About Dr. Painovich

Jeannette Painovich, DAOM, L.Ac., M.A.

Dr. Jeannette Painovich began her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1997, completed her Master’s Degree in 2000, and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006. Prior to beginning her career in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she worked as an exercise physiologist for 12 years at Good Samaritan Hospital and specialized in cardiovascular disease. In her search for career path in a more holistic approach to medicine, it was the philosophical mind and body approach to health as well as it’s centuries of medical practice and success that drew Dr. Painovich to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

​Dr. Painovich has a long had a passion for integrative medicine, which involves combining mainstream medical therapies with complementary therapies. In 2004, she founded the first ever inpatient acupuncture fellowship program for doctoral students at Good Samaritan Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Painovich was awarded a grant to conduct a two-year research program at this same hospital which examined the effectiveness of acupuncture in the inpatient setting. This innovative research project in 2006 was touted as one of the top integrative programs in the country. Since that time Dr. Painovich has been actively engaged in research, publishing articles on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the areas of acute care setting, menopause, cardiac ischemia and arrhythmias, cardiac stem cells, and hypertension.

​She treats both children and adults for a wide variety of health issues including acute and chronic pain, gastrointestinal health, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Dr. Painovich is also passionate about working closely with women in with all areas of women’s health, including but not limited to PMS, heavy, irregular or painful menstrual cycles, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and successfully treating menopausal symptoms without the use of hormone therapy.

​More recently, Dr Painovich expanded her practice to include an array of dermatology conditions. After a rigorous two-year training program, she is now recognized as an expert and is a member of the elite Register of Chinese Medicine Dermatology.

Dr. Painovich is also very passionate about treating neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., mild cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, etc) using a very unique comprehensive approach which involves acupuncture and herbs in conjunction with nutritional and wellness interventions.

​“Health is a state of complete physical, emotional and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
-World Health Organization, 1948

“I recommend Dr. Jeanette Painovich to anyone looking for an approachable and experienced acupuncturist. I’m a bit of a “sensitive” patient and she always takes my fears into consideration. I have had a very difficult year in my personal life and she has been a life saver for me…dealing with my physical issues and well as emotional. She is always on time and yet seems to have all the time I need when I see her! A rare combination in a doctor!”

​Cindy, Long Beach, CA

“I went to Dr. Painovich originally to treat a problem with my feet. Unlike some of my western docs (who I also love and adore), she didn’t just treat my feet – she found out everything that was going on with me. She has now addressed issues in my knees and back as well. I love that I have someone I can see and trust who can help with just about anything that is bothering me. She has always been very straight forward with me so I knew what results to expect. She is also considerate that my treatments are not covered by insurance – she lets me decide how long to go between appointments so it fits not only my treatments but my budget and time. I trust her completely and can’t say enough great things about her, her staff, and the process itself.”

Trisha, Seal Beach, CA​