Jeannette Painovich, DAOM, L.Ac., M.A.

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Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


Jeannette Painovich, DAOM, L.Ac., M.A.


Dr. Jeannette Painovich began her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1997 and completed her Masters Degree in 2000 and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006. Her private practice is in Seal Beach where she treats both children and adults with a wide variety of health issues as well as a specializing in the area of women's health, gynecology and obstetrics.  

Dr. Painovich also has a passion for integrative medicine, which is defined as combining mainstream medical therapies with complementary and alternative therapies for which there is evidence of safety and effectiveness. In 2004, she founded the first ever inpatient acupuncture fellowship program for doctoral students at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Painovich was awarded a grant to conduct a two-year research program at this same hospital which examines the effectiveness of acupuncture in the inpatient setting. This innovative research project was touted as one of the top integrative programs in the country in 2006. Since that time Dr. Painovich has been actively engaged in research and has published articles on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the areas of acute care setting, menopause, cardiac ischemia and arrhythmias, and cardiac stem cells. She is currently collaborating on a study examining the effectiveness of acupuncture on hypertension.

Prior to beginning her career in TCM, Jeannette worked as a masters degreed exercise physiologist for 12 years at Good Samaritan Hospital and specialized in cardiovascular disease.


"The body has an innate ability to heal. Unfortunately, genetics, nutrition, emotions, stress and external environmental influences interrupt its ability to do so. I use Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine which creates a holistic system that determines the obstacles that may be limiting your ability to achieve optimal health. I work to form a partnership with you so that you can be restored to a better state of health as well as prevent future problems from occurring."


-Dr. Painovich



"I went to Dr. Painovich originally to treat a problem with my feet. Unlike some of my western docs (who I also love and adore), she didn't just treat my feet - she found out everything that was going on with me.  She has now addressed issues in my knees and back as well.  I love that I have someone I can see and trust who can help with just about anything that is bothering me.  She has always been very straight forward with me so I knew what results to expect.  She is also considerate that my treatments are not covered by insurance - she lets me decide how long to go between appointments so it fits not only my treatments but my budget and time.  I trust her completely and can't say enough great things about her, her staff, and the process itself."


-Trisha, Seal Beach, CA


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"I recommend Dr. Jeanette Painovich to anyone looking for an approachable and experienced acupuncturist.  I'm a bit of a "sensitive" patient and she always takes my fears into consideration.  I have had a very difficult year in my personal life and she has been a life saver for me...dealing with my physical issues and well as emotional.  She is always on time and yet seems to have all the time I need when I see her!  A rare combination in a doctor!"


-Cindy, Long Beach, CA