Acupuncture In San Diego

General practice with a focus on sports injury, recovery, rehab and prevention

Dr. Riley Smith  LAc, DACM, Dipl. OM

 

Welcome!  You have a lot of choices when it comes to healthcare in San Diego and I thank you for seeking me out. It is a privilege to work with my community of patients and it’s a sacred bond that I value deeply. Working as a team and assisting my patients to get the most out of their lives is my passion.

Let’s get real – we live in a hectic world and are bombarded by multiple roadblocks that sometimes make it challenging to live a balanced, healthy life.

Whether you are seeking out acupuncture for stress reduction and general wellness, aches and pains, if you’re a superstar athlete or even if you are new to acupuncture and “alternative” healthcare– you have come to the right place.

I believe in removing the confusion and mystery from Chinese Medicine to make it an approachable, fun, realistic and rewarding part of your overall healthcare. At any time, you can contact me or go here to learn more about my treatment philosophy and how I can serve you. Let’s do this!

 

In health,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and

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Acupuncture: The Original Biohack for Migraines

Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So

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