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ABOUT DR. AÏCHA SEBAA

I’m Aïcha, a doctor of East Asian medicine. My childhood obsession with plants and nature lead to my love of medicinal botany and traditional herbal medicine. I am also an herbal skincare formulator and acupuncturist for women.

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I take joy in: caring for the ladies whom I am fortunate to meet at my practice, curating botanical remedies, non-stop learning, and sharing the gems of natural medicine with you.

Other: Tea Lover, Cat Lady, INFJ, Daddy’s Girl, from a Family of Lions, Married to my BFF.

In my clinical practice, I see women with all sorts of conditions. It seems that every phase of a woman’s life comes with it’s own set of challenges (and amazing blessings). I see teenagers with menstrual irregularities and acne, early-millennials who need help with fertility, women with overwhelm, and consequential digestive/immune concerns. I also see peri-menopausal women with lively personalities but a body that seems to be crashing far too soon. And, there’s so much more.

 

But with each and every person, when I read her body language, feel her pulse, and listen to her voice, I see an inner spark ready to grow. Despite the challenges that we all go through, fortunately, the human body is brilliant and has its own resilient self healing capacity that we just need to recognize and tap into.

 

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”  — Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine

 

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” — Rumi

 

I believe that with practically any issue, there is a healing solution to be found that occurs naturally within the body under the right circumstances. In essence, you are your own best doctor. How awesome is that? 🌝

 

I tell my patients, “You are your best doctor because you know your body better than anyone else; I am only here as a detective to help you unravel your body’s potential healing opportunities…

 

…Remember this: Your body wants to heal. Now let’s work together to find the keys that will unlock the doors to every stage of your wellness journey.”

 

 

My passion to help women attain vibrant health is ongoing. Flourishing women make the world bloom into a better place. It’s a great honor to be a part of that.

This site is where I share my reflections, findings, and tips on natural health and beauty for every woman throughout all phases of her life. Whether we work together one­-on-­one in the clinic, or you enjoy my healthy-­living journal, or your skin glows from my products—wherever you are in your goals to be your best self—hey, I’m glad you’re here!

 

 

“You say that you are just a body, but inside of you is something greater than the Universe.” — Imam Shafi

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Dr. Aïcha Sebaa, DAOM L.Ac. is a Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Clinical Herbalist with a special focus in both East-Asian medicine and Western functional medicine.

Aïcha graduated summa cum laude with her Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed an extensive research-based doctoral fellowship at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. During her postgraduate studies, she completed advanced clinical training in pediatrics, neurology, mental health, orthopedics, geriatrics, women’s health, and preventative medicine.

Aïcha also completed an intensive study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at one of the most prestigious and oldest teaching hospitals in the People’s Republic of China—the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also spent time in Tibet while immersing in the cultural, historical, social and medical practices in the beautiful region.

 

Prior to enrolling in East Asian medical school, Aïcha completed her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design, with an emphasis in Public Health & Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine. She also served as a docent at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (UCI) and maintains her registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the state of California.

Dr. Sebaa has completed internships at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego Cancer Center, and the Recreation Intramural and Athletics Complex at the University of California, San Diego—supporting children in the hematology/oncology unit, patients in palliative care, and athletes in the competitive sphere of college sports. She has taken numerous modular courses ranging from functional medical systems and diseases, CM dermatology, and natural formulations sciences. She’s now an adjunct Preventative Medicine and Public Health faculty member in PCOM’s doctorate program.

 

Aïcha is the founder of Acupuncture Sanctuary for Women in San Diego, CA, where she sees patients one-on-one, and SEBAA Skin Co., a private natural skincare line with custom formulations, which will soon be available online.

 

Aïcha is a firm believer that gaining knowledge is a lifelong pursuit. She continues to learn about the wonders of how the body works and the natural and/or integrative methods available to aid in the healing process. This quote is an ongoing inspiration:

 

“There are no incurable diseases—only the lack of will. There are no worthless herbs—only the lack of knowledge.” — Ibn Sina (Avicenna) 980­-1037 AD

The Acupuncturists’ Oath

I promise to follow the way of the Great Physician,

to live in harmony with nature,

and to teach my patients to do the same.

I will strive to maintain a clear mind,

and hold myself to the highest standards.

I shall look upon those who are in grief as though I myself have been afflicted,

and I will respond with empathy.

I shall develop an attitude of compassion, of benevolence,

and of care for all patients,

regardless of their particular circumstances.

I promise to perform my responsibilities carefully, thoughtfully,

and to the best of my ability.

Above all, I will maintain a peaceful presence and an open heart.

Based on the Oath of Sun Si Miao (c. 581-682) (core of Chinese medical ethics)

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