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

4 Tips for an Energizing, Joyful Summer

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer is the time of

Continue reading

Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason,

Continue reading

Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the

Continue reading