Meet the Team
“We believe optimal wellness involves a combination of factors. It is a willingness to take action over one’s state of health combined with a dedicated support network, a daily dose of TLC, and the understanding that your body is programmed to function smoothly and effectively. Our job is to help guide you back to a place of balance.”
Hi there! I’m Merritt Jones, the founder of Merritt Jones Family Acupuncture – an integrative acupuncture practice dedicated to individuals and families looking to achieve better health and wellness, naturally. We look forward to serving you in our practice!
Credentials and Accomplishments
With a passion for helping people succeed in their wellness goals, Merritt Jones has been joyfully working in health care since 2009.
Merritt Jones is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Primary Care Provider in the state of California. Additionally, Merritt is a Certified Nutrition Consultant (C.N.C.), holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M.) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA.
Specializing primarily in reproductive health and fertility, Merritt uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle, nutrition therapy and functional lab testing to support her patients in achieving better health and wellness.
Merritt provides natural care for hormone balance for all of life’s transitions, from puberty through menopause and beyond. She enjoys working with individuals and couples who are trying to conceive, pregnant women, women who have chronic reproductive challenges like PCOS and endometriosis, and with the LGBTQ community.
With an underlying passion for food and nutrition, in addition to completing her full-time graduate program in Chinese medicine, Merritt also completed a 2-year nutrition program through Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition, graduating with honors as a Certified Nutrition Consultant. During the program, she focused on nutrition therapy for women’s reproductive health and fertility. This in depth training in nutrition provides her with a unique tool to better serve her patients, for as Hippocrates one said, “let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”
Merritt sees patients in Carlsbad on Mondays and in Mission Valley on Wednesday and Fridays.
Kim Dela Cruz, LAc, MS, RYT
Credentials and Accomplishments
Kim has been in practice since 2002 and brings years of valuable experience with her. She is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine practitioner and National Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.
With a passion for working with people, Kim specializes in treating hormone imbalances and fertility, stress and mental/emotional conditions, allergies and immune system imbalances, soft tissue and joint pain.
She received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Pre-Medicine with a minor in Philosophy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
Kim’s deep love for wellness and movement brought her to study and teach yoga, which she has practiced for over 25 years. She is a registered yoga teacher and teaches right here in San Diego.
With a caring, gentle, and intuitive nature, Kim uses Healing Touch therapy and Essential Oil acu-point therapy to enhance her acupuncture and loves educating patients on how these goodies can serve them on their wellness journey.
Kim’s mission is to help people live the life they have always wanted to live by facilitating healing through Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise and Meditation.
Kim sees patients in the Carlsbad office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.