Mrs. Izelle Cloete L.AC., Acupuncturist
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Mrs. Izelle Cloete L.AC.


3075 Health Center Drive San Diego CA, 92123


Izelle Cloete is an acupuncturist practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Cloete 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. Cloete treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

Education and Training

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine MSTOM 2009

Pacific College Oriental Med DAOM 2017

Provider Details

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Mrs. Izelle Cloete L.AC.
Mrs. Izelle Cloete L.AC.'s Expert Contributions
  • What should I do after acupuncture?

    During a 40 minute acupuncture session, Qi is moving, changes are happening in your body and healing is taking place. When you come back home after an acupuncture session, you want to avoid over-eating, avoid over-excursion, avoid hot or cold baths. Be more quiet and in a meditative mood, in order to assimilate the treatment. READ MORE

  • How effective is acupuncture for depression?

    Acupuncture is extremely effective for the treatment of depression. But the influence of your parents, your family, the school system, your friends and the way you came into the world and was taught to love of hate yourself, also has a mayor impact on how effective my acupuncture treatment will be. If negative factors persist in your life, if you have lack of discipline in focusing your mind away from destructive emotions, if you do not practice thankfulness every day, do not practice respect and discriminate between what is right and what is wrong, my acupuncture treatment would just be a band-aid. Acupuncture Calms the Spirit and Enhances Mindfulness, it Courses the Liver Qi and Treats Depression, READ MORE

  • What are the negative side effects of acupuncture?

    There are no side-effects to acupuncture, if performed by a Licensed Acupuncturist. L.Ac's has a 4 years Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which ensures that your Migraine will be diagnosed in terms of the Traditional Chinese Philosophy. Energy Pattern Differentiation will guide the L.Ac to the Cause of the Migraine, your treatment plan will be discussed READ MORE

  • Can vertigo be treated with acupuncture?

    Yes, Vertigo can be successfully treated with Acupuncture. I need to do a full assessment in order to obtain the rational for your Vertigo. There could be many reasons why you are experiencing vertigo, and all possible causes will be considered. However, in some cases, after my assessment I may have to refer you to a Neurologist, because in some cases the Vertigo is a symptom of a neurological condition that cannot be treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine, and you may need western diagnostic methods as prescribed by your Physician. READ MORE

  • Is an achy feeling normal in acupuncture?

    A Dull sensation, after the needles are placed, are commonly experienced by many patients. This is a very normal feeling. If it is a burning feeling, or it "didn't feel right" you should mention it to your Acupuncturist, and a readjustment will be made. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture relieve depression symptoms?

    Depending on the root of the problem, Acupuncture can be extremely beneficial in treating Depression. Ask yourself: "does my medication I am currently taking for Depression, work"? Why do you want to add Acupuncture to your current medication regime if your medications are working? However, I am willing to work with your Physician, and your therapist in order to Open Channels that extend toward the Brain. In Addition to affecting the nervous system, through Acupuncture, I will also assess other organ functions that may be contributing to your Depression. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating lower back pain?

    To say that Acupuncture can Treat lower back pain successfully, would be an understatement. READ MORE

  • Does it hurt when acupuncture needles are inserted in the body?

    You should not be afraid. Just communicate with your Acupuncturist. Needless to say, all surgeons were not created equally, and neither are all Acupuncturists. Find an Acupuncturist that you can trust and clearly communicate with. READ MORE

  • Is it advisable to take acupuncture treatment along with normal medication?

    As an L.Ac., I treat many patients with hypertension. I have observed that it takes about 1 year before the hypertension is controlled with only acupuncture, sometimes 2 years, depending on the length of time that you have been taking anti-hypertensives and depending if you are taking more than one anti-hypertensive. The effects of acupuncture can be immediate after the treatment, but the hypertension will soon return a few hours after the acupuncture treatment, therefore, most patients that are sensitive to acupuncture may be advised to take their anti-hypertensive medications later in the day if they are coming for an acupuncture treatment in the morning. I am also an RN (BSN) and will check blood pressure before and after the treatment, if you are coming for treatment of HTN. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in weight loss?

    It is a long process. But acupuncture can be extremely effective, if you are in it for the long run. It takes two to tango. When I treat patients for weight loss, they have to follow through on all the food recommendations and lifestyle changes as prescribed according to the traditional Chinese theory. READ MORE

  • Is there any way acupuncture can help treat asthma?

    The sooner you start Acupuncture, the better. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is very helpful in treating asthma. READ MORE

  • I have a migraine problem. Should I see an acupuncturist?

    As an Acupuncturist, I have had great success stories for people suffering from migraines. Worst case scenario, the migraines will reduce in frequency and intensity. Best case scenario, Acupuncture, if applied correctly according to Traditional Chinese Diagnostic skills, can treat Migraines successfully. I usually focus on the Liver energy channel and the Stomach energy channel and may also treat the spine if an MRI reveals structural problems. READ MORE

  • I feel very sleepy after my acupuncture session. Is this normal?

    The greater the imbalance in your body, the more sleepy you feel after a acupuncture session. Try not to sleep after the acupuncture session, go for a walk, drink healing tea, go about your daily activity and go to bed early. The next day you will feel refreshed. As you become more balanced, according to the five principles, you will feel less and less tired after a treatment. Also remember that the energy channels that connects to the womb, also connect to other internal organs. READ MORE

  • Can an acupuncturist help me with my sleep disorder?

    It will be difficult to resolve your sleeping disorder if the cause of your insomnia is your erratic working hours. Try to go per diem with the IT job and find another per diem job that has better hours, so at least a few days of the week you are able to sleep soundly at night. Night time is Yin. Daytime is Yang. During the Yin time, your body is able to recover and heal. Many professions require their workers to work at night, and some people have adapted to erratic working schedules. However if your body cannot tolerate it, it may be time to make a change. After your made changes and your still suffer from insomnia, Acupuncture is the modality for you. There are many patterns (causes) for insomnia and we can do an assessment and verify which pattern is causing the insomnia. Examples are: Stomach Heat, Liver Damp Heat, Heart Fire, etc., to name just a few. READ MORE

  • Brachial plexopathy pain from radiation fibrosis- what will help?

    I would recommend that you see your Medical Doctor. He/She needs to reevaluate the burning, as it was causes by the radiation. Your MD needs to be made aware of these symptoms immediately. He/She may refer you to a neurologist and/or a dermatologist READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture treat indigestion?

    Yes, Acupuncture is extremely helpful in alleviating symptoms of indigestion. Sometimes the indigestion is a symptom of another underlying problem. Via tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis, I can evaluate what other organs are causing the indigestion and instead of just treating the symptom, I can also treat the cause. Chinese Herbs can be prescribed in combination with Acupuncture. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with my son's asthma?

    According to Chinese Medicine it is extremely important to control the asthma as soon as possible because this Lung Deficiency influence the functions of all the other organs. The Lung governs the Qi of the entire body. Yes, Acupuncture and food therapy should be started immediately. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a preventative medicine, for your child, we as TCM doctors want to prevent other problems that could develop later in life, that stems from the asthma. We also focus on prevention of asthma when a mother is pregnant. If you are planning to get pregnant again, I would like to help you through the seasons and through the trimesters. When a mother does not get sick during her pregnancy, that also enhances the chances that her child will not be sick in the future. When a mother eats foods that focuses on what the baby needs during his development of his organs while in your womb, this will also prevent disease. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help in treating infertility?

    Just like a Medical doctor cannot guarantee success when doing an IVF, so also can a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor, like myself, not guarantee success with Acupuncture. In comparison, Medical MD's will prescribe certain Hormones, and TCM Doctors will prescribe herbs during certain phases of your menstrual cycle. TCM Doctors focus as much on the cause of the infertility as they focus on the treatment of the infertility. I use some of the Tools from the medical field and require that a woman brings a BBT chart for the last 3 months of her cycle, before starting treatment. I also require the both the man and the woman undergo treatment simultaneously. Western Medicine doctors obtain lab results and TCM practitioners look at the tongue and the pulse to assess the patient's current status. Just like with Medical doctors the menstrual cycle is key in diagnostics. The diagnostic vary between east and west, as MD's work with hormones, we work with the elements of Yin, Yang, Qi and Blood. We as TCM practitioners also work with the elements of Air/wood, Fire Water, Earth and Ether/Metal. These elements are represented in the organs of the body, and forms the groundwork for TCM diagnostics and treatment with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Moxibustion READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a complementary treatment or does it treat ailments by itself?

    Acupuncture is both. For example: if you have insomnia, and your TCM doctor diagnose you correctly, the insomnia can be treated without using other treatment. There are more than 7 different Pattern Diagnostics in TCM, that could be the cause of insomnia. Via Acupuncture and maybe also herbal formulas, insomnia can be successfully treated. Let's take another example, like Sciatica. I prefer to not treat in conjunction with other therapies, If you combine multiple therapies it is nearly impossible to distinguish which therapy was effective. However, if I do not see any result within approximately 5 treatments, I will refer this patient back to their primary care physician. If this same patient is referred to me by a Chiropractor, I will continue to work in conjunction with the Chiropractor. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Chinese Herbs, Moxibustion, Cupping, Bleeding Cupping, Guasha, Plum Blossom, Auricular Acupuncture

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • L.Ac / Herbalist Oma Acupuncture Lapa 2009 - 2019
  • L.Ac Cushman Wellness Center @ Sharp Memorial Hospital 2019 - Present
  • Registered Nurse Sharp Grossmont Hospital 2012 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • California Board of Acupuncture  

Mrs. Izelle Cloete L.AC.'s Practice location

Cushman Wellness Center @ Sharp Memorial Hospital

3075 Health Center Drive -
San Diego, CA 92123
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