Nell Smircina


Dr. Nell Smircina, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM is an advocate, educator, and practitioner with a focus on the integration of acupuncture into America's standard of care.

Dr. Nell is the Immediate Past Chair of CSOMA, California's oldest state acupuncture association, and is a Board Member at Large for the American Society of Acupuncturists. Dr. Nell serves on the Advocacy Committee and Medicare Taskforce for the American Society of Acupuncturists. As the Director of Development for the American Acupuncture Council, she actively works to support the profession through many strategic initiatives, including work with Marilyn Allen at an international level to further her groundbreaking work with WHO to develop and implement ICD11 codes which include Traditional Medicine diagnostics.

Clinically, Dr. Nell specializes in acupuncture for optimal post-surgical recovery, an area she researched extensively during her doctoral program. She is the Founder of PIQUE Health, an integrative concierge practice in Beverly Hills, but more recently has scaled and pivoted her business to focus more on B2B, specifically focused on collaboration and integrating acupuncture into established businesses. She shares her insights and business building tools with the profession in her Acupuncture Today column, “The Business of Acupuncture”. Dr. Nell values mentorship and has taught in many AOM schools on the topics of practice management, professional development, and messaging. She believes being able to effectively communicate our medicine's value to the public is critical to the growth of the profession. Through teaching and coaching, she assists students and practitioners looking to have thriving businesses while helping as many people as possible. Her practice building course is set for release in summer of 2022.

Dr. Nell has been featured as an SME on Good Day LA and Good Morning Arizona; and her work has appeared in Thrive Global, Authority Magazine and Acupuncture Today. She is a passionate international speaker on the topics of the integration of medicine and the constantly evolving healthcare industry.


Nell Smircina