Justin Penoyer M.S. L.Ac. is an Oriental medical physician and graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where he studied Allopathic and Chinese medicine alongside some of the foremost practitioners and contemporary authors in the field, earning a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Justin maintains a holistic primary care practice in San Diego, California, where he specializes in the application of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of stress, fertility, and preventative care.
Justin is originally from a small farming town along the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois, where he earned trade degrees in horticulture and music before entering Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. There he graduated a Dean’s List honorary with a double major in History and Philosophy, designee of the 2003 Socrates Award for outstanding achievement in the field of philosophy. Shortly after Justin experienced a traumatic injury that led to his discovery of acupuncture, which played a significant role in his recovery from nerve damage. He came away with a deep respect and passion for Chinese medicine, resonating with its core principles of balance, spirituality, and scientific method.
In addition to practicing medicine, Justin co-owns AcroAma Blends LLC with renowned Chef Stephen Dowe, as well as the San Diego based Chinese granular prescription service Su Wu Herbs. Justin is an active author and member of The Herb Society of America, The American Association of Oriental Medicine, The American Herbalist’s Guild, The American Philosophical Association, The American Anthropological Association, and The American Historical Association.
Outside of the office, Justin has long enjoyed playing folk guitar and songwriting, and was fortunate to have studied gypsy flamenco in Santiago, Spain in 2004. He is an avid reader of genres ranging from science fiction to Chinese medical texts, and enjoyes debating modern trends in medical science and anthropology, quantum physics, and global humanities.