About the Acupuncturists

Angela Yvonne

Angela Yvonne. L.Ac. MSTOM

Angela Yvonne is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, specializing in women’s health and hormone balance. Her expertise is in fertility enhancement, prenatal care, and weight management.

Angela Yvonne is licensed by the California Board of Acupuncture, and Nationally Certified in Massage and Body Work (NCBTMB). She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in child development at Point Loma Nazarene University and then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Angela continues her studies, and will be completing her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine this summer.

Angela became interested in alternative medicine while working as an adoption social worker at San Diego County. There, she met several couples that struggled with infertility and was delighted to discover that Asian Medicine held solutions for these families. Angela has treated a number of men and women successfully for a variety of fertility issues, undergoing both natural and assisted fertility treatment. With these successes, Angela has had the opportunity to treat countless women throughout their pregnancy and post partum period. She understands that hormone balance is a central part of feeling vibrant and healthy, and aims to bring the body into balance using gentle, and effective methods. Angela has completed extracurricular training in detoxification, weight loss, and nutritional counseling and incorporates dietary therapy into all of her acupuncture treatments.

As a women’s health specialist, Angela also has experience treating PMS and menopause, digestive problems, anxiety and depression and all types of pain related to chronic and acute injury. She has worked in a number of integrative settings providing complementary treatments to patients receiving both western and alternative medical care and believes that the best results are achieved when using an integrated approach.

Angela is a healthcare provider that strives to bring compassion to medicine. She listens carefully to her patients’ concerns and creates a unique treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each patient. Feel free to be in touch with Angela at ay@angelayvonne.com with any questions about your health.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kominami L.Ac., MSTOM

Elizabeth Kominami is a Board-Certified Herbalist and Acupuncturist in the State of California, and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.)

Drawing on the time-honored practice of traditional Chinese Medicine, modern functional medicine, and nutrition based healing, Elizabeth offers an integrative approach to healthcare. At the core of this approach is the philosophy that optimal health is best achieved by using supportive measures, which encourage the body to heal itself.

Her interest in Eastern medicine began while doing volunteer work at Greenwich Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine in her hometown of Greenwich, CT. Here, she was able to see firsthand the far-reaching benefits of an integrative health model in which non-invasive interventions, using both Western and Eastern medicine, was the focus of care.

Elizabeth went on to earn a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. As part of her clinical hours, Elizabeth completed internships with affiliate hospitals including the VA Hospital in New York City, UCSD’s Owen’s Clinic, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital of San Diego. She also completed a training program at Chengdu University in the People’s Republic of China where she studied within the dermatology and gastroenterology departments.

Elizabeth treats a broad range of conditions, with a special interest in digestive disorders and women’s health, as well as stress and pain management.