Meet The Practitioner

Known for her patient-centered approach to medicine and gentle demeanor, Licensed Acupuncturist Therese M. Powers, LAC, brings sincerity, warmth, and individualized care to each interaction at her San Luis Obispo acupuncture office. Here, she combines time-honored traditions with results-based practices to best meet the unique needs of her patients. Through a series of natural therapies including acupuncture, herbal treatments, and nutritional counseling, Therese provides complete, balanced healthcare to suit your lifestyle.

In order to customize a treatment plan that best meets your individual goals, a thorough consultation is essential.  Call (805) 748-8885, or email our San Luis Obispo acupuncture practice to schedule your initial visit.  Therese offers complimentary 15 minute phone consultations so that you may determine if SLO Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine is a proper fit for your needs.

A Trusted Professional

As a trusted adviser and medical professional, Therese takes her clients’ healthcare seriously. She values the relationship between practitioner and patient and honors this essential dynamic by being respectful of her clients’ trust, privacy, and personal needs. At SLO Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, every patient is treated as though they are the only client for the day and only those treatments that are most beneficial are recommended.

Because Therese is genuinely concerned for the well-being of those she treats, she is happy to offer referrals for individuals who find that Chinese medicine is not appropriate for them. Her goal is to help you feel and live your best – whether through acupuncture or more conventional methods of medicine.

Training and Credentials

Therese has demonstrated her dedication to the practice of Chinese medicine through extensive graduate education and training. Some of her academic and professional accomplishments include:

  • A Masters Degree from the nationally recognized Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California – one of the only accredited alternative medicine institutions in the United States.
  • Official licensure from the State Board of California, a regulatory agency that recognizes only those practitioners that have undergone extensive education and training, passed a national examination, and uphold strict ethical codes of conduct.
  • Completion of more than 3,000 hours of training in both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Participation in an advanced study program at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (China) in the field of internal medicine and pain management.

Areas of Specialization

Although Therese has experience treating a wide range of conditions, she has special interest and training in the following areas:

  • Women’s health
  • Liver health/Hepatitis C
  • Addiction
  • Pain management
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Allergies

Therese has also trained with Northern California’s acclaimed doctor Maureen Rozenn, who specializes in fertility and women’s health. Her 3-year apprenticeship with Dr. Rozenn included additional clinical instruction at a Hepatitis C treatment center, as well as intense training in Japanese acupuncture, liver health, and pain management.