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Raina Tsuda LAc, DAOM, Dipl. OM, CMT

Clinical Specialist

Raina Tsuda, DAOM, L.Ac., CMT obtained her B.S. degree in Graphic Communication from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, her M.B.A. from University of Phoenix and both her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Family Medicine and Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. She is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac) by the California Acupuncture Board and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Asian Bodywork Therapy by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed acupuncture internships at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, San Diego Cancer Center (now UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center), Family Recovery Center in Encinitas and UCSD Geriatrics’ Clinic. She also completed an international training program at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China, where she completed rotations in diabetes, oncology, cardiology and post-stroke. Raina specializes in Japanese Meridian Acupuncture where she has studied with masters from Japan: Masakazu Ikeda, Edward Obaidey and Dr. Yoshito Mukaino.

Raina is also a certified massage therapist by the California Massage Therapy Council (CMTC) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and specializes in tuina massage. She is also a STOTT® Pilates Fully Certified instructor post-rehab specialist and a second degree Reiki practitioner.

Raina combines all of her knowledge and skills with her love for cooking, whole food nutrition, qigong, and meditation into her integrative approach to patient care.

Presentations

  • July, 2015: “Nutrition for Dancers”. Anaheim Ballet Summer Intensive, Anaheim, CA
  • May, 2015: “Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Women”. UCLA Women’s Health Conference, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • April, 2015 & October, 2015: “Finding Your Qi” & “Qigong for Health”. UCLA Health Retreat, Los Angeles, CA
  • January, 2015: “Unfrazzled Meditation for Stressed Caregivers.” Conejo Cares’ Caregivers Recognition Day, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • October, 2014: “Acupuncture’s effectiveness at treating subclinical hypothyroid disease via the HPA/HPT axis: a multiple case series”. Poster presented at Science and Connection: A New Era of Integrative Health & Medicine, San Diego, CA
  • July, 2014: “Nutrition for Dancers”. Anaheim Ballet Summer Intensive, Anaheim, CA
  • March, 2014: “Get your Qi On”. UCLA Women’s Health Conference, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • October, 2013: “Acupuncture’s effectiveness at treating subclinical hypothyroid disease via the HPA/HPT axis: a multiple case series”. Poster presented at the International Congress for Clinicians of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • September, 2013: “Nutrition Basics”. Anaheim Ballet Step-UP program, Anaheim, CA
  • July, 2013: “Nutrition for Dancers”. Anaheim Ballet Summer Intensive, Anaheim, CA
  • April, 2013: “Treating subclinical hypothyroidism with acupuncture via the HPA/HPT axis: a multiple case series”. Poster presented at the Society for Acupuncture Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI
  • February, 2013: “Enhancing Fertility with Asian Medicine”. Ground Rounds, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Irvine
  • July, 2012: “All About Asian Medicine”. John Garey Fitness and Pilates, Long Beach, CA
  • July, 2012: “Nutrition for Dancers”. Anaheim Ballet Summer Intensive, Anaheim, CA
  • October, 2011: “Traditional Chinese Medicine and MS”. Multiple Sclerosis Society Meeting, Orange County Chapter
  • February, 2011: “Traditional Chinese Medicine and Parkinson’s Disease”. National Parkinson’s Foundation Meeting, Irvine Chapter

Published Conference Abstracts

  • Tsuda, R. Acupuncture’s effectiveness at treating subclinical hypothyroid disease via the HPA/HPT axis: a multiple case series [abstract]. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Volume 3, Number 7, 2013
  • Tsuda, R. Acupuncture’s effectiveness at treating subclinical hypothyroid disease via the HPA/HPT axis: a multiple case series [abstract]. The Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 9, Number 7, pp. A22, 2013


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