ABOUT DR. COELHO
I'm Dr. MaryAlice Coelho.
You can call me MaryAlice.
I am a Licensed Acupuncturist living in San Diego and lover of nature. I obtained my Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2018 from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I am forever grateful for the mentors, colleagues, patients and education the institution has given me.
While in school, I had the opportunity to provide care for chemotherapy and radiation patients at the UCSD Cancer Research Institute in Encinitas. I treated the underserved community, in collaboration with UCSD medical students, at the Pacific Beach Free Clinic. And I helped manage pain for the senior community at the Free Seniors Clinic in downtown San Diego.
And I did this all with… Acupuncture!
I am an advocate for preventative health. Therefore, I don’t only offer acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping, but I also offer lifestyle and nutritional recommendations to help you in preventing dis-ease. I believe the body wants and can heal its self. I simply want to help guide your body into that healing state. If I’m not in the office, you’ll likely find me at the beach or in my garden.
In 2016, I had the fascinating experience to study in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During my stay, I was immersed into the culture and exposed to the beauty of acupuncture from the source; including the departments of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tuina and TCM Internal Medicine.