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Cinnabar Acupuncture & Tea Co.

Dr. Lia Andrews, DAOM, L.Ac. founded Cinnabar Acupuncture, in San Diego, CA, with her mother, and fellow acupuncturist, Dr. Judith Andrews, DAOM, L.Ac. They pride themselves on their gentle needling style and innovative treatments. Judith and Lia have traveled around the U.S., China, Thailand, and Brazil and studied with numerous masters, honing their craft. They created a special place in which to nurture their patients into greater states of health.

Cinnabar is very important to Chinese culture, medicine, and qigong. For example Cinnabar Field is the energy center located in the lower abdomen used in qigong, taichi, and Chinese medicine. The ancient Chinese Daoists were fascinated with the mineral. In its natural state it was deep red and dry (pure Yang). When heated, it became silver and liquid (pure Yin). Cinnabar became a symbol of transformation and healing.

Read below for specific treatments available at Cinnabar:

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Cinnabar Acupuncture & Tea Co.

Summer Specials

Total Slimming Package

Body Endermologie
We have put together our most intensive package yet! Five weeks of inner and outer work to help you transform your body. This package includes the following:
  • body endermologie (5 weekly treatments)
  • detox body wrap (2 treatments)
  • weight loss acupuncture (5 weekly treatments)
  • ear magnets for appetite control (5 weekly treatments)
  • dietary recommendations

Regular Cost: $1,125

Package Price: $695

No Botox Package

Face Endermologie
A natural alternative for those who are afraid of injectables or want to enhance their results. This 5 week program is clean, sustainable beauty that addresses the internal and external causes of aging:
  • facial endermologie (5 weekly treatments)
  • facial ultrasound (5 weekly treatments)
  • galvanic facial toning (5 weekly treatments)
  • longevity acupuncture (5 weekly treatments)
  • skincare consultation
  • dietary recommendations

Regular Cost: $800

Package Price: $595


Experience effectiveness without the pain. We use tiny needles; 36-40 gauge disposable needles to be exact. They would better be described as filaments. Our needling style makes our treatments deeply relaxing. You will leave with a sense of euphoria similar to what you feel after a great massage.We are also herbalists. We maintain a raw herb pharmacy and carry patent pill and tincture formulas. Chinese herbs will exponentially increase the effectiveness of your treatments.We provide all of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities such as both Chinese and Japanese-style acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, tui na (massage), moxibustion, gua sha, and medical qi gong. Due  to the fact that acupuncture treatments work by balancing the body’s own energy, they can be used to aid in the healing of virtually any ailment. We are general practitioners specializing in hormonal balancing (including fertility), dermatology, stress relief, and pain relief (injuries).

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Cinnabar Stress Relief Acupuncture

Stress Relief Acupuncture

30 min

Signature 5 needle technique for stress and insomnia relief!
Cinnabar Acupuncture

Standard Acupuncture

60 min

Appropriate for most health conditions.

Ultimate Acupuncture

90 min

Front and back treatment for complex or longstanding issues.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture, or facial rejuvenation, has been used for millennia by the Chinese elite to maintain youthfulness and vitality from the inside out. Traditional techniques include face & body acupuncture, internal & topical herbs, nutrition, and massage. At Cinnabar we incorporate modern machines and skincare products in order to provide incredible results.The following is a typical treatment schedule:Under 35: single treatment as needed35-49: a series of 5 treatments, 1-2 times per year50+: a series of 10 treatments, 1-2 times per year

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Face Endermologie

Endermolift (Face Endermologie)

Toning & Detox

Mechanized lymphatic drainage for glowing skin.
Cinnabar Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Total Rejuvenation

Targeted antiaging.
Cinnabar Microdermabrasion

Skin Detox


The remedy for congested skin.

Slimming & Detox

These treatments get to the root of stubborn weight gain and increase health as you drop inches. We recommend body endermologie (lipomassage) for detoxification of the lymphatic system, increased microcirculation, and skin rejuvenation of the body. The addition of the slimming wrap facilitates fat loss and reduction of the appearance of cellulite.

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Body Endermologie

Lipomassage (Body Endermologie)

Lymphatic Drainage

Tones, slims, and detoxifies.

Slimming Bodywrap & Lipomassage Package

Slimming Results

Perfect for inch loss!


These packages are targeted for working through imbalances in the body.

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Acupuncture for Athletes

Acupuncture Series

Buy 5, get 1 free

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Geisha Glow

Full Body Rejuvenation