Nicole Nascimento, Front Desk Patient Liaison

Nicole received her dual doctorate and master’s DTCM/MTCM from Five Branches University in December 2020, emphasizing addiction medicine, women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Reproductive and Child Health Studies from the University of Redlands in 2015. Nicole is working towards taking the California Acupuncture Board exam to become a licensed acupuncturist.

Nicole’s family is originally from Portugal. Her last name, Nascimento, means birth in Portuguese. She finds it inspiring because she has always wanted to enter a field that allows her to work with pregnancy, birth, and fertility.

Her focus on addiction treatment and management led her through a one-year internship at Janus of Santa Cruz, an in-patient rehabilitation facility.

Her passion for women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy brought her to study abroad in various maternity wards throughout Thailand for six weeks in college. She spent time in the labor and delivery units observing and assisting. She also participated in lactation consultation groups and sexual health education at the hospitals. Thailand’s labor and delivery practices are incredibly different from those of the U.S. Through this experience, she learned the importance of education and understanding cultural differences before judgment regarding patient care, doctor/patient dynamics, and general healthcare resources.

Additionally, Nicole completed her microneedling (Collagen induction therapy) for acupuncturists through San Diego Cosmetic Acupuncture in 2019, along with multiple courses in cosmetic acupuncture at Five Branches University.

Nicole is passionate about helping patients reach and maintain optimum health by providing patient education and guiding them to take an active role in treatment plans, preventative medicine, and healthy lifestyles. She looks forward to utilizing her experience and continuing to grow and learn in an integrated, holistic health environment.

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