" Because you are alive, anything is possible".
Thich Nhat Hanh
About your Practitioner
Dr. Megan C. Lindsey
Megan is a national and state-licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and has extensive education and training. She has earned both a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Beyond her training, Megan has studied the ancient art of acupuncture for over 20 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 respect and care.
She was first attracted to the medicine after being successfully treated for her own health problems in 2003. After graduating from California State University Northridge she was accepted to the prestigious Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, Ca where she earned her Master's degree in 2014. More recently she went back to school and earned her doctorate from Pacific College of Health and Science. Megan cares about bridging the gap between Western and Eastern medicine and educating her patients on appropriate treatment options.
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 help others. She derives true fulfillment from encouraging people to empower themselves by acknowledging their truest potential. When she's not in the office you can find Megan collecting gems and minerals, backpacking, painting, sculpting, photographing nature, puzzling, hiking, golfing, traveling, studying, and spending time with her husband Scott and her dog Lovie.
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
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)-
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.
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/ Aroma Acupoint practitioner. Uses essential oils to help patients connect to their bodies, regulate their nervous systems, activate and release trauma and relate deeper 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 of the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
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.
Education & Degrees
Pacific College of Health and Science
San Diego, CA
May 2022 - March 2023
- Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
2009 - 2014
-Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
California State University Northridge
2004 - 2008
-Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Los Angeles Valley College
Valley Glen, CA
2001 - 2004
-Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
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.
2010 - present
2010 - present