Janie Surico-Bennett, M.S., L. Ac.
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture
and Herbal Medicine

I have been practicing acupuncture in Encinitas since March 2009. My specialty is Japanese Acupuncture, a gentle but powerful needling technique. It is gentle enough for the needlephobe but powerful enough to treat deep pain and longterm problems. I am a firm believer that regular acupuncture will help prevent and reduce incidence of health issues. I treat a wide range of health concerns with a special passion for helping with headaches, pain, women's health, digestion, insomnia and stress management. My studies include a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. In my early youth, I earned a M.S. in Environmental Health Science, studied French in southern France, Horticulture in southern California, and Biology in Colorado.

My interest in acupuncture dates back to high school, where i wrote a research paper on acupuncture. Many years later a veterinary acupuncturist was at my home treating my cat and she mentioned a local school of Chinese Medicine. That planted the seed for what become a life-changing journey that has given me the rewarding opportunity to improve the lives of others.

I have a daily yoga practice in Encinitas that helps keep me balanced mentally and physically. I started practicing yoga in august 2004 and was immediately hooked. I use many aspects of yoga in my acupuncture practice, including breath, poses, and theory.

When I am not practicing acupuncture or yoga, I am enjoying my home near Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. I love to garden and have a special love of cacti and succulents. My gardening is often supervised by two foster cats who arrived in 2000.

If you are interested in learning more about Japanese Acupuncture or would like to schedule an appointment with me, please call or e-mail.

I treat patients in Encinitas out of my home and at Sage Health and Wellness Center.

Periodically I send a newsletter about random topics that interest me, including acupunctureThere are links to several past newsletters below. If you would like to be on my mailing list, please send me an e-mail and I will add you. You can also sign up through the preferences link at the bottom of any newsletter.

September 2012 - Fall is Here! Along with Apples! Cold/Flu Season prep & Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 2012 - Good Memories, Good Food, and Lots of Gratitude

February 2013. Quietivity, Smileology, Putting the fun in fungus, and MORE!

May 2013. Multiple Sclerosis, Oil of Oregano, and Life

August 2013. Hot Flashes, Watermelon, Acupuncture

October 2013. Transformations, Seasons, and Squash