About Dr. Sonya Bhakta

Dr. Sonya Bhakta

DACM, LAc.

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Sometimes in life, the passion finds you, and your world is forever changed. This is how my story into Integrative Medicine began, I instantly became intrigued with this ancient system of Eastern medicine and its infinite healing capabilities.

My goal is to curate a protocol that caters to the individual needs of the patient utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach by offering acupuncture, herbal medicine, adjunct therapies along with nutritional and lifestyle advice. Applying an Eastern Medicine approach with West holistic methodology, and taking into consideration the whole spectrum of the physical, mental, lifestyle and environmental influences. By looking at various Functional Medicine factors such as genetics, nutrition, hormone balance, gut health and bridging to the Eastern Medicine World.

Having experience in a variety of wellness centers ranging from the Veterans Clinic to a Cosmetic Acupuncture setting, I have treated a vast range of ailments. My knowledge and expertise is continuously expanding. My focus and interests currently are in cosmetic acupuncture, women’s health and infertility, mental-emotional health, gastrointestinal issues, allergies, pain management and dermatological conditions.

Coming forth with dedication and compassion, my vision is to join you on your healing journey and provide a sense of deep wellness into your cells ~ that create healing ripples out into the world!

MODALITIES

Herbal Pharmacology
Acupuncture
Moxibustion
Cupping therapy
Electrostimulation

Abdominal Massage
Tui Na/Deep tissue Massage
Face Reading Diagnosis
Five Element Theory
Balance Method

Crystal Healing
Aromatherapy
Meditation/Qi Gong practices
Nutrition/Food therapy

Functional Medicine

SPECIALITIES

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Hormonal imbalances
Allergies (food, environment, mold)
Dermatological Conditions
Gastrointestinal Issues
Autoimmune Disorders

Women’s health/Reproduction
Mental-Emotional
Scar tissue
Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation
Microneedling

CREDENTIALS

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)~Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM)~Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

3500 hours of theory and clinical practice

University of California Riverside ~ Bachelors of Science in Biology

State of California: Acupuncture Board California License #: 18802

Current in First Aid/CPR/AED

East Haradin Facial Rejuvenation Certification 

Microneedling and Nanoneedling for Acupuncturists

YSU: Integrative Women's Health and Reproductive Medicine Certificate

THE ACUPUNCTURISTS’ OATH

I promise to follow the way of the Great Physician,

to live in harmony with nature,

and to teach my patients to do the same.

I will strive to maintain a clear mind,

and hold myself to the highest standards.

I shall look upon those who are in grief as though I myself have been afflicted,

and I will respond with empathy.

I shall develop an attitude of compassion, of benevolence,

and of care for all patients,

regardless of their particular circumstances.

I promise to perform my responsibilities carefully, thoughtfully,

and to the best of my ability.

Above all, I will maintain a peaceful presence and an open heart.

Based on the Oath of Sun Si Miao (c. 581-682) (core of Chinese medical ethics)

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