It all started when...
A lifetime of chronic pain, asthma and digestive issues were finally relieved by Eastern Medicine.
For Ciarra Briesch L.Ac., acupuncture and Eastern herbal medicine were the long awaited saviors that helped her to achieve the level of health and comfort she had yearned for her entire life. She was intrigued by Eastern Medicine's "whole body" approach.
Having previously been a scientist-turned-journalist in her undergrad at SDSU, she was eager to research the field of Eastern Medicine. What she found set her on a path to achieving her Masters degree (MSTOM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, graduating at the top of her class. She holds a California License (L.Ac.) in Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy.
While in school she completed an intensive sports therapy rotation at RIMAC of UCSD. Her studies outside of school are classical based (including the teachings of Ikeda Masakazu Sensei and Edward Obaidey Sensei) with an emphasis on integration with our current Western Medical system.
Today she practices in Hillcrest, California in a beautifully restored craftsman home that she shares with several other health practitioners including psychologists and fellow acupuncturists.
It is her passion to utilize Eastern Medicine to help her patients achieve their best health. She excels at pain management, mental health (including PTSD and anxiety), fertility/women's health, men's health, digestive health, autoimmune disorders, pediatrics, sports medicine and Elder-care/end-of-life support.
She is equally passionate about life-long learning and investigating the most up-to-date techniques and theories that Eastern Medicine and Integrative Medicine have to offer.