OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

Symmetry Postural Alignment

Functional Laboratory Analysis

Nutritional Counseling

Cold Laser Therapy

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Contact Details

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  Person Diane Bousquin, Bs Nutrition, Ms Traditional Chinese Medicine
  City La Jolla, CA
  Zip Code 92037
  Address 7759 Herschel Ave #B
  Phone Number (619) 808-1099

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Diane Bousquin, Bs Nutrition, Ms Traditional Chinese Medicine

Diane is a nationally certified, California board licensed practitioner in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. In her seven years of practice, she has developed special interests and expertise in Orthopedics, Functional Medicine, Cold Laser Therapy and Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture protocols. Symmetry Structural Alignment Therapy has recently been incorporated into her practice with impressive results in her patients. Diane's background in nutrition, in combination with her interests, provides her patients with a Whole Body-Eastern/Western approach to healing and good health.

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Traditional Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a 3, 000 year old Chinese system of whole-body approach to health care. It is the goal of the acupuncturist to look at the entire person, not just symptoms as is done in Western medicine. Acupuncture practitioners recognize that there is vital energy, called Qi (pronounced chee) , circulating within the body. It flows through a series of pathways called meridians that are like rivers, providing nourishment and Qi to every cell. Imbalances or blockages of Qi within the meridians result in disease, discomfort and/or emotional distress.

When very fine acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the meridians, Qi can flow freely and pain and disease are alleviated or diminished. A proper balance of energy in the meridians promotes and helps to maintain good health. The acupuncturist’s goal is to rebalance the body and alleviate those conditions without the use of drugs or surgery. Research shows that acupuncture is a safe and painless way to effectively treat a variety of medical conditions.

  • I would recommend this business

I was referred to Diane after being rear ended in an auto accident, I am delighted with the treatments and progress since my first visit. Diane has a possitive attitude and is educated, practiced and well versed in her approach. The healing process I am currently going through has been slow (11 months and counting) but tremendous progress has been made. Much of that attributed to Diane at Vital Changes.

It is painful physically and emotionally to feel no hope of healing after a major injury/medical condition. I finally have hope of full recovery. Will return and will recommend.

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  • I would recommend this business

I was diagnosed by my primary with tendonitis in both my wrists and arms, and I have heard over the years that Acupuncture helps with a great deal of things. So after realizing my insurance covers it I began to look for somewhere to go. I came across Diane and read the reviews here on Yelp actually and they were enough to get me to call and schedule an appointment. I am so glad that I did. I've been seeing her weekly since February, and I cant believe the improvement. Diane is so caring and gentle. She takes her time and is concerned that I am ok and comfortable at all times. I really enjoy my weekly visits with her and look forward to them. Her energy level is so peaceful and I really feel that helps in the process of healing. I highly recommend you go and see her. Even if you've never had Acupuncture, she will take care of you!

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  • I would recommend this business

I feel very fortunate to have found Diane. Her realm of treatment options is beyond tiny needles. In addition, there's cupping, herbs, diet modifications, cold laser therapy, and the Graston technique to name a few. I appreciate her range of treatment options in conjunction with traditional acupuncture. Especially since I am not always a fan of needles she works with me by choosing points that will work best for my comfort level. If you are seeking alternative healing go see Diane. She is extraordinary, patient and well experienced. She truly knows her craft. Clearly I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

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  • I would recommend this business

I have been going to Diane of Vital Changes regularly for TCM acupuncture, Esoteric Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Cold Laser Therapy since October 2015. Diane is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. Diane is authentic - "walks her talk" - and embodies holistic health. The first time I ever tried Esoteric Acupuncture was in October 2015 with Diane - who trained with the founder Dr. Mikio Sankey. And I have continued doing weekly sessions of EA since then. It is a powerful alternative healing modality that has truly made a difference in helping me to stay centered and tuned into the Universe.

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  • I would recommend this business

I've known & been treated by Diane for many years now. Whenever I have a health issue I always consult with her for advice on treatment. She is constantly keeping up to speed on many current & future developments. She is caring & a concerned practitioner. Her treatments with laser helps my pain in my muscles and joints. I highly recommend laser treatments for healing.

To great health !!!

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  • I would recommend this business

I recommend Diane to all my friends, family, etc. She is excellent at making me feel comfortable & relaxed no matter my mood or pain level. Diane listens to my needs and complaints each time I come in and modifies treatment to help me feel better. My issues are muscle pain in my neck, shoulders, & wrist. Diane has treated my pains with acupuncture, cupping, essential oils, and the laser therapy treatments. She is very thorough in finding the best personalized treatment. My favorite part is the laser therapy and as soon as I leave Diane's office my wrist feels like new and the other areas feel relief. I do not know where I would be without Diane! I look forward to visiting her every time!

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  • I would recommend this business

Where do I begin with Diane?

I started going to acupuncture for the first time roughly 6-9 months ago. I found Diane randomly online (although, I'm pretty sure the universe connected us for a reason). I was certainly nervous before going through with acupuncture (again having never been prior to Diane--needles do sound a little intimidating, I know!).

Diane made me feel comfortable instantly from day one. From the get go, I knew I was in good hands, to say the least (you'll know exactly what I mean when you meet her).

Diane does an outstanding job of catering treatments to meet each client's needs, moods and area of improvement desired. She truly cares about each patient's vitality and well-being.

My health has improved significantly since I began seeing Diane. I have far less tension in my neck, back and am working through a few other internal health issues with Diane as well.

I have never met someone who's more present and passionate about his or her work than Diane. If you've ever considered going to acupuncture, Diane has definitely been an amazing first acupuncture experience thus far. I've referred countless friends to her because I truly trust her expertise and she's brought such joy to my life.

Two thumbs up for restoring my vitality and for being introduced in such a positive way to the blissful world that is acupuncture. Diane is a true gem!

I can't say enough good things about Diane so treat yourself and give her a try--your body, mind and spirit will thank you!

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Customer Testimonials

Diane's knowledge, research and application of services have helped my body to reduce inflammation and to speed up my recovery of my sports injuries. I am so grateful for her attention to detail and lovely table side manner.


I enjoy a very active lifestyle. Diane’s Orthopedic acupuncture treatments and the occasional kinesio taping not only get me back to peak performance quickly, they allow me to maintain and continue the activities I enjoy.

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A poor diet may have an injurious impact on the body, causing health-threatening conditions like obesity, metabolic syndrome, hormone imbalances and common chronic systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Diane counsels her patients using Functional Medicine, detoxification and prescribes dietary supplements to treat her patient's conditions. Do you suffer from symptoms that cannot be diagnosed by your healthcare provider? The Functional Medicine approach may be able to help you.


If you submit your request on a holiday or Friday afternoon through Sunday, we will respond by the end of the next business day. If you do not hear from us within this timeframe, have questions, or prefer to make an appointment by phone, please call Vital Changes at 619-808-1099 and we would be happy to assist you. Call us at 619-808-1099 to verify insurance coverage prior to your first treatment. Some insurance companies allow out of network acupuncture benefits. Medicare does not cover acupuncture at this time.