Therese Powers, L.Ac.

Therese Powers, L.Ac.
SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine 4251 S Higuera Street, Suite 300 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Therese Powers, L.Ac.

Known for her patient-centered approach to medicine and gentle demeanor, Licensed Acupuncturist Therese M. Powers, LAC, brings sincerity, warmth, and individualized care to each interaction at her San Luis Obispo acupuncture office. Here, she combines time-honored traditions with results-based practices to best meet the unique needs of her patients. Through a series of natural therapies including acupuncture, herbal treatments, and nutritional counseling, Therese provides complete, balanced healthcare to suit your lifestyle.

SLO Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine is an alternative healthcare clinic that combines traditional Chinese medicine with Western treatments and practices to promote health and wellbeing. Licensed acupuncturist Therese M. Powers offers a variety of therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and manual therapies such as gua sha and cupping. Therese is recognized for her patient-centered approach to healthcare that focuses on treating each individual on a personal level in order to best address their concerns.

To make an appointment with Therese or to learn more about the treatments she offers, call (805) 748-8885, or email our San Luis Obispo acupuncture practice to schedule your initial visit. Therese offers complimentary 15 minute phone consultations so that you may determine if SLO Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine is a proper fit for your needs.
Primary Specialty


Gender Female
Education Therese has demonstrated her dedication to the practice of Chinese medicine through extensive graduate education and training. Some of her academic accomplishments include:

1. A Masters Degree from the nationally recognized Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California - one of the only accredited alternative medicine institutions in the United States.

2. Official certifications from the State Board of California, a regulatory agency that recognizes only those practitioners that have undergone extensive education and training, passed a national examination, and uphold strict ethical codes of conduct.

3. Completion of more than 3,000 hours of training in both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

4. Participation in an advanced study program at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (China) in the field of internal medicine and pain management.
Training In addition to Therese's participation at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Therese has also trained with Northern California's acclaimed doctor Maureen Rozenn, who specializes in fertility and women's health. Her 3-year apprenticeship with Dr. Rozenn included additional clinical instruction at a Hepatitis C treatment center, as well as intense training in Japanese acupuncture, liver health, and pain management.
Office Staff Therese M. Powers
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Known for her patient-centered approach to medicine and gentle demeanor, Therese M. Powers, LAC, brings sincerity, warmth, and individualized care to each interaction at her San Luis Obispo office. Here, she combines time-honored traditions with results-based practices to best meet the unique needs of her patients.
Services Acupuncture:
SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine offers Acupuncture which is the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body that are carefully selected according to the patient's complaint and diagnosis.

SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine uses Chinese herbal therapy modified to specifically fit each person's individual needs.

SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine provides moxibustion which is a form of heat treatment that stimulates specific acupuncture points of the body.

SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine provides cupping. Glass cups are applied to acupuncture points or affected areas of the body to help treat pain and many respiratory conditions.

Nutritional Counseling:
SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine will provide nutritional counseling according to both Chinese & Western recommendations.

Gua Sha:
SLO Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine provides Gua Sha treatments which is a Chinese manual therapy that helps with both acute and chronic pain.
Consumer Feedback
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Recent Reviews
Therese is so kind and listens and genuinely wants to make you feel better. She loves what she does and it shows.
by Ann S.
November 18, 2022
I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future. I left feeling extremely satisfied. Their primary concern is my safety and comfort, and they always take the time to address every concern of mine immediately. They definitely take customer satisfaction and peace of mind into account. It was very easy to get an appointment. They have a very flexible schedule and get me in quickly every time. I didn't experience any unnecessary pain during my visit, and I was amazed at how much better I felt after I left. They really made an effort to keep me out of pain while ensuring that my treatment was a success.
by Anonymous
June 08, 2011
Recent Polls
Did you feel safe in this provider's care?
Absolutely! I knew I was being cared for by an expert!
Were the restrooms clean at this provider's office?
Yes, they were immaculate!
Did this provider listen to your input and concerns?
Absolutely! This provider always listens carefully to what I have to say!
Would you recommend this acupuncturist to others?
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Did this acupuncturist answer all of your questions?
Every question I had was answered thoroughly
by Anonymous
July 01, 2013
Does this provider always take that extra step to make you feel special?
Absolutely, they always make me feel like I'm their only patient.
Does this acupuncturist always put the client first?
Absolutely! They have some of the best customer service I have ever seen
Was your treatment room spacious?
Yes! It was very spacious, dimly lit, and well ventilated
Does this provider give unbiased advice?
Absolutely! I always get sound, helpful, and completely unbiased advice!
Did this provider ever postpone your appointment?
Not at all! They always try to get me in as soon as possible
by Louise
November 14, 2012
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