Today we’d like to introduce you to Lidia Domagalska.
Hi Lidia, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
From a very young age, I had an interest in natural medicine. This might have been the result of my Polish heritage and observing holistic care in practice. In college, I majored in Biology with the thought of going to medical school but after interning at facilities in Africa, India, and the US, I became even more interested in offering an alternative to western medicine as a means of holistic, non-invasive healing.
I like to think that acupuncture found me. I actually started my professional education with a focus on the use of herbs and traditional Chinese medicine. My graduate school also had a nationally recognized program in acupuncture and within a short time, my concept of holistic care expanded to include acupuncture.
As a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist for over five years now, my focus has always been on providing preventative, non-invasive, affordable health care. My particular interest in developing holistic solutions that integrate effective Western and Eastern care to optimize a patient’s health.
As a current graduate of Pacific College of Health and Science, with a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture, a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a BS degree in Biology from Loyola University, I feel very qualified to offer holistic, integrative healthcare solutions. As an active practitioner, I also teach classes on the use of cupping therapy and natural facial rejuvenation.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
One of the biggest challenges in my practice has been educating Western doctors about acupuncture and its benefits. The goal of my practice is to provide optimal care to my patients. This holistic approach may involve multiple disciplines collaborating together in the best interest of the individual. Care professionals might include Western doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and acupuncturists, to name a few.
It has been an ongoing challenge for Western medicine to integrate acupuncture as a complementary source of effective care.. Western medicine is excellent in providing emergency care and treating acute disorders, while Eastern medicine plays a role, for example, in the management of chronic illness, pain, chemotherapy side-effects, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety and depression, among other conditions. The combination of the two healthcare practices can provide a holistic treatment plan for the patient and increase their quality of life.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My professional objective is to provide holistic, patient-centered care to anyone in need. I believe that a practitioner’s compassion and the development of an actively engaged patient relationship are essential to achieving and maintaining long-term health.
Guiding patients through their healing experience is a multi-step process. A key objective is to provide them with hope, offering each patient the possibility of living a pain-free and healthy life. This is accomplished by identifying the patient’s health goals and then providing them with assistance to achieve a healthy lifestyle, exercise self-love and respect for their bodies, and empower them with self-care tools.
Presenting each patient with a clear treatment plan, with recommended care from a network of multidisciplinary health professionals, and adjusting the plan as they progress, will provide the best treatment outcomes. Being fully present, and providing safe, supportive and compassionate space for the patient, will ensure the patient’s success in reaching their ultimate health.
Like most healthcare professionals who are driven to care for patients in need, I am most proud of the successes, large and small, that are acknowledged with smiles and joy. Whether a patient is afflicted by chronic pain, menstrual disorders, PTSD, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, or something as specific as Bells Palsy, Qi Acupuncture is dedicated to achieving long-term solutions for the best possible quality of life.
How do you think about happiness?
I am happiest when I see my patients reach their health goals, both physically and emotionally, and to see them advance in their practice of listening to and respecting their bodies. It empowers me to know that I can make a positive difference in a person’s life as a health professional and as an educator.
- First Visit Acupuncture $120
- Follow-up Visit Acupuncture $80
- Cupping Therapy $50
- Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture $110
- Cellulite Cupping Treatment $60
- Email: QiAcupunctureSD@gmail.com
- Website: QiAcupunctureSD.com
- Instagram: QiAcupuncture
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qiacupuncturesd
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/qi-acupuncture-san-diego
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