Dr. Steve Sterling L.AC., Acupuncturist

Dr. Steve Sterling L.AC.


2667 Camino Del Rio S Suite 112b San Diego CA, 92108


Steve Sterling is an acupuncturist practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Sterling evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Sterling treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

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  • Why is acupuncture suggested for fertility?

    The written record of acupuncture dates back 2,500 years. It has been the main source of medicine in China which has 1/5 of the World's population. Acupuncture has been used successfully for regulating menstrual problems such as longer period, heavy flow, irregular menses, etc. Helping to regulate the menses is key to helping to improve fertility. There is a large body of research evidence that acupuncture can be helpful in treating PCOS which can interfere with fertility. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective at reducing anxiety which can be associated with IVF treatment. And, acupuncture has shown to increase the success rates of using IVF when trying to get pregnant. Acupuncture treats the whole person body, mind, emotions. By helping a woman to get back in balance and more optimally healthy that will make her more capable of getting pregnant. READ MORE

  • Do you recommend acupuncture for children?

    NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques) I have read testimonials and talked with other acupuncturists who claim that NAET acupuncture is very effective at treating child allergies. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with ulcer pain?

    DO YOU GET HEARTBURN, REFULX or GERD? by Steve Sterling, L.Ac. Heartburn is a symptom of indigestion. Over-the-counter heartburn drugs Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, and Zegerid are Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and are among the highest-selling classes of drugs in the U.S. with $9 Billion in sales last year. Prilosec (omeprazole) is the 6th most commonly prescribed drug with 53.4 prescriptions sold. The theory was that heartburn was caused by too much acid and so these drugs are designed to block the stomach’s ability to produce acid. WHAT CAUSES HEARTBURN? As we age stomach acid production decreases. The stomach acid needs to be very acidic pH 3 in order for the stomach contents to empty into the small intestine where it mixes with the digestive juices from the pancreas. With less stomach acid this means that it takes longer for food to digest in the stomach. What happens to food when it gets left out too long on the counter, it spoils. The same thing happens to food when it sits too long in your stomach. Protein putrefy, Carbohydrates ferment, and Fats become rancid. When this happens this produces gas and the gas has to go someplace so when it goes up and pushes open on the valve to the esophagus it splashes some of the stomach acid onto the walls of the esophagus causing heartburn. If you have heartburn or take antacids or PPIs you may benefit from stomach acid supplementation. (Remember to consult your doctor before going off any prescription medications). But, before taking STOMACH ACID SUPPLEMENTATION with SP-zypan consider doing the apple cider vinegar test! APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TEST - to help check for an ulcer Drink 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar in 4 oz of water on an empty stomach. If you have increased burning symptoms you should consult your primary doctor to rule out an ulcer and you should not supplement stomach acid. Stomach acid is your body’s first line of defense against foreign pathogens (bacteria, virus, & parasites). If your stomach acid is low opportunistic bacteria such as h.pylori (helicobacter pylori) can take up residence in your stomach or small intestine. This can produce an inflammatory response which can cause other inflammatory and autoimmune conditions to flare-up. The test and treatment protocol for h. pylori are available here at our integrative wellness center. We have Leaky gut testing and parasite stool testing. FIRST PLACE TO START Start now by scheduling your online or phone nutritional consultation and complete the Symptom Survey Form. https://weblac.samcart.com/produc…/nutritional-consultation/ STOMACH ACID IS IMPORTANT FOR BRAIN FUNCTION Adequate stomach acid is needed for the stomach intrinsic factor used so your body can absorb Vit B12. Vit B12 is also cofactor which acts as an enzyme to catalyze many important biochemical reactions including how the cells make energy and it is important for making brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). Vit B12 (Methylcobalamin)in the Liver detoxification process is important because it donates a methyl group to toxins so that they can be eliminated in the urine. It is estimated that as many as 60% of the U.S. population has a variation in the gene for MTHFR (Methyl Tetra Hydro Folate Reductase). Having a variation means that you don’t methylate as well and that you could have a higher requirement for Vit B12 supplementation. Be sure to get the Methylcobalamin B12 (and not the cyanocobalamin). We offer DNA testing and Vitamin & Mineral nutritional testing. At WebLAc.com I offer a variety of testing to determine if your body is functioning optimally or if you have inadequate digestion. “My motto is if we’re not testing we’re guessing and I don’t want to guess with your health”. We also carry many natural professional products as well as traditional Chinese herbal medicine to help restore your body’s healthy balance. Once the underlying functional imbalance is restored than the symptoms go away because we fixed the problem. Your body is amazing and it has the ability to heal itself as long as we give it what it needs. Many of the health conditions I see in the clinic & online consultations I treat by healing with Whole foods. https://www.facebook.com/WebLAc/posts/1921191271487499 READ MORE

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Practice At 2667 Camino Del Rio S Suite 112b

2667 Camino Del Rio S Suite 112b -
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