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Andrea Beck is a board certiﬁed acupuncturist licensed by the state of California’s Acupuncture Board. She received her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Paciﬁc College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. She also attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Andrea originally pursued a different career path post UCSD occupying a position at a private biotech company followed by one at the renowned Scripps Research Institute over a 10 year period. At Scripps she had the opportunity to work on her own research project while contributing to multiple publications in prestigious scientiﬁc journals. A sequence of events including physical health problems and spiritual self-development led Andrea to discover she is a healer at heart. Her background in science and her experience as a healer makes her an excellent practitioner utilizing an integrated approach to the human body and disease. Andrea participated in multiple externships including, working at a seniors free clinic specializing in chronic pain and disease and working in the athletic department at UCSD focusing on orthopedic disorders. Andrea is also a Certiﬁed Massage Therapist and practices Tui Na, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massage. She specializes in chronic pain, digestive disorders, gynecological issues, and orthopedic conditions. Andrea is a San Diego native, raised in the San Diego County community of La Mesa. She loves to hike, camp outdoors, and practice yoga, and has a background in belly dancing and martial arts. Her passion for practicing the art of an ancient medicine is revealed by her dedication to healing others and herself. For more information on Andrea you can follow her on her personal website at http://andreabecklac.wix.com/andreabecklac