Lisa Pugliese, R.N., L.Ac.
The founder of Conception Wellness, Lisa Pugliese has worked in health care for more than 20 years. Before becoming an acupuncturist in 2001, Lisa worked as a registered nurse.
Studying Chinese medicine and nutritional medicine seemed like a natural transition for Lisa as she sought to help people who often fell through the cracks of the traditional medical model.
She completed her degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine in San Diego and became the apprentice of Dr. Loisanne Keller, a pioneer in Chinese medicine in California, as well as a respected naturopath. Inspired by the work of Dr. Keller, Lisa’s practice draws from a diverse and extensive study of medicine and nutrition.
She was nominated as “Women Who Move The City!” in 2013 by San Diego Magazine. Read more about Lisa.
Michelle Siazon, R.N., L.Ac.
Michelle has more than 20 years of clinical experience in the birth community as a labor & delivery nurse, fertility acupuncturist, herbalist, and functional medicine practitioner. She brings an individualized, comprehensive and highly effective approach to health care, helping her patients achieve optimal health and wellness through a unique blend of both medicines and nutrition.
Michelle focused on women’s health and reproductive medicine in graduate school. She is also trained in Traditional Japanese Medicine and Meridian Therapy, having studied with Masakazu Ikeda, a leader in this field of medicine. Michelle is nationally certified in Obstetrical nursing.
Michelle began apprenticing at Conception Wellness with Lisa Pugliese in 2008. After completing her masters degree, Michelle joined the Conception Wellness family as a licensed acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner. Read more about Michelle.
Riann Bullock, R.N., DACM, L.Ac.
Riann Bullock is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and registered nurse with more than 17 years of experience in health care. Having received her doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Riann’s specialty is women’s health – at all stages of life.
At UCSD’s Perlman Women’s Clinic, Riann served as an acupuncture assistant to Shelly Krahn, L.Ac. and treated women who were pregnant, experiencing infertility, menopausal symptoms, as well as those seeking menstrual regulation. Riann interned at Rady Children’s Hospital, doing acupuncture on both inpatients and outpatients, and continues to serve part-time as a nurse on the pediatric intensive care unit at Rady’s.
Look to Riann to bring Chinese medicine and a complement of nutritional and lifestyle modifications to treat hormonal disruptions, promote fertility, and restore health and wellbeing. Read more about Riann.
Amy Ledesma is our front-office manager, referred to often as “The Amazing Amy!”
Amy insures that our front office runs smoothly. She manages our herb and supplement pharmacy, making sure our patients have the products they need to stay on their wellness plans. She organizes the schedule and does countless other jobs to help our patients and our practitioners.
Whereas many other acupuncture clinics do not invest in front office support, we know that we could not run our clinic without her. Amy has always been interested in health and wellness, and is truly invested in our patients’ care. She is an important part of our wellness team.
Certified massage therapist Becky Gonalez is a labor and birth doula and has provided the healing art of massage since 1999. Although she massage all ages, her specialty is massage for the childbearing years, this includes pregnancy and postpartum massage, along with infertility massage.
Becky also loves to teach new parents how to massage their infants.