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About Dr. Arielle

Dr. Arielle Caruso is a leading acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine in San Diego specializing in treating digestive, reproductive, mental health and autoimmune issues. Unlike Western Medicine, Dr. Caruso approaches each patient as a whole person to understand their needs and health history to create a life-changing health protocol. 


After years of struggling with hard to pinpoint health problems, Dr. Caruso turned to Chinese Medicine to cure her own journey with chronic fatigue, migraines, IBS, adrenal fatigue and endometriosis. This journey to study holistic health not only saved her life, but inspired her to pursue a career to help others with acupuncture and Eastern Medicine.

Meet Dr. Arielle Caruso, DACM, LA.c

Clinic Director & Owner of Arise Acupuncture San Diego

Dr Caruso completed her Doctoral (DACM) and Masters (MSTOM) work at Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego which included 4800 hours of clinical and didactical hours in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Western Medicine. She has done continuing education in Mukaino Method treating acute and chronic pain conditions, Reiki, Thai massage, and Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage.

She is passionate about holistic skincare and has completed advanced training in cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation with Virginia Doran and Dr. East Haradin—both leaders in the field of cosmetic acupuncture. She has also received training and certification in Holistic Microneedling with AcuDerm and AcuMicro.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Caruso enjoys being in nature, practicing yoga, traveling to new places, cooking and growing organic food.

About Dr. Hailey

Meet Dr. Hailey Cohon, DACM, LA.C

Associate Acupunctuist

Dr. Hailey's experience navigating multiple autoimmune diagnoses fueled her lifelong passion for health and wellness. Her career path began during her undergraduate studies focused on Nutrition Science, where she developed a profound understanding of the impact diet and lifestyle have on overall well-being. She was then introduced to the transformative power of acupuncture which ignited a newfound love for the ancient healing modality, and its ability to address the root-cause of disease. 


This journey has helped Hailey curate a passion for identifying and treating the underlying cause of complex conditions including autoimmunity, hormonal imbalances, gut health, chronic pain, and so much more. Applying her first-hand experience, education, and relentless curiosity, Hailey is able to provide compassionate, individualized, and comprehensive care to each client.

Hailey is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, a California Licensed Acupuncturist, & Board-Certified Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner. She received her degree from Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego, where she underwent extensive training in various Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities. She is also passionate about natural skincare, and has undergone advanced training in cosmetic acupuncture and Holistic Microneedling. She is ecstatic about helping clients feel empowered and confident in their skin through a comprehensive, holistic approach.


With an unwavering dedication to client care, Hailey considers herself a life-long student and is constantly seeking opportunities to expand her skill set and remain at the forefront of the latest advancements in the Chinese medicine field.


In her care you will feel safe, validated, empowered, and one step closer to achieving your highest state of well-being.

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Meet Zerahiah "Zera" Guiamad

Clinic Virtual Assistant

Zerahiah, otherwise known as zera, comes to Arise Acupuncture with a wealth of experience in the world of customer service, technology support and accounting. She's an accomplished and respected leader with over ten years of managerial experience and a range of skills that allows her to be the superwoman behind the scenes who helps us with all of our administration.




"Arielle is a powerful healer. She has an intuitive nature that allows her to get to the root of your issue, instead of just treating symptoms. My sessions with her have always yielded not only powerful physical results, but emotional as well. I leave feeling uplifted and optimistic. She is a healer through and through. I can't recommend her highly enough."


"Arielle held such a beautiful space for me. Her calm and gentle manor helped me feel at ease. She knew the exact questions to ask to help prepare for the treatment. In the past it was hard for me to talk about my symptoms but the way she asked the questions and the space she held made it easy and comfortable. During the treatment I felt my muscles relax and energy begin to flow. I got the cosmetic acupuncture in addition to a full body treatment and my skin has been glowing since. I’ve also felt more clarity and ease. Would highly recommend her service to anyone and will definitely be booking again! Thanks so much!"


"10/10 recommend! I have Crohn’s Disease, and my pain used to be around an 8/10 everyday and I was on an all liquid diet for months. After sessions at Arise Acupuncture, my pain level is now at a 4, and i can eat food!! Not to mention during my session I am the most relaxed I’ve ever been! she’s also helped so much in regulating my period. I no longer have 15 day periods with only 5 day breaks! She treats you with care and compassion, and truly listens to everything you say! If you have GI or period issues, or really any issues, this is the place to go!"

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