Accupunture / Massage Therapy

Dr. Lauren M. Hayden         DAOM, L. Ac., RYT

Whole Health Therapeutics

Phone: 858-333-2151


As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, certified massage therapist and yoga instructor, as well as an avid dancer, Lauren’s ultimate aim is to inspire people to take a proactive approach toward health and wellbeing.  After an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, a minor in dance and work as an athletic trainer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Lauren went on to study Eastern medicine practices including acupuncture, Chinese herbology and nutrition, Tui Na and Thai massage, as well as Qi Gong (energetic based breathing and movement exercises) and earned a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA.  In practice, Lauren uses a multi-modality approach that combines motor point sports acupuncture and electro-acupuncture, muscle channel and traditional Chinese acupuncture along with a specialized blend of Tui Na, foot reflexology, Thai and myofascial deep tissue massage.  Within the past year, Lauren completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and intensive under the tutelage of Dana Rae Paré of Infinite Yoga in San Diego.  Lauren is currently working towards her doctorate at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego where she intends to enhance her skills and knowledge as a healer and contribute to the fields of integrative orthopedic and neurological medicine.


Enjoy a unique blend of acupuncture and bodywork, therapeutic exercise instruction, and other Chinese medicine modalities such as Gua Sha, cupping and moxibustion at Pilates Plus San Diego.  Pilates Plus clients will receive 20% off their initial treatment session.

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