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Acu-Orthopedics About Us

Tassy Hennessy, L.Ac., MSTOM, Dip. POM, B.S.Biology, B.S.Neurobiopsch., brings a diverse knowledge to her practice that involves a long history in the Western healthcare system as well as a blending of Eastern healthcare teachings. This diversity is coupled with an ongoing desire for continuing education to gain the latest healthcare knowledge, which creates a holistic way of diagnosing, treating, and educating patients. The beauty of this integration provides an environment where patients can obtain an understanding of their health condition, regain control of their wellbeing by becoming a proactive participant, and obtain the most well-rounded care from the two health care systems.

From Ms. Hennessy’s very first biology class in high school, she knew that discovering “How it all worked, from the smallest pieces to the whole body.”, was her passion, curiosity, and joy which became a life time of inquiry.

While attending school, Ms. Hennessy worked as an EMT on a 911 response ambulance in Monterey. Moving to San Diego to study Biology and Neurobiopsychology at UCSD, she worked at Scripps La Jolla/Trauma Center in the Emergency and X-Ray Departments, then at UCSD Medical Center in the Hyperbaric Department, going inside the 14 person chamber, attending to patients during their treatments. After her double Bachelors at UCSD, Tassy started a Wellness business while at PCOM then went on to receive her Masters degree, MSTOM, from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture, Herbology and Chinese Physical Therapy. During the years at UCSD and with the hospitals, Tassy also volunteered for 7 years with the San Diego Mountain Rescue Team, which responds with the San Diego Sheriffs Dept. to emergencies in cities as well as in wilderness and mountainous areas of San Diego County and beyond. After graduating from PCOM, and receiving her Acupuncture Board Licensure, Tassy continued her studies and received her Diplomat degree and board certification with the American Academy of Physical Oriental Medicine, AAPOM. Ms. Hennessy currently continues her education in the fields of Endocrinology, Neurotransmitter Biology, Immunology and Laser Therapy.

Among other things, Tassy has a wide variety of extracurricular interests that involve many outdoor activities like running, surfing, hiking,  rock climbing, swimming, scuba diving, horseback riding and tennis, but has never turned down the opportunity to play any sport, given the time; ice hockey's next on the list. She loves going home to Monterey to visit with her awesome family, looks forward to seeing new places and is interested in meeting a variety of new people, especially when it involves a travel destination anywhere close to the equator. She adds a bit of freedom, excitement and fun to her life by sport-bike riding, participating in competition shooting matches, archery and cooking great meals with friends.  She also enjoys broadening her knowledge by attending medical, oceanographic and environmental lectures and seminars all over California.

If you’re looking to improve your health and wellbeing, please call for your appointment today and experience a different level of health.




Acu-Orthopedics & Metabolic Medicine
(760) 207-1264

345 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA  92024
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