Hi! I’m Kara.

My mission is to bring you the most effective solutions for natural healing. Acupuncture is just one of my tools. I am passionate about healing with food and other lifestyle changes to support your health condition. I will not only use acupuncture but also massage, cupping, gua sha, herbal medicine, stretching, diet, and lifestyle recommendations.

My acupuncture experience includes pain management, working with seniors, supporting oncology treatments, and addiction recovery. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, I was a therapeutic massage therapist for 6 years working in chiropractic offices. My degrees include a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health Science and a Bachelors in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UC San Diego.

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  • I highly recommend Kara for acupuncture. Because of her expertise this has become part of my lifestyle for inner healing for it truly is. The first time I received acupuncture last year "2019" with Kara I was relieved from the pain in a particular area I was suffering from, to date that pain has not come back. On every visit Kara knows what area needs treatment everytime! I was diagnosed with Coxrothsis and she always amazes me due to my results of pain relief and oh my!, how relaxed and stress free I feel after the session.
    God bless you Kara
    Thank you Kara
    See you soon Kara

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    Christine S.
    11/19/2020

    I highly recommend Kara for acupuncture. Because of her expertise this has become part of my lifestyle for inner healing for it truly is. The first time I received acupuncture "2019" with Kara I was relieved from the pain in a particular area I was suffering from, to date that pain has not come back. On every visit Kara knows what area needs treatment everytime! I was diagnosed with Coxrothsis and she always amazes me due to my results of pain relief and oh my!, how relaxed and stress free I feel after the session.God bless you KaraThank you Kara

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    christine a.
    11/19/2020

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    11/19/2020
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    kirk b.
    11/19/2020

    Kara is the best acupuncturist I’ve been to, by far. Extremely knowledgeable, educated, caring- listens very carefully to assess your needs at every visit. Even addressed my daughter’s fear of needles on her first visit and got her comfortable enough to try some by end of the session. She uses a variety of other techniques to augment her practice, such as cupping, etc. HIGHLY recommend.

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    L A.
    11/19/2020

    I am happy to share the healing experiences that I have received from Kara. She has helped me with low back pain, arthritic fingers, severe anxiety, and healthy lifestyle/food choices. I would highly recommend Kara to anyone in need of pain relief.

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    Lisa K.
    11/19/2020
  • I had a number of acupuncture sessions with Kara. She was always friendly and professional and explained just what was going on during the acupuncture process. I would recommend her to anyone that wanted a acupuncture treatment.

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    Larry C.
    11/18/2020

    Kara is a professional, providing helpful timely services. I have been seen by leaders in the field, instructors even and she rates up there with them. five star provider

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    Karen G.
    11/17/2020

    she is a trained personal in acupuncture,herbal medicine

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    Mandar D.
    4/21/2020
  • Kara was wonderful! first massage in a long time. She catered to the specific needs of my stressed out upper back. definitely recommend

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    Jaimee S.
    12/03/2018

    Kara Velez is a wonderful Massage Therapist!

    Kara was recommended to me by Dr. Jenna Seto about a year back after a previous Massage Therapist moved out of town. Kara has great deep tissue technique that works my lower back issues yet can also do relaxation type therapies for my stress type issues. She does magic, one thing that I have always found amazing is how she can find muscles that you hadn’t realized were causing troubles for some other part of the body you were blaming as the trouble spot. I have been to many massage Therapists over my lifetime and you know when you have a good one, I highly recommend Kara Velez!

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    Richard R.
    7/08/2017

    I was a massage therapist for over 13 years, and now practice acupuncture, and can safely say that Kara is amazing. She is able to do a therapeutic massage while making it incredibly relaxing at the same time! I send all of my patients to her for massage therapy.

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    Jennie J.
    6/08/2017
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    Johanna K.
    6/06/2017