Dr. Devon became a healthcare professional to work with people, be an educator and make a difference in her patient’s lives by providing an effective, preventative, and non-invasive healthcare solution. Being an acupuncturist allows her to achieve all of these goals. Early on, Dr. Devon earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy and worked as an environmental consultant implementing environmentally sustainable programs throughout the world. During this time, Dr. Devon realized she wanted to focus her passion towards creating a healthy environment to individuals seeking a better quality of life.
In 2006, Dr. Devon was accepted to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She continued her education at the Chengdu University Hospital in the Sichuan Province of China where she worked within an integrated healthcare management system. Most recently, Dr. Devon completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).
Dr. Devon is passionate about her practice and purpose in the healthcare field. Her mission is to be a compassionate listener, provide the highest quality patient-centered treatments and to educate each individual about how they can achieve optimal mental, emotional and physical wellness. Dr. Devon’s practice is diverse including pain management, sports injuries, fertility, pregnancy, pediatrics, and internal medicine.
Devon currently lives in North Park with her husband and three dogs. She interests include hiking, reading, stand up paddle boarding, interval training, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Devon holds multiple awards including Best Acupuncturists in San Diego 2016 & is a leading member of several local, state and national associations.
As a licensed acupuncturist and physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine, my mission is to provide the highest caliber of real, hands-on care combining eastern therapies with modern science customized to fit each person’s specific needs. I believe the largest part of wellness can be achieved and maintained through lifestyle and self care, with interventions to correct imbalances and promote health. My goal is to educate and guide my patients along this path. I specialize in pain management, sports medicine, women’s health and fertility. In addition, I practice internal medicine and I am able to manage an array of complaints from sinus and digestive problems to stress, anxiety and depression.
After experiencing great relief from both neck and low back injuries through acupuncture, I decided to pursue a career in acupuncture, and earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. In addition, I completed a two-year clinical internship at Pacific College in general medicine, as well as Acusport, a leading health center in orthopedic rehabilitation. I held further internships at San Diego Cancer Center and San Diego Senior’s Clinic.
Prior to establishing my acupuncture practice, I built a thriving massage practice in San Juan Capistrano, CA, where I was lucky to work with Lisa Sherwood, CNM at Beach Cities Midwifery performing massage and acupressure during labor and childbirth. In addition, I have worked with multiple professional athletes, from the NFL to the US Olympic team.
I engage in a love of travel and culture with my husband Eric, which I combine as frequently as possible with backpacking, rock climbing, surfing, yoga and a general spirit for the outdoors. We have recently acquired a small home orchard and I am learning to be a farmer. I enjoy immensely and couldn’t possibly do without my wonderful community of family and friends, for which I give constant thanks.