Licensed Acupuncturist for Nalu Healing Arts Corita V. Cazares DACM, L.Ac, HHP
Corita has earned Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science and is licensed in the state of California. Her background education consists of receiving her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Fitness, Health and Nutrition at San Diego State University. Additionally obtaining her 1000+ hour Holistic Health Practitioner Certification and License in Massage Therapy. Corita has dedicated her adult years working and educating all walks of life about alternative and complementary forms of treatment for varying disparities.
Corita believes in meeting her patients where they are at in their healthcare journey. This consists of listening to her patient's concerns, understanding their current state of health, and encouraging and promoting a balanced care plan towards achieving their goals. Corita believes that everything is interconnected and focuses her time and attention towards reconnecting the mind, body and spirit (shen) aspects of a person to facilitate healing. Corita aspires to help others through natural, holistic, rehabilitative or educational means to benefit the overall well being of her patients.
Corita has had the opportunity to explore both off and onsite clinical experiences that include:
Wounded Warrior Project to provide a combination Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and other hands-on modalities to better serve the veteran patient population.
Integrative Health Nights, a community-style acupuncture clinic that serves marginalized and underserved communities who seek varying levels of care.
UCSD RIMAC training facility treating musculoskeletal ailments, acute/chronic orthopedic injuries and pain within the athletic community.
Rady Children's Hospital rotations between the Bernardy Center and in/out patient treating children and young adults between the ages of 10 months to 22 years of age with acupuncture, magnet therapy, massage therapy, acupressure, and auricular therapy.
15 week elective in Facial Rejuvenation with hands-on training, intake, root diagnosis, contraindications, point protocols, cupping/gua-sha techniques, appropriate clean needle technique.
15 week elective in Advanced Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders
Corita has special interest in treating patients with Orthopedic pain/injuries, Chronic Pain, Gastrointestinal Concerns (IBD, IBS, "Leaky Gut", SIBO, etc), Mental Health and Addiction/Detox interventions.
She also shares a special interest in Cosmetic/Facial Rejuvenation.
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Winner of San Diego Reader’s Best Acupuncturist
Winner of San Diego Reader’s Best Herbal Apothecary
Winner of San Diego Reader’s Best Medical Spa
Winner of San Diego Reader’s Best Massage Therapist Finalist
Winner of San Diego Reader’s Best Medical Spa & Best Acupuncturist in 2021
Winner of the San Diego Union Tribune’s Best Medical Spa in 2021