Healthy Living

Encinitas’ Premier Holistic Health Clinic

Your body is designed to heal itself.  We treat specific issues as well as your whole body to help rally your natural resources for faster results

or call 858-216-4419​

Consistent Track Record of Excellence

5/5
"Michael spent about an hour and a half with me and when I left I felt amazingly better. He was extremely knowledgeable and explained what was going on and was informative about what he was doing. It's been 3 days since I had my appointment and I am still amazed at how great I feel. I would recommend him to anyone."
Judy E.
"Michael is extremely knowledgeable. He really listens to what you have to say. He explains what he is doing and why. He dispelled any fear that I initially had about being acupuncture! He gives simple homework. He really cares about your recovery. Michael is very professional, always on time for appointments. I definitely recommend Cypress acupuncture."
Paula R.
"After years of pain, Michael was able to identify the source of my pain and quickly had me on the road to recovery with a combination of treatments and exercises. I no longer wake up with headaches. Michael has also been an amazing help to my friends and family with issues that range from migraine headaches to sports injuries. In addition to being super smart. He has a calm, thoughtful demeanor which makes the entire experience very positive."
Kate G.
"I've been seeing Michael for acupuncture. He is so good at his craft and explaining everything he does. He sets you at ease, takes his time, and eases pain. What else could you ask for? A smile, well you get that too."
Susan K.

Here’s How Our Proven Process Helps You Overcome Pain and Dysfunction

Root Cause and Contributing Factors Assessment

In addition to listening to your story about your pain we perform an exhaustive assessment to identify not only the root cause of your pain but often equally important we find all contributing factors that are often hidden. The result is a functional diagnosis that leads us to our targeted treatment plan.

Precise Plan of Attack

Next, we come up with a clear, concise, and focused treatment plan to attack the root cause and contributing factors along with any other symptoms you might be experiencing (such as poor sleep, low energy, trouble with activities of daily living). Your treatment plan will include one or more of the following therapies: orthopedic/sports acupuncture, targeted exercise therapy, sports massage therapy, nutritional supplements and herbs.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s innate healing process. It gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues.

Functional Nutrition

Simple Exercises, Nutritional and Lifestyle Guidance for Lasting Results

We combine simple but incredibly effective exercise therapy, potent nutritional supplementation, so you stay on a positive healing trajectory. You’ll be empowered to reduce inflammation, recover mobility and strength avoiding re-injury between appointments as well as when you graduate from the treatment phase.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call (858) 216-4419 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about: Our Philosophy | Our Founder | Our Testimonials

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Our Powerful Combination of Therapies Includes

Gentle Acupuncture

Acupuncture boosts your body’s natural healing capabilities to reduce pain and restore healthy function with lasting effects. It is also deeply relaxing and calming.

Natural Healing

Herbal Medicine

Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat hormonal issues including menstrual disorders, thyroid issues, mood problems, sleeping issues and fertility. At Cypress Acupuncture, herbal formulas are prescribed for you and your specific health history. Chinese herbal formulas are not used as a “one pill fits all” solution. These are powerful formulas designed especially for your unique body.

Functional Nutrition

Functional Nutrition Therapy

When your cells, glands and other tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need, they naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because your body’s systems are optimized.

In addition, for Our Orthopedic Pain and Injury Patients We Include

Sports Medicine Acupuncture® and Classical Acupuncture

We integrate two styles of acupuncture to employ the best of contemporary and ancient healing methods boosting your body’s natural healing capabilities to reduce, pain and inflammation and optimize muscle and nerve function.

Targeted Massage Techniques

This is not spa type massage. Rather it is strategic healing therapy designed to restore full functionality and reduce pain in the targeted area. We may incorporate any combination of the following Myofascial Release, Tui Na, Soft Tissue Release, and PNF (assisted stretching). We have studied, delivered and taught these techniques extensively. Your practitioner chooses the most effective combination for your treatment plan to further the healing process.

Strategic Exercise Therapy

We’ll guide you in the process of furthering your own healing through therapeutic exercise instruction to correct range of motion, posture and muscle function issues. These simple but powerful exercises restore neuromuscular function and reduce pain for a new level of everyday vitality and performance. This helps you heal up now and empowers you to avoid further injury and dysfunction in the future. This means less degeneration, less pain, better performance and more happiness!

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call (858) 216-4419 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about: Our Philosophy | Our Founder | Our Testimonials

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

The Process is Simple

Free Initial Consultation

At your free initial consultation you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your case, your medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.

Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan

Once your free consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan of attack. Your first acupuncture session will be performed at this time, and a you will be given a treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions. Your treatment plan will include dietary and lifestyle adjustments as well as key supplements and herbal medicines to address the root of YOUR issue. If you are a chronic pain and injury patient it will also include therapeutic exercises.

Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution

You’ll return for once-weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results: Reduced Pain, Better sleep, Feeling vital and strong again, Able to re-engage in favorite activities

Transitional Care as Things Stabilize

Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 6-12 visits. Initially you’ll come every other week, then once a month for a couple of visits, then you will no longer need regular treatments. We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns. Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.

Taking Care of Your Friends and Loved Ones

We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work. So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones on THEIR journey to a more active, energetic and empowered life.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call (858) 216-4419 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about: Our Philosophy | Our Founder | Our Testimonials

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Questions and Answers About Our Natural Chronic Pain Treatment Process

Does it hurt?

No. You may feel a mild, dull or pleasant tingling sensation at the site of some needles or nothing at all. We always ensure that the patient is comfortable during their treatment.

Will I have to keep coming forever?

The vast majority of patients don’t need long-term maintenance. Once their condition is resolved, it stays that way.

Will I have to spend a lot of time coming in for treatments?

Most of our patients are able to get great results with once-weekly visits. We can discuss this in more detail at your free consultation. Each appointment takes about an hour.

Can natural medicine REALLY help my pain?

Absolutely. Your body as a whole – is capable of healing itself, especially when it has the specialized natural therapies and exercises and nutritional support we offer to help it get back on track. We’ve seen this firsthand in clinic over and over.

Do you take insurance?

We accept PPO insurance plans that cover acupuncture services including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. We are happy to bill insurance for you.

What are my chances of success?

Results vary, of course. That being said, over 70% of our patients report reduction in frequency and severity of their pain and most have total recovery. However, your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call (858) 216-4419 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about: Our Philosophy | Our Founder | Our Testimonials

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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