Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Go From Feeling Stressed to Feeling Blessed

Services For Your Optimal Health


Acupuncture is one facet of Chinese Medicine which is one of the most ancient medical practices used worldwide. Painless, hair-thin sterile needles are placed along energy lines in your body to stimulate your body’s natural healing mechanisms to produce profound and long-lasting benefit.

Herbal Medicine

Our master-level acupuncturists have extensive herbal medicine training and when appropriate, offer formulas designed to treat your condition and to strengthen your body’s constitution.


Cupping involves painlessly creating a vacuum in small vessels on the surface of the skin. Once the dermal layers are lifted, any poorly circulated blood and toxins from the body are lifted to the skin’s surface to be redistributed and eliminated properly. This treatment is effective for conditions such as muscle tension and the common cold.

Moxibustion & Infrared Heat

Both Moxa and Infrared Heat Lamps work very similarly. Moxa is a type of Artemesia, known and used for its ability to heal the nervous system and deeply penetrate the body when burned a few inches over the surface skin. Both methods of heat deeply penetrate the body to encourage blood flow to areas normally not supplied well such as tendons, joints, and ligaments. Results include increased movement, decreased pain, and more overall energy in the body. Both treatments boost the immune system by increasing the amount of white blood cells and killer T-cells.

Nutrition and Diet Advice

Food is medicine and there is a lot of ways to optimize your healing process through the introduction of various foods.  Our experienced Acupuncturists can advise you on which foods may be harmful to ingest and provide more information about a diet plan for your condition.


Electric Stimulation Machines

“E-stim” machines provide a therapeutic treatment that involves a small painless current that stimulates the action centers of the muscles to relieve pain and help rebuild atrophied tissues. This treatment is especially helpful to keep muscles active for those affected by stroke or spinal cord injuries.

Schedule Your Visit Today

You get top-notch service at Source. Plan an hour for your first visit. Follow-up treatments take 30 minutes but many choose to rest up to an hour, taking a rejuvenating nap. Then take a stroll to the beach, only 3 blocks away!

Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture is part of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), dating back over 3,000 years ago.  In TCM, pain can be seen as too much or not enough of something (ie. energy, blood, fluids) in an area.  Mindfully placed needles harmonize these elements so they move where they need to be and inspire your body’s own natural healing mechanisms.  Pain is reduced physiologically: Acupuncture blocks pain receptors in the brain while releasing endorphins (natural pain blockers) and serotonin (natural mood enhancers).  It increases circulation to the area being treated, lowering inflammation. Acupuncture also activates the parasympathetic nervous system, in which healing and relaxation responses are elevated. For this reason, most patients report a significant improvement in stress, anxiety, and fatigue and often will nap during a treatment.  Source Empowered Wellness uses sterile, disposable needles that are as thin as a human hair so you feel no pain!

Just come in!  Your initial visit may be a little longer than follow-up sessions since you will have a one-on-one initial consult with a Licensed Acupuncturist.  Please allow for 60-75 minutes for your first visit. Follow up sessions can take from twenty minutes to an hour, depending on how long you would like to stay. 

  • Wear loose clothing that can be moved to access hands to elbows and feet to knees.  Avoid wearing a dress in case we need to access abdominal points.

  • Bring a translator (friend or family) if you believe there will be a communication barrier.

  • Eat 30 mins to an hour before your treatment.  You need energy to move energy.  Also, please avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine prior to treatment.

We recommend a minimum of a once a week session to work on most health issues.  Your acupuncturist will be able to give you a personalized treatment plan with frequency.  Generally you can see a difference for acute conditions immediately and within 4-6 treatments the change anchors.  Chronic conditions may take up to 6-10 treatments.  All treatment efficacy depends on the person’s age, lifestyle, and genetic factors.  To avoid causing discomfort of pressing on tender local areas where you are experiencing an issue, we may use points in the hands, feet, ears and head to treat problems anywhere in the body.   We will always take time to discuss anything new, to see how you’re progressing, and find out how you feel about the treatments. 

It cuts costs for you and you can bring your friends and family! Source Empowered Wellness has created a sanctuary to heal, and to drop into a deep seat of calm.  We primarily use zero-gravity chairs arranged in a large, quiet, and soothing space.  Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits:

  • Friends and family members can get treated together.

  • Many patients find it comforting and reinforcing to be a part of a community.

  • The power of intention and healing is very powerful when done in a group.

For those who prefer their own room and privacy, there are limited individual appointments each week in our cozy private treatment room.  Please contact us for more information.


Due to our already reduced pricing, we do not bill insurance.  If you have insurance that covers acupuncture, we’ll be happy to give you a payment receipt and ICD-10 code that you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement.

  • $40 Community Acupuncture Treatment in our Healing Lounge (45-60 min.) $5 initial processing fee for first visit

  • $75 for 55 min Private Room Acupuncture Treatment.  $10 initial processing fee for first visit

  • Heat Lamp, E-stim, Moxa, Auricular Needles and seeds are included in all treatments as needed

  • $10 Cosmetic Acupuncture: added to a traditional acupuncture session.  Included in our packages.
  • $20 for Cupping.
  • BEST DEALS:  Treatment Plans save you money and include cosmetic acupuncture.   If you are a new patient, ask about our $180 special for your first month of unlimited acupuncture in the healing lounge. 

For those who prefer their own room and privacy, there are limited individual appointments each week in our cozy private treatment room.  Please contact us for more information.

We want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better! One primary intention is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it. 

$35 treatments are offered to students and military

Contact Us

619. 761. 9544

4666 Cass Street, Ste A 92109

Hours of Service

Monday and Thursday 1 PM -8 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM