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Seitz Acupuncture and Integrative Health

DR. Gretchen E. Seitz, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, AC, CH
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist


Seitz Acupuncture - A Place for Healing®, is a family medicine practice, so patients who come are of all ages and all stages. We treat fertility patients and expectant Moms, postpartum moms, and their babies and toddlers. The supportive spouses of these wonderful women need treatment too, so couples often come in together on Couples Saturday, when many couples have an opportunity to make appointments at the same time. Both get a chance to relax and recuperate from the common stresses of daily life and child rearing. Our youngest patients are usually infants and then teens who often come in with school sports injuries. We also see patients who have suffered repetitive motion injuries that sometimes occur at work, or injuries as a result of sports, or motor vehicle accidents. My oldest patients are in their 80's and even 90's."

Dr. Seitz graduated magna cum laude from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl.Ac., Dipl.OM.), as well as the California State Acupuncture Board (L.Ac.), she has been in private practice in the Banker's Hill area of San Diego since 2002.

The focus of her practice is on gentle and profoundly effective acupuncture techniques. She continues to develop her ability through the study of the time-honored techniques taught by the renowned Japanese master, Ikeda Masakazu Sensei

Although she was born in Rochester, New York, Dr. Seitz spent her formative years in England and Japan, as well as the U.S. This exposure to cultures outside the U.S. afforded her the opportunity to develop an awareness of various spiritual, cultural and philosophical ideologies at a very young age.

After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Asian Studies and Japanese language at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Upstate New York, she and her husband moved to San Diego, where she obtained her master's degree in Traditional East Asian Medicine.

Dr. Seitz completed her doctoral degree (D.A.O.M.) at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2013. Her research on consciousness studies continues to focus on acupuncture efficacy and the awakening of human consciousness.

Outside of her practice Dr. Seitz is an avid reader who continues to study and broaden her knowledge of the classic Chinese medical texts. She also thoroughly enjoys being a mother to her two young daughters.

Dr. Seitz is a member of the American Acupuncture Council, and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM).

Many insurance plans cover acupuncture. Check with your plan, then call our office at 619-302-6846 to see if Seitz Acupuncture is contracted with your insurance provider. UHC patients with acupuncture benefits are welcome!


"I felt much better after the last time I saw you. Whatever you did it worked, and worked fast."
Anonymous with shoulder pain


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Seitz Acupuncture office in Bankers Hill Neighborhood in San Diego

Seitz Acupuncture office in the Bankers Hill Neighborhood in
San Diego

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One of the Treatment Rooms at Seitz Acupuncture

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Pacific College of
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phone (619) 302 - 6846
email: gretchen@seitzacupuncture.com
3320 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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