Andrea Beck is a board certified acupuncturist licensed by the state of California’s Acupuncture Board and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She received her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. She also attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Andrea originally pursued a different career path post UCSD occupying a position at a private biotech company followed by The Scripps Research Institute over a 10 year period. At Scripps she had the opportunity to work on her own research projects while contributing to multiple publications in prestigious scientific journals.
A sequence of events including physical health problems and spiritual self-development, led Andrea to discover she is a healer at heart. Her background in science and her experience as a healer makes her an excellent practitioner utilizing an integrated approach to the human body and disease. Andrea participated in multiple externships including, working at a seniors free clinic specializing in chronic pain and disease, and working in the athletic department at UCSD focusing on sports injuries. She specializes in orthopedic conditions, acute & chronic musculoskeletal pain, migraines, digestive disorders, auto-immune disorders, anxiety and depression.
Andrea is a San Diego native, raised in the San Diego County community of La Mesa. She loves to hike, camp outdoors, and practice yoga, and has a background in belly dancing and martial arts. Her passion for practicing the art of an ancient medicine is revealed by her dedication to healing others and herself.