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Ranee Reese
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sheri T.
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Ranee is an incredibly gifted Reiki practitioner that puts her heart and soul into her work. Ranee embodies spiritual balance and this quality rubs off on you immediately when you enter her presence. Ranee is caring, highly articulate and skillful in instructing the receiver on how to practice Reiki in order to gain the greatest benefits possible. I went into my first Reiki session with skepticism. I was primarily concerned with whether I would be able to reap the benefits of this style of energy work without the direct manipulation I was used to with other practices like acupuncture and massage. To my surprise, I actually felt more able to go within and do the precise reparative work I needed to do without the distractions inherent in other styles of practice in which the practitioner maintains more control over the direction of the practice. Reiki is unique and highly appealing to me because the energy that the practitioner assists with can be utilized at the discretion of the receiver and it can be practiced outside of the presence of the practitioner. Reiki is a very powerful tool that I have found gives me an active role in restoring balance to my body and mind, and I would highly recommend Ranee to anyone.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sue S.
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I have been going to Karen for over 3 years now. She is patient and knowledgeable. My 9 year old son recently got injured in gymnastics and was in so much pain. She was able to reduce his pain by half after just one treatment. He was able to return to gymnastics after 10 days, 3 treatments. Injuries like this normally would take at least 6 weeks to recover. He's now also a firm believer of acupuncture and thinks Karen is the best doctor around. We highly recommend Acupuncture Continuum. 5++ stars!!

ViBo Touch
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Megan S.
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Bo has treated my 11 year old daughter for a variety of sports-related injuries. The most significant of those was a severe ankle sprain. After acupuncture reduced the swelling, traditional medicine's approach was to put her on crutches, anti-inflammatories and RICE. After one treatment with Bo, she ditched the crutches, was putting weight on the foot, and then played in her soccer game 3 days later. Bo really understands athletes, the pressure they are under AND the injuries they sustain. I have sent several people to Bo and they have reported similar results. I recommend him to anyone and everyone.

Lori R.
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Ioanna has improved my quality of life immensely! I was suffering for 9 months with pain, so severe, that I was in tears most of the time. In just three visits, I saw 100% improvement! I have been pain free now for 6 months. Ioanna has the sweetest disposition and really nows her stuff. She’s been a Godsend and I am grateful beyond words! I look forward to my monthly visits with her!

Justin Burkett, L.A.C.
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Laura C.
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I have been a patient of Justin's for around two years and I feel it is time for me to truly express my gratitude toward Justin and the healing has provided for me through his acupuncture. Let me start by saying that I am a Registered Nurse in an ICU that practices primarily Western Medicine. I first presented to Justin with a multitude of symptoms from plantar fasciitis, chronic stomach and bloating issues, back pain, hip pain, depression and anxiety from the process of divorce and overall feeling of being run down and just tired all the time. I had already seen GI specialists and podiatrists, Internal Medicine Specialists, allergists, neurologists, chiropractors and a therapist weekly. I was beyond frustrated and became hopeless that I would never find relief or answers to my ailments and began to think it was possibly all in my head...part of that is true. Justin does more than just provide the typical needle therapy. Over the years he has treated me with acupressure, cupping, auriculotherapy, healing touch/Reiki, and the other traditional eastern modalities that I don't even know how to pronounce. But one skill I am most grateful for is his ability to guide and teach while I'm receiving the treatment. For me it is like a meditation and it was/is this process that I feel helped me to truly start healing. Justin guided me to pay more attention and recognize my thought patterns and would shed light onto how these thoughts impact my body and daily activities. He teaches me about the channels and the Chi, about different types of beneficial herbs, teas and foods I can incorporate and if your lucky he will share one of his original jokes. I could tell you the exact treatment I received that I feel changed my life. It was the moment that I finally gave in and stopped getting in the way of my own healing. I let my guard down, I cried for almost an hour and I "let it go". Justin had asked me if I was holding onto identities that didn't serve me or if I was expressing my true self to the world. I faced my reality and gave permission to myself to become whole again and to be me. In our few years together this happened only three months ago. From that moment on I became aware that it really was a patient/provider relationship. Sure I would get relief every time I received a treatment, but now actually trying to focus on the needles and the energy flow, clearing my mind and inviting the healing to occur it is a completely different experience. I have had enormous relief from my pain, eczema went away, depression is gone and I've stopped seeing a therapist, my GI issues are under control, I sleep better and I feel like I am me and I am enough. I do still have my Western Medicine MD's that I see but I know that I would never have come this far in my journey of healing and self reflection were it not for Justin's wealth of knowledge, kindness, empathy, education and obvious desire to help his patients on their path to optimal health and self discovery. I will be forever grateful.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Frank H.
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I had to go out of state so dicontinued


In the field of acupuncture, one has to produce excellent results or they will not be able to continue in practice. Being in business for twenty years is one way to distinguish a doctor of Chinese medicine that is consistently able to reproduce efficacious treatments. I take the time to really listen to my patients and cover aspects of their health that effect the mind, body and spirit. Assisting patients to achieve their highest state of health and wellness is always my first goal.


Usually, you will experience instant relief during or after the first acupuncture treatment. Subsequent treatments are needed for long term relief. Chinese Medicine is a viable and logical healthcare system that works, and I am fortunate to practice and share my expertise with my patients to provide palpable results.


I am a Licensed Acupuncturist, (LAc) and Chinese herbalist, Qigong, and a functional medicine practitioner with over 10 years in practice. I have studied in the US and in China.


Your choice of a custom massage (relaxation or therapeutic), and choose to upgrade your massage with Chinese Medicine cupping, guasha, or aromatherapy which help melt tension away. We provide superior services at reasonable rates. Come in and experience the difference.


Nancy Ananda Stevenson is an acupuncturist for 20 plus years in San Diego. The patients receive, upon need, a nutritional-functional medicine evaluation and then lab work to obtain the desired results. Your very first time will be an hour and a half or longer as we need to do a full history. After the exam, a treatment is given which is also diagnostic in effect. The second appointment is 45 minutes to an hour and includes treatment and then the report of findings. After this, we determine how many treatments are needed for your recovery or when to reevaluate in a more chronic case. The experience begins with personal attention to detail. Patients find our Solana Beach upscale ocean view office (with all the comforts) very relaxing. May we be your guide to healing. Complimentary consultations are welcome (5 minutes). Please call us to verify insurance and to schedule appointments. We offer senior discounts. Acupuncture is your guide to health.


The True Life Center for Wellbeing is renown for its full staff of expert doctors. Our treatments have been validated in the leading scientific community.


I have 20 years in the field, successfully treating thousands of patients. I enjoy assisting my patients to achieve their wellness goals--living full and pain-free lives.

  • 25 years in business

25 years of experience in treating complex chronic pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, cervical and lumbar disorders, radiculopathy, neuropathy, neuralgia, tendinitis, joint pain, arthritis, TMJ, bell's palsy, headaches, migraines, digestive issues, Lyme disease and mold related illness. I'm passionate about helping people! I love challenges, researching and sharing my knowledge.


Peace of Mind Needleless Acupuncture is located in Day Spa in the city. We are located in the same parking lot as DZ Akins off the 8 Freeway and La Mesa Blvd Exit. If the parking is full, we have an agreement with Marie Calenders that you can freely park in their lot. The keywords that are related to our services are the following: San Diego Needleless Acupuncture, Acupuncture Clinic Services, Acupuncture treatments, acupuncture medicine, Needleless Acupuncture depression, Acupuncture stress, Acupuncture anxiety.


I've been a licensed acupuncturist since 1996. Not only am I well-qualified, I'm experienced in different methods of acupuncture, including Tong-style acupuncture. This method allows the use of fewer needles and an extraordinary response in most instances. Using fewer needles and getting better response is in the best interest of the patient. I enjoy helping people and giving them relief that in many instances is not available from conventional Western Medicine. The acupuncture treatments that I provide are simple, relaxing and effective.


It is $20 for acupuncture treatment (45-60 min.) There is one-time $10 administrative fee on your initial visit. There are additional modalities that may be appropriate for your condition and may be added to your treatment plan. Your licensed acupuncturist will cover these options on your initial visit if they are appropriate for you. We want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better! We understand that everyone's situation is different, and our primary goal is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it. No one will be refused based on finances. Please discuss your situation with our clinical director, Marc Jantzi, if you have financial questions.


We offer a natural, rapid recovery system. The Healing Arts Health Center have acupuncturists who are specializing in orthopedics, workers' comp, and sports medicine. We also have orthopedic and sports medicine specialists for acute and chronic pain conditions.


CK Chiropractic Center in San Diego, CA, provides experienced chiropractic care for work injuries, and massage therapy to help reduce back pain, and lower the amount of inflammation around the injury.


Wesley Boyce, also known as Wes Boyce, has been in private practice since 1987 and is co-owner of Encinitas Acupuncture and Massage in the North San Diego County community of Encinitas. Wesley has an MS in counseling from Cal State Fullerton and a master’s degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has been a California state licensed acupuncturist since 1995 and a diplomate with the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics since 2002.


Specialties Our goal is to help patients achieve optimal health through acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and exercise. Second Spring Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine clinic specializes in menopause and other women's health conditions, pain relief, and stress management. History We were established in 2010. The clinic was founded by Victoria Risovanny, a licensed acupuncturist who is passionate about natural medicine and healthy lifestyle.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer to headaches to sciatic nerve pain. It may also be useful for:

  • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, wrist and ankle pain, sciatic pain, nerve pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work-related injuries, TMJ, and carpal tunnel
  • Whiplash and injuries from automobile accidents
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emotional issues: Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
  • Women’s health: Prenatal and postpartum care, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, symptoms of menopause and infertility
  • Pediatric problems such as bedwetting, digestive upset, ear infection, allergies, hyperactivity and injury treatment
  • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, acute and chronic cough, allergies, and chronic sinus problems
  • Men’s health problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, male infertility, urination difficulties and prostate problems
  • Miscellaneous conditions such as fatigue, adrenal fatigue, vertigo and dizziness, eye and vision problems, and tooth, jaw and dental issues

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

There are many proven health benefits of acupuncture, whether you’re seeking short-term relief or need help with a chronic health condition. This alternative healing is likely why millions of adults nationwide get acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture provides pain relief, can help speed the body’s natural healing process, and has also been proved to have positive outcomes on mental health concerns such as depression. Acupuncture can also help relieve discomfort associated with chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, acupuncture has been proved to be effective in helping cancer patients manage pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia (dry mouth), neuropathy (nervous system problems), anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances, according to Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to opioids and other pain medications, which not only are hard on the body but also present the risk of addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found that people had less pain or were better able to manage pain when they received acupuncture as part of their health treatment.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s natural healing powers. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into specific points on the body to influence the body’s energy flow and help the body heal itself in a natural way. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy (called qi in Chinese) in the body. The acupuncturist places whisper-thin needles into the arms, back, neck and other areas where the chi (or energy flow) has been blocked. The acupuncture needles stimulate points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. These pathways — called “meridians” — become re-stimulated by the needles to bring blood and healing to the body. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been proved to relieve pain and help provide healing and relief from painful symptoms associated with everything from headaches to asthma to cancer. Western medicine sees the use of the needles as a way to stimulate the body’s nervous system, thereby prompting healing.

Is it safe to use acupuncture?

The general consensus from doctors, researchers and government health organizations is that yes, it is safe to have acupuncture. As with all things, there can be some risks associated with acupuncture, but with proper attention to a few key details, your health should be in good hands when you receive treatments.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (a branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) states that “relatively few complications from using acupuncture have been reported. Still, complications have resulted from use of non-sterile needles and improper delivery of treatments.” Thus, the health risks associated with acupuncture are generally a result of human error (non-sterile needles and improper placement) as opposed to how acupuncture works in your body. Research your acupuncture provider to make sure they meet state regulations, and inquire about the use of FDA-regulated acupuncture needles. These are classified as medical devices for use by licensed practitioners, and the NCCIH states they are required to be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards (sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use only).

What is an acupuncture treatment?

An acupuncture treatment is a type of integrative health care session that uses needles (and sometimes heat and/or electrical stimulation) to stimulate the body’s nervous system to begin a healing process. Long practiced in traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern cultures, acupuncture has gained widespread acceptance and use as a complementary and integrative part of healing in Western medicine. During an acupuncture treatment, the patient lies in a relaxed position on a table that is very similar to a massage table. The acupuncturist, having done a diagnosis of health concerns and determined a course of treatment, will insert thin stainless steel needles into the prescribed acupuncture points. These points are determined by the patient’s health needs. The practitioner may gently manipulate the needles to trigger a healing response in the body. Typically there is no pain associated with the treatment. A session may use anywhere from 6-30 needles or more, depending on what illness is being treated. The needles can remain in place for 5-30 minutes, with 15 minutes being a common time. Acupuncture treatments are often prescribed in a series, based on patient need.

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