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Acupuncture, Oriental medicine
Acupuncture, Oriental medicineAcupuncture, Oriental medicine7204 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel.: (858) 560-2035
Fax.: (858) 435-7699

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Acupuncture, Oriental medicineArea Served
Practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in La Jolla and San Diego, California since 1987. Serving all of San Diego County.

Service Policy
Most insurance companies cover treatment costs. To be sure, however, one must check their policy before beginning treatment.

Treatment costs vary depending on treatment duration and individual needs. Often, for maximum benefit, a series of treatments is indicated. It is not unusual to have as many as ten treatments in a series depending on the severity of the problem.

Payment or insurance copayment is required in full at the time professional services are rendered. Any other arrangements must be discussed prior to treatment. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.

Confidentiality Policy
Patient information is kept private and confidential. When information is requested for the purposes of patient insurance or medical treatment, it may be released with explicit written permission by the patient.

Staff Bios

Martha Odegaard, L.Ac., O.M.D.
Owner, Founder, and Director of La Jolla Village Acupuncture since 1988. Received a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Sociology from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Completed the Acupuncture program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA and became a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in 1987. Completed advanced training at the China International Acupuncture Training Center in Beijing, China. Also graduated from a two year shiatsu training program in Tokyo, Japan and earned an Oriental Medical Doctor degree (O.M.D) from South Baylo University in Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Odegaard has treated thousands of patients since 1987 and has lectured on acupuncture throughout the San Diego community. She served on the Board of the California Acupuncture Association for four years and directed the San Diego Chapter of the CAA for three years. Martha also held a teaching position at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine from 1989 to 1990. She has volunteered with LIGA, the Flying Doctors of Mercy in Mexico. She has also worked as a volunteer in other health centers in Tijuana. Martha has worked extensively with women’s health issues and immune disorders.

Joann Xia, L.Ac.
Joann graduated from the prestigious Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1986. She practiced in the Shanghai College teaching hospital and successfully treated thousands of patients using integrated Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine. After coming to the United States she graduated with a Master’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Joann then worked as a bio-pharmaceutical industry research scientist in the area of new drug discovery and development. She now combines her background as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine and her knowledge of Western Medicine to help patients achieve a balanced life. Joann is a member of the Endocrine society and she specializes in women’s health, endocrine-related conditions, and other chronic diseases.