Sherine Blair, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MSTOM
Sherine has been in practice in San Diego County since 2009. After receiving a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and a Masters in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology, she pursued and earned a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). She is certified and licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and designated a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
While Sherine enjoys and has experience in treating a wide range of conditions, she has a particular interest in treating orthopedic/musculoskeletal conditions (injuries, acute or chronic pain, post-op healing/care), all aspects of women’s health (menstrual problems, hormonal imbalances, fertility, labor induction, etc) and general wellness. She truly believes in an integrative approach to healthcare and will work in conjunction with doctors (MDs/DOs), chiropractors, physical therapists, and other related medical practitioners to give the patient the best care suited for his/her condition. In her practice, she typically uses a combination of traditional theory in conjunction with a modern, biomedical understanding and approach to treatment.
Sherine is also the on-site acupuncturist at Acushnet Company; home of both Titleist and FootJoy brands. Part of the Acushnet HealthWise program gives their employees free access to various health and wellness professionals that include acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, talk therapy, personal training, etc.
Though she is a native New Yorker, she quickly acclimated to southern California and enjoys living a healthy, fun and active lifestyle in Carmel Valley with her husband and their three-year-old daughter.
Kara Alexzander, DACM, L.Ac., CNC
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Certified Nutritionist from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy, respectively. She has spent the last 22 years studying eastern philosophies, women’s issues, food properties, styles of cooking, environmental influences and ways to support your best self, mentally and physically. Kara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus on water purity, toxic waste and land degradation. In 2009, she attended the Culinary Institute of America and Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York. She is also trained in NAET (environmental and food allergy testing) and DAO needling for chronic pain. She firmly believes each individual is unique with specific symptoms and requires individualized care plans. In her time off, as a native San Diegan, she enjoys the sunshine and hiking with her dogs.