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Why Try Aviara Acupuncture & Integrative Wellness?

Aviara Acupuncture and Integrative Wellness intends to deliver quality, compassionate, and superior patient care using a time-tested, holistic healing system. You benefit from receiving a customized treatment plan based on your specific health needs in a caring and professional setting. In addition to acupuncture, we implement herbal therapy and other East Asian modalities such as Tui na therapeutic massage, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations.

Our objective is to strengthen and stabilize the body into a more healthy state in order to prevent future problems by integrating Functional Medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. We believe in educating and presenting options that enhance your vitality and empower you to maintain your quality of life. In doing so, you become stronger and less susceptible to contracting illness or injury.

Aviara Acupuncture & Integrative Health is dedicated to serving the communities of North San Diego County.

Meet Your Practitioner

Nenita McElroy

Nenita J. McElroy MSTOM, L.Ac. RN

Prior to pursuing a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Nenita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of California at Los Angeles. She was employed in a multitude of clinical settings with an emphasis in adult cardiopulmonary, surgical and neurological intensive care at UCLA and Duke University Medical Centers. In addition, Nenita has worked with patients requiring long-term ventilatory support and home care nursing. It is because of her nursing background that she naturally gravitates towards the individualized treatment of the whole person. Nenita believes in the integration of western and eastern health practices with a focus in re-establishing the undeniable energetic relationship between the mind, the body and spirit.

Upon discovering that whole body healing encompassed this profound energetic connection, Nenita went on to study TCM at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, following a period of time where she faced her own challenging personal health issues that western medicine alone could not rectify. Graduating among the top of her class, Nenita earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and is licensed and certified by the California Acupuncture Board. In addition, she is designated a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Nenita specializes in the treatment of endocrine and hormonal imbalances, infertility, sports medicine and stress management.

Begin your journey with holistic healing by contacting Nenita today and scheduling your complimentary consultation.

NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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Jennifer Westling

Jennifer, our Patient Care and Marketing Coordinator, originally from Sweden, made her way to the Bay Area at the age of 11 before settling in sunny San Diego. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/ Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship where she discovered her passion for marketing as well as helping others.
In her role as Patient Care and Marketing Coordinator at Aviara Acupuncture, Jennifer combines her genuine care for our patients as well as her business and marketing insight. Beyond the office, you’ll find her exploring new travel destinations, enjoying the company of friends and family and of course, spending time at the beach.

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