Soon after graduating high school in Minnesota, Rick Peterson joined the U.S. Air Force where he spent four years serving his country. He was stationed in California at Edwards Air Force Base. Upon completion of his service, Rick became a full-time student and received his Associates Degree from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA.
While in San Luis Obispo, Rick suffered from chronic pain due to an injury that occurred during his time in the military. Rick decided to try acupuncture and after a series of sessions, he was completely pain free. This great success using alternative medicine versus taking prescription drugs inspired Rick to focus his continued education on the study of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Rick was accepted into one of the most prestigious schools of acupuncture: The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine located in San Diego. During his rigorous training at P.C.O.M., Rick became passionate about the treatment of orthopedics and internal medicine. He completed many internships and assistantships with highly respected practitioners and gained extensive knowledge in his area of focus.
Rick currently practices at The Healing Point located in San Diego close to downtown and the 163 and 5 freeways. He strives to give his patients the best acupuncture experience possible and offers a wide range of healing techniques that he incorporates during his sessions based on the patients’ individual needs. These techniques include cranial sacral therapy, moxabustion, cupping, infrared heat therapy, electrical stimulation, tuina, medical massage, myofascial release, and various stretching techniques as well.
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Rick Peterson, LAc, MSTOM
San Diego Healing Arts
Fax: (760) 438-1603