Dr. Ronald Garcia, DACM, L.Ac
Orthopedics and Somatic Therapy
Psychoneuroimmunology: how your immune and nervous systems interact
Mental Health: anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, sleep disorders
GI Disorders: bowel disharmony such as constipation or diarrhea, IBS, abdominal discomfort, bloating, and acid reflux
Through Daoist philosophy, observation of the present, the application of eastern theory, and consideration of our modern context, I treat each person individually with attention and compassion. Treatment plans are designed to restore the body’s innate intelligence to heal and empower each person to become facilitators of their personal wellness and systemic balance.
Dr. Ronald's Story:
Dr. Ronald Garcia earned his B.A. in History from the University of California Los Angeles. While attending UCLA, he took an interest in sports medicine, anatomy, physiology, and participated in premed curricula.
He is a graduate of the Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork program at Pacific College of Health and Science where he also graduated summa cum laude and earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine degree and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
He is currently completing certification in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture from Dr. Brian Bender of the Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Inc. In addition, he has over 20 years of experience in Vipasanna meditation guided by the esteemed S.N. Goenka.
Being drawn to science and meditation, Dr. Ronald Garcia was able to observe the intersection of subatomic phenomena of the quantum world and the subtle vibration of the human body. This study has helped him move beyond pathogenic thinking and towards understanding our bodies as a biofield; a biofield that is beholden to the laws of the natural world.
As it is in Nature, so it is in us.
Understanding the imbalance of our interconnected tensegrity nature guides us to the root of our disharmonies. Expressions of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit exist as a coherent whole; restoring balance and regulation in any one of these dimensions informs all dimensions.
Dr. Ronald Garcia believes an understanding of the five elements, without and within, is a key to optimum health, and actively pursues personal internal and external balance as well as avenues to promote health and wellness within his community.
"We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything." - Guatama Buddha