San Luis Obispo County Complementary Treatment Providers

This page is intended to serve as a resource to provide information and awareness of complimentary, or alternative therapies for pain management in the community. It is a part of the effort of the Opioid Safety Coalition to reduce the negative effects that have resulted from opioid misuse/overuse.

It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive and inclusion on the list is not an advertisement or endorsement for any of the given providers. If there are any providers or specialties that you feel should be included please contact Nick Tod at 805-781-5083, or email ntod@co.slo.ca.us.

Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture therapy attempts to relieve pain by activating the body's natural healing properties with the use of fine needles. Chinese medicine is also used to treat symptoms of pain using herbal blends targeted towards specific ailments. Many healthcare plans now cover these treatments for chronic pain relief.

Intuitive Acupuncture - 2078 Parker St., Suite 200, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 459-6561

East West Natural Medical Center - 1415 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805)543-8958

Morro Bay massage & Wellness Center736 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442, (805)540-4186


Chiropractic

Chiropractors focus on the structure and manipulation of body alignment in order to relieve pain and improve function. Chiropractic procedures are often used to relieve symptoms of chronic back, neck, arm, and leg pain.

Oceano CHC - 1941 Cienaga St, Oceano, CA 93445, (805) 270-0025

Powersource Chiropractic - 1422 Monterey Street A201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 781-9155

Affinity Chiropractic - 3565 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 544-8884

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) treats pain by removing the negative thoughts and emotions that enhance the perception of pain. Since it focuses on behavior, it is a very low-risk treatment option. One such method includes the use of  neurofeedback, which utilizes measurements of  brain action in order to train the self regulation of brain function.

• Pathways to Health, Dr. David Marquis, DC, DACBN880 Oak Park Blvd. Ste 202, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, (805) 481-3499

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be used to treat chronic pain associated with muscles, tendons, and joins, as well as relieve stress and anxiety. The degree of pressure can vary depending on patient and therapist discretion. 

SLOCO Massage and Wellness Spa - 1957 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 439-2515

Powersource Chiropractic - 1422 Monterey Street A201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 781-9155

Intuitive Acupuncture - 2078 Parker St., Suite 200, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 459-6561

Plus Massage - 1140 Railroad Street, Paso Robles, CA 93453, (805) 835-9798

• Morro Bay massage & Wellness Center736 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442, (805)540-4186

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic physicians use a holistic approach to treat patients and provide preventative care to minimize the risk of future illness. Treatments from naturopathic physicians include: plant-based supplements, homeopathic medicine, physical manipulation, and acupuncture. 

Nutritional Counseling

Research has shown that diet can have a substantial impact on a number of factors that influence pain such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation. Nutritionists and dietitians work with you to develop a personalized diet and lifestyle plan to improve your health.

Not Your Average Nutritionist - 1264 Higuera Street, Suite 108 A, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, Dietitian@NotYourAverageNutritionist.com

Powersource Chiropractic - 1422 Monterey Street A201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 781-9155

• Pathways to Health, Dr. David Marquis, DC, DACBN880 Oak Park Blvd. Ste 202, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, (805) 481-3499

Pain Management Specialists

Pain clinics have physicians who specialize in treating chronic pain through a variety of methods. These include some medications, physical therapy, nerve blocks, and massage therapy.

Lags Medical Center

o 1050 Las Tablas Rd #16, Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-5434

o 1223 Higuera St # 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 541-8581

o 592 S 13th St, Grover Beach, CA 93433, (805) 473-6510

Pain Management Specialists - 10 Santa Rosa #201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, (805) 544-7246

• Pathways to Health, Dr. David Marquis, DC, DACBN - 880 Oak Park Blvd. Ste 202, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, (805) 481-3499

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are experts in understanding the source of pain and developing a proper training regimen to alleviate symptoms. It provides patients with relief from chronic pain by improving strength and motion. 

• San Luis Obispo Sports Therapy

o 1. Arroyo Grande - San Luis Sports Therapy, 1510 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, (805) 489-7912

o 2. Atascadero - San Luis Sports Therapy, 7325 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422, (805) 466-6719

o 3. Morro Bay - San Luis Sports Therapy, 890 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442, (805) 772-4325

o 4. Orcutt- San Luis Sports Therapy, 4869 Bradley Rd., Suite 114, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 938-5320

o 5. Paso Robles - San Luis Sports Therapy, 1414 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 226-0975

o 6. San Luis Obispo- San Luis Sports Therapy, 805 Aerovista Place, Suite 104, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 543-7771

o 7. Templeton - San Luis Sports Therapy, 350 Posada Ln. #103, Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-2050

Yoga/Pilates

Yoga involves a combination of mental relaxation and physical exercise that strengths muscles. These properties make it suited to relieve some forms of chronic pain. While many insurance policies do not cover yoga, video recordings containing yoga instruction are widely available for home practice. 

Central Coast Yoga and Pilates - 8810 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA, 93422, (805) 460-6822

SLO Yoga Center

o 672 Higuera St #200, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 598-7100

o 3840 Broad Street, Suite 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, (805) 439-4333

Yoga Village - 132 W. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420, 805-474-9884