Get the answers to your questions about Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Source. If your question isn’t here, please give us a call.

How do I make an appointment?

Simply go online at or call our office at (619) 294-2622 during our business hours:
M – Bertram works on paper work and is available for email or phone questions!
TU – 1:30 – 6:30
WED – 8:30 – 4:00
TH – 1:30 – 6:30
FRI – 8:30 – 4:00

Do you offer free consultations?

Yes. Simply go online at or call our office at (619) 294-2622. At your free consultation appointment, we’ll learn why you’re seeking medical care, answer your questions about our services and programs, and determine how we can help you.

Does my insurance cover acupuncture?

Many do. See insurance page for more information.

May I ask a question using email?
Since Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that includes many diagnoses, we can only give general answers via email. For a specific and complete diagnosis, we request that you schedule a consultation.
Does acupuncture hurt?
No. The needles used are very fine and pain is rarely ever felt.
Why should I use herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine is a natural and effective way to treat the body. Herbs are plants and substances found in the natural world that have properties to heal disease and prevent illness. There are over 400 substances used in Chinese Medicine. At The Wellness Source, we customize formulas for individual conditions, using only high-quality, professional products. Herbal medicine is available in the form of teas, tablets, tinctures and powders.
Can you handle workers' compensation cases?
Acupuncturists are primary care physicians under the California workers’ compensation (WC) system. Under the Industrial Medical Council Guidelines for treatment, acupuncture is recommended for many sprains and strain-type injuries. The acupuncturists at The Wellness Source are also Qualified Medical Evaluators under the WC system. Should you have any questions as to how to receive acupuncture under the WC system, please call our office.
Does Chinese Medicine take the place of Western medicine?
Yes and no. For many acute issues such as broken bones and stab wounds, Western medicine is the way to go. For many bacterial infections, you can’t beat a good antibiotic. For many other acute issues, such as sprain/strain-type injuries, Chinese Medicine can be just as good, if not better. And for some chronic issues, such autoimmune, myalgia, etc., we work closely with your MD to give you the best care possible.
Where are you located?

The Wellness Source is located at 4002 Park Ave, at Lincoln St. in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.
Click here to go to the Contact Us page to view a map of our location.
PS: We have free parking!