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Michael Vercos

M.S., L.Ac. 

Pacific Bay Integrative Health Center 

About Michael Vercos

Michael is a Licensed Acupuncturist who has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1990. A graduate of Emperor's College in Santa Monica, where he earned a Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine, he also received additional training at hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Michael is a Master Herbologist and highly-skilled acupuncturist who employs Chinese massage therapy techniques as well as Western nutritional assessment and supplementation. Utilizing a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy and massage, Western nutritional counseling and supplements, Michael specializes in:

  • Pain Management
  • Endocrinology (hypo- & hyperthyroid, adrenal fatigue, etc.)
  • Immune System Disorders & Deficiencies
  • Respiratory Disorders (allergies, asthma, sinusitis, etc.)
  • Digestive Disorders (IBS, indigestion, constipation, etc.)
  • Gynecological Issues & Infertility
  • Pre-, Peri- and Postnatal Care (nausea, back pain, constipation, lactation issues/mastitis, etc.)
  • Psychological Disorders (anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, etc.)

We're an Integrative Health Center, which means our practitioners have the unique ability to work together to bring you comprehensive health care. We partner with our patients, staff, and each other to provide open-minded, open-hearted health care that respects the wisdom of the individual, of nature, and the healing power of relationship.

In addition to to music, Michael has had a strong personal interest in physical fitness and the martial arts for more than 35 years, including Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Thai Boxing. He is the father of three.

Languages Spoken English

School Emperor's College

Degree M.S., Oriental Medicine

Treatment Techniques

Acupressure Acupuncture Cupping Gua Sha Herbology Massage Therapy Moxibustion Naturopathic Medicine Qi Gong

Areas of Expertise

Addiction Allergies Asthma Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Colds and Flu's Cosmetic Acupuncture Dermatology Diabetes Facial Diagnosis Family Practice Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal Disorders Geriatrics HIV/AIDS Headaches/Migraines Hepatitis Hypertension Immune Disorders Infertility Insomnia Internal Medicine Menstrual Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Neurological Disorders Nutrition Obstetrics & Gynecology Oncology Support Orthopedics Osteoporosis Pain Management Pediatrics Psychological/Emotional Disorders Rheumatology Sexual Dysfunction Smoking Sports Medicine Stress/Anxiety Weight Reduction Women's Health

Styles of Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture Cold Laser Acupuncture Scalp Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture


The acupuncture office of Michael Vercos in Santa Monica, CA is within driving distance from the following cities:

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