About the Practitioners

About the Practitioner

Connie Schwartz, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

Connie first became interested in holistic medicine in high school when she was introduced to massage therapy. While attending community college, she became a Certified Massage Therapist. With a growing desire to find other alternative methods of health care, Connie completed a comprehensive four-year graduate program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA and earned a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTOM).

During her internship, Connie treated patients at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego Cancer Center, Downtown San Diego Senior’s Clinic, San Diego Community Clinic, as well as the school clinic. She has gained experience with treating a wide variety of health issues.

After she graduated and obtained her California Acupuncture License and National Certification, she began a year as an apprentice at a well-established Acupuncture clinic in Roseville.

She provides an individualized treatment plan to naturally and effectively improve a patient’s current condition. A combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and other traditional therapies may be recommended as part of a treatment plan. Her goal is to help restore balance and promote healing, and overall wellness. This approach makes it possible to address the symptoms of a condition, as well as the underlying root of the problem.

Connie treats using a Japanese Meridian style, which consists of shallow needling, allowing for a more pain-free experience, while treating the root of each patient’s illness.


Japanese Meridian Therapy


Women’s Health




Amanda Gaitaud, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

Amanda is dedicated to providing compassionate patient care through gentle and effective acupuncture emphasizing wellness and prevention. With six years experience in collaborative family practice she has had success treating a variety of conditions including sports injuries and orthopedics, pain management, women’s health and pediatrics, as well as general health and wellness.

Amanda received her Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and completed integrative clinical training at San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital, and the UCSD Free Clinic.

Additionally, she attended Yo San University’s two year integrative medicine program in healthy aging and longevity where she further developed her expertise in acupuncture, herbology, and functional medicine. She is completing research exploring the physiological effects of acupuncture as the final requirement to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).

Fascinated with the modernization of traditional medicine in China, Amanda completed an intensive program in internal medicine at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine teaching hospital. She also received certification in auriculotherapy in France from Groupe Lyonnais d’Études Médicales where she studied the therapeutic points of the ear.


Contemporary Acupuncture

Functional Medicine



Healthy Aging & Longevity


Internal Medicine

Oncology & Survivorship


Inner Balance Medicine
801 S. Ham Lane
Suite B
Lodi, CA 95242

office: (209) 369-5008
fax: (209) 713-4680
email: info@innerbalancemedicine.com

Like us on Facebook!

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: Error validating application. Application has been deleted.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 190
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine