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Meet Lan Quach of SD Family Acupuncture in Hillcrest

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lan Quach.

Lan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve had an interest in the holistic approach to healing for a very long time. My journey started with massage therapy and working as a full time massage therapist. While I enjoyed the therapeutic value that massage brings, I always felt that its effectiveness was somewhat limited. I soon decided to complete an HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner) qualification which really opened my eyes to the complex systems of energy and blood flow within the body, and how this is related to good health.

From there, the jump to acupuncture and Chinese herbs was a no-brainer. Working as a licensed acupuncturist and building my own practice has only fueled my love for this gentle and effective form of medicine. I now see and treat a range of internal and external conditions on a daily basis, and continue to make positive impacts on the health and lives of my patients.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It took me some time to complete my acupuncture degree. I took two leaves of absence – one when my second daughter was born, and one when my father was diagnosed with liver cancer. Although he has since passed I am truly grateful for being able to treat him with acupuncture and relieve many of the painful symptoms he was battling.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
In my practice at San Diego Family Acupuncture ( I treat a wide range of internal, external and emotional conditions. I specialize in treating all manner of women’s issues, skin conditions, gastrointestinal issues, arthritis, as well as mild and chronic pain (particularly migraines and sciatica). I’ve found that acupuncture is also very effective in treating mental issues like panic attacks and anxiety, as well as boosting mental clarity.

What makes me different from other acupuncturists is the way I combine acupuncture with herbs and dietary counseling. My role is to make patients better for the long term and that often requires a lifestyle change. I usually provide diet and lifestyle advice that is tailored to a suit a patient’s constitution.

What were you like growing up?
I was a bookworm growing up. Being from an immigrant family with two parents who barely spoke English I was not allowed to ride around the neighborhood after school with the other kids. We never ate out at restaurants and never, ever went on vacation. So I spent my time at the library and fell in love with reading and books at an early age.


  • I charge $135 for an initial visit, and $85 for subsequent visits

Contact Info:

  • Address: 420 Walnut Ave
    San Diego, CA 92103
  • Website:
  • Phone: (858) 334 9311
  • Email:

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