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).
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.
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!
"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
"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
" 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
"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
"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
"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 $50 for the first appointment. This includes the initial consultation fee. Additional community acupuncture treatments are $40. Please call for private acupuncture pricing. Prices subject to change without notice. 01/2021