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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 Philosophy 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 a

lso 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 modalities.  My goal is always to meet your needs and goals from the session.



Dr. Drew Nystrom 

I was introduced to massage at a young age but it wasn't until the age of 21 that I enrolled in a year long massage program. I graduated with over 1000hrs of massage training and with Honors from Maric College (now Kaplan) acquiring a Holistic Health Practitioners Degree. A few years later, after working in the massage field I knew there was more that I needed to learn. While researching possible schools to further my knowledge I came across Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Being well versed in martial arts {Ninjutsu and Kung Fu} I was familiar with Chinese Medicine and already understood the balance one needs between the healing arts and the martial arts. I found my calling. 

Three years into the four year program I became severely ill and anything that I ate would go right through me. I lost 30 pounds in a month. A Colonoscopy and Small Intestine Barium Xray revealed major inflammation and ulceration of my Digestive tract. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease an Inflammatory Bowel Disease that can involve the entire digestive tract. The doctors prescribed serious medication that stopped the leak (pun intended) and told me to stay away from vegetables and fruits (basically anything healthy). This didn't sit well with me. I understood why those foods would and could make my situation worse at that time but to forgo the life giving nutrients within said foods would surely lead to worsening of this condition. Indebted to all my doctors and western medicine for saving my life; I knew there was a better way to manage and treat my condition in the long run. 

My time at Emperors allowed me to work with some of the greatest doctors alive today. I was also able to work within the LA Community at the schools onsite community clinic and at UCLA Arthur Ashe Medical Center. My medical standpoint is to focus on bringing the individual back to the desired state of health. An analogy I like to use is how a plant needs a certain amount of sunlight and water. With the correct sunlight and water the plant will flourish and grow strong. However, if the same plant is supposed to be a full sun/outdoors plant that’s locked inside with minimal light, it will not grow strong even if you water it correctly and give it fertilizer. This is the same for people. Not everyone is the same and it is my job to figure out how you're different and what it is that you need in order to flourish and grow healthy as an individual. In other words, to find the “root” of the problem. Fo
ur incredible years later I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emperors College in 2011 with my Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 

Korrie T. Harper AS, CMT, MSTOM

I have been a movement practitioner for more then 30 years. I am a certified Pilates instructor, certified yoga instructor, licensed massage therapist and recently received a masters degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science.

I opened Korrie’s Pilates Place in 2007, and JHANA Pilates in 2012. I emphasized my Pilates teaching on rehabilitation, and believe functional movement is the key to restoring health and alleviating pain.

My desire to help my clients heal all aspects of their health, as well as my own own chronic health issues, led me to become a massage therapist, and eventually pursue a career as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist.

I believe in a holistic patient approach to health, treating the body as a whole, beginning with finding the root cause for what’s manifesting. Using acup

uncture, herbs, nutrition and life coaching to facilitate the bodies innate ability to heal itself.

I believe in Functional medicine, working in conjunction with western medicine to help patients feel their best.

I am trained in both Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture.

During my education I had the opportunity to work rigorous hours at clinical externships at Pacific College treatment center, UCSD HIV clinic, and the Senior clinic at 1st Lutheran Church, SD.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family, 5 children and 5 Grandchildren, being in nature, hiking, meditating, Pilates, and furthering my studies.

Carrie Cimperman, DAOM, L.Ac.

Carrie Lynn Cimperman, L.Ac., is the owner of Temecula Acupuncture. 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. She is a 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.


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