ABOUT
DR. garrison

I HAVE SEEN THE POWERFUL EFFECTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE WORK when nothing else has AND IT'S MY passion TO SHARE THIS amazing medicine with you!

Once I started experimenting with these techniques myself, I knew I had found what I was looking for. My first acupuncture session lifted a weight from my chest and unraveled the knot in my stomach I often felt when something wasn’t quite right. Not only that, but I slept better than I had in a long time that night. 

Shortly after, I enrolled for a full time degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine so that I could learn more about this effective, natural medicine. When I finally started treating patients myself, it was incredible to see what had worked for me, work for others, but often on a much larger scale. 

One of my first patients was a middle-aged man who complained that he hadn’t had a good night’s sleep in over 8 years despite trying every prescription and non-prescription sleep aid available. After his first acupuncture session he slept through the night. Another young woman who came for help suffered from irregular menstrual cycles for a year. After six weeks of an herbal prescription and weekly acupuncture treatments, her cycle resumed and her premenstrual symptoms were alleviated.

So whether you have specific troubles (sleepless nights, painful periods, chronic neck pain, or migraines), or general concerns (fatigue, lack of motivation, stress), I am here to help. It is my goal to educate and empower my patients with gentle, painless acupuncture in a relaxing, and supportive setting. I’m excited to share practices and techniques that will help you feel confident and enthusiastic about reclaiming your health and living a happy, vibrant life! 

Before I began studying Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I lived what some may consider the "dream life". I was a crew member on private yachts sailing around the world to all the top travel destinations. My job was to keep the boat clean, the bar stocked, the owners entertained, and to have fun. And I did! But eventually this lifestyle began to take its toll on me. I rarely slept more than six hours a night and the sporadic schedule of always being “on call” resulted in constant fatigue, anxiety and stress. I knew I needed to make some changes but I wasn’t sure how.

I have always had a passion for travel and adventure and interest in health and well-being but my undergraduate degree in psychology left me disillusioned. I didn’t like labeling people by a diagnosis and I felt there was more to their complaints than what we were learning.

It was only after I jumped ship in hopes of regaining some of my depleted energy that I landed at a conference on all things acupuncture and Chinese medicine. There I found a model that didn’t require a diagnosis to get “better” or a pharmaceutical that would “fix”, but instead a comprehensive medical system that acknowledged each person's individual differences and treated them based on their unique biological design.

Chinese medicine is based on the laws of nature. It is such a simple, yet profound approach to viewing the world and our role in it, that once I began to understand it, I couldn’t get enough.  

Hi, I'm Amber!

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Pacific College of health & science, San Diego, CA, summa cum laude

Pacific College of health & science, San Diego, CA, summa cum laude

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, magna cum laude

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 


Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 


Pacific College of Health & Science, San Diego, CA, summa cum laude


Pacific College of Health & Science, San Diego, CA, summa cum laude


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA,  magna cum laude

Board Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine 


Clean Needle Technique Certified


Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine


Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

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