As Designed Wellness

We Are Biologically

Designed To Shine

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

Dr. Susan Jeffries - Acupuncture - As Designed Wellness

Resident Acupuncturist

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


Acupuncture - As Designed Wellness

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Health & Wellness - As Designed Wellness

Professional Acupuncture in Orange County, CA

Integrative Natural Medicine

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.

This is a healing service. I honor the little things as much as the big. The room and table is very clean and comfortable. You should feel cozy- just like getting a massage. The treatment is never painful. It’s all about comfort and results.

Treatment style and modalities vary from gentle to perfectly intense – and everything in between.  I always start middle of the road (or lighter) on the first session and get more specific and intense when indicated. All treatments are pain free and comfortable. 

Sports Medicine Motor Point Therapy is incorporated into almost every treatment because functional movement is always beneficial. PTSD is often an underlying cause of disease and can be addressed each time to increase effectiveness of sessions. 

A most common question is: “how does it work?”  Acupuncture and bodywork reset the nerve and muscle connection, stimulate the body to release chemicals and hormones that decrease pain and inflammation. The needles push buttons and your body does the magic.

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.

Customer Feedback

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Michellr BarbeeMichellr Barbee
03:16 30 Mar 21
I am so blessed to have found Susan for my weekly acupuncture sessions. She Is absolutely amazing. I am really in tune with my body, and I have never experienced body work like this before! She knows exactly what my body needs and where to place the needles. I fall into a deep relaxation every time I go. I would highly recommend that you go see her. Your body, mind, and, spirit will absolutely thank you:-)
Melody SetoodehniaMelody Setoodehnia
19:19 16 Mar 21
I visited Susan at the recommendation of my chiropractor. He suggested she can help me with acupuncture and a lot of the digestive issues I had been experiencing. I instantly connected to Susan, she’s warm and inviting and above all incredibly helpful in explaining the different supplements she recommends for you. I drive all the way from Irvine to see her and I can say honestly it’s worth the time. Investing in my health at her direction has proven tremendous results. I no longer experience bloating and heightened menstrual symptoms. I even visited her after a very emotionally toxic break up and without knowing she examined me and deduced that my body was under immense stress, in “fight or flight mode” as she explained. She then gave me a treatment that literally calmed me out of a panic attack and reset my system. Could not be more of a fan!
Renee GaudreauRenee Gaudreau
00:12 01 Jan 21
Dr. Susan is so wonderful! She is gentle, listens to what you and your body needs and makes you feel comfortable. Her office is beautiful and the treatment beds make you feel like you’re laying on a cloud. I would highly recommend!
Jonah KeeganJonah Keegan
19:42 31 Dec 20
Susan is an amazing healer who really listens to her patients, and she is incredibly open to feedback, which is sometimes rare with medical care. Also, she will go beyond the table and work with you on movements, stretching, and exercise routines to build on your therapy. If you are tired of feeling like a number in the “traditional” medical system, give Dr. Jeffries a call, I searched for over a year to find help with my back and basically got no where until I started working with Susan, and the results have changed my life and made me feel like I can manage my condition.
Brooke JensenBrooke Jensen
20:50 29 Aug 20
I went to Susan with neck and shoulder pain and she was able to significantly improve my condition after only a few sessions using various combinations of acupuncture, cupping and massage. She made me feel super comfortable throughout the process and I would highly recommend!

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