Edwin Alvarez, L.Ac., MSOM

Licensed Acupuncturist

Whether you want to eliminate pain, increase your energy, or address unresolved symptoms of existing health concerns, our team is ready to work with you to create a roadmap for optimal wellness.

License/title and certifications:

  • NCCAOM Certified in Acupuncture
  • CCAOM Certified in Clean Needle
  • ICEAM Certified in Canonical Chinese Herbs
  • Bachelors of Arts in Multimedia
  • Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine

About Edwin

Edwin Alvarez, a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, has been practicing acupuncture for 9 years. He first got involved with Chinese Medicine through Tai Chi. Where his Tai Chi teacher was an Acupuncturist, from then on, he learned about the philosophy, lifestyle, qi gong and longevity practices.

He has experience in Stroke rehabilitation, Musculo-skeletal issues, and sports injuries. As well as the use of Chinese herbs for dermatological problems and allergies. He has a diplomate in Classical Canonical Chinese Medicine and has run 10 marathons.


What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?

I feel that expanding yourself as a humane practitioner, where you can build long standing relationships that create a healing space, and consistent effort that well-being is important.

What three traits define you?

Patient, Attentive, and persevering.

What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

I would still treat people that need acupuncture, depending on the circumstances involved.

What are you surprisingly good at?

Tai Chi

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?


What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?

That I’ve been at it for this long. People remember me outside of practice, “Hey you’re the guy that healed my back.”

How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?

It has prepared me to approach clients with a frame of mind where I can use a variety of modalities to treat them.

What are you complimented on most in your work?

The effectiveness of the treatment

Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?

I’ve treated a lot of runners and running injuries. I’ve ran 10 marathons

In your work or creative process, what concepts are sacred? Which rules have you made, which ones do you follow?

I think there needs to be a space and a ground where clients have to have and walk upon and tread toward wellbeing. Its our task to have them walk them and reach their goals .

What is your grand, audacious goal? What do you wish people would know, believe, do?

I believe integrative health is very important. Nutrition, Exercise, and Mental Health are preventative measures that we all have access to. I wish that this is accessible to anyone at anytime at affordable measures.

What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?

I run, do Tai Chi, Read, Meditate, and boogie some nights.

Share something unique that most people don’t know about you.

Ive done Tai Chi for more than 20 years.

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