WHOLE HEALTH THERAPEUTICS: Integrative East-Asian Medicine
Whole Health Therapeutics offers a natural and holistic approach to medicine, that promotes healing and wellness through healthy alternatives to traditional medicine. Along with acupuncture, Whole Health Therapeutics provides medical massage, nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, and exercise therapy. Dr. Lauren Hayden connects patients with the resources to create life-long health through self-empowerment.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Lauren Hayden, DAOM
Dr. Lauren Hayden has been practicing East-Asian
medicine for 11 years with the mission of providing quality
natural healthcare to a diverse population while educating the public about the benefits of acupuncture, massage therapy, and holistic nutrition.
Dr. Hayden studied Biochemistry at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) for her undergraduate degree while working as an athletic trainer and physical therapy assistant. Dr. Hayden minored in Dance during college and grew passionate about finding natural ways to prevent injury, enhance performance, and extend the career longevity of professional athletes, dancers, and gymnasts. In 2009, Dr. Hayden earned a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University in San Jose, California. She began practicing acupuncture with a sports chiropractic group in Santa Clara and explored a multidisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and orthopedic related challenges. With an emphasis on pain management and orthopedic rehabilitation, Dr. Hayden's unique combination of acupuncture and bodywork ("acussage therapy") incorporates motor point activation, traditional Chinese medicine, channel theory, craniosacral and traditional Thai massage, Tui Na (Chinese massage), and myofascial trigger point therapy.
In 2010, Dr. Hayden became a certified yoga teacher under the tutelage of Dana Rae Paré of Infinite Yoga in San Diego. She incorporates her understanding and passion for yoga into acussage sessions with therapeutic exercise instruction, stretch therapy, breathing, and meditation.
After 4 more years of research and clinical work at Pacific College of Health and Science (PCHS), Dr. Hayden earned her doctorate in Family Medicine. Currently, she teaches in Geriatrics in the Oriental Medicine Department at PCHS.