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Driven by his passion for mind/body peak performance, Dr. Mancini strives to achieve excellence for his patients. As a doctor of Oriental medicine, he assists his patients with a variety of health issues including acute and chronic pain, healthy weight loss, and the impact of all forms of stress and strain on the body.

He received his Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) from South Baylo University. As a graduate of the first professional California approved Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Mancini practices with the highest standards of Oriental medicine making a complete integration into the present health care system. Using evidence-based treatment guidelines in standard scientific and medical terminology, he is able to communicate and integrate with the medical community. As a primary care doctor, Dr. Mancini is trained to determine when referrals are necessary.


  • O.M.D., South Baylo University
  • B.S. Psychology, San Diego State University
  • M.A., Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • National Guild of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Member, 2007-present
  • American College of Nutrition, Member, 2004-present
  • National Oriental Medicine Accreditation Agency, Member, 2004-present


  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.A.c. #AC5467), State of California Board of Acupuncture
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), National Commission for Certifying Agencies
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.), Division of Workers' Compensation

Awards & Publications

  • Mancini, M. (2014). A Drug-Free Option for Pain & Inflammation. San Diego: Word Association Publishers.
  • Mancini, M. (2005, Fall). An Integrative Approach for Pain and Stress Relief. San Diego Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, 14, 7-9.
  • Mancini, M. (2004, Winter). A Natural Way to Treat Pain and Stress. Workers’ Comp Magazine, 1, 14-15, 23-25.

Insurances Accepted


Blue Cross


Health Net


American Specialty Health

Kaiser Permanente

Veteran's Affairs


Initial Exam & Acupuncture treatment$99.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

This place is amazing and has so many cool ways to help improve your life! I came for the ARP Wave Therapy which really helped me heal a horribly painful and long-lasting bout of tendonitis and bursitis in my shoulder. The therapy gave me back almost full range of motion and major pain relief in a very short period of time. I traveled there from Los Angeles to have the treatments and it was worth it! Then I saw that they are doing brain mapping and brain training now! It looks so cool, I plan to try that next. These folks are professionals, know what they are doing and also very kind. I highly recommend them!

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Very clean, courteous and downright professional. They are based off appointments and literally take you right into your session. The parking spots can get quite full but usually there is always one spot open for the taking.

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Very clean, courteous and downright professional. They are based off appointments and literally take you right into your session. The parking spots can get quite full but usually there is always one spot open for the taking.

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If you aren't sure about what acupuncture can do, and wonder if Dr. Mancini can help . . . look at the patient guest book in the waiting room. That's the real Yelp. Hand written book (I believe there are 2 of these books) filled with years of patient testimonials on the glass table in the waiting room. A patient's cholesterol was dramatically lowered during/after treatment with Mancini? Even though that patient previously tried every pharmaceutical, which didn't help? Yep. I've seen about 4 acupuncturists before. None are of this quality. Tip $ - yes they take insurance and know how to work with your insurance company. Tip 2- no the needles aren't painful, it's like a quick bug bite that fades immediately.

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I have had a personal battle with repetitive stress injury (RSI)/tendinitis from typing too much and bad posture. I have found many healing modalities helpful in my search to end my pain. The computer which was my key to creativity, financial freedom and fun now made me anxious thinking about using it. I had used physical therapy, trigger point massage, chiropractor and other treatments, but acupuncture was the most effective treatment so far. Dr. Mancini was exactly what I was looking for in an acupuncturist. As an engineer I love how things work and energy channels and explanations that cannot be measured are not ways to convince me about acupuncture treatments. Dr. Mancini, however, speaks in mostly western terms and explains how the treatment works from a biochemical and neurological perspective. After about 4 treatments I started feeling a little progress and about 8 treatments in I felt even better, but around 14 treatments I was at 80% of my normal level and have had continual improvements after leaving treatment 3 weeks ago. Comparing my recovery this time vs before (I have been on workers comp twice before) with physical therapy I feel like my flexibility and pain relief is much better. Dr. Mancini unlike most traditional doctors has great bedside manner and carries a positive and uplifting attitude in every meeting with him. I will definitely be back when other issues arise or for his optimal health plan. My hands thank you Dr. Mancini.

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