Cara Dinote, L.Ac.

I grew up in Philadelphia with a passion for being outdoors and animals. What I wasn’t passionate about was cold weather and snow. So I packed my bags and headed to Southern California to pursue my education.

As I settled into my psychology studies at San Diego State University, I became more focused and fascinated by the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. During my undergraduate studies, I worked in a variety of different areas with patients suffering from physical and emotional conditions. I administered Neurostar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) used to treat depression, facilitated biofeedback therapy, and counseled using exerciseand nutritional therapy.

My path as a healer was clear to me. My intention was to continue my education and obtain my Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license; that was until I had a chance encounter with an acupuncturist. Traditional Chinese Medicine was exactly the field that was calling me and I immediately enrolled in the Master’s program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine instead.

Now, as a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, I take a holistic approach to practicing by aligning the physical, emotional and spiritual well being. I have integrated Esoteric Acupuncture and Reconnective Healing into my practice as well. I am particularly drawn to Esoteric Acupuncture which focuses on prevention, wellness, and spiritual growth.

In my free time, I continue to love nature and animals. I am an enthusiastic hiker and traveler, and you can find me on trails around the country and the world with my family at my side. I am also an avid reader and practice meditation regularly, and I encourage my patients to do the same. And, last but not least, I am the mother to five adorable fur (and scale) babies: Furrgie, Tito, Rexy, Scooter, and Dolly.