A native of the Smokey Mountains region, Jackie Bensinger, L.Ac., has been providing patient centered healthcare in the tradition of Chinese Medicine at her San Diego based Vibrational Healing Arts clinic since 1995. On a daily basis, she witnesses the benefits of natural medicine and stress-relieving, self-healing energy practices such as meditation and Qi Gong (also spelled Chi Gong and Qigong) in the treatment of all types of physical, mental and emotional imbalances.
- University of South Carolina
- Emory and Henry College
- American Institute of Oriental Medicine
- California Board Certified
I made an appt with Dr. Jackie somewhat trepidaciously. I have never had acupuncture from a non-Asian, and I've been getting the needles since 1998. Jackie is a very spiritual, loving person, who seems to care deeply about her patients. We had a wonderful talk beforehand, and we shared some tidbits about various alternative health treatments, etc. The office is nice with lots of Asian sayings and portraits, Buddhas, etc. The building however is quite run down and initially I felt a little claustrophobic in the old, narrow hallway of the 4th floor. Finally I laid down for my treatment. Yikes! Not at all what I was expecting. I have never had painful acupuncture treatments. This treatment was painful. In fact, after about 10 minutes I had to call her in to remove the needles. It was somewhat disconcerting because I always think of acupuncture as a very relaxing experience. The needles go in, I hardly feel them, and then I zonk out. This treatment was very different. Dr. Jackie explained that she uses a unique Taiwanese treatment that she learned from her Taiwanese acupuncture master, and that together they even wrote a book on the treatment. It is a very strong treatment and I immediately felt the movement of the qi in my legs. But I also felt the pain. After she took the needles out, I told her I didn't think I would be coming back. She said I didn't have to pay because she didn't want me to leave unhappy, but she had spent already 1/2 hour with me doing new patient intake, plus she massaged my shoulders and the needles were in for 10 minutes, so of course I paid her. Even as I was going down in the elevator I started to feel really good. By the time I got in my car and got on the freeway, I felt fantastic. With only 10 minutes of her treatment. So now I am reconsidering another treatment. She said it doesn't always hurt that much, and that some people don't feel the needles at all. (The ones that hurt were in the tips of my middle toes. Eeesh...) I felt great all afternoon and evening and so now I am thinking I probably will go back (stealing myself in case it hurts again) because it really helps so much. She doesn't just do acupuncture, she uses all kinds of modalities. So I hafta recommend her. Just know that it may hurt the first time. We'll see about the second time
Jackie has been so calm and patient... About six months ago I was diagnosed with arthritis in a few locations and I want to stay active. I have only had two visits, but I am glad to have found her. Thank you.
Such a great environment. My fiancee had major knee reconstructive surgery (ACL, MCL, PCL) and we went to Jackie during the rehab process to treat the pain. Jackie explained the acupuncture and was able to get my fiancee riding a stationary bike and walk without the brace after 2 weeks. Jackie takes the time to learn the specific needs of her patients. I was very impressed and will go out of my way to refer her.
I was referred to Jackie when my two fingers on my left hand went numb. I was totally freaked out when this happened. So i took my friends referral and set up a series of appts. After the 3 or 4th one, the pain and numbness disapated and i was stoked. I want to thank you Jackie and I do beleive in accupunture to heal the body.
We do acupuncture and meditation with Jackie and are so grateful for her talents! She gives great care and attention to her patients' specific needs. I have had her addressing energy levels, an old hip injury, and allergies. I feel that I've made some progress in all areas. She truly cares about what she does!!
Lauren K May 14, 2013
Jackie was awesome! I went in when I was 6 months pregnant with intense sciatica pain and numbness running down my leg. I had never had acupuncture and was definitely skeptical. After one treatment I started to feel better and was feeling great after 3 treatments. I highly recommend acupuncture and Vibrational Healing Arts!
Serena L Mar 08, 2013
I've known Jackie for years and have always been happy to recommend her without any reservations. She is kind, intuitive, and well educated in her art. She has helped my through hot flashes and numerous injuries. I have had previous not-so-great experiences with acupuncture, but Jackie has been spot on.
Sharyn E Feb 09, 2012
I met Jackie through a networking group and had never participated in any type of alternative healing. I visited Jackie, very unsure about the process and the outcome. At our second meeting, I met with her for acupuncture. The office was very soothing and the process was easy and painless! What I experienced is something that I cannot put into words but what I can say is that it was the most incredible experience! I highly recommend Jackie for your accupuncture needs! I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.
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