Dr. Jeff Odnert is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine in the state of California. He trained at Pacific College of Health and Science beginning in 2016, where he quickly developed an enthusiasm for taiji and qigong exercise. He received a combined master’s and doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, graduating in April 2020. Additionally, he trained at the college as a massage therapist and Reiki Level II practitioner. Dr. Jeff practices acupuncture, herbology and massage therapy with a strong foundation in traditional and classical Chinese medicine. While interning at Pacific College, he managed a wide variety of cases and health complaints ranging from mental health and menstrual concerns to chronic pain issues such as fibromyalgia and sciatica. Dr. Jeff also practiced integrative care with pediatric and adolescent patients at Rady Children’s Hospital and assisted underserved populations at UCSD Downtown and Pacific Beach Free Clinics. His educational background includes a BA in East Asian humanities from San Jose State University and an AA in kinesiology from De Anza College.
In private practice his passion lies in contributing to the field of andrology (men’s health) and holding safe space for men to be seen and heard. Treating the full spectrum of wellness, he addresses all aspects of health complaints from physical pain and sports injuries to mental and emotional difficulties, stress management and sexual / reproductive health. He is deeply dedicated to scholarship and research in his field. Bringing this same dedication to his patients and students, he enjoys sharing knowledge of several systems and styles ranging from Japanese meridian, Five Element, and Tung style acupuncture to sports medicine orthopedic techniques.
Dr. Jeff currently serves Pacific as an adjunct faculty member, where he teaches taiji/qigong courses, Beginning Acupoints and Channels, and pathology courses for massage therapists. He also tutors students at several points in the program and advises graduating students toward their CALE board exams. His goal as an instructor is to instill in each of his students a lifetime love of education and energy work.
He currently sees patients at The Sanctuary of Art and Healing in Pacific Beach.
When not teaching or seeing patients, Jeff trains in Matsubayashi-Ryu / Shorin-Ryu karate and serves as a local leader in the SGI-USA Nichiren Buddhist lay organization. In quiet moments, he is an avid gamer, voracious reader, budding chef, beginning bassist, and fitness enthusiast.
If you are interested in learning more about our acupuncture degree programs, please visit the Pacific College of Health and Science’s acupuncture programs page.