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  Carrie Cimperman, DAOM, L.Ac.

Carrie Lynn Cimperman, L.Ac., is the owner of Temecula Acupuncture, where she has been practicing since 2005. Her primary focus is creating a welcoming and safe environment for patients to utilize for their health care needs. Carrie has built a team of acupuncturists who, like her, have a deep commitment to each and every patients journey to health and well-being. They all have similar qualities in regards to treatment style and education but yet all have their own individual personalities with no lack of compassion and empathy for their patients. Carries specialty is in the treatment of pain, gastro-intestinal diseases and women's disorders. In her 14 year experience, these conditions have responded favorably with acupuncture and the addition of Chinese Herbal supplementation and dietary support. She is a current graduate of the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program (DAOM) at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA.  She has also earned a Master of Health Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from PCOM. She is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board (L.Ac.), and licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) with a Diplomate in Acupuncture and a Diplomate in Chinese Herbology.



Jocelyn Shinagawa, MSTOM, L.Ac.


Jocelyn Shinagawa is a California licensed acupuncturist with extensive training in a diverse range of medical environments.  Jocelyn was originally introduced to acupuncture from a young age while training horses in the San Diego countryside, and her passion for complementary medicine has brought her to work in integrative settings such as the San Diego Children’s Hospital, the San Diego Cancer Center, and UCSD outreach clinics.  In the clinic, Jocelyn’s strong scientific background is complemented by her warm, compassionate demeanor, and her dedication to patients offers a glimmer of hope in the complex world of modern healthcare.







Ayako Kobayashi Knowles (Koko) 

Holistic Health Practitioner (Completed more than 1000 hours of school curriculum with different modalities including anatomy)

Participated in various Myofascial Release Seminars under direct supervision of John F. Barnes, PT, LMT (JFBMFR)

Completed Skill Enhancement Seminar at the Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Sedona,AZ (2011), participating in intensive treatment of various patients with John F. Barnes, PT, LMT and his advanced-staff therapists.

My Philosopy and Approach to the Therapy:

When you have pain, it is a signal that the body is warning you that something is not right.  That is, something is off balance.  I carefully listen to what your mind and body tell me.  I analyze your whole body structure, check ranges of motion to see which muscle groups may be contributing to the cause or causes, and ask the history of your condition(s). I will treat the area with the symptom(s) and also treat the potential pain-causing areas, to provide better results.

Palpation and observation of your tissue at a whole-body level is also very important. The human body has its own wisdom to heal if there is a good balance to function harmoniously.  In our busy lifestyles, stress, scar tissue, repetitive motions, trauma, bad posture, and so on can be reasons of  connective tissue restriction by hardening and adhesion.

That will lead to pain, tightness, limited ranges of motion and other disorders in our bodies not be seen on an X-ray or MRI. 

Sometimes, your traumatic experience or deeply stressed emotion can be strongly connected to the pain and other problems.

That is why I specialize in Myofascial Release. This method takes a whole-body approach.  It has been giving myself and my clients much better results for pain relief. With MFR, I can feel their tissue softening better than when just doing deep tissue massages.

Once the softening occurs, that is the indication of fluidity getting back to tissue.  That means more circulation, supply of nutrients, oxygen, better lymph flow, and an increase in movement of waste and toxins which have been released in the system. When this result is achieved,  I can reach deeper layers without forcing the strong pressure on the surface with other massage modalities. 

When the tissue change happens in your body, it is like a ripple on the water, it will slowly spread. The body will show us the connection and other restrictions  by changing the color or temperature, or simply put, you may feel the sensation or radiating feeling apart from where my hands are.  We follow the "body wisdom" -- like putting puzzle pieces together one by one.  When the client is truly open-hearted and ready, some emotional release can happen.

I can work with specific modalities by your request or by integrating different modalites.  My goal is always to meet your needs and goals from the session.



​Kristine Vanderstock, MSTOM, L.Ac. 

Kristine Vanderstock, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and has been studying the holistic arts since 2001. She brings extensive clinical experience, combined with compassion and understanding, to create a comprehensive healing experience for her patients.  Kristine uses her Acupuncture treatment skills to treat all types  of pain conditions, mood disorders, insomnia, digestive complaints, headaches and  even weight loss issues.  Kristine uses several aspects of Chinese Medicine,  including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Asian massage modalities, along with nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to holistically treat her patients’ health concerns.  

Kristine  completed her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego in 2010. Her Degrees include a Bachelors in Health Science, Associate of Arts, as well as certificates in Asian Body Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Yoga Instruction.  She has also studied Japanese Acupuncture extensively, and  incorporates this gentle style into her treatments. 

Currently, Kristine is practicing part-time in Temecula and full-time in her Fallbrook clinic. To contact her there: or (760) 521-3589



Doug Hartwig, DAOM, L.Ac.


Doug Hartwig is a licensed acupuncturist who received his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). In addition to being fully trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Doug has also studied with many Japanese masters to develop expertise in Japanese Meridian Therapy, a more classically based approach to East Asian Medicine. Using a Meridian Therapy style, Doug is able to successfully treat most conditions including all types of pain, insomnia, digestive issues, vertigo, headaches, menstrual disorders, fatigue, and mood disorders. He is also active within the community providing acupuncture support on-site to a local gymnastics gym.

Prior to changing careers to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Doug spent many years as a Bioinformatics Programmer in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Doug also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cal State Long Beach and San Jose State University.

He continues to teach at PCOM and is the past president and founder of the Pacific Rim Meridian Therapy Society.



Lori Stephens, MSTOM, L.Ac.

Lori Stephens is a licensed acupuncturist and certified massage therapist. She earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.   Lori has been in healthcare for over 16 years and feels that she has found her calling helping people on their path to wellness. 

Her passion for healing and commitment is evident in the care she gives to each person.  She tailors each of her treatments to meet the unique needs of each patient, blending different Chinese medicine therapies such as Acupuncture, Massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbal and Dietary Therapy.  Lori has treated a variety of conditions with success and has recently been studying sports medicine acupuncture and motor point therapy with Jordan Allen.  This interest in sports related acupuncture is a result of the many hours Lori has spent enjoying her son’s competitive sports activities.

Lori's second location is in Fallbrook.

You can contact her at or (714) 330-9244 


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