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

The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria,

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and

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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and

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