Dr. Erika Shaw

Dr. Erika Shaw


Dr. Erika Shaw is a California board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She received her Doctorate from Pacific College of Health & Science (formerly known as Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) and specializes in treating orthopedic disorders and sports injuries. As a lifelong athlete, Erika jokes that if she hasn’t personally had the injury, at least one of her teammates has. From track-and-field, ballroom dance, cross country, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling to 16 years of soccer—including at the collegiate level, Erika is very well-versed in the physical and mental strain that sports and exercise can have on an athlete. It was actually a high school soccer injury of a dislocated rib that set Erika on her path to becoming an acupuncturist.

Over the 6+ years of being a licensed massage therapist, Erika has cultivated her knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy as well as the healing modalities required to not only reduce pain, but to optimize the body’s functionality. In the Pacific College clinic, Erika combined her expertise of massage therapy with acupuncture in order to reach optimal results for her patients. As Erika likes to say, “It’s like 1+1=3 when you combine acupuncture and massage” and makes sure to include bodywork in every session dealing with a primary orthopedic complaint. She completed her off-site shifts at USCD’s RIMAC where she treated an array of college athletes with a myriad of sports-related injuries. Although orthopedic disorders are her passion, she also has experience with psycho-emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety, autoimmune (and/or autoimmune-presenting) disorders such as Sjogren’s, polymyalgia rheumatica, hidradenitits suppurativa (HS), as well as gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, constipation, stomach ulcers, etc..

In her free time, Erika enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, listening to K-pop whilst learning Korean, and of course, binge-watching her favorite Chinese- and K-dramas.

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