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Balingit Acupuncture

Blending eastern and western medical perspectives.

Carl M Balingit, L.Ac.

Before Chinese medicine, I was an engineer in the nuclear industry. I started my acupuncture practice in 2006 while also networking at medical conferences, exploring the integrative medicine field. For I considered working as an in-hospital acupuncturist.

Of course, that would have required employment rather than entrepreneurship, which was disenchanting. But most undesirable, was how the Western medical establishment was being managed. The profit-centered environment in Western healthcare convinced me to choose the freedom to rather focus on patient-centered care, enabled by clinical sole proprietorship.

In accord with my patient-centered mission, I practice general medicine rather than a specialization. For instead of focusing on a specific disease, I focus on individuals and whatever they may need to not only address their concerns but also enrich their health. That is, I look at the big picture of a person’s condition.

General practice allows the treatment of diverse conditions. Those I commonly see in my practice include musculoskeletal pain and injury (i.e. orthopedics, sports medicine), digestive disorders, reproductive disorders (including infertility), and emotional disorders such as anxiety. There is also a broad range of symptoms (e.g. headaches, insomnia, fatigue) that can stand alone or accompany the above disorders and which I also treat.

In addition to acupuncture, I do cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, tui na, and shonishin. I understand that these may sound foreign, but they will feel like home. And I can translate upon request.

I prescribe customized Chinese herbal formulas, as needed.

In addition to my California acupuncture license, I am nationally certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.

The critical analysis and troubleshooting required during my engineering tenure, comes with my medical practice. So you’ll benefit from a rational diagnosis for what ails you.

Find this benefit and my acupuncture practice in Mission Hills, where serving you helps me as much as it helps you. Thank you in advance.

In Good Health,

Carl M Balingit, L.Ac.

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Education

Clinical training at Chengdu University of TCM Hospital in Sichuan Province, China

Master of Science, Traditional Oriental Medicine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

For additional background, please visit my LinkedIn Profile.