Dear Valued Patients and Visitors to Aviara Acupuncture & Integrative Health,

We are happy to announce the re-opening of our practice beginning Tuesday May 5, 2020, in response to Phase 1 of Governor Newsom’s reopening plan for the State.

Though we are still in the midst of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, our plan at Aviara Acupuncture is to uphold the comfort and safety needs of our patients.

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Telemedicine appointments now available by phone and online

Various Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities can be delivered virtually.

Telemedicine consultations can include:

  • Herbal Consultations and Supplement Refills
  • Help reduce stress and anxiety through acupressure point protocols and meditation practices
  • Clinical nutrition and Eastern food therapy recommendations
  • Other meditative practices such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Book an Appointment We look forward to supporting you!


Relief Is Within Reach

Experience how Acupuncture can help you heal naturally and achieve the results
you need faster and more effective than traditional medicine.

Empower Yourself To Heal Naturally With Aviara Acupuncture
Carlsbad Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Serving; Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Rancho Sante Fe, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido

Suffering from any of the following conditions?

Learn how Aviara Acupuncture & Integrative Health can start helping you today.

“In early July I began suffering from sciatica. I was unable to sleep lying down and had to try to sleep in a chair. My doctor took x-rays but didn’t recommend anything. After a couple of sessions of acupuncture I was able to sleep through the night, in bed! Within a few more treatments, 90% of the pain was gone with only momentary flare-ups. While it has taken some time and patience, I’m sure that acupuncture was the best treatment for my condition. Nenita has been wonderful.” 
R.G. Operations Manager, Encinitas CA

“For my entire adult life I have struggled with the stress-driven pre hypertension/high blood pressure. Acupuncture treatment via Aviara Acupuncture and Integrative Health has been the only successful treatment and nearly 20 years of disappointing results via traditional medicine.

I am convinced that the key to the success of this treatment was how well rounded, individualized and holistic Nenita is in her diagnosis, analysis and treatment. Her extensive education and experience in both traditional Western medicine and holistic Eastern medicine positions her to deliver a precise, individualized level of care that for me was strikingly and refreshingly effective.

For nearly twenty-five years I tried every possible approach to lowering my blood pressure to avoid a lifetime of medication with some negative side effects. Thanks to the industrious support and expertise of Nenita McElroy I finally have a tool to combat this problem, which is free of any negative side effects and promotes holistic health and wellbeing. I am deeply appreciative for this solution and just wish I had found it decades ago.”
E.F. Ph.D. USD Professor, San Diego CA

“I write this experience with Aviara Acupuncture with such gratitude for Nenita. My journey in becoming pregnant was a long one. I was on the path to creating a safe place for a child to be born, I carefully and well planned out had weaned myself off of anxiety medicine and sought after a well-balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle to prepare my body. Through this journey, I reached out to Nenita for more support, because I heard wonderful things that acupuncture could do to help with fertility. Nenita was so thorough getting to know me from the first consultation to each visit then after. Her genuine kind attitude was exactly what I needed. She listened as I expressed my concerns, frustrations and desires to have a family and get my body into a healthy place.

After a few months and some tests from outside doctors, we did need to seek alternative methods of getting pregnant. Since I was working with Nenita she had prepped my body before treatment and during. We successfully got pregnant in the first round. Going through infertility treatment is not easy- you have tons of emotions- disappointment, frustrations, concerns, financial burden, excitement from the possibilities. Overall it is not an easy experience. Through the whole process, I went to Aviara Acupuncture knowing that Nenita was going to support my body but also be that person that would listen as well.

My husband and I are forever grateful for the kindness and generosity of compassion and determination Nenita does for her patients. I would highly recommend Aviara Acupuncture for any acupuncture support you may need. You will be taken care of from a dedicated client service provider.”
J.C. Yoga Instructor/Teacher, Cardiff by the Sea CA

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The Top 10 Reasons You Should Try Acupuncture

1. Re-awakens and activates the self-healing nature of the body.

2. Very effective as a preventative medicine with virtually zero side effects.

3. Assists in supporting and strengthening the immune system.

4. A safe, painless and cost-effective healthcare alternative.

5. Excellent stress and pain relief therapy that is equally effective in the treatment of mental and emotional imbalances.

6. Recognized by well known and international health organizations such as the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health.

7. Treatment administered according to your individual needs as each patient is treated with a holistic approach.

8. Treats the root cause of disease and not only the presenting signs and symptoms in order to regain and maintain optimal health and well-being.

9. Chinese medicine is the most widely utilized system of medicine in the world.

10. Acupuncture WORKS!

Thank you for visiting Aviara Acupuncture & Integrative Health

My name is Nenita J. McElroy, Licensed Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse. It is my personal mission to assist you in getting back in tune with your health, enlighten you with choices regarding your healthcare and empower you to get back in the driver’s seat when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Aviara Acupuncture and Integrative Health was established in response to our community’s growing demand for a more holistic approach to healing, addressing issues of acute and chronic pain relief to stress management. Integration of both conventional western medicine and the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been clinically proven to compliment, enhance and restore active physical functioning while promoting emotional well-being. The fundamental paradigm of TCM is to reset and reactivate your innate and powerful healing potential from within by strengthening the body’s own immune system.

The mission of Aviara Acupuncture and Integrative Health is to serve you, our community with exceptional client centered care utilizing the holistic healing modalities of Traditional Chinese medicine: acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui Na (therapeutic massage), in addition to nutritional and lifestyle recommendations all within a professional and nurturing environment.

Your journey to a balanced body, mind and spirit begins here.

Our Practice

Our practice provides a peaceful environment to encourage natural healing and empowerment.

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Nenita is terrific! I have been seeing her regularly for the past year for different issues particularly my migraine headaches. I am so happy to have gone to her because my migraines are a thing of the past. She is so patient and caring. Really a breath of fresh air when it comes to overall treatment as compared to others.

Maria R. Carlsbad, CA

Nenita has created a very special healing space at Aviara Acupuncture. As soon as I entered the practice the first thing I felt was peace.

Mia W. Oceanside, CA

I have been seeing Nen for acupuncture for over a year now, I try to go every 2 weeks. I have inflammation in the knees and wrist pain from over use of the computer. I have been a runner for years and I have bad knee joints- Nen has been very helpful to alleviate the pain. I also do acupuncture for my over all health. I would recommend Nen if you are looking for an alternative way to deal with pain. I have not needed to take an Advil for almost a year. I also sleep like a baby after every time I see her.

M.P. Carlsbad, CA
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We are conveniently located off the I-5 freeway at Palomar Airport Road.


Aviara Acupuncture & Integrative Health
6120 Paseo Del Norte Suite L-1
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Serving; Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Rancho Sante Fe, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido