Anga Gonzalez LA.c MSTOM DOM
I was born and raised in the Canary Islands, Spain. Since my
early childhood I have always seen my mom surrounded by
stethoscopes and syringes, her tools as a physician. I know that
being around her and her passion had an influence on me.
After I finished in 1998 my BS in Nutrition at UC Berkeley, I
wanted to explore the relationship between herbal medicine and
food a bit deeper. I decided to go to Chinese Medicine School at
PCOM in San Diego and graduated in 2002. While in the program
i worked alongside Matt Callison, the Minnesota Vikings Football
Team Acupuncturist, and at the RIMAC Center at UCSD, where i
treated Elite Athletes to rehabilitate and decrease their
performance times with Acupuncture, e-stimulation, sports
physiotherapy, Active Isolated Stretching, personal training,
Sports Tui Na, and Herbal Hit poultices and topical herbal
After graduation I became a Professor at the Pacific College of Oriental
Medicine Board of Professors alongside Alex Tiberi, Father Founder of the
college and the Pacific Center of Health, its sister Clinic, where I managed a
team of acupuncturists and other healthcare providers, and was director of
the clinical operations from 2002-2008.
I collaborated with midwives as a doula for the UCSD Hillcrest
Hospital, with doctors in San Diego Hospice and the Children's
Hospital, as well as in various fertility centers. My experience as
a therapist goes from my labor as a doula to help induce birth to
pediatric therapies such as Tui-Na y Shoni-Shin.
These phases in my development as a practitioner has made me
want to observe medicine through a wide scope.
The framework that Chinese Medicine has provided me and the
exposure to herbal and allopathic medicines, has allowed me to
better advise and treat my patients in a very integrative way.
When I am not in clinical practice or reading, you can find me
backpacking, camping, ocean swimming/kayaking, or gardening.