Dr. Ana Valderrama, DACM, L.Ac.
About Dr. Ana
Dr. Ana graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), a prestigious acupuncture school in the United States. She is also licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board (L.Ac.) and Certified Cupping Therapist.
She was born in Brazil, where she spent her childhood and early adult years. She has worked as a pre-school teacher and in the corporate marketing field, and came across acupuncture in search for healing of her own ailments. She was fascinated by Oriental Medicine and her professional life took a big turn.
She has years of experience working in the clinical setting both at PCOM and her private practice. She interned at Rady’s Children Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Dr. Ana is the mother of 2 young children and has experienced the wonders and struggles of conception, pregnancy, and pre/postpartum periods. She understands the challenges of raising a child and providing a safe, nurturing and healthy environment while engendering a well-adjusted citizen.
To use my knowledge and experience to support patients on their journey of healing. To listen with an open heart, to empathize and with compassion, customize a course of treatments which best fits patients’ needs and desires. To make use of the necessary healing modalities to allow patient recovery in the most efficient way. To empower patients with means to improve their own health so they may maintain their physiological and emotional balance and avoid illnesses. To respect and care for all patients who seek my support with gratitude.
To continuously invest in my personal and professional growth in order to be a better version of myself on personal and professional spheres each day. To inspire family, friends, patients and the community to value their health and wellbeing and together shape a healthier world.
Certified Cupping Specialist
Obstetrics & Gyn
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
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