Who we are:
It may come as a surprise that acupuncture was not invented with needles. Needleless acupuncture has been around for over 2000 years, while needles only started being used after the invention of steel in the 1600′s. I, Josh Nerenberg MSTOM (Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine), use the original form of Acupuncture called Teishin. The word Teishin, signifies a needle or probe that does not penetrate the skin. Modern modalities of the ancient treatment include using a non-invasive, soothing, and painless, Therapik infrared light, Acu-laser, and TENS Acupen. Throughout my 4-year masters education, I have treated patients at the Pacific College Clinic, Rady Children’s Hospital, and the Senior Center of San Diego. I specialize in anxiety, depression and pain (specifically, back pain, neck pain, and arthritis)
Mission & Vision:
Peace of Mind Acupuncture was founded on the principle that all healthcare and treatments should be unique to the individual. I believe that appropriate Western medicine, used in conjunction with Acupuncture and Herbs, can help heal the person as a whole, in body, mind, and in spirit.
What we do:
I use a combination of focused acu-therapik, acu-magnets, acu-pen, biofeedback, essential oils, and customized encapsulated herbal formulas to create a non-invasive, soothing, and painless healing treatment. My first priority is for the comfort and relaxation of my patients. I believe medicine, comfort, and relaxation should be synonymous for healing to take place. I invite you to make that first step to make that change in your life. Come in for a free consultation and we can discuss if acupuncture will be effective for you.
How Does Needleless Acupuncture Work?
Western medicine’s strength is in its ability to intervene with strong, man-made resources that essentially are used to take over for the body and repair problems from the outside-in like a mechanic repairing a machine. The goal of acupuncture is to stimulate the body’s own intrinsic resource – healing from the inside out.Acupuncture works by helping the body heal itself by stimulating internal resources.
Acupuncture works by helping the body get more out of its own natural healing resources. Our bodies produce a wide range of natural pain relieving substances, natural anti-inflammatory chemistry, hormones, immune system enhancers, and so forth, all without the need for outside drugs. In fact some of our most effective drugs are man-made synthetic copies of the chemistry our body makes naturally like cortisone. In modern medicine we made the mistake of assuming that when a problem lingers and is not healed right away by our internal natural resources, this must mean it is beyond our body’s ability to heal. We then look to bring-in outside resources like drugs or surgery to address the problem. The fact is though, that just because a problem is not healed right away by our internal resources does not necessarily mean it is beyond those resources. We don’t always get 100% from our inside self-healing resources anymore than we get 100% our of our brain’s resources or our muscles’ resources. Acupuncture helps us squeeze more out of natural ability to heal ourselves — to get us closer to 100% of our full potential.”
How many treatments do I need to see results?
Acupuncture is both therapeutic and diagnostic and with each treatment we will learn a little more about how the treatment is proceeding and whether we seem to be meeting, exceeding, or falling short of our expectations. There is a beginning, middle and end to a treatment process.The beginning is where we see any type of improvement in the pattern of symptoms, the middle is where we build on this and take it as far as possible, and the end is where we make sure the progress will be as stable and lasting as possible. Based on the response we see in the beginning stage, I will know better and inform you on what is likely to happen in the middle and ending stages. It is difficult to know just how a patient will respond in the beginning. Some feel marked improvement from the very first treatment and move immediately into the middle stage. Others may take several treatments before showing modest improvement. However, I stress to all patients that if they want to try acupuncture they will need to be willing to give it at least 5-7 treatments to enter this beginning phase of healing. **(To help alleviate the cost of our services and get the maximum therapeutic benefit, ageless acupuncture offers block treatment packages. All packages are pro-rated, so if at any point you want to stop, we offer 100% refund on all unused treatments.) If we don’t see beginning improvement by 7 treatments we will have to discuss the viability of further treatment because the odds that the treatment will eventually kick-in fall with each successive treatment beyond this point.
Can your treatments help my condition?
We offer a free consultation (30 min – $60 value) to discuss your condition, answer any questions you have about acupuncture, and decide your best road to success. We believe every person and every condition is unique. By meeting and discussing your condition we will be able to give you an honest estimate whether or not we think the treatments will be successful.
30 Minutes – Free ($60 Value)
Needleless Acupuncture Treatment
45 Minute Treatment – $120
Needleless Acupuncture Package
5 Treatments: 45 Minutes – $299 ($60 a Treatment – 50% Off)
Includes Free Customized Herbal Formula ($40 Value!)
30 min – $60 – All formulas are completely natural, and hand-made. Each formula is fully customizable, tailored, and encapsulated for your needs.
Some of the things our patients have said about us
My husband and I started acupuncture treatment with a great degree of skepticism but it was our last resort to find a cure for my husband’s anxiety problem. It was affecting his quality of life. To our amazement after visiting Josh for a number of weeks he is completely cured of his anxiety. I still can’t believe this miracle that Josh has performed and I am now a true believer in his treatment. The 100% success rate for his disabling anxiety problem speaks volumes for the power of acupuncture and Josh’s complete competency in his field. Thank you Josh!
I have been coming to Josh for the treatment of severe panic attacks. My stress levels are always minimal after I leave Josh’s office. I am calm and at peace. When Josh first started seeing me, I was WIRED (for lack of a better word)…now I relax and fall asleep on the table, and leave feeling great.I enjoy seeing Josh because I can communicate with him. He answers any questions or concerns I may have. He an understanding and kind person. He’s great at what he does and he clearly enjoys what he does for his patients.
I have had an extensive amount of acupuncture done. I went for anxiety/depression and to balance my energy. I have found the whole process to be very powerful and effective
Acupuncture is very relaxing and gives me more energy, pain relief and a general feeling of well-being. The treatments are given in a peaceful and very supportive atmosphere.
I visited Josh initially with great skepticism to attempt to get relief from chronic depression. I was seeking out anything contrary to the approach with which several doctors had treated me (more and more pills). I was out of hope that I could and would get any better, so I figured it was worth a try. I began treatment and a few short months later, my skepticism has melted into tangible relief! I am no longer surviving as a victim of my body, but in greater harmony with it. I am all-around a more happy person, and this was no small feat! I am so very thankful that I gave Josh and acupuncture a try; I fear what I would be like today had I not.
On the advice of a friend I sought out an acupuncturist for the treatment of anxiety as well as insomnia. Each session, along with being extremely calming in and of itself, has contributed to what I’ve noticed has been a real decline in my anxiety and an increase in my ability to sleep well and through the night. I’m so pleased with the results and I definitely recommend it to others with anxiety and insomnia. And as a side note to those who may be anxious about just receiving acupuncture, relax! It’s a very calming experience!
Acupuncture and Anxiety
Acupuncture for anxiety and anxiety disorders–a systematic literature review
- Pilkington K,
- Kirkwood G,
- Rampes H,
- Cummings M,
- Richardson J.
Source: School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK.
Acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin secretion and reduces insomnia and anxiety: a preliminary report.
- Spence DW,
- Kayumov L,
- Chen A,
- Lowe A,
- Jain U,
- Katzman MA,
- Shen J,
- Perelman B,
- Shapiro CM.
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Auricular acupuncture: a potential treatment for anxiety.
- Wang SM,
- Kain ZN.
Source: Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06521, USA.
Acupuncture for anxiety.
- Errington-Evans N.
Source: HywelDda Health Board, Physio Department, Bro Cerwyn Centre, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, UK.
Intramuscular and periosteal acupuncture for anxiety and sleep quality in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain–an evaluator blind, controlled study.
- Hansson Y,
- Carlsson C,
- Olsson E.
Source: KarolinskaInstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Acupuncture for anxiety.
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Journal: CNS NeurosciTher. 2012 Apr;18(4):277-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-5949.2011.00254.x. Epub 2011 Jun 7.
Acupuncture for Depression
Acupuncture for depression: a review of clinical applications.
- Wu J,
- Yeung AS,
- Schnyer R,
- Wang Y,
- Mischoulon D.
Source: Neural Systems Group, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
Acupuncture for depression: a randomized controlled trial.
- Allen JJ,
- Schnyer RN,
- Chambers AS,
- Hitt SK,
- Moreno FA,
- Manber R.
Source: Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721-0068, USA.
Laser acupuncture for depression: a randomised double blind controlled trial using low intensity laser intervention.
- Quah-Smith I,
- Smith C,
- Crawford JD,
- Russell J.
Source: School of Psychiatry University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia.
Acupuncture for the treatment of major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial.
- Andreescu C,
- Glick RM,
- Emeremni CA,
- Houck PR,
- Mulsant BH.
Source: Department of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Is acupuncture beneficial in depression: a meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials?
- Wang H,
- Qi H,
- Wang BS,
- Cui YY,
- Zhu L,
- Rong ZX,
- Chen HZ.
Source: Department of Pharmacology and Biostatistics, Institute of Medical Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China.
Acupuncture for depression.
- Smith CA,
- Hay PP,
- Macpherson H.
Source: Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, The University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, New South Wales, Australia, 1797.
Acupuncture in patients with minor depressive episodes and generalized anxiety. Results of an experimental study.
- Eich H,
- Agelink MW,
- Lehmann E,
- Lemmer W,
- Klieser E.
Source:KlinikfürPsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, am EvangelischenKrankenhaus Gelsenkirchen Universitätsklinik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Laser acupuncture for mild to moderate depression in a primary care setting–a randomised controlled trial.
- Quah-Smith JI,
- Tang WM,
- Russell J.
Source: Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
Acupuncture and Stress
Acupuncture is effective to attenuate stress and stimulate lymphocyte proliferation in the elderly.
- Pavão TS,
- Vianna P,
- Pillat MM,
- Machado AB,
- Bauer ME.
Source: Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Institute of Biomedical Research, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil.
Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial.
- Hollifield M,
- Sinclair-Lian N,
- Warner TD,
- Hammerschlag R.
Source: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Family and Geriatric Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.
Acupuncture inhibits sympathetic activation during mental stress in advanced heart failure patients.
- Middlekauff HR,
- Hui K,
- Yu JL,
- Hamilton MA,
- Fonarow GC,
- Moriguchi J,
- Maclellan WR,
- Hage A.
Source: University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Medicine (Cardiology), 90095, USA.
Acupuncture effects on reflex responses to mental stress in humans.
- Middlekauff HR,
- Yu JL,
- Hui K.
Source: University of California Los Angeles Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Los Angeles 90095, USA.
Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and prospective clinical trials.
- Kim YD,
- Heo I,
- Shin BC,
- Crawford C,
- Kang HW,
- Lim JH.
Source: School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 626-870, Republic of Korea.
The relationship between perceived stress, acupuncture, and pregnancy rates among IVF patients: a pilot study.
- Judith Balk,
- MD MPH,
- Janet Catov,
- Brandon Horn,
- Kimberly Gecsi,
- Anthony Wakim,
Acupuncture for Panic attacks
Can acupuncture and acupressure relieve panic and anxiety?
Panic Attacks and Acupuncture.
Acupuncture and Mental Health.
- By:Diane Joswick,
Acupuncture for Panic Disorder: Reduce Anxiety Symptoms with Acupuncture.
Acupuncture for Panic Attacks.
By Lynn Jaffee, on August 17th, 2009
6940 Alvarado Rd,
Suite B, San Diego,
Peace of Mind Needleless Acupuncture is located in Day Spa In the City. We are located in the same parking lot as DZ Akins off the 8 Freeway and La Mesa Blvd Exit. If parking is full, we have an agreement with Marie Calenders that you can freely park in their lot.
Questions and Inquiries
Phone: (855) SDACUPT = (855) 732-2878