Meet Our New Acupuncturist Samantha Purviance, MSTOM, LAc

Specializing in Facial Acupuncture, Women’s Health,

Fertility, and Prenatal Care


     Hello! I am Samantha Purviance, MSTOM, LAc. I am a Wyoming native but have lived in San Diego for nearly 10 years. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, I have an amazing and supportive husband and we love living in SoCal! Living near the beach is amazing, we love camping, hiking, anything outside. With 3 kiddos, I have had to learn to treat lots of ouchies and sickness with quickness, and remedies that don't always warrant a doctor’s visit. I am a level II Reiki Practitioner, I also recently finished a 200 hour yoga teacher training, I love meditation, crystal healing, running, staying active and working out!

    Alternative medicine has always been important to me, I grew up with lots of "old wives tales" type remedies that I have since learned truly work! ​I knew after seeing many of my family members and friends suffer though many health issues and receive acupuncture, many were able to finally have relief from debilitating issues. This sparked my curiosity of acupuncture, so I chose to embark on learning this medicine along with massage. I felt a desire to help people, and my education began in 2012 at the Pacific College of Health and Science (Formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine). I completed the Associates of Applied Science degree and received my 500 hour massage certification. I recently graduated from the MSTOM program and became a Licensed Acupuncturist in February 2022. In March 2022, I will be finishing the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree.

    My approach to helping patients is a combination of both Eastern and Western methods. I love to incorporate methods that have been around for thousands of years, and I had great training in Japanese acupuncture modalities that aids in gentle healing. I also heavily believe in the use of adding other modalities such as cupping, moxa  and gua sha to acupuncture or massage treatments, but I also love to try out new modalities as well. Its most important to me to meet the patient where they are in their journey to feeling their best. Seeing others walk out of a treatment feeling better is so humbling and amazing, I am lucky to have found this amazing medicine. To be able to share it with others is a dream!