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Recover your health with personalized nutrition and functional medicine.

Reclaim Your Radiant Health!

The Starting Point Is Your Gut

We help you transform anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, and adrenal exhaustion, so you can think clearly, feel emotionally balanced, and enjoy RADIANT health! The starting point is healing your gut.

What does a healthy gut have to do with calm emotions, a healthy brain, and life purpose? Watch this video to learn more!

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1. Contact Us

Call us on 760 944 6400 or email us to find out how we can help you get your health back on track.

2. Initial Consultation

We review your goals and  health history, perform a complete functional medicine assessment and recommend labs.

3: Transform Your Life

We  create a customized wellness program  for you, including functional medicine and herbal supplements, and a nutrition plan.

Book Your Initial Consultation Today

Are you ready to take the next step in upgrading your health?
Book your free 15 minute phone consultation on-line or call us at 760 944 6400


How We Help You Get Well


Experience 3,000 years of ancient Chinese healing wisdom with Acupuncture. Tiny needles release the flow of life force, relieving pain, removing stagnation and alleviating anxiety.

Customized Nutrition Programs

There is no “one size fits all” diet. We work with you to develop a healthy eating plan that works for your body type and lifestyle.

Meridian Testing

Meridians are the body’s energetic pathways. With computerized tools we measure their performance for full systemic diagnosis.

Functional Lab Testing

We combine 21st century lab tests with traditional Chinese diagnostics to accurately pinpoint the cause of your health issue. We go further than just alleviating your symptoms.

Herbal & Functional Medicine

We combine powerful herbal formulas with wholefood nutraceuticals to effectively treat hormone, thyroid and autoimmune conditions.


Our bodies accumulate physical & environmental toxins that lead to stress and illness, particularly autoimmune.  Gently detoxify to reclaim your health.

Our Happy Patients

She truly dedicates herself to help you heal. I came to see Dr. Josse after I lost a job I was extremely dedicated to. I was heart-broken, to say the least and had also lost my will to live. She kept encouraging me to take care of myself and gave me suggestions. She never used force or told me that I had to follow a specific regimet. She kept stressing that what would be in my highest interest. Soon I opened up with questions about nutrition because I saw a tremendous change in myself and I want... Read More
I am a happier person.  I have no pain! I came to Josse during a time when I was having great emotional instability. My stress and discomfort had begun to cause terrible pain in my shoulders and neck to the point where I was unable to sleep. Josse was able to patiently explain to me how the stresses in our life can manifest as bodily pain. Her acupuncture treatments helped me to connect with who I was so that I could begin making changes in my life that would lead to becoming pain free and heal... Read More
I have almost the perfect body I wanted to have! My life has been changed dramatically last half year since I started having Josse's consultation. When I met Josse for the first time, I was in a miserable situation. I was just getting out from my terrible stomachache and weight-loss from the stress, and I was overeating and gaining weight as rebound. Thanks to Josse's encouragement and guidance, I started cooking healthy food at home, exercising regularly and doing more things I want... Read More
I have experienced remarkable results and more energy. I went to see Josse seeking alternative methods to treat pain, neuropathy, arthritis and mood issues.  Several specialists, that I had consulted with, recommended that I start taking Humira and several other medications (with many side effects) to address my issues. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about Josse being able to fully address all of my issues, without the use of high dose pharmaceutical drugs, especially since I ha... Read More
A very caring and knowledgable practitioner. Working with Josse has been a wonderfully supportive and insightful experience. It has expanded upon the previous year of acupuncture I had back in New York for a health problem, and progressed into much deeper positive role. From the beginning she took into account my health and diet history, and future goals related to those areas and bigger goals in my life to create my treatments each week. Each session we coach and talk about how the week went fo... Read More
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Our Wellness Programs

Alchemy Radiant Health offers a complete framework to transform your health. We tailor individualized programs based on acupuncture, functional medicine, and cutting-edge nutritional science and back them up with a structure to nurture and support you through the life changes that happen on your healing journey. 

Weight Loss & Detox

Weight loss is easy when you have a clear strategy for detoxification, a road map for the right foods to eat, and acupuncture to jump start your body’s self-healing mechanisms.

Gut Recovery

Got big dreams but having difficulty making them happen because of anxiety and brain fog? Our gut health program is a great place to start because the gut and brain are connected!

Be Radiant

Balanced flows of energy (Qi) are essential for peak physical health, happy emotions and clear thinking. Our program optimizes your body's energetic pathways for more harmony, clarity and poise

Meet Alchemy Radiant Health

Dr. Josse Ford DACM L.Ac. IFMCP

Dr. Josse Ford DACM L.Ac. IFMCP

Wellness Director

Dr. Josse grew up in New Zealand and comes from a family of doctors. She believes that the body is a supercomputer that can heal itself when detoxified and given the right nutrition. She combines the timeless principles of Chinese Medicine with the latest research in Functional Medicine, with a focus on wellness and transforming the causes of chronic health conditions. Josse is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and an IFM Certified Practitioner.

Daniel Tardent

Daniel Tardent

Practice Manager

Daniel runs the practice and patient education at Alchemy. An Australian by birth who now calls Encinitas home, he is passionate about helping people claim their birthright to radiant health and the opportunity to be fully functional, happy, productive, energized, and connected. Daniel combines a strong background in engineering and science with a great love of people and the wonders of nature.

Our Wellness Philosophy

Acupuncture ServiceTo be radiant we need to be willing to let our inner light shine out. This creates true beauty. High vibration foods and energy medicine removes blocks and stagnation, enabling us to shine more brightly.
Meredian MeasurementOur bodies are supercomputers capable of finding homeostasis when our lives are lived in balance. We live stressful lives out of balance with the laws of Nature and this leads to inflammaging and hormone imbalances. Acupuncture and medicinal herbs restore the balance.
Believe In Your DreamsEach of us has a purpose and set of tasks that we have agreed to master. Having the right mind set and tools to discover and live our life purpose is an important foundation in our program.

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