Erin Piccola, MSTOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritional Expert
“I believe that the highest quality healthcare comes from the integration and cooperation of various medical systems to meet each individual patient’s needs.”
Erin Piccola is a Board Certified Acupuncturist, licensed at both the National and California state levels. Erin’s desire to practice medicine began at an early age. As a high school athlete and a dancer, she wanted to find a way to help people overcome injuries and illness in order to live healthy, active lives. She graduated as the Valedictorian of her high school class and headed off to study Neuroscience at Colgate University. Four years later, Erin left Colgate with a Bachelor’s of Science, Magna Cum Laude honors, and a passion for integrative medicine. She was accepted into the Masters program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and began her 4 year training program in acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and biomedicine. Upon graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors, Erin traveled to Chengdu, China to study and train at one of the largest Chinese Medical hospitals in the world. Erin’s professional internship experience includes rotations in Sports Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Cardiology, and Respiratory illness.
Erin runs a family practice, treating patients from age 2 to age 92 for a variety of ailments. She specializes in the treatment of chronic illness, musculoskeletal pain, infertility, allergies, and headaches. She also focuses on preventative medicine to improve and maintain health and well-being for all of her patients. Erin’s medical philosophy emphasizes the integration and cooperation of modern science and traditional remedies in order to optimize patient results.
Erin has continued her athletic pursuits, becoming an avid runner. She has run several marathons and half marathons with Team in Training, an organization that raises money to fund important cancer research. Erin also enjoys cooking and believes that good nutrition is the cornerstone for a healthy lifestyle. Erin lives in Irvine with her husband and 2 daughters.