Jim Chialtas, L.Ac.

Laurel Acupuncture, Clinic of Functional Medicine

Offering Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Since 2003

Located in the Bankers Hill neighborhood, near downtown San Diego

Appointments also available by phone


At Laurel Acupuncture, I combine Traditional Chinese Medicine with Functional Medicine. This approach offers patients the best possible outcome for continued health and wellness.

When we're sick or in pain, it's a sign that our health is out of balance.  Functional Medicine uses cutting-edge evidence-based blood and hormone testing to approach the body as a whole, working to restore the balance that lets our systems work properly.

I specialize in chronic conditions which are otherwise difficult to treat such as:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Chronic conditions (menopause, infertility, menstrual irregularity)
  • Autoimmune disorders (Hashimoto's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, etc)
  • Digestive problems (Leaky Gut Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Colitis, food and gluten sensitivity)
  • Migraines

Most insurance plans are accepted for Acupuncture. Please use the contact form to ask about your policy.


I have written many educational articles on my blog page relating to Acupuncture and Functional Medicine.  Here are a few of my latest.  I hope you find them helpful!  Please contact me with any questions you may have.