our services. Check out our Testimonials!

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