Our Story

We are proud to offer unparalleled acupuncture sessions at affordable prices so you can not just get well but stay well.  Our master-level licensed Acupuncturists are skilled pain management specialists and have successfully served thousands of people with conditions ranging from not just pain, but also reproductive health, digestive disorders, chronic conditions and mental- emotional issues.

When Simone began treating people in 2013, she couldn't afford acupuncture herself.  She also noticed many of her private clients stopped getting the dosage of acupuncture needed to get better because it was cost prohibitive.  After working at a community clinic, she realized this model was a loving and effective way of offering this highly demanded service at a price people can afford without jeopardizing quality of service and results.  Plus, studies have shown that healing benefits are magnified when in a group setting!

What is Community Acupuncture?

We treat multiple people in a calming, safe, and clean healing space.  This cuts cost for you.  Treatments can be as low as $23 a session.  Generally, you can anchor a change for acute conditions in 4-6 treatments.  Chronic conditions may take 6-10 treatments to see a change.  We encourage prevention of illness and invite you to treat yourself for monthly attunements to stay well.

Meet the Team

We strive to be the best place to receive your wellness services in San Diego!  We owe it to our team for providing amazing customer service and cutting edge techniques within the scope of our medicine to fit your needs.


Dr. Simone Ressner

Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer

Inspired by her own healing journey after an excursion in India in 2007, Simone started teaching  various styles of yoga and learning Chinese Medicine in San Diego.  She believes the complexity of the world is vastly requiring the holistic integration of the wheels of healing arts that are available to us today.  After studying with shamans and reiki masters on her seven month sojourn through Central and South America in 2013, she now skillfully incorporates Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, massage, reiki, and shamanic healing into her practice with wonderful results.  Fueled by her passion for the power of collective healing, she birthed Source Empowered Wellness Center to aid people on their path to establishing health as a lifestyle.  She believes it is everyone's right to affordable holistic and natural care.

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Sharon Jeong, L.Ac.



Sharon received her MSTOM (Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine) degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  She is trained extensively in the areas of sports medicine, women's health, geriatrics, and herbal medicine.  She's worked with the Downtown Senior's Clinics where she gained experience with  numerous health issues such as Parkinson's Disease, Bell's Palsy, emotional disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.  Her areas of professional interest include women's health, digestive disorders, sports medicine, facial rejuvenation, and of course, general maintenance of great health and well-being.  Sharon believes the body, given the right tools, has an amazing ability to restore itself.

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Melody Zara, L.Ac.



Melody Zara Hoffman received her
master’s degree from Yo San University and has treated patients at the Yo San Community Clinic, the Venice Family Clinic, and has worked alongside master herbalist Ron Teeguarden at Dragon Herbs.  She both Eastern and Western can be powerful tools, and one should use all the tools available to them. Western medicine saved her mother’s life through her battle with cancer. Melody witnessed how Eastern medicine and a healthy lifestyle accelerated her mother’s recovery and own healing abilities. Sharing that journey with her
mother solidified her commitment to practice Chinese medicine with compassion
and consideration for the unique needs of every patient.

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Other Wellness Services at Source

We are honored to be a "One-Stop-Shop" for your wellness needs.  There is a chiropractor in the building who takes walk-in clients. And we currently have the following amazing services you can book through us: NLP and Hypnotherapy, Ayurveda, Physical Therapy and Biomat, Massage, and Reiki.