Beata Booth and Michael Hogan


       Coast Acupuncture was founded in 1999 by Beata Booth and Michael Hogan, a husband and wife team. Beata’s background is western science, biochemistry, chemistry, and biology. Michael has been a Tai Chi practitioner for 30 years and has a strong background in Eastern philosophy and applications. Together they bring a thorough understanding of body dynamics to their practices. Both graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a 4-year post-graduate program. Beata additionally completed two residency programs, one in Internal medicine and one in treatment of pain syndromes. Both practitioners are California Acupuncture Board certified.



Acupuncture in La Jolla

What We Treat

How to Prepare For Seasonal Affective Disorder


When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it may not seem as drastic of a shift as you think, it matters more to our mental and physical states than you may know. Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect around 10 million Americans a

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7 Reasons to Seek Out Acupuncture


Do you ever feel your life’s a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr. Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life? When was the last time you actually felt at peace?

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Nutrition for Heart Health OM Nutrition & Hypertension


Oriental medicine (OM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. OM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.

OM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in moderation

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