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We’re glad you’re here! Our practitioners have the unique ability to work together to bring you complete, comprehensive health care. We partner with our patients, staff, and each other to provide open-minded health care options that respect the wisdom of the individual, of nature, and the healing power of relationship.Please call us any time to find out more about to learn more about the services we offer.

Licensed Acupuncturist practicing the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1990. A graduate of Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, Michael received additional training at hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Michael is a Master Herbalist and highly-skilled acupuncturist who employs Chinese massage therapy techniques as well as Western nutritional assessment and supplementation.


Michael Vercos, M.S., L.Ac., Master Herbalist, Clinic Director

Specializes in:

  • Pain Management
  • Endocrinology (hypo- & hyperthyroid, adrenal fatigue, etc.)
  • Immune System Disorders & Deficiencies
  • Respiratory Disorders (allergies, asthma, sinusitis, etc.)
  • Digestive Disorders (IBS, indigestion, constipation, etc.)
  • Gynecological Issues & Infertility
  • Pre-, Peri- and Postnatal Care (nausea, back pain, constipation, lactation issues/mastitis, etc.)
  • Psychological Disorders (anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, etc.)
Meet Our

Exuberant Team

NILS W. LAMBRECHT, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology

Dr. Lambrecht is a Clinician-Scientist who is a surgical pathologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach (VALB) and who serves as the Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs the American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) in Long Beach. His previous academic positions included Associate Professor of Pathology at the UCI School of Medicine, and Clinical Instructor at the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

He has more than 25 years of experience in clinical practice, medical school teaching, and clinical oriented basic and translational research with expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and clinical disciplines of endocrinology, gastroenterology, and pathology. He is the Principal Investigator of the Gastroenterological Laboratory of the VA Hospital in Long Beach, the same hospital he performs clinical duties as a staff anatomic pathologist and Chief of the autopsy service. He has published 45 peer-reviewed scientific articles, several review articles, and a book chapter, and has given invited research talks around the world, including Europe, Japan, and the United States. He is a member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Frontiers in Endocrinology Editorial Office. His main objective for the new medical faculty at AUHS is to build a family practice and primary care oriented accelerated three-year medical student curriculum integrating basic science, research, and in-depth clinical training to enable medical graduates to thrive in community care, specifically in underserved communities.


Jill Howe-Vercos, M.A., LMFT

Jill (She/Her) is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in practice since 2001, as well as a Level II EMDR practitioner.  Believing that the client is the expert on their own life experiences, she utilizes an integrative client-centered approach including theoretical focuses and interventions such as Attachment Theory, Trauma-Focused, Solution-Focused, and Narrative Therapies.  Jill works with adults and adolescents who are ready for change, offering the support needed to make change happen.  She has a special focus on relationship issues, parenting support, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma.

Theresa Siaperas RN,BSN

23 years of nursing experience Including: hospital bedside nursing (Medical Telemetry Unit, MTU), home health and out- patient clinics. Experience in administering IV drug therapy and blood products, injections, and monitoring patients. Skilled in Peripheral IV insertion, access and maintenance of central lines, lab draws and adhering to proper Infection control procedures. Experience Staff/charge nurse. Consulting with other healthcare providers to create, implement and evaluate patient care plans and educating individuals.

Focus on promoting health wellness and maintenance.

RN, BSN. American Heart Association BCLS, ACLS. UCLA P.O. Chemo Certified. Infusion Nurses Society (INS), Member. Sigma Theta Tau International, Member.

Suchanee "Nina" Kongsamoer, CMT

Nina is a highly skilled Certified Massage Therapist (#88649) with more than five years experience working with a broad spectrum of clients. Whether you have an injury, acute or chronic pain, or just need to experience some deep relaxation, you’re in great hands — Nina specializes in Thai, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage.

I've been a patient for years and each and every visit is as thorough and consummately relieving as the last. They truly care about their patients and offer a range of treatments in a beautiful, relaxing, California casual, super clean atmosphere.


Been going to Pacific Bay for about a year now for both acupuncture and massages. Always a great experience, very friendly staff, and wait times are non-existent. Highly recommend.

Justin Reynolds

Michael is awesome. He has a friendly and welcoming style that makes him easy to talk to- and he really listens! He's very knowledgeable about acupuncture and other treatments and programs. His office offers other therapies - and now even offers COVID help too! It's so nice to have him in the neighborhood.

Hal Ski

Used to live up the street from the office and I still go there to this day! Dr. Vercos is great. Covid testing too.

Nicholas Cohen

I’ve worked with michael on and off for the last couple of years for neck and back pain after an accident. He is very knowledgeable and relaxed, always taking plenty of time with me to address my needs. My favorite part is that he offers several modalities for back pain, not just acupuncture, but laser, massage, and back adjustments. My partner has been seeing him well with good success and we are happy to have Michael in our corner.

Alex Dolce

My goodness gracious how thankful I am the lord sent me here doctor is amazing and very understanding I highly recommend this acupuncturist!

Ashley Dean

Dr. Vercos has patched me up numerous times. I wouldn't be nearly as happy, healthy or active without his talents.

Camilo Santana

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