New acupuncture, functional medicine practice opens in Nevada City |

New acupuncture, functional medicine practice opens in Nevada City

Lisa Mandelbaum
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Lisa Mandelbaum L.Ac, Dipl. O.M., FMP has opened an Integrated Acupuncture and Functional Medicine practice in Nevada City.

Though Mandelbaum has been a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist for more than 10 years, she recently completed a year-long Functional Medicine training program.

“I have always loved practicing Chinese medicine, but couldn’t help feeling that I could learn more in order to better help my patients,” Mandelbaum said. “Functional Medicine was the perfect complement.”

While a Chinese Medicine practitioner uses acupuncture and herbs to remedy imbalances in the body, a Functional Medicine doctor employs thorough inquiry with state-of-the-art medical testing to diagnose and understand the root cause of illness.

“If a patient comes in with insomnia and anxiety,” Mandelbaum said, “acupuncture and herbs can begin to calm down the patient’s central nervous system.

“However, by employing targeted functional medicine tools, I can create a comprehensive and life changing treatment protocol, addressing the patient’s brain chemistry and adrenal welfare,” Mandelbaum said.

“Too often in the practice of medicine, patients are given various medications, and their diagnoses is based on what drugs work,” she added. “This is both frustrating and expensive, and often leads to more sickness and desperation.”

Mandelbaum works with all age groups and treats everything from back pain to hormone imbalance, carpal tunnel syndrome to insomnia.

“I love what I do,” she said. “ I am excited to use my medical sleuthing skills, my tenacity, and my love of people to help my patients optimize their lives. Life is too short to feel sick and be in pain.”

Lisa Mandelbaum is a California licensed acupuncturist, and nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine as well as a Certified Functional Medicine practitioner. Her clinic is located in The Miners Village, 206 Sacramento St., ste. 202, Nevada City. For more information, see website at or call (530) 615-1649.

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