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!

 

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5 Acupoints to Help You Navigate Your Stress This Winter

There are several acupressure points that are known to treat stress and stress related symptoms. It’s important to understand that acupressure is not the only form of treatment and having a balanced diet, exercise regime and lifestyle will also decrease the chances of stress being a factor in your life.

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Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as

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Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14

Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point for

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