Ana graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a prestigious acupuncture school in the United States. She is also licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board (L.Ac.). She was born in Brazil, where she spent her childhood and early adult years. She has been in San Diego for almost two decades now. After working in a pre-school as a teacher and in the corporate marketing field, she came across acupuncture in search for healing her own migraine ailment. She was fascinated by Oriental Medicine and her professional life took a big turn.
During clinical hours in school she had the opportunity to treat a vast number of illnesses from orthopedic conditions, to digestive ailments, and emotional disorders. She also interned at Rady’s Children Hospital for a year, while completing her clinical hours, and had the opportunity to assist many children with chronic pain syndromes, eating disorders, a number of chronic and acute conditions, and even in the intensive care unit.
From all those wonderful opportunities she was able to build her practice’s foundation and specialized in the area her heart was pulled to: Family Practice. She realized our lifestyles are changing at an extremely fast pace and we are lacking awareness of proper physiological activities such as breathing, posture, diet, and sleep hygiene. In her practice she makes use of acupuncture, herbology, cupping, massage, Gua Sha, moxibustion, Tui Na, auricular, and nutrition counseling to heal men and women of various ages and give them an opportunity to prevent diseases. She supports parents-to-be in creating a healthy space for a new life even before conception.
Ana is a mother of a young child and has experienced the struggles and wonders of pre-conception, pregnancy, pre and post partum. She understands the challenges of raising a child and providing a safe, nurturing and healthy environment and engendering a well-adjusted citizen. She believes that by taking good care of our little ones now, we can promote a promising world. She feels fortunate to be able to provide many men, women, and children an opportunity of healing and wellness.
"A good community is made of healthy and balanced individuals. Physical and emotional health begins with good habits and prevention of illnesses".