Master of Science Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.A.c)
Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. I am licensed by the California State Board of Acupuncture as an acupuncturist. I have been working in the health care field for more than 16 years. I graduated at the top of my class from the prestigous Pacific College of Oriental Medicine after having completed 3500 hours of education and internships. I hold a masters degree in science and traditional oriental medicine.
I am a general practioner and treat a variety of conditions. Please refer to Conditions Treated for more information on ailments that lend themselves to being treated with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.
My specific areas of interest are:
Youth and Adult Sports Injury (Orthopedics) Completed Advanced Training in the Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Sports Injury and Pain
Menopause and Womens Health
I tailor each of my treatments to meet the unique needs of each patient, blending different Chinese medicine therapies, such as Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Cupping, Massage, Gua Sha, Herbal and Dietary Therapy.
One of my specialities is treating sports-related injuries in young people. I developed this interest as a result of my involvement with my son's sports activities. (He plays competitive level baseball, soccer, basketball and recently learned to surf.) Please read testimonials on the Treatments tab.
Lori Stephens, MSTOM, L.A.c, CMT
Why is a dragonfly alighting on my logo?
Dragonflies are admired throughout the world as a symbol of transformation and renewal. Among the millions of insects on the planet, the dragonfly stands apart for its beauty, its flexibility, its poise and its power. After spending most of its life beneath the water in the development stage, it emerges as a graceful adult, with irridescent wings that both refract and reflect the colors of the rainbow. Dragonflies exemplify the virtue of living IN the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t and to make informed choices and, like the dragonfly, to live your life without regrets.
Alternative Medicine Offers A Range of Therapies
Acupuncture is a centuries-old form of medicine
that originated in China and that is gaining fast
acceptance worldwide. Acupuncture involves
pricking the skin with very thin needles to alleviate
pain and to treat various physical and mental
Cupping uses suction to relieve sore pain from sore muscles, tension, back, shoulder and neck pain, the common cold and influenza.
Acupuncture and Massage therapy are used as effective treatments for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Today, businesses, clinics, hospitals, airports and even shopping malls offer massage therapy as a health aid.
Gua sha therapy involves a gentle scraping of the skin to promote circulation and reduce pain.