Acupuncture Center, Inc.  

Essential Oils, Natural Herbs, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

Michele Arnold-Pirtle, doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.), Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)


My Family

The Pirtle Family

Hello, I’m Dr. Michele, I’d love to help you feel better and create the life that you know you deserve!

Would you like to look more vibrant, have more energy, feel great every morning, and improve your overall sense of well-being?

As a holistic doctor of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and essential oil enthusiast, it is my passion to educate and inspire people about natural ways to look and feel more vibrant, have more energy, sleep better, and feel happier naturally.

Discover ways to:

  • Boost your immune system
  • Manage Pain and Inflammation
  • Balance hormones
  • Reduce depressive feelings and anxiety

We offer Chinese Herbs, traditional gentle acupuncture, and acupuncture without needles.  Please watch the video below to become familiar with what we do.  Be sure to share our video to help others learn more about Chinese Medicine, and to help me spread the awareness of how useful, valuable, and accessible this ancient healing art of Chinese Medicine is.  


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been a huge part of my life over the last 18 years.  I am so blessed to serve such a wonderful community of people.

As an acupuncturist the biggest part of helping others is actually through education of proper nutrition, lifestyle and the use of herbs and whole food nutrient supplements.  This is true Chinese Medicine where the whole person is considered from head to toe.  As I always say, “Acupuncture stimulates your body’s natural resources to heal itself.”  That is why it is so critical to create a foundation of proper nutrition and a healthy digestive system for optimal health.


The addition of essential oils into my practice, and into my life has been the answer to my prayers.

Not only can I help educate you about lifestyle, and essential oils, you will be able to become empowered in your own health care, and possibly financially.  People love essential oils, and the compliance level is high.  Essential oils and supplements can help you support and create a wellness routine and healthy lifestyle.  

Ask yourself if you would like to:

Reach your full potential in health, prosperity, and happiness!  This is your True-Potential!

Book Your Appointment Now online or call (858) 613-0792  

 Why I Love Acupuncture and Aromatherapy?


I am a Californian Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) serving the North County San Diego areas of Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, 4S-Ranch, Escondido, Scripps Ranch, and Rancho Penasquitos for over 15 years.  I have always loved essential oils, and I have been using them in my home for myself and my family forever.  I love the fact that certain blends or oils can purify and clean the air giving it a fresh scent.  How I learned to use essential oils was that I bought a good resource such as an essential oil and aromatherapy book, and read it.  Next, I opened the bottles and used them! Experimentation is required, as aromatherapy is both a science and an art.  You find what works for you.


I always tell people you can’t learn to cook without cooking!

So, similar to cooking, learning about the oils and using the oils go hand and hand.  As you use them you will learn more and more about them.

More importantly, while incorporating them into my acupuncture practice I noticed a significant increase in the effectiveness of my treatments.  I call this Acupuncture Aromatherapy.


Thus, I offer the essential oils with my acupuncture treatments, and I also offer classes and presentations to inspire and educate others to become empowered in their own well-being, and take care of themselves naturally for everyday wellness.

Are you interested to learn more?


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