I am a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist practicing in Bankers Hill, San Diego, California. I’m fluent in English and Spanish. I graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, where I earned a Master's of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and became certified by the NCCAOM with a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. I spent a trimester in Beijing, China studying Mandarin Language at BLCU University, and learning more about the Chinese culture.
My education in Oriental Medicine included Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Nutrition, Tai Chi and Biomedicine. With more than 7 years in practice my experience includes treating a variety of ailments including sports injuries, orthopedics, pain management, infertility and cosmetic acupuncture with the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and various other modalities.
I also had the opportunity to work as an Intern at San Diego Hospice and the Institute of palliative care and learned about treating patients with AIDS, Cancer and other life-limiting illness addressing their physical and emotional needs. I see herbal medicine as an important resource for restoring one's health, and I utilize herbal prescriptions in conjunction with acupuncture and nutrition to balance the body from within.
Melida is one of the best acupuncturists ever. She not only provided the most accurate treatment to my condition, but also exceeded all my expectations as far as following up with me, and guiding me with a proper diet and supplements. She's very knowledgable and passionate for what she does. She definitely gave me a better choice than all the other western doctors out there I visited. Thank you so much Melida.
Initial Consultation takes abut 90 mimnutes. During this time we go over Medical History and current chief complain and evaluation and proceed with Acupuncture treatment.
I have a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I am certified by NCCAOM with a Diplomate on Oriental Medicine and I'm a fellow of ABORM trained and certified in Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
Initial Consultation (90 mins) - $125
Follow-Ups (60-75 mins) - $85
Cupping (30-45 mins) - $30-$45
Facial Acupuncture (add on) - $30
Massage 30 mins (add on) - $30
I have been in practice since 2010
Pain Related Injuries, Fertility, Menopausal women, Mental Emotional related conditions, Addictions, etc.