Sustain Acupuncture Staff Memebers:


Maile Helgeson DACM L.Ac. 


Dr. Maile grew up in Coronado, California, which is just across the bay from San Diego, and

tried a variety of occupations before finding Oriental Medicine. She holds a Bachelor’s

Degree in Anthropology from University of California in Berkeley. She also attended the

Santa Barbara City College Marine Diving Technology Program. After having both knees

rehabilitated with consistent acupuncture treatments, Maile eventually found her way to the

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Specializing in orthopedic and sports medicine, she

worked as an assistant under the mentorship of Mark Kastner L.Ac for 3 years and interned

at USCD with young atheletes. Maile enjoys riding her bike around University Heights,

eating delicious and nutritious food, and practicing Chinese medicine.

Lidia Domagalska L.Ac. 


Lidia Domagalska is licensed by the California State Acupuncture Board. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine here in San Diego. With her undergraduate degree in Biology and Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine she is passionate about integrative medicine, combining Western and Eastern medicine to optimize patients’ health. She specializes in treatment of acute and chronic pain, stress and anxiety, Bell’s palsy and Facial Rejuvenation. 

Nicole Stone L.Ac. 


Trained at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California, Nicole has over 19 years of experience working with men, women and children of all ages.  She works with her patients on all aspects of their health.  Her goal is to educate patients on the importance of taking care of your body on a regular basis in order to maintain an amazing healthy body and avoid disease & injury in the future.  

Nicole's passion is in women's health and gynecology.  She has worked with many women to help them regulate their menstrual cycles, balance hormones, alleviate PMS and increase fertility.  She has watched the transformation of many women's lives as they worked to get their body in balance. 

Eleazar Cuba HHP LMT 


Eleazar Cuba is a certified massage therapist and eternal student of life. His primary hobby has evolved into experiencing life from different perspectives and to use the acquired knowledge to promote general balance. For him, bodywork is an art form which happens to promote “bodymind connection” awareness, balance and health.

Dave McKinnon DACM L.Ac.


Doctor Dave grew up in San Diego and is a veteran of the U.S. Army.  After the military, he worked in information technology and was on his way to an engineering degree when a sciatic injury from hours at the desk challenged him to reexamine his career path.  His new path led him to Acupuncture, which helped to correct his sciatic pain and other chronic issues he had accrued during military service. Licensed since 2009, he created Sustain Acupuncture to provide “Total Quality Care” to San Diego and now Chula Vista.  Dr. Dave strives to give the best evidence based care for acute and chronic pain, stress and anxiety disorders, digestion, sleep and women's reproductive health. “I believe acupuncture and herbs can return you to a whole, balanced and healthy state we are all entitled to.”

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