Professional Profile:

Dr. Mikaila N. Cameron, MSTOM, DACM, Dipl. Ac., OTR/L, L.Ac.
  • Japanese Style Acupuncture/Herbology-Kampo/Moxibustion

  • Clinical Internships: Orthopedics, Facial Rejuvenation, Internal Medicine including,  Digestive issues, Gynecology, Fertility,  Gout, Diverticulitis, Fatty Liver, Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, MS, Stroke, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mt Spotted Fever, Common Cold, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Low Immunity, COPD, Diabetic issues, Dermatology, Side effects of Cancer treatments, Mental Health and Pediatrics at Rady's Children's Hospital.

  • Education:
  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM).  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
  • Four year Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (over 3,500 credit hours of theory and clinical practice) from the accredited Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  She graduated Cum Laude while working full-time as an OT.

  • Four year Baccaulaureate Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT), Cum Laude.

  • Four year Baccaulaureate Degree in Psychology from Kalamazoo College with Research Thesis.  Worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins in Behavioral Medicine/Sensory Integration Issues.  Clinical and research experience.

  • Foreign Study in Madrid, Spain (4.0 GPA)

 Licensures:
  • ​Licensed to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in the State of California. 

  • Licensed and registered to practice Occupational Therapy in California and Nationwide.

Certifications:
  • Lymphatic Drainage Practitioner

  • ​Theta Healer

  • Reiki Master

  • Tai Qi for Arthritis

Philosophy:

 We honor the intelligence of the body and its innate ability and drive to heal itself.  Your needs and concerns are very important to us.  We provide patient centered, compassionate and personalized services.  You will enjoy an individualized consultation that is derived through listening to your medical history, your symptoms and an evaluation of your tongue, abdomen and pulse.  Together, we agree upon the treatment plan in order to support your body's health and to increase your sense of  well-being.

 

Pod-Cast:

http://bit.ly/MikailaCameron

Become better acquainted with your practitioner. This pod-cast is an interview of Mikaila Cameron, L.Ac., by Lisa Thorp of Thorp Institutes.  It is provided for your benefit to become better acquainted with Mikaila Cameron,  and her philosophy.

​Questions:

Do I need a doctor's referral to see you?  No.​  Acupuncturists/Herbalists  can serve as your primary health care provider in the State of California.  S/he can order blood tests, urine and stool samples in order to give you a more comprehensive treatment plan. 

Do you take insurance?  We accept  VA Insurance and United Health Care Workers.  Give us a call and we will quickly verify your insurance coverage for acupuncture.  For all other insurances, we will give you a Superbill so that you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Are the needles sterile?  Yes.  We use pre-sterilized disposable needles that are individually packaged.  They are used only once and then disposed of as medical waste.

I hate needles!  Will Acupuncture Hurt?  Acupuncture filaments are thinner than a human hair.  Most patients feel a pleasant relaxation, a momentary tingling or a heavy sensation.  Needles can be taped to the acupuncture point or simply held to the acupuncture point (contact needling) in order to achieve therapeutic results, for those who can not tolerate needling.  Magnets are used on children.  ​

Will I look like a porcupine, like in the movies?  No.  Acupuncturists are trained to use the fewest number of needles possible.  They are also trained to help patients in the fewest number of visits for their condition.                               

​Are You Well Trained?  Yes.  I have meticulously studied Chinese/Japanese Medicine for over 11 years.  To further deepen my knowledge of the medicine, I added additional clinic shifts and classes.  I volunteered at acupuncturists' clinics.  The California Licensure Exam for acupuncturists/herbalists is known to be a very rigorous exam. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is  well respected nationally and internationally.  Courses are taught by Chinese Medical Doctors Licensed Acupuncturists/Herbalists (L.Ac), Western Medical Doctors,  chiropractors, therapists, physical therapists and professors who are highly respected and proficient in their respective fields. The education is competitive with weekly tests and yearly proficiency exams.  

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