Atsushi Kanomata is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) San Diego in 2003 with a Masters in Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. He holds an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University's department of Exercise and Nutritional Science. He has been practicing acupuncture since 2004 first on Oahu, Hawaii and now in San Diego for the past 10 years.
Atsushi has first hand experience of the power of acupuncture and alternative medicine. As a teenager suffered a severe low back injury that sidelined him from competitive sports and even normal daily activities. This injury set the path for which would be his life long pursuit to further understanding of the human body.
Atsushi's interests in sports such as surfing, golf, yoga and martial arts: combined with his Education in Kinesiology and Oriental Medicine gives him a unique understanding in the movement of the body.
Atsushi Kanomata holds a Medical Certification through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) which enables him to perform golf-specific injury assessment and rehabilitation techniques to get golfers performing to the next level.
Atsushi is also certified as a Practioner of Symmetry. Symmetry is a patented physics-based program which focuses on pain relief through postural re-alignment and corrective exercises. This system takes measurements of physical misalignment and personalized exercise routines are created for each individual patient.
Julio Guluarte DACM, MSc, L.Ac, CMT is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, and certified massage therapist. He complemented his studies with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and has cultivated a passion for treating and managing chronic pain. Julio graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and is licensed by the California Acupuncture Board.
With over a decade of experience as a practicing massage therapist, his background in bodywork allows him to take a unique approach to treating his patients. He enjoys incorporating acupuncture and diverse massage techniques to effectively treat pain and bring his patients back into balance. Julio uses acupuncture, cupping, and various massage modalities such as trigger point, myofascial release, and Tui Na Manual Therapy to improve the quality of life of his patients. By skillfully merging multiple modalities Julio customizes each treatment to fit the unique needs of every patient. This allows him to effectively treat a variety of conditions such as acute and chronic pain, muscle tension, insomnia, anxiety, and chronic fatigue.
Julio first learned about the benefits of acupuncture firsthand, after suffering from a debilitating back injury that prevented him from functioning and enjoying his daily life. After a series of acupuncture treatments, the pain he was experiencing was eliminated and he was once again able to enjoy his life. This profound experience inspired him to study Traditional Chinese Medicine in the hopes of bringing the healing ability of acupuncture to his patients.
“I want to empower my patients with the powerful tools of acupuncture and massage so that they can more fully enjoy their lives.”