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Welcome to the website for Jim Chialtas, L.Ac., and Laurel Acupuncture Clinic of Functional Medicine, located in San Diego.

Click on the tabs above to learn more about what Functional Medicine is, and about many of the health concerns I specialize in. Or scroll down for my blog. You might find it helpful to use the labels in the lower right column to find topics that interest you.

In addition to seeing clients privately in my clinic, I also offer many of the same services remotely to US residents. Please feel free to contact me to set up a consultation or appointment. Thank you!


“I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Chialtas when I went to his office on Laurel St. for my first visit / initial assessment. Jim was extremely knowledgeable in his field; spent quality time with me and was professional and very thorough. I learned a great deal and went away with a sense that he could definitely help me. I would recommend his services to those who want to improve their health and their quality of life using a natural and scientifically proven approach.”
-Heather S.

“I have had the pleasure of receiving acupuncture treatments from Jim over the past year several times. I always leave his office feeling more relaxed and have MUCH LESS pain in my neck and shoulders on a daily basis, as well as less headaches. I have a very labor heavy job, so my visits to Jim assist me in providing better service to my clients. I can also say that I have not been sick or had allergies in the past several months - perhaps the acupuncture has helped in keeping me well too!  Jim is very professional and personable. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to feel better - physically and mentally!”
-Leslie G.

“I've consulted with Jim for assistance with some of my most difficult cases and he's always been able to assist me with a patient. I've studied with him and trust that his work is of the highest quality and his compassionate care is most surely the finest you could find.”
-Glenn Sadowsky, L.Ac. - Optimal Health Acupuncture

“Jim is a caring, conscientious and gifted healer with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Those receiving the benefits of his healthcare treatments are fortunate indeed.”
-Dr. Lawrence Bakur, DC – Lifestream Chiropractic

“Jim is a detailed-oriented practitioner who is professional and personable. He takes the time to listen to you and your problems to develop a wellness plan that best fits you. He is an expert in his field and I couldn't recommend him more!”
-Jeff H.

"Jim is more than a great acupuncturist -- he's a great caregiver! He has helped me with everything from anxiety to insomnia to ear aches. I was really nervous for my first visit but he made me feel right at ease. I can't say anything better than that the man is a MIRACLE WORKER! Love him!"
-Suzanne B.

"Jim provided me with excellent acupuncture treatments when I was suffering from secondary infertility issues. Prior to Jim I had tried many other treatment options that simply did not work.   I am happy to say that I am feeling 100% better and as a bonus am 3 months pregnant. Amazing!"
-Margaret K.