Rachel Pagones earned her doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (specializing in healthy aging and geriatric medicine) from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, after completing her master’s degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Her research has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and her current research and clinical interests include access to acupuncture for underserved communities and older populations. She has maintained a private practice, specializing in older adults and cancer patients, in Solana Beach, California. Formerly a journalist, editor, and author, she continues to write and edit, and is a referee for two peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Pagones is chair of the transitional doctorate department at PCOM.
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