Grace J. Stojanov
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
Grace J. Stojanov graduated with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2009 from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California and a nationally Board-certified Chinese Herbalist. She began her career in New York City and worked abroad onboard the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship. When she returned from traveling overseas, she established a private practice in San Diego, California.
Before becoming a Chinese medical practitioner, adventurous Grace explored several pursuits in Western medicine. She found her footing in healthcare while studying her undergraduate courses at UCSD and became an open-water lifeguard and First Responder. From there, she worked as an EMT in an Emergency Department, a Hyperbaric chamber, and then became an Orthopedic Technologist, Certified. She assisted orthopedic surgeons for several years both in the clinic and in surgery. It was during this time that she recognized the need for more extensive non-emergent, non-invasive medical options. If a condition doesn’t respond to medication, or physical therapy, and waiting for surgery is the last option … can anything else be done? At this point in her life, Grace discovered Chinese medicine -- Nutrition, Bodywork, Meditative Exercise, Acupuncture, and HERBS! She never looked back.
Once in private practice, Grace began by working with the same conditions with which she was familiar in Western medicine: primary practice and emotional support, orthopedics, and post-op recovery. Over the years, she developed her diagnostic skills and expanded her practice to include internal medicine, women's health, and reproductive medicine. She benefited greatly from the mentorship of Deb Davies, licensed acupuncturist, childbirth educator, and women’s health specialist, and underwent extensive pregnancy and birth training, including becoming a birth doula. Grace now works with couples and individuals seeking to support their fertility and nurtures them through all stages of their journey -- preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum.
Grace has a passion for helping people understand how their bodies work, and how to attain better health for themselves and for their loved ones. She counsels her patients in preventative healthcare by offering supportive nutrition and lifestyle choices, herbal medicine, and regular acupuncture. Grace also teaches women’s health and biomedical sciences at her alma mater, guiding students as they delve into the intricacies of this beautiful medicine. She is dedicated to helping those who seek this wisdom find it.