Hello there! Let me tell you a little bit about me…
My name is Jo Neumann and I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine specializing in sports injuries, women’s health and chronic conditions. As a former collegiate athlete, I recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy and pain-free body. By utilizing healing techniques such as cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion, in conjunction with my needling, I am able to reduce pain symptoms and help the body recover quicker. I believe it is the integration of traditional and conventional care that will most effectively improve and maintain my patient’s life-long health. I use a multi-disciplinary approach in my treatments including acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, and biomedicine, which rewards me with quick results. I pride myself on providing quality time with every person that comes in to my office, listening, and getting to the root of whatever problem brings the person in to see me.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan. While playing collegiate sports at U of M, I was exposed to Chinese Medicine after seeking out the most effective way to recover from a sports-related injury. This experience would become a catalyst to expand my studies later on and pursue and complete my Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.
While attending Pacific College, I gained clinical experience as an intern at UCSD’s RIMAC Arena, assessing and treating sports-related injuries under the supervision and guidance of well-known sports acupuncturist Matt Callison; San Diego Senior’s Clinic and Veteran’s Clinic, treating pain, insomnia, anxiety, and other ailments using the Balance Method. I also had the opportunity to travel to Chengdu, China where I studied at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the internal medicine and acupuncture departments.
I am licensed by the State of California and certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I live in Long Beach, CA with my husband and two young children.