Valerie Beckwith, L.Ac. has been practicing and studying Oriental Medicine for over seven years. She received three years of full time training at South Baylo University, where she established a strong foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She gained extensive clinical experience while training at SBU Clinic where she excelled at treating a variety of internal medicine patients with acupuncture and herbs. After passing the California State Acupuncture board exam, Valerie furthered her studies at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China, where she apprenticed under Dr. Ninghan Feng, an acclaimed acupuncture master. Valerie had much success treating stroke and paralysis patients at Hangzhou Railroad Hospital's in-patient facility. Zhejiang Chinese Medical University awarded her with a certificate of advanced studies.
Valerie has worked with several medical and wellness groups, including Elite Performance Institute, where she treated various athletes for performance enhancement and sports injuries. Her broad scope of practice also includes working with patients undergoing fertility treatments to enhance their chances of successful implantation. Currently practicing in San Diego, CA, Valerie is a licensed acupuncturist, and an active member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the California State Oriental Medical Association.
In the fall of 2009, Valerie opened up a state of the art clinic, Point Del Mar Acupuncture, located in Del Mar, CA. She brought together a team of acupuncturists with a wide variety of specialties including Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Fertility, Anti-Aging Acupuncture, Stress/Lifestyle Counseling, Psychology, and Internal Medicine.
Valerie is dedicated to offering her patients compassionate, comprehensive natural medical care. Her passion lies in educating her patients to make optimal, healthy lifestyle changes. Valerie listens to her patients needs and concerns. She extensively reviews their diet, stress, energy, digestion, exercise, lifestyle, past and present medical history, and family history to identify potential underlying causes of their illness. Understanding that each individual is unique, Valerie develops a customized treatment plan for each patient using one or more of the following natural healing modalities: acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxibustion, heat therapy, tui-na, diet and lifestyle counseling.