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

Eating According to TCM: Five Foods for Spring

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth and energy. The plants and animals awaken from the slumber of the cold winter months. The vital nutrients that have been stored in the roots of the plants and the bodies of the animals, comes to the surface and life becomes more vibrant and fluid. Human beings are no different. Humans

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Five Acupuncture Points for Spring

Spring is the season of growth, regeneration, increased activity and new beginnings. During the season of spring, people experience many changes. Allergies, high blood pressure, headaches, sinus pain and congestion, anger, irritation and tendon problems are just some of the issues common to the spring months. Many of these problems can be attributed to increased wind in the environment.

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Mental/Emotional Aspects of The Heart

The major responsibility of the heart in TCM is housing the mind and controlling the shen. “Shen” can be seen as the overall healthiness of the mind. When you look at a healthy person in good spirits, you know how you can see that in their eyes? There is a certain bright clarity and sense of health that shines

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