" Because you are alive, anything is possible".  

Thich Nhat Hanh

Megan C. Lindsey L.Ac.

Megan Lindsey is a fully licensed and qualified practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She has been studying the ancient art of acupuncture for over 10 years and has a wealth of experience helping people going back over 25 years. Megan uses her extensive training and skills to run a friendly and successful practice in beautiful San Diego, CA,  where patients are treated with the respect and caring only Megan can give.

 

She was first attracted to the medicine after being successfully treated by an Acupuncturist for her own health problems in 2003. After graduating from California State University Northridge she was accepted to the prestigious Yo San University in Los Angeles. There she spent the next five years studying all she could about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She earned her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and continues her education in the field of medicine.

 

Megan finds incredible fulfillment in building healthy bonds with her patients and spends a good deal of her free time volunteering her time & skills to helping others. She derives true fulfillment from encouraging people to empower themselves by acknowledging their truest potential. In 2017 Megan purchased Silver Sage Acupuncture from the renowned Cheryl Warnke L.Ac.,Dipl.Ac. who, after a long and wonderful career, decided to pass the torch. Megan carries on the legacy of attentive care given by Cheryl and looks forward to meeting you. 

 

When she's not in the office you can find Megan; collecting gems and minerals, painting, sculpting, photographing nature, puzzling, hiking, golfing, traveling, studying and spending time with her husband Scott and their little doggie Dread. 

Skills

 

As a Practitioner: Kind and thoughtful, cares about patients well-being and comfort. Listens well and uses critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills when making her diagnosis. Highly skilled and educated, continues to study and research the most current and up to date methods as well as using tried and true ancient techniques. Communicates complicated material in a straightforward way that patients can understand. Allows for open discussions.  Shows appropriate emotional response, empathetic to patients and their needs. Makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable. 

 

As a Person: High ethical and moral standards, believes in treating every person with respect and dignity - regardless of color, class, creed, gender or religion. A humanitarian with no political agendas. Clean, professional and creative. Accepting and tolerant. Values honesty and integrity above all else.

Work & Certifications

 

Licensed Acupuncturitst (L.Ac.)

California State Acupunctue Board- Passed all exams and education requirements to practice as a licensed acupuncturist in the State of California.

May 2015-Present

 

Diplomate of Chinese Medicine (Dipl.O.M.)

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine NCCAOM- Nationally recognized and licensed practitioner of acupuncture, herbal medicine and oriental medicine.

2014 - Present

 

Clean Needle Technique Certificate (CNT)

American Academic Council of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
ACCAOM- Met and passed all criteria required to practice clean and safe needle technique.

2013 - Present

 

Master Healer Graduate/AAT practitioner (aroma acupoint therapy)- Completed program with a certificate as a Master Healer/ AAT practitioner. Obtained a greater understanding of the 5 element system and how humans relate to their natural environment. Practiced alchemy of the self in order to help guide and facilitate others on their healing paths. Absorbed an in-depth study and practice of essential oils as a conduit for healing and the reintegration the Mind, Body, and Spirit. 

May 2016-Present

 

The Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine- Learned the ancient, sacred art of aromatic medicine and how to apply that art to heal the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients. 

Summer and Fall 2018

 
CPR Certified- Certified by the American Heart Association in basic life-saving skills, first aid, and CPR  given to medical professionals. 
Current

 

 

Education & Degrees

 

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

2009 - 2014

 

-MA in Chinese Medicine 

 
California State University Northridge
Northridge, CA 

2004 - 2008

 

-BA in Psychology

 

Los Angeles Valley College 
Valley Glen, CA

2001 - 2004

 

-AA in Liberal Studies

 

 
Volunteer Work

 

 

 

Venice Family Pain Clinic 2013-1014 - Regularly treated underprivileged men and women with various acute & chronic disease complaints.

 

Special Olympics 2015 OM Wellness- Personally treated Athletes & Coaches from 20 different countries. Helping with insomnia, digestive issues, jet lag, pain, and injuries so they could get back to feeling well and perform at their best.

 

Apprenticed for a very short time with Dr. David Yoo O.M.D., Ph.D. L.Ac., in the Antelope Valley during the Summer of 2015.

 

Attended and acted as a practitioner at The Long Beach Stand Down and The Torrance Stand Down in 2016. Treated veterans for pain, addiction, stress, and PTSD.

 

Training

 

Acupuncturist

Herbalist

Nutritionist

Lifestyle Couseling

Public Speaking

Writing/Research

Consulting

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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" With each passing year, I am more and more amazed at the complex simplicity of natural medicine and the body's innate ability to heal itself. It's truly amazing how much strength we possess and how much potential we generate".      

     -  Megan C. Lindsey L.Ac.