Nicole Mena, L.OM. MSTOMACUPUNCTURIST AT SIX FISHES
Nicole’s path to Chinese medicine began when she was seeking Acupuncture to help manage her anxiety and insomnia naturally. The treatments felt harmonious, with her feeling calm and rested.
She was so impressed by this experience that it compelled her to pursue a career in Chinese Medicine. In addition to earning her Master’s of Science from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego in Acupuncture and herbal medicine, she also completed the Asian bodywork program.
During her education, she developed an interest in Japanese Acupuncture. She loves blending these methods in her treatments.
CHINESE MEDICINE LOVE STORY
What brings you joy?
When I had my daughter, I had a very difficult pregnancy. I delivered her early, which was very hard emotionally and physically. I had seen many OBGYN’s over the years since then and never felt that I was able to fully recover from that and that I was getting any answers. A friend of mine had suggested acupuncture when I talked to her one day, which is something she used to help regulate her cycles. It was working so well for her that I decided to try it!
how I work
What is your superpower?
Fertility, fertility, fertility! That is what drew me to acupuncture in the first place, and it still holds true! There is so much we don’t know in this field, both in Western and Eastern medicine. With Eastern medicine and Chinese herbal medicine, I have found so much knowledge. I have seen so many changes in my patients for the better! And of course, the best part is having a patient who has been trying to conceive for so long tell me they are pregnant! Working with my patients through this is a partnership. I love helping our patients take charge of their own health and well-being. We are just here to guide you along the way!
who I am
What was before Six Fishes?
Before Six Fishes, I was in a community setting, which was a very important clinical learning experience for me. I like having more time with my patients now, and being able to prescribe herbal medicine through China Herb Co is a huge bonus! Also, before Six Fishes (and still doing now!) I am raising an amazing son and daughter who inspires me every day!