Susan Jeffries, M.S. L.Ac. is a California Board licensed acupuncturist, Nationally Certified in Clean Needle Technique. Bodywork and massage therapy modalities include Active Release Technique, Upledger trained Craniosacral Therapist, Neuromuscular 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. Prior to this she studied anatomy and physiology at OCC and IVC in Orange County, CA. As of November 2016, Susan is currently in the last few months of finishing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
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 started at a young age of 9 and gained direction after healing from serious injury at age 22, where she experienced the body’s innate healing ability first hand. This turning point started her on the path to becoming a doctor of natural medicine.
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.