Bio: Brent Keime, LAc, MSTOM, Dipl. O.M.
Brent Keime, LAc, MSTOM, Dipl. O.M. has been licensed as an acupuncturist by the state of California since 2006. Brent is certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Brent earned a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. While still in school, Brent interned at the UCSD downtown free clinic serving San Diego’s homeless population, and he spent two years assisting Alex Tiberi, one of the countries top pediatric acupuncturists. Brent also interned at Rady Children’s Hospital in their chronic pain clinic as well as with the hematology/oncology program.
Much of Brent’s practice centers on the care of women during pregnancy. Brent is both on faculty and an administrator for the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego. Brent works closely with many San Diego area midwives to provide safe, drug-free, natural healthcare for expecting mothers. This part of Brent’s practice includes both the treatment of ailments common to pregnancy as well as maintaining optimal health and wellness to mothers and their babies throughout pregnancy from preconception into postpartum care.
Brent is one of only a few San Diego acupuncturists who regularly treats children and infants. Brent was trained by one of the country’s top pediatric acupuncturists in no-needle acupuncture methods for children under the age of seven, and gentle needling techniques for little ones older than seven. We Love Acupuncture carries a full line of children’s herbal tinctures in sweet tasting glycerin bases that kids love to take.
Over the decade that Brent has practiced acupuncture, he has also become skilled at treating many other ailments including but not limited to the treatment of stress related disorders, pain management and digestive disorders.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Brent was a practicing massage therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner in the San Diego area. Brent was trained at the Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha, Nebraska where he graduated in 1998. He has taught massage at several schools including Concorde Career College in San Diego, where he both designed and oversaw the massage therapy program in his role as massage program director. Brent currently sits on the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine massage advisory board lending advice and expertise on massage education and curriculum development.
Brent is married to a home birth midwife. They live in San Diego, where they raise their four children and shepherd their extended family of two dogs, one cat, a rabbit, two hedgehogs, seven chickens, and a duck named Pants. Spare time is spent gardening, cooking, playing, and spreading love and laughter as the foundation of home life.