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              Dr. John McCabe DAOM, L.Ac.

About - Scripps Ranch Acupuncture & Wellness Center in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM),                 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Master of Science Oriental Medicine (MSOM),                               Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the State of California
  • Stanford Health at Qualcomm, Acupuncturist
  • Member of the California State Oriental Medicine Association, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • International training program of acupuncture, moxibustion and internal medicine at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China
  • Co-teacher at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Meditation teacher
  • UCSD Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course work
  • Continuous ongoing course work in internal medicine, orthopedics, mindbody medicine

  • Pacific College Clinic
  • San Diego Hospice
  • Pacific Beach Free Clinic
  • UCSD RIMAC Athletic Department
  • Acusport Health Clinic, Sports Medicine
  • University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Chengdu China
  • San Diego Osteopathic Medical Group with Dr. Michael Kurisu

Traveled to Tibet to study culture, people and practices.

  • Former New York State Police Officer, extensive in-service training, emergency management, field training officer.
  • Former emergency medical services, EMT, nursing assistant.

Sociology, Siena College, Loudonville NY
Legal Studies, Sage College, Albany NY
Military College Prep. H.S., CBA, Albany NY

Dr. John's pursuit into Chinese Medicine was fueled by the passion and desire to help people reach their goal of ultimate physical, mental, spiritual health; combined with the desire to evolve as a person himself. This pursuit was not met without challenge; whereas he decided to leave his life as a police officer in order to move across the country to return to graduate college. There have been a number of people who have been inspirational to overcome this challenge; and John would like to take the time to acknowledge the following and there role in his journey. After witnessing his father-in-law, Dr. Bulatao, MD fulfill a lifetime love of medicine by compassionately serving others.  After late night talks with a friend, Dr. Mathew Johnson PhD; who inspired him to move forward.  John's own introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine as a patient of a PCOM graduate, Gregg St. Claire L.Ac., where he had the firsthand experience of being in the hands of a practitioner who took  the time to connect. John's journey into the medicine deepened after connecting with another PCOM graduate, Dr. Michael Wayne PhD, L.Ac. who inspired him to take on this life changing challenge. To Linda who has supported John the most and has gone above and beyond to ensure success. John would also like to thank all family and friends who have been apart of this journey.

Prior to entering Pacific College, Dr. John had a career as a State Police Officer in New York. He wants to take his experiences, education and his passion to connect; so that both the patient and himself as a practitioner continue to learn and grow towards health and happiness. Providing the most compassionate and best health and wellness care are the goals of his practice. 

Special interest are the outdoors; especially his trips back home to the Adirondacks. He loves spending time with his black lab Trinity and Dachshund mix Sage.  He also considers himself a foodie and enjoys exploring different cafes, restaurants and Farmer's Markets with his wife Linda. Future travel someday includes exploring the sights, sounds and taste of Italy and Ireland.


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.“ -Hippocrates.

(858) 689-1335
9820 Willow Creek Road #485
San Diego, CA 92131

Located in Scripps Ranch, San Diego just off Exit 15 at Carol Canyon Road.

Call to discuss how we may help you, and or schedule an appointment.