Acupuncture is said to unblock the body’s energy pathways, similar to the way a busy sidewalk is easily cleared by poking pedestrians with a javelin. Remove troublesome obstacles with today's Groupon: for $40, you get one 60-minute session, including consultation and an acupuncture treatment, at Point Del Mar Acupuncture in Del Mar (a $120 value).
Certified acupuncturist Valerie Ning Beckwith of Point Del Mar Acupuncture employs experience as an apprentice under an acupuncture master in China to perform body scans with robot-like precision, before stimulating the body with sterilized needles to treat an assortment of ailments including problems with fertility, pain, and stress. The consultation session reviews past and current medical history to pinpoint the proper acupoints for the 20–30 minute acupuncture treatment. Sessions safely and painlessly open the congested flow of chi, or life energy, like transcendental traffic cones. Beckwith personally applies the needles and may use additional modalities such as electrical stimulation or infrared heat therapy to enhance the effect of the acupuncture. Additionally, Point Del Mar Acupuncture proffers advice on supplements and exercises to prolong benefits from the acupuncture without the pincushion wardrobe necessitated by keeping needles constantly in place.
Point Del Mar Acupuncture
Point Del Mar Acupuncture founder and owner Valerie Beckwith graduated with a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine, but she didn't stop there. Since then, she's performed extensive clinical research, studied at a university in Hangzhou, China, and apprenticed under a master acupuncturist. Each day she brings this experience to her practice, a clinic where she's teamed up with Dwayne Lee, a health practitioner who is also board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. Both are adept at treating a bevy of different conditions, having had success in the past reducing general pain, dealing with respiratory disorders, and helping their clients overcome addictions. In order to maintain the highest of sanitation standards, Point Del Mar uses only stainless-steel needles that are used only one time before being thrown away—like the motorcycles of rich men.
Del Mar Heights
12865 Pointe Del Mar Way
Del Mar, California 92014