15611 Pomerado Rd #100, Poway, CA 92064, USA
Matt Alavi, L.Ac
Clinical Director / Founder of ActiveMed Director of Pain Management and Natural Medicine Owner & Co-Founder of NCIAC
Originally from Chicago, IL, Matt moved to San Diego to leave the winters behind while he broadened his studies of Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Mr. Alavi graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, one of the largest Acupuncture Medical Colleges in the United States. While there, Matt trained under many of the finest health practitioners in his field, gaining a deeper understanding and knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In adjunct to his studies at Pacific College, Matt continued his education and clinical expertise at Chengdu Traditional Medical Hospital in Chengdu, China.
Mr. Alavi has obtained specialized training in orthopedics, neurology, endocrinology, immune disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction and pain diseases. He has successfully treated numerous sports related injuries of collegiate athletes and coaches, at the RIMAC center at the University of California San Diego. Here, Matt utilized his background in sports medicine and nutrition to provide sports enhancement therapy.
As a lecturer and educator on many areas of health and wellness, Matt continues to spread the awareness and application of integrative medicine to the public as well as medical professionals. His mission is to be able to help as many people as possible, by providing the best standard of health care possible. Matt’s practice and expertise have been featured on local San Diego News and various other news media throughout San Diego. For the last several years, Matt has developed and directed the successful natural medicine and integrative medicine department at a medical center in Poway, CA. He is currently co-owner, founder, and Director of Integrative Medicine of North County Integrative Acupuncture center located at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion in Poway, CA. He is also co-owner and founder of Natural Cures, LLC., a nutraceutical company which incorporates the best advances in technology with nature, to provide products that address many different aspects of promoting health and conquering disease.
Matt believes the most important aspect in health care is disease prevention. However, when disease arises, in order for healing and wellness to occur or resume, the root (causative factors) of the disease must be treated. He has a true passion for health and his compassion for his patients is unsurpassed. Some services that Matt provides are acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet therapy, athletic enhancement, lifestyle consulting, structural therapy, hormone consultations, and neurotransmitter consults. Matt continues to expand his knowledge and research in integrative medicine by attending fellowship trainings, seminars and continued education. All Matt’s effort and learning is directed and focused on helping patients heal and become well.
Ioanna Vouloumanou, L.Ac, DAOM (c)
Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
After receiving her business education in Germany and working in the corporate world, her entrepreneurial spirit drew her to start her own Marketing Agency; where she worked for several Fortune 500 company’s globally. Working internationally 24/7 in a high stress career, her own experience of hormone imbalance, fatigue, insomnia and more brought her to her new passion, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ioanna, switched here career and studied Integrative Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and South Baylo University. She is currently completing her Doctoral dissertation in Endocrinology & Women’s Health with Five Branches University. She is certified and licensed by the California Acupuncture Board as well as by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
While Ioanna enjoys and has experience in treating a wide range of conditions, she has a particular interest in treating women’s health, pain and stress related conditions (office injuries, acute or chronic pain, fatigue, hormone imbalance, insomnia). She truly believes in an integrative approach to healthcare and will work in conjunction with doctors (MDs/DOs/NDs), chiropractors, physical therapists and other related medical practitioners to give the patient the best care suited for their condition. In her practice, she typically uses a combination of traditional theory in conjunction with a modern, biomedical understanding and approach to treatment and patient care.
“The human body has an innate ability to heal itself when given the right circumstances. It is my job to help identify hidden roadblocks to this natural process and assist my patients to achieve optimal health. I love what I do because it works. By addressing the cause of disease rather than the symptoms, long lasting relief is often achieved.”
Dana Steindorf, L.Ac
Dana’s interest in Chinese medicine was born out of a love for the curative power of diet as well as an awareness of lifestyle factors in the creation of disease. She participated in medical research during her undergraduate studies to gain a better understanding of the disease process, and the role of both social and psychological factors. Traditional Chinese Medicine’s aim at prevention, as well as reverence to-wards the body’s ability to heal itself, led Dana to continue her studies at one of the top medical acupuncture colleges, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Renowned for integrating the ancient system of medicine with current medical practices she had the opportunity to work at hospitals and clinics throughout the county to deepen her knowledge and practical application.
Her passion for helping others combined with her desire to obtain the most current research and treatment methods, provides her patients with the highest level of care. She believes in empowering others to play a role in their healing process by providing them with an increased understanding and awareness of causative factors. An educator in her field, it is her mission to work with both the individual and the community to make this powerful system of medicine a more utilized and accessible method of health care.
Dana is exceptional at customizing treatments to work with the needs of the individual and helping her patients to feel comfortable. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, working with herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, and lifestyle consulting, along with acupuncture and manual therapies. She believes in working closely as team with other health providers to both comprehensively treat and eliminate pain and disease.
Although Dana has a special interest in the treatment of digestive and autoimmune disorders, her extended studies and practice have given her success in treating acute and chronic pain, PTSD and mood disorders, women’s health, infertility, endocrinology, orthopedics, and pediatric medicine.
Nathan Webb, L.Ac, DAOM, CMT
Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist
Dr. Nathan Webb is a dual licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. In 2016 Nathan earned his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Nathan is dedicated to providing the highest quality of health care using a combination of Acupuncture, Bodywork and Chinese Herbal medicine. His goal is to help every patient reach optimal health by addressing both the branch and root causes of disease while teaching self-care techniques, and preventative measures that empower patients to maintain health and well-being. Nathan takes an integrative approach towards healthcare by combining a foundation of western anatomy with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Nathan has clinical experience providing Acupuncture, Bodywork and Chinese Herbal medicine to patients at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine clinic, Down Town Seniors Free Acupuncture Clinic and Rady’s Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nathan Webb is prepared to use his experience, education and nurturing spirit to lead you through your next individualized treatment. Acupuncture Specialties: Traditional Chinese Style Acupuncture, Orthopedic Acupuncture, E-Stim Electro Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, Auricular Acupuncture. East Asian Bodywork Specialties: Tui-Na (Chinese Medical Massage), Thai Massage, Stretching and Traction, Eastern Deep-Tissue, Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage), Cupping, and Gua Sha.
Specialty: Acupuncture, Pain Management
Language(s):English, German, Greek, Spanish
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