As Designed Wellness

We Are Biologically

Designed To Shine

Monarch Bay Plaza
32840 Pacific Coast Highway # A,
Dana Point, CA 92629 – (949) 412-6815

Dr. Susan Jeffries - Acupuncture - As Designed Wellness

Resident Acupuncturist

Dr. Susan Jeffries, DACM, M.S. L.Ac


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Welcome to As Designed Wellness, your place for acupuncture in Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Beach and Surrounding Cities! The integrative natural medicine practice of Susan Jeffries. We are biologically designed to shine and everything we do can bring us closer to that or further away.

October 1st, 2020

COVID-19 Update

We are here to serve your healthcare needs. To respect and keep each  other safe we ask that everyone wash hands for 20 seconds immediately  upon entry. We are observing all CDC directives in the clinic for  cleanliness and disinfecting. All patients entering the office wear a  protective mask. We have committed to disinfecting all touched surfaces  (door handles, toilet flusher, front counter, water, etc) after every  single visitor leaves the office suite (delivery personnel included).

Conditions Treated

While this clinic does specialize and may not treat every ailment on this list; Chinese medicine does help almost every system of the body. Every tissue of the body has special relationships with the organs, and the five organs themselves are interrelated as well.

Respiratory and Immune:

Acupuncture regulates fluid metabolism, blood circulation, the autonomic nervous system and the immune system.

  • Sinus & Airway
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Sinusitis
  • Common cold
  • Leukopenia (low white blood cells)
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Shingles

Gastrointestinal/ Digestive:

Acupuncture effects electrical systems of smooth muscle by enhancing the transportation circuits in tissues. It also helps detoxify and assists metabolism of cellular waste.

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Intestinal spasm
  • Colitis
  • Ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Spasm of the esophagus and cardiac muscle
  • Hiccups


Acupuncture effects and regulates the blood components by way of improving circulation and detoxification.

  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Raynaud syndrome


Acupuncture stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the happy hormones, in the brain and spinal cord. Ear acupuncture and clinical nutrition is most effective in this case.

  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
  • Tobacco dependance


Acupuncture stimulates the release of natural opioids which normalizes autonomic nerves thereby clearing and enhancing communication networks within the body.

  • Bell’s palsy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Head Injury
  • Facial spasm Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Eye issues
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Ménière disease
  • Sore throat 
  • Conjunctivitis

Mental and Emotional:

Acupuncture affects higher areas of the brain by way of sensory neurons, stimulating the secretion of endorphins in the spinal cord.

  • Depression
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • PTSD
  • Long term stress dysfunction
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Memory loss 

Reproductive and Genitourinary:

Acupuncture regulates hormones by way of calming the nervous system’s stress response.

  • PMS
  • Delayed labour
  • Labor pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness
  • Female infertility
  • Ovary dysfunction
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Lactation deysfunction
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Prostatitis
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Retention of urine, traumatic
  • Kidney stone
  • Renal colic

Pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders:

Acupuncture activates nerve receptors and ‘jumps’ the proprioceptive (sensory nerve) pathway to reset the transmission of pain.

  • Facial pain
  • TMJ
  • Headache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer pain
  • Gout


Truly Amazing...

Susan Jeffries is an amazing acupuncturist and healer. My back went out…I had to go to the emergency room. They did not fix the problem because they did not address the cause. I went to see Susan. She was very thorough in her questions and exam. She obviously cared and wanted to help relieve my pain. Susan Jeffries was very meticulous in her placement of the needles. She obviously is dedicated and compassionate. Always making sure I was fine. After she was done, I was able to stand up without pain…I had suffered for 24 hours  before… she relieved the pain in one session!!! I just went for my follow up 5 days later. I am still pain free:) Susan is truly amazing. 

I would recommend Susan Jeffries to anyone who suffers from back pain.

Dan M.

I had an exceptional opportunity in my life...

Last year, I had an exceptional opportunity in my life, but didn’t know it at the time. Purely by chance, my wife and I met Susan on a beautiful warm and sunny day in Dana Point. After having a short conversation with Susan, were convinced that this was a very special person. After telling us about her business, As Designed Wellness, and the benefits, we were so excited to see if she could help alleviate some of the physical issues we were having at the time. Little did we know that we would find more than a solution to aches and pains.

Susan is an exceptionally intuitive person who has the a the ability to “See” how you are.  I learned that Acupuncture and Massage were not something to “go to”, but something to experience. I was able to let myself go to see where this new experience would take me, and what an experience it was. I don’t think I have ever been so relaxed and comfortable like I was after “experiencing” acupuncture and massage with Susan. Not only that, Susan introduced me to Jin Shin Jyutsu. For the first time in my life, I understood what true meditation was all about. There are not enough superlatives to use to explain how amazing my visits are.

Will T.

Simply life changing...

Simply life changing!  I have suffered from extreme lower back pain for years after severely damaging a disk. Despite years of physical therapy, traction, weight loss, message, steroid shots, epidurals, and pain management, nothing relieved the pain.  That was until I met Susan.  After my first visit, I was pain free for the first time in years.  Not only does Susan take the time to listen and respond to you and your concerns and goals, she is able to read and treat your body, mind, and soul. 

Susan is truly a gifted healer whom I am honored to know.  I have since brought my husband and sister who both were similarly amazed at her abilities.  I give Susan the highest rating and encourage anyone who is in chronic pain or even just wants to relax and unwind to seek out Susan.

Kiley H.

We Are Biologically

Designed To Shine