Makha Phetphommasouk, DACM, L.Ac, an Acupuncturist with PULSE + NEEDLE Acupuncture

Get to know Acupuncturist Makha Phetphommasouk, who practices in Santa Rosa, California.

Makha, a licensed acupuncturist, is the Owner of PULSE + NEEDLE Acupuncture in Santa Rosa, California. 

“Here at PULSE + NEEDLE, we feel that everyone should be entitled to live a healthy, happy lifestyle. We believe that by providing effective personalized acupuncture treatments at a reasonable cost, we can help guide you back to living the pain-free life that you deserve.” as stated on the practice’s website. 

Working with her patients, Makha has seen numerous positive results and benefits that acupuncture and herbal medicine can have. She feels that it is her duty to share the benefits and knowledge of her extensive education with her patients. 

Her journey to Traditional Chinese medicine began in 2004 as a pre-medical student, volunteering at Rui Jin Hospital in Shanghai, China. During her studies abroad, she experienced first-hand the effectiveness of treating complex disorders with acupuncture and herbs. In 2009, she enrolled in the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) located in Berkeley, California. While at AIMC, she learned the gentle needling technique of Japanese Acupuncture. 

Upon graduating, Makha treated well over 400 patients while interning at AIMC’s school clinic, UC Berkeley Sport Medicine Clinic, and the Jewish Community Free Clinic located in Rohnert Park, California. Since then, she has practiced at the Santa Rosa Community Acupuncture Clinic, and Farmacopia in Santa Rosa. She has also apprenticed under Dr. Joshua Margolis, L.Ac while learning pain management and manual medicine techniques. 

Her background includes training in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities, such as herbal medicine, fire cupping, tuina/shiatsu massage, and qigong. She understands that each person is different and may have a unique health concern, which is why she feels it is important to enhance and customize each treatment based on the individual’s specific needs.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. The practice is also used to maintain general health. Acupuncturists treat a variety of physical and psychological issues like internal medicine hypertension or anxiety.

Makha is fluent in English, Thai, and Laotian.

Learn More about Makha Phetphommasouk:

Through her findatopdoc profile, or through PULSE + NEEDLE Acupuncture,


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