Lauren Messelbeck MS, LAc
Lauren is a licensed acupuncturist and the founder of Life Point Acupuncture. A Costa Mesa native with deep roots in Orange County, Lauren started Life Point in 2018 to provide care that addresses the mind, the body, and the soul.
Her practice embraces a wide range of modalities, from progressive western approaches to time-honored traditional eastern methods, all tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Lauren focuses on treating infertility, IVF patients, sports injuries, auto immune disorders, gastrointestinal problems, tendonitis, facial rejuvenation, women’s health disorders, stress, anxiety, back pain, neck pain, pediatrics and oncology.
After graduating at the top her class with a Masters in Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, Lauren practiced at Open Mind Modalities, part of the Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Under the guidance of co-founders Ruth McCarty and pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. William Louden, Lauren provided Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments for critically-ill patients and their families, some of whom she still sees today.
Lauren also worked alongside Ryoko Takayama at Family Wellness in Newport Beach, where she absorbed new techniques in Japanese acupuncture that she now implements as part of her own practice.
At Life Point, Lauren prides herself on serving local families with presence, compassion and wholeheartedness to keep them happy, healthy and focused on living life to their utmost potential.
Tara Morgan MS, LAC
Tara is a licensed acupuncturist in Newport Beach who focuses her practice on pain management, migraines, digestive issues, stress, anxiety and insomnia. Tara earned her Master’s in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences, where she graduated top of her class.
At Life Point Acupuncture, Tara balances her clinical experience with genuine compassion to transform lives. With each treatment, she strives to bring comfort, care and good health.