Acupuncture is most commonly known for treating pain, however it can address many different health issues. Dr. Antoine uses the needles to help your body begin to heal itself as nature intended.

Why would a patient choose Acupuncture?

“Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help heal the body. It is a holistic method that can affect every aspect of health and wellness.”

Along with chronic pain, acupuncture can treat problems with infertility, auto immune disorders, arthritis and fibromyalgia, GI disruption and all types of neuropathy. An initial consultation with Dr. Antoine can help you decide if acupuncture is right for you…if it is, your initial treatment can begin that very same appointment!

What you can expect at your acupuncture appointments

What you an expect at your acupuncture appointments:

Quick and Painless

-No reason to be needle shy, many times you won’t even feel them go in, AND you can be in and out of the treatment in less than 35 minutes.

Treatment Course

-The number of treatments needed can only be decided after an initial consultation with Dr. Antoine. It will vary depending on several factors such as the specific condition, how long you’ve had it and severity of the problem.

Initial Consultation

-During your first visit, we will gather all the necessary health history from you so Dr. Antoine can make an informed decision about your treatment options based on clinical evidence based studies and data.


You will be seen in the office 2-4 times a week, depending on your specific health issue, until maximum improvement has been attained. Then you will move into a maintenance schedule that may only be 1 or 2 times a month.

Symptom Relief

Many times acupuncture treatment will result in either a complete absence of symptoms, regardless of how severe they are or how long you’ve been experiencing them.

Common conditions we treat at Acupuncture Wellness are:


  • Low back pain/sciatica
  • Disc issues in the spine
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis, fibromyalgia
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • And so much more!

GI disorders

  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • IBS symptoms
  • And so much more!

Respiratory disorders

  • Sinus pain
  • Asthma
  • Sore throat
  • And so much more!

Neurological and musculoskeletal issues

  • Migraine
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Facial tics
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle soreness and tightness
  • And so much more!

Common questions regarding acupuncture.

Am I a candidate for acupuncture?

There are numerous studies that have proven acupuncture to be a successful tool in managing pain and other health issues. Many of the patients at Acupuncture Wellness have come to us stating that they’ve tried everything, and nothing works. Acupuncture is something that should be considered as a treatment plan for most people.

How many treatments will it take to get me better?

The number of treatments is dependent on factors such as how severe the issue is and how long it’s been around. Most patients will be seen in the office anywhere form 2-4 times a week (severity and length of problem) until maximum improvement has been achieved. After that, patients move into a maintenance program which can be as little as 1 or 2 times a month.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Not at all! Many time patients don’t even feel the needles and they end up taking a short nap during their treatments. That’s how we like it! Patients generally feel refreshed and relaxed after treatments. We like to call it the “acu high.”

Is acupuncture covered by insurance

Insurance companies treat only a few, very specific things that generally don’t fix the root of the problem, and because of that, Acupuncture Wellness is an out of network provider for insurance. We can provide receipts/superbills for patients to turn in to their insurance companies for possible reimbursement.

Before you can start on your way, the first thing is an evaluation!

Dr. Antoine will meet with you in an initial consultation to evaluate your issue and determine if acupuncture can help you. If you are a good candidate, she will create a custom treatment plan that will include the most appropriate services to get you back on your way to doing what you love as quickly as possible!

Ready to say goodbye to your health issues and hello to your health? Call us today at: 858 312 9319

Acupuncture Wellness

338 Via Vera Cruz San Marcos, CA 92078

We are located behind Restaurant Row on San Marcos Blvd. 


9:00-3:00 Monday-Friday