Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. Today it is commonly practiced in western medicine to complement medical treatment. Acupuncture uses meridians (an energy pathway in the body) to stimulate the ability to promote balance, energy and healing.
The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges acupuncture to be effective for:
Dr. Camille Loveman, DACM, LA-C is a California State Board Licensed acupuncturist and herbal therapist with 15 years of experience in healthcare settings. She began her career with a focus on western medicine, completing a pre-med program through UC Berkeley and later working on addiction medicine and pediatric hepatology in a clinical research setting at the University of California San Francisco. Camille later transitioned to traditional Chinese medicine after studying at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and the ZheJiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China.
She wholeheartedly believes that eastern and western techniques can be complementary, and uses multimodal treatment programs such as tui na, acupuncture, and herbal medicine to achieve the best long-term results for her patients. Her dedication to improving the quality of her patients’ lives is marked by developing treatment plans designed to improve and maintain overall health while also targeting specific symptoms. Camille has extensive training in pain and stress management, as well as women's health, sleep, and digestive disorders. She also continues to advance clinical acupuncture research, working on a low back pain protocol in the hopes of discovering new benefits, applications, and more effective treatment programs. In her free time she enjoys yoga, soccer, running, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.