About the team

providing the local public with an integrative approach to wellbeing.

Robert R. Pontecorvo Jr. Lac.

A San Diego based Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Pain Management and Symptomology, Worker’s Compensation, Sports Medicine, and one of the few fully integrated practitioners for Autoimmune care using acupuncture. Robert is an experienced biochemist and retired registered nurse, active professor and California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist.   He had graduated with a Masters Degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for Acupuncture and Herbology and recently has finished his Professional Doctorate (Ph.D. Equivalent) in Internal Medicine and Healthy aging for chronic illnesses where he had completed research on better diagnostics and integrative treatment for Lupus and Fibromyalgia

In the 24 years of medical experience, education and practice Robert has used methods taught to him by various Western clinicians in diagnostics as well as nutrition as a form of treatment. In 1997 he had the great honor to be taught acupuncture from Dr. Adriana Wu (Wu, Tung Lu) who was one of the original students of Dr. Tung in Taiwan, renowned for pain management and acupuncture anesthesiology. After four years of her teaching he spent six months in Taiwan where he treated patients with acupuncture and myofacial release in a community setting often caring for 60-80 patients a day. It was at this time that he decided to begin his Masters Degree in Acupuncture for licensure in California.

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Shaheed Abdullah L.ac. Dnbao

a San Diego Acupuncturist specializing in Acupuncture Orthopedics, Workers’ Comp and Sports Medicine in San Diego. He is a graduate of Yo San University in Los Angeles California and holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shaheed is also a National Board Certified Orthopedic Acupuncturist and a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist. Professional Athletes experienced a natural rapid recovery system that reduced pain instantly in most cases while Shaheed served as the alternative care provider to the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Avengers 2002-2004.   As the Acupuncture Program Coordinator at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego 2005 – 2009, he participated as a primary educator in orientating physicians of medical necessity and the efficacy of acupuncture as a proven treatment modality for Neurological and Pain conditions.

I have been fortunate to train under masters in my field and gain confidence early in my practice using Dr. Richard Tans Balance Method to achieve instant results in relieving pain, increasing range of motion, function and mobility. But nothing is more satisfying then when a patient states, ” I have my life back, I wish I tried this years ago.”

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Massage Therapy

Kailyn holds licenses in both massage therapy and esthetics. She is Nationally Certified by the NCBTMB and is a member of the ABMP. After graduating from Mueller College of Holistic Studies in 2000, Kailyn continued her education at the the Academy of Professional Careers, graduating in 2002. In addition to over 1000 hours of message therapy, Kailyn also holds a certificate from The Institute of Professional Practical Therapy in medical massage. A 2004 graduate of Poway Academy in esthetics, Kailyn has advanced training in adult acne, premature aging, rosacea, and eyebrow shaping. In her spare time, Kailyn volunteers at the San Diego Cancer Center, performing oncology massage.

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