Who We Are

Beach Community Acupuncture (BCA) provides affordable community acupuncture in San Diego. We treat multiple people in recliners in our peaceful common room, helping us to keep costs down.


Our acupuncturists are very experienced, and each give about 5,000 treatments a year. We treat just about every condition you can think of, including orthopedic problems, pain, side effects from chemotherapy, gynecological conditions, infertility, labor preparation, anxiety, depression, headaches, addictions, digestive disorders, arthritis, and so much more. Click here for a comprehensive list.

Nicole Murray, L.Ac., MSTOM, founded BCA in 2009. She earned her Master’s degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the California Acupuncture Board. She has specialized training in Japanese-style meridian acupuncture, pediatrics, and orthopedics. She completed clinical rotations at UCSD Sports Training Center, Rady Children’s Hospital, and the UCSD Free Clinic Project.

Nicole strongly believes that stress plays a powerful role in health, and places a special focus on stress reduction with all of her patients, regardless of condition—whether they are sick, in pain, or working to improve overall wellness. Before studying Chinese Medicine, she worked in nonprofit management, fundraising, and program management. She lives with her family in Ocean Beach, is a busy mom, and loves yoga, swimming, travel, and reading.

Mary Vincent, L.Ac., MSTOM, has been working at BCA since 2011. Mary began studying the human body while earning her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico in 2000. She became specifically interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine after observing an acupuncturist guest speaker in an anthropology class. As someone who had been enduring back pain without successful treatment, she was personally interested in whether acupuncture could help her condition. After a few acupuncture treatments, she discovered first hand a treatment modality that diminished her back pain which significantly improved her overall well being.

Upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she moved to San Diego and earned her Master’s degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She completed clinical rotations at Pacific’s clinic and Rady Children’s Hospital.


The fabulous Samantha!

Samantha Jones, Clinic Manager. Samantha started at BCA in early 2015. Prior to working with BCA, she was the Company Service Manager for an Injection Molding company in Mira Mesa. She grew up in Coronado, CA and now resides in Mission Hills where she enjoys spoiling her two English Bulldogs and two cats, attending the theatre, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, laughing at the little things in life and cooking.

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