Meet Our Team

Lars Nielsen and Maki Tanaka Nielsen Acupuncturists at Harmony Community Wellness Center

Lars & Maki Nielsen


Lars Nielsen, L.Ac., Dipl. OM. is nationally certified in acupuncture and herbal medicine. He has been a student of Tai Chi and Qigong for the past 25 years. Lars earned his Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. 


​He is certified and licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and holds certifications from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine.


 

Maki Tanaka, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. specializes in the gentle techniques of Japanese style acupuncture and and moxibustion. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She also has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Tulane University.  Maki is certified and licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Shawn Park Acupuncturist at Harmony Community Wellness Center in Escondido California

"Shawn” Seonghyeon Park, L.Ac., Dipl. OM.


Shawn is certified and licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He earned the Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York.  He had clinical experience from Columbia University, Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Cancer Center and Broadway accident injury center.  He was born in South Korea into a family of Korean medicine herbalist.  He spent the earlier part of his childhood growing up on his father’s clinic and the oriental medicine environment.  He looks forward to providing patients with a wonderful and holistic oriental treatment. 

Kim Horning, L.Ac.


Kim earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Kim is also certified and licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  Kim specializes in the gentle techniques gained from her experience with Japanese style acupuncture. Kim believes in practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to guide a person toward their own healing. She helps to nourish others through this medicine as it has nourished her. She works from her heart and through her hands so that her patients find healing and flourish in their lives.  Kim looks forward to meeting you and working with your toward your wellness goals.

Karen Taylor Massage Therapist

Karen Taylor, Licensed Massage Therapist, CMT


Following her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2007, Karen has delved into the world of holistic healing arts. Weekly sessions of acupuncture combined with dietary changes, massage, yoga and qigong, have brought her incredible relief.  Karen’s personal journey through the mind-body healing experience began with the discovery of the ancient Japanese healing art of Reiki and Karen now holds a Master’s level certificate in Reiki. Karen also began regular practice of Qigong and now holds a teacher’s certificate from the Supreme Science Qigong Foundation. Karen’s path also led her attend one of San Diego’s most established schools of bodywork, the Healing Hands Holistic School of Health. Karen received a solid background in circulatory, deep tissue sculpting, structural balancing, sports massage and Shiatsu.

Jeanne Chapman Massage Therapist

Jeanne Chapman, Licensed Massage Therapist


Jeanne was a photographer before she became a massage therapist.  She has always been artistic and enjoyed the art of massage, listening to the body and sculpting muscles to release tension and reduce pain.  In 2004, she started experiencing anxiety and depression.  She sought holistic health with acupuncture and massage. Her brother was in school for acupuncture and with his expert touch, she found instant calm and peace.  Massage helped her tension and anxiety slip away. This is when she fell in love with the art of massage and wanted to help others the way that it had helped her.

 

In 2005, Jeanne received her massage therapy certification at Western Career College.  She also received certification with the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.  In 2012, she became interested in energy work and received her certification in CranioSacral therapy from Heartwood Institute of Integrative Medicine. Jeanne is continuing her education by studying Reiki and energy at Leading Light Therapies.

 

As a mother of a young child she understands the importance of a regular health routine to help with the stress of parenting and the physical demands of babies and toddlers.  Jeanne is well educated and practiced in the art of deep tissue, Swedish, CranioSacral and prenatal massage to help her clients find peace, relaxation and tension relief.

Brittney Petchell Massage Therapist

Brittney Petchell, Licensed Massage Therapist


Born and raised in Escondido, Brittney Petchell has always had a passion for helping others.  Brittney graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Kaplan College in 2013 and has been helping others in her community reduce pain with massage ever since.  She specializes in deep tissue massage but also has significant experience with other techniques such as Swedish massage, Trigger Point therapy and therapeutic stretching.


Brittney is an animal lover that enjoys hiking, our beautiful beaches, music and family.  Schedule an appointment with Brittney today to enjoy a custom therapeutic massage!

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Read Our Reviews

So Affordable, Wonderfully Healing and Integrous

"I have been going to Harmony on and off for years with varying ailments, from back pain to knee to shoulder. The treatments have ALWAYS been really helpful. I would recommend them whole heartedly"

- Customer since August 2012

Relief

"Whenever I have acupuncture, I am always so grateful for the relief it brings for my back pain. I give credit to the competent therapists that give their clients treatment with care and consideration."

- Customer since August 2015

5 Stars

" I have always been super terrified to try acupuncture because I HATE needles but gave it a try and Lars was great. Really made me feel relaxed and not nervous about it and I already can see improvement in my injuries even after my first visit. Highly recommend!"

- Customer since March 2018

Great Place

"I always love coming to Harmony Wellness. The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable. I’ve been coming for several years and have never failed to get results. There is no quick fix when it comes to health. I feel that here, I am addressing my body as a whole and the results are seen over time."

- Customer since August 2017

Always Awesome

"I am always in good hands with Lars. I suffered with Plantar Fasciitis and after 12-15 treatments my pain was completely gone. I still see Lars for maintenance treatments, and overall well-being. Karen is is amazing! Her massages restore, refresh and detoxify every time. The receptionists are welcoming and professional. You won't be disappointed!"

- Customer since September 2016

Caring and Competent

"I feel so fortunate to have found a team of professionals that truly care about your well-being. They provide me with pain relief every week or so and the beauty is that it is an holistic approach- mind, body, spirit."

- Customer since August 2015

Our mission is to provide affordable, low cost acupuncture and massage to North San Diego County. 

 *Community acupuncture treatments are $40 for the first appointment.  This includes the initial consultation fee.  Additional community acupuncture treatments are $29.  Please call for private acupuncture pricing.  Prices subject to change without notice. 5/2018