Pamela J. Jacobson, L.Ac, Dipl OM
Pamela has lived in Orange County for 32 years where she began her career as a nurse specializing in gynecology and oncology. With many years of Western medical experience, Pamela brings a unique strength to her practice of Eastern and Functional medicine in that she is able to integrate these various medicines to assure a comprehensive approach for her patients.
Pamela made the decision to return to school to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine after battling a difficult illness that was unresponsive to Western medical treatment. Upon the advice of a friend, Pamela visited a naturopath and was quickly cured using acupuncture and herbal therapy. Her recovery was so remarkable that she was compelled to return to school to learn how she could combine Eastern medicine with her Western medical experience to help those with difficult health challenges regain their health and vitality.
Today Pamela is licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine by the state of California (LAc) and is also a diplomat of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She attended a rigorous four year training program at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego campus where she graduated among the top in her class. Additionally, she has continued her education in the field of Functional Medicine, a branch of conventional medicine that utilizes laboratory testing and other modalities to identify developing conditions before they become disease.
Pamela treats a wide variety of health issues but has a particular interest in women’s health, autoimmune disease and cancer recovery.
Lisa Ponsford, MSN, FNP-C
Lisa R. Ponsford is a Nationally Certified Family Nurse Practitioner holding degrees in Business, Psychology and Nursing. After receiving her Masters Degree in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University, she began working at a Level One Trauma Center in the Inland Empire where she has been an accomplished medical provider
since 1994. Lisa has worked in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Units where
she has developed a deep appreciation for life and how quickly it can change. Feeling
the need to give back, she began teaching in the Nurse Practitioner Program at Loma Linda University. Along with her hospital work, Lisa wanted to explore her creative side and became certified in the area of Aesthetics. For the past 6 years Lisa has been specializing in Aesthetics as an injector and laser technician. She has outstanding knowledge and skill in the administration of Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and other injectables. She has a loyal and trusting client following and a great devotion to them and her work. “I truly feel individuals have the right to look and feel as healthy and beautiful as they desire”.
Lisa’s extensive training and licensing as a Nurse Practitioner allows for her to provide medical care similar to that of a primary care physician. In addition to Aesthetics, Lisa will be providing medical care at THS in the areas of Gynecology, Dermatology, Family Medicine and Urgent Care.
Raina Tsuda, DAOM, Dipl. O.M. & A.B.T, CMT
Raina graduated among the top of her class from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego with a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and recently completed her doctoral training and is now considered a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). She is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board (L.Ac.) and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Asian Bodywork Therapy by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a certified massage therapist by the California Massage Therapy Council (CMT) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
She completed acupuncture internships at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, San Diego Cancer Center, Family Recovery Center in Encinitas and UCSD Seniors’ Clinic. After graduation she completed an international training program at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China. While there, she completed rotations in Diabetes, Oncology, Cardiology and Post-stroke.
Raina’s massage training is in Tui Na, Swedish and Pohaku, Hawaiian hot stone massage. She traveled to Hawaii and received the blessing of a Hawaiian Kahuna to perform the Pohaku massage here. Raina is also a STOTT Pilates ® Fully Certified Instructor and is completing her STOTT Pilates® rehabilitation certification.
Her journey into alternative medicine began as a result of a back injury from a car accident. This experience gave her the push she needed to seek help for all of her health problems that were not improving with Western medicine. She was so inspired by the success of alternative medicine that she left her corporate job and returned to school to become a healer. Raina is currently pursuing her Doctorate in acupuncture with her dissertation focused on acupuncture’s treatment of endocrine related disease.
To learn more about Raina and her services, click here.
Grace Soltynski, DAOM, LCSW
Grace is a licensed, board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in California. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from South Baylo University, in Anaheim, California and received her Clinical Doctorate in Chinese Medicine from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California.
Grace joins The Healing Sanctuary as an anti-aging specialist, teaching her patients how to maintain their vitality as they age and how to enhance their beauty from the inside out. Additionally, Dr. Grace specializes in functional medicine and has successfully supported and treated patients with health problems such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalance, including polycystic ovary disease, and numerous orthopedic conditions. Grace uses acupuncture, herbal remedies, nutrition, tui-na, and comprehensive diagnostic laboratory tests to effectively treat her patients.
Grace is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Hospital were she worked for thirteen years, providing mental health care to women of child-bearing age and cancer patients. In addition, she completed a one year Fellowship in acupuncture at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles where she treated patients with Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease. She furthered her studies by completing an externship at Yunnan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Kunming, China. Prior to her doctorate, Grace received her Masters Degree in Psychotherapy (LCSW) from California State University, Long Beach.
Grace believes that everyone can achieve optimum health and wellness for themselves. She enjoys giving cutting edge lectures on topics such as “Finding your balance as you approach menopause and beyond”, “Natural prescription for perfect weight”, “Pain free in 6 Weeks”, “Cancer prevention”, and “Detoxify or die”.
Jerrie Le, C.M.T., R.M.T.
Jerrie has been practicing therapeutic massage since 2003, specializing in Thai, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Hot Stone therapies. Additionally she practices Reiki, Color and Stone Healing and is a Certified Nutritionist with Isotonix.
Jerrie has treated thousands of clients, beginning her career in a chiropractic clinic and transitioning to include work with physical therapy rehab and chronic pain. She enjoys working with those desiring holistic pain and stress relief.
Jerrie assesses her clients prior to treatment and customizes each session to meet her client’s specific needs. Treatments may include stretching, acupressure, relaxation massage, or intense therapeutic release, all delivered with a compassionate touch.
Jerrie truly listens to her clients in order to create an optimal healing experience.
Lee Furukawa, D.C
Dr. Lee Furukawa graduated from San Diego State in 1986 and from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1990 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and has been practicing in Orange County for over 25 years. He treats all types of musculoskeletal injuries, but specializes in sports injuries. He has treated numerous athletes ranging from High School football and soccer players to Iron Man triathletes. He has taught group exercise classes at 24 hour fitness for over 20 years. His extensive knowledge of physical fitness allows him to educate patients in simple ways to avoid and resolve sports and repetitive stress injuries. Dr. Lee believes in enlisting his patients in expediting their recovery by giving them a home program of stretching and strengthening exercises.
Devin founded Mind-Body Consultants as a way to help people heal and find their power through the arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, and meditation. For more than 13 years, he has been studying the martial arts. He received his first black belt in the Korean art of Hapkido in 2000, and taught both Hapkido and Taekwondo for 4 years. Looking for a deeper understanding of the subtleties of the mind and body, he started to explore the Chinese internal arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Internal Shaolin with an emphasis on healing. In 2003 he received his 1st degree ranking and subsequently in 2007 received his 2nd degree advanced ranking in the arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Internal Shaolin.
Devin applies the knowledge and skills he has acquired over the years in helping people and specializes in working with chronic pain. He also assists people looking to reduce stress (both mental and emotional), anxiety, and physical tension, develop personal strength, and focus on all levels of their well-being.
Devin also offers private instruction and currently teaches Tai Chi for Kaiser Permanente’s health education department.
For class schedules and to hear how some of Devin’s clients feel about their experience, click here.
Satch Purcell, L.Ac, OTR/L,
Satch is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist and occupational therapist. He holds dual master’s degrees in oriental medicine and occupational therapy from South Baylo University (SBU) and Loma Linda University.
He has had specialty training in traditional Chinese medical orthopedics from the American Acupuncture Academy with advanced training at the Dong Zhi Men Hospital of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Beijing China.
Satch was formerly an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor at SBU, where he taught acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Chinese medical history. While at SBU he also did research on HIV/AIDS using acupuncture.
Satch has been an instructor at Pacific College of Medical Careers for the physical medicine assistant program and has taught anatomy, nutrition and human development to nursing students. Satch has apprenticed under well-known practitioners, worked in private practice and taught for the last ten years.