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About - MICHELLE MARCOTTE  HHP, MSTOM, L.Ac in El Cajon, La Mesa. Santee, Lakeside, JamulPrivate Acupuncture $40 Senior $30 and Community $20

About Me

My goal is to help you achieve optimum health and wellness in a safe and welcoming healing space. Through working with my patients, and through my own personal experience, I have seen the impressive results acupuncture and Chinese medicine can achieve. I am grateful to be able to share the benefit of my extensive education with you. My background includes training not only in acupuncture, but in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities including herbs, eastern and western nutrition and supplements, qi gong, massage and mindfulness techniques. I am licensed by the California State Board of Acupuncture, hold a Holistic Health Practitioner certification, a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a BA from Smith College.

My Story

I was 18 when I had my first acupuncture treatment and it changed my life. Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, runs in my family and I was diagnosed with it at 5 years old. As a child I spent every winter at the dermatologist's office getting UV light treatments and cream scripts filled. And none of it ever significantly effected the huge round scaly lesions on my body. But acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the form of food therapy, together, cleared my body completely. And today, at 53, eating a healthy, very minimally restrictive diet, I am 99% lesion-free and have been since my 20s.

I became an acupuncturist in my 40s and opened my first clinic, Health Community Acupuncture, where I gave thousands of treatments, and gained a deep respect for the simple, elegant power of this medicine to treat a myriad of health concerns safely and effectively. But then I got sick again.

Unknowingly, I had been living with endometriosis since my 20s. I grew up in a working class household and have been working class most of my life, as I am today. Health insurance is something I've rarely been able to afford. I was uninsured when I was running my clinic and when I closed it in 2012, I was in pain on a daily basis. With each passing year, the pain increased, making it harder and then nearly impossible to work enough to make a living. I was completely financially dependent on the man I lived with, without health insurance, and at the point where alternative health care had nothing more to offer me. 

Then Obamacare passed. I had surgery in 2014, regained my health and began to rebuild my life. As my health needs shifted from primarily physical to emotional, I turned again to acupuncture and herbs. And was reminded of the power of this medicine. When most of my peers were taking things like Xanax and Prozac to manage the anxiety and depression that comes with some major life events, I was getting regular acupuncture and taking herbal formulas daily. I no longer need the herbs. And I get acupuncture as needed.

Why am I sharing this story? Because I want you to know I understand the value of both traditional Western and Eastern medicine. And I am personally and professionally committed to making Traditional Chinese Medicine as affordable and accessible as I can, while still making a living.

Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving your health and wellness goals.

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About - MICHELLE MARCOTTE  HHP, MSTOM, L.Ac in El Cajon, La Mesa. Santee, Lakeside, Jamul

Michelle Marcotte Acupuncturist and Herbalist offers Acupuncture , Herbs, Affordable, pain in El Cajon, La Mesa. Santee, Lakeside, Jamul

Monday 9-6
Tuesday 8-5
Closed Wednesday
Thursday 9-6
Friday     11-7
Saturday  9-12
Closed Sunday