About Us

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Our Story...

Dr. Greg Sperber has experienced many practices as a patient, as a consultant to other practitioners, as a higher education leader, and as a practitioner. A Better Life Acupuncture is a culmination of these experiences: a friendly, caring, effective, and focused practice that caters to the needs and goals of its patients. By combining both Chinese medicine and biomedicine to create truly integrative medicine, A Better Life Acupuncture has many tools to truly help each and every patient have a better life.

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Practitioner - Dr. Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is host of Sperb’s Herbs Podcasts in addition to being the owner and practitioner of A Better Life Acupuncture. He prides himself on providing focused, effective, and caring service to all of his patients. Previously, he has been Vice Provost at Bastyr University California, Dean of the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Director of Clinical Services and Clinical Chair at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and a clinical supervisor and professor at several colleges and universities. He is co-author of Integrative Pharmacology, Combining Modern Pharmacology with Integrative Medicine and Playing the Game, A Step-by-Step Approach to Accepting Insurance as an Acupuncturist.


Flinders University of South Australia
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 2002
Equivalent to a medical doctorate in the U.S.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, 2006
Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, 1997

National University
MBA, emphasis in healthcare administration, 1999

University of California, San Diego
BS Molecular Biology, 1994

Activities & Affiliations

• Past president of the California State Oriental Medical Association
• Has spoken internationally on various topics including drug-herb interactions, ethics, safety, Chinese medicine, and pharmacology
• School accreditation site team member with the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
• Subject matter expert for the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
•Peer reviewer for several integrative medical research conferences
•Author of several published papers

If we can help in any way, call us at (619) 881-0029 or book an online appointment here