Dr. Kelsi Sando L.Ac.
Dr. Kelsi Sando L.Ac.
Dr. Kelsi is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a California Board Certified Herbalist. She specializes in the treatment of headaches/migraines, anxiety and stress related conditions, and complex immune and neuroimmune disorders such as: chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, allergies and sensitivities, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), interstitial cystitis (IC), and related conditions. Kelsi also has advanced training in women’s health and fertility, cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling, as well as conditions of the head, neck, and face, such as: headaches, migraines, Bell’s Palsy, sinus concerns, and TMJD.
Kelsi completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine where she also competed as an NCAA division 1 track and field athlete. As an undergraduate student, she had her sights set on medical school. She was a disciplined student, dedicated athlete, and worked as a clinical research scientist. She was burning the candle at both ends; by her senior year, Kelsi was burnt out! She was mentally and emotionally fatigued, and consequently her athletic performance and physical well-being suffered. This experience gave Kelsi a unique understanding of the mind-body connection, the importance of living a balanced lifestyle, and a gentler and more holistic view of health and well-being.
Rather than continuing her original path towards medical school, Kelsi decided to attend Naturopathic medical school as this felt more aligned with her understanding of health, and the vision she had of providing medical care that is holistic, gentle, compassionate, and individualized. But, during her first year of Naturopathic medical school, Kelsi became ill. She was unknowingly living in an apartment with unsafe levels of black mold which caused her various distressing symptoms and led to multiple autoimmune condition diagnoses. She had to withdraw from her medical school program. She was derailed, devastated, and desperate, that is until she discovered Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. During one of her first acupuncture sessions, she couldn’t believe how much easier she was able to breathe after just one acupuncture needle was inserted. She experienced first-hand how quickly and sometimes drastically acupuncture could affect the nervous system and immune system. Kelsi’s recovery was far from quick or easy, but her acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments helped her to build back up her strength and resiliency. Once she was back on her feet, Kelsi knew she wanted to help others having similar experiences to hers, and that acupuncture was an invaluable tool in doing so. She enrolled and graduated with her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego.
Kelsi now works with patients managing a wide variety of conditions. In all cases, Kelsi’s patient care is gentle, compassionate, and individualized. She takes a holistic approach to healing and considers and addresses the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of her patients.
Kelsi’s treatment plans are as unique as each of her patients. She provides acupuncture treatments, herbal medicine recommendations, cupping therapy, gua sha, moxibustion, vitamin and supplement recommendations, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, and when necessary, will perform functional medicine testing. She is also certified in microneedling and completed her microneedling certification course through San Diego Cosmetic Acupuncture. Kelsi looks forward to partnering with you on your journey to wellness.
Areas of Specialty:
Allergies & Sensitivities
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
Prenatal, & Postpartum Care
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture
Acupuncture Initial Appointment $120
Acupuncture Follow Up $85
Acupuncture + Cupping/Gua Sha $100
Cupping/Gua Sha $55
Herbal Medicine Initial Consultation $75
Herbal Medicine Follow Up $55
Signature Acupuncture Facial $145
Facial Acupuncture $85