Dr. Susan Jeffries, DACM, M.S. L.Ac. is a California Board licensed acupuncturist. She is Nationally Certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Nationally Certified in Clean Needle Technique. Many years practicing bodywork, Susan is an Upledger trained Craniosacral Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Oromyofunctional therapist and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. A graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she studied Allopathic and Chinese medicine alongside some of the foremost practitioners and contemporary authors in the field, earning a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009. Susan returned to school and completed her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2018. Susan is also a primary care provider in California.
Originally from Dana Point, CA Susan was exposed to acupuncture and massage at a young age. Her fascination for acupuncture was spawned while watching Dr. Damon Yang, a 5th generation acupuncturist and close family friend who lived in her home for a year. Dr. Yang was a personal acupuncturist for Chiang Kai-Shek.
Susan watched the acupuncture process daily and he showed her massage and pulse reading. Her love for bodywork was practiced for fun and finally gained direction after healing from an injury and realizing the body’s innate healing ability first hand.
The science of how the body, with the right stimulation, regulates and heals itself has led Susan to a comprehensive approach to health care. By incorporating each of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine along with massage and other healing modalities, she is able to identify and then address the cause of most disease. Healing is a discovery, so Susan has refined a gentle approach to the body to ensure a profound experience while receiving acupuncture and bodywork. She is known for her meticulous attention to comfort and thorough care.