About Robert

providing the local public with an integrative approach to wellbeing.

Robert R. Pontecorvo Jr. Lac.

A San Diego based Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Pain Management and Symptomology, Worker’s Compensation, Sports Medicine, and one of the few fully integrated practitioners for Autoimmune care using acupuncture. Robert is an experienced biochemist and retired registered nurse, active professor and California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist.   He had graduated with a Masters Degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for Acupuncture and Herbology and recently has finished his Professional Doctorate (Ph.D. Equivalent) in Internal Medicine and Healthy aging for chronic illnesses where he had completed research on better diagnostics and integrative treatment for Lupus and Fibromyalgia

In the 24 years of medical experience, education and practice Robert has used methods taught to him by various Western clinicians in diagnostics as well as nutrition as a form of treatment. In 1997 he had the great honor to be taught acupuncture from Dr. Adriana Wu (Wu, Tung Lu) who was one of the original students of Dr. Tung in Taiwan, renowned for pain management and acupuncture anesthesiology. After four years of her teaching he spent six months in Taiwan where he treated patients with acupuncture and myofacial release in a community setting often caring for 60-80 patients a day. It was at this time that he decided to begin his Masters Degree in Acupuncture for licensure in California.

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