Dr. Aaron M. Mills, DACM, L.Ac.
DACM (Doctorate, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbology)
MSAOM (Masters, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbology)
Clinical Internships (South Baylo University, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago VA Hospital)
Dr. Aaron M. Mills, DACM, MSAOM, L.Ac., is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist with over 15 years experience in health and human services. In addition to completing professional medical education in acupuncture, herbology, and biomedicine, his educational background includes undergraduate and graduate education and training in psychology, and undergraduate education in biology. He has worked in both inpatient and community based settings, and has been responsible for both direct service provision to patients and clients as well as the development and training of staff performing direct services. Having a developed interest in mind body connections and the role of health psychology and behavioral medicine in patients recovery it was a natural transition to study Acupuncture and Asian Medicine.
While originally from Chicago, he has lived in San Diego with his wife for over 7 years. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking, surfing, camping, and hiking.
As a physician of East Asian Medicine, Dr. Mills truly enjoys effectively treating and assisting patients in engaging and empowering themselves actively working towards achieving their health and wellness goals.
Preparing for Appointments
What you need to know
New Patient Information
Initial Consultation Session
Prior to scheduling an appointment all new patients must complete the patient intake process and for those using insurance have the verification process complete. For your convenience you can complete this process online by going to the "Visit Us" tab in the top menu on this page.
In the initial appointment we will take time to review your medical information with you and perform an initial consultation. Wear comfortable clothing and be sure to eat something within one hour prior to your arrival. Upon reviewing your medical history with you we will discuss the main reasons for your current visit to our offices. In the later half of the initial consultation we perform a basic physical examination and tongue and pulse diagnosis. Then we will perform appropriate acupuncture and other treatments. The most common experience that patients report is feeling very relaxed after treatments and having improved sleep, energy, focus, and decreased stress and pain.