Ruth McCarty, Pediatric Acupuncture

Ruth McCarty, M.S., L.AC, is a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and a licensed professional acupuncturist with the State of California. She specializes in integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into traditional medical care, to provide a holistic treatment plan that addresses a child’s whole body, mind and spirit. Ruth McCarty sees patients at both CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.


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15 Mareblu, Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
phone: 949-215-5437
fax: 949-215-1555

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Director, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, CHOC Children’s


  • Internship and Certificate of Advanced Study in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
    Shandong Traditional Chinese Medicine University Hospital, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China
  • Internship
    Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Clinic, San Diego, CA
  • Master of Science
    Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), San Diego, CA

  • Ruth McCarty LAC
    • Specialty: Acupuncture
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital


Ruth McCarty – Integrative Health Program

Ruth McCarty explains what she does and how her integrated medicine treatment helps cancer patients and other patients, and also the parents/guardians.

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CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine