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Gut Health

Your Gut health and microbiome play an absolutely critical role in the rest of your body and organ health. Clearing out gut infections, improving the Gut-Brain Axis and repairing Leaky Gut syndrome can have drastic effects at improving your health globally throughout your whole body.

Brain Health

Brain function and Cognitive health are tied to many various underlying factors. By addressing the body’s role in inflammation, sluggish energy metabolism and poor circulation, among others, we have a sophisticated plan to resolve most all neurological and mental health issues.


With modern lab-testing such as blood, urine and hair analysis, we are able to get a comprehensive understanding of your underlying mechanisms that lead to symptoms and disease.

  • Shiatsu, Acupressure and Trigger-Point Massage to help release myofascial holding patterns through specific sites in the muscles and ligaments that hold the most amount of stress, thus limiting the range of motion in those muscle groups, leading to poor posture and alignment that can cause more and more pain and discomfort and limit circulation and detoxification elimination pathways from working properly.

  • Neuro-Fascial Release Technique, Acupressure, and other gentle bodywork techniques can release and resolve the blockages and imbalances that can cause fatigue, stress, and toxins to build up in the body. 
  • Chi Nei Tsang (Visceral Organ Massage) is an ancient method used for centuries to help calm the mind and nervous system, improve detoxification, remove gallbladder, pancreatic and intestinal blockages, and improve the Gut-Brain connection via the Vagus nerve.

  • Long Distance Phone/Zoom consultations help my clients realize which foods that they are eating which can be triggering an immune response or may be incorrect for their metabolism. I recommend foods that are nutrient dense and will help support their nutritional needs for optimal Adrenal, Thyroid, and Liver function. These three organs are responsible for the vast majority of all cellular metabolic functions that produce energy and remove toxins from the body.

” My approach to healing is to find the underlying causes to your health condition and treat them naturally, using holistic methods such as herbal medicine, nutritional support, detoxification methods and integrative bodywork to help resolve physiological issues the natural way. “


There may be multiple factors that are working together to create a web of imbalances throughout your body. Your nervous system, digestive system, liver functions and Endocrine glands such as your Adrenal glands and Thyroid all play important roles in keeping every cell in our body working optimally.

If any one of these organs become disrupted by inflammation or chronic stress or eating the wrong foods, a domino-effect of multiple health problems and many different symptoms may be the result of just a few underlying weaknesses or toxic buildups in the body.

I always combine ancient techniques such as hands on palpation such as craniosacral and visceral organ massage, as well hearing your whole health history and finding a pattern that explains why you’re feeling the way you are and having such specific symptoms.



We treat the root cause of your health condition,

not just merely masking the symptoms.


I also use modern lab-testing such as Hair Analysis, DUTCH test, GI-Maps and Blood analysis as well as other diagnostic procedures in order to find out what is really causing your health situation, and come up with an effective healing solution.


2nd Generation Acupuncturist and Functional Medicine Practitioner

Alex Tuggle L.Ac.

Owner of Golden Wellness Center

Alex Tuggle L.Ac. grew up in a holistic healing environment in Southern California. Growing up around Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong and Meditation and Integrative Medicine and Nutrition helped Alex to cultivate much of his appreciation for the holistic healing arts that he still practices and teaches to this day.

Alex Tuggle graduated with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007 from Yo San University, and then went on to study and practice Integrative Nutrition, Nutritional Balancing, Heavy Metal detoxification, Orthopedic Massage, Trigger Point Release, Visceral Organ Release Technique and Functional Endocrinology and Gastro-Enterology.

Alex Tuggle spoke at the 2014 Autism One conference about the dangers of Environmental toxins, Poor Nutrition and Gut Health, and how we can mitigate the toxic effects of Stress and Inflammation on the Brain and nervous system.

Through his own personal healing journey, which started at the age of 12 after a serious head injury, Alex has accumulated years of personal insight into the many factors that can lead to low energy, chronic inflammation, chronic muscle tension, brain fog, poor digestion and cellular toxicity that can all be working to keep our bodies stuck.


Alex Tuggle L.Ac. explains how stress affects our brain, adrenal glands, hormones and digestive system.


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Personal Story

Find out how I ended up having a neurological breakdown after trying some “health” supplements, and all the steps I had to take to finally get my brain and bodily health back to peak functioning.

Dietary Principles

Which types of foods that we eat will ultimately determine the health of our organs, cells, gut flora and therefore your overall energy and mood, fertility and mental health will all be affected by your diet.

Stress-Free Lifestyle

When you let life get to you and you continue to adapt to a stressful life situation, your body undergoes many “coping mechanisms” that can literally trap your mind and nervous system in a straight-jacket.

Path To Wellness

With a well-organized treatment plan, diet plan, supplement program and specific lab-testing, we can optimize your whole body and mind to achieve the best version of yourself that you can be.,

Copper Toxicity

Copper overload is a very common condition, where too much Copper can be stored in our Liver, brain, and cells throughout our body, leading to many different conditions, from anxiety and depression, to eczema, infertility, and even Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease and seizures.

Adrenal Fatigue

Your Adrenal glands provide you with the ability to respond appropriately to stress. However, with excessive and prolonged states of  “fight-or-flight”, these glands can and will become fatigued, resulting in fewer hormones that you need to have enough mental and physical energy to get through the day.

Toxins and Heavy Metals

Environmental pollutants and toxic heavy metals can infiltrate our bodies from our food, water, air and personal environments. After a years of bioaccumulating into the bodies storage sites, like the Liver and fatty tissues, these poisonous substances can start to cause many symptoms and health issues.

High Quality Supplements

Natural medicine has been around longer than other type of healing modality. Vitamins, Minerals, Herbal extracts, Amino Acids, and other natural compounds can be formulated together to help eradicate the underlying causes to your health issues, rather than just masking the symptoms temporarily.

holistic treatments


We serve our clients and patients with a broad range of products and health services, from in-person consultations, lab-testing and dietary and nutritional supplement protocols, to pain-relieving acupuncture, deep tissue massage, and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.


Our natural hormones help to govern every cellular pathway in our bodies, from fertility to depression, to neurological health, memory, sleep and even our metabolism all requires key and instrumental hormones to keep our cells working properly.



Your Liver is the guardian of every other tissue in the body, from your brain, to your immune system, thyroid and hormonal balance, your Liver is central to keeping all nutrients activated, minerals bound properly, toxins eliminated, and fat soluble hormones broken down into water soluble forms, keeping everything in balance and homeostasis. If your Liver can’t keep up with all of its important tasks, you are surely going to feel the effects somewhere in your body.



Your Adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and help give you the energy you need to function and get through your day. With too much work, stress, over-excitement or inadequate amounts of sleep and rest, the Adrenal glands can get very tired, and this can cause a breakdown every system throughout your body. Adrenal health is imperative to having an active lifestyle!



Heavy metals are everywhere in our environment, water, food, air and soil, and are even found in many medical and dental interventions such as fillings, vaccines, and iud’s. By removing these toxic heavy metals from the body in a careful manner, you will have more energy, better memory, a healthier liver, brain, thyroid and less inflammation all throughout the body.



Gut health is such a crucial component to the health and proper functioning of the rest of our body, that you could say that all disease originates in the gut.

What I help to do is provide a healing system that allows your own digestive organs to healthier and stronger and more capable of resolving issues on their own, as much as possible.

However, diet, low-stress lifestyle, acupuncture, nutrition and herbal medicine can truly be life saving tools that will allow your gut to heal much faster, and remove toxins, pathogens and inflammatory triggers that can continue to degrade the health of the rest of your body.

If you ignore your gut health, you are ignoring 70% of the underlying cause to most of your health problems and diseases.




Your brain is the master controller of the whole body.

Unfortunately, too many detrimental factors are causing damage and dysfunction to the brain and nervous system.

Factors such as food nutrient deficiencies, poor circulation, candida overgrowth and other gut infections, cranial compression, toxins, food allergens, bacteria, heavy metals, and synthetic chemicals all cause inflammation the brain tissues.

A variety of metabolic disorders can disrupt neurotransmitter production and block the receptors in your brain from responding properly, and this can lead to disrupted sleep, anxiety, depression, low energy, brain fog, memory issues, poor digestion, muscle weakness, and many other serious health complications.

Luckily we have natural solutions for each of these factors to virtually eliminate every underlying cause to declining mental or cognitive health, safely and in the quickest amount of time.




Inflammation is such an important factor in health conditions such as joint pain, muscle aches, digestive health, Liver conditions, skin issues, brain health and autoimmune conditions. In order to resolve chronic inflammation, Toll-Like Receptors on the surface of immune cells need to be regulated, intestinal lining may need to be repaired, and gut bacteria, candida, and other toxins may need to all be eliminated from the gut, colon, liver and various target tissues throughout the body.




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Acupuncture Treatment


Acupuncture consists of the careful and precise insertion of hair-fine pins that are inserted just deep enough to elicit a gentle stimulation in the muscle, skin, and acupuncture meridian pathway.

Acupuncture is very effective at treating:

  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Skin conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor memory
  • Low energy
  • Weak Immune system
  • Liver and Digestive issues

Chi Nei Tsang (Visceral Organ Massage)


Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient technique that can resolve many gastro-intestinal disorders, improve fertility, regulate women’s health issues,  and support Liver detoxification.

Some of its many benefits include:

  • Relaxing the Nervous system
  • Improving Sleep
  • Increasing Serotonin production
  • Promoting peristalsis
  • Increasing Digestive enzyme secretion
  • Treating Leaky Gut Syndrome

Health Consultations


Comprehensive health consultations can be done in person or over the phone or Skype, and we will be able to go over all of your health symptoms, look at your lab test results and provide you with a treatment plan that will resolve the. underlying internal mechanisms that are causing your symptoms or disease.

I am proficient in treating:

  • Gut Health Issues
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Adrenal Burnout
  • Brain Fog and Poor Memory
  • Low Energy


Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Massage


Therapeutic Bodywork are a combination of massage techniques such as acupressure, trigger point, Postural reeducation, traction, rotation, and stretching to help release muscle spasms, reduce pain, relieve pinched nerves and improve range of motion in the muscles and joints of the body.

Therapeutic Bodywork is very effective at treating:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Stiffness
  • General tension
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Poor posture
  • Stress related tension

CranioSacral Therapy / NeuroFascial Release


CranioSacral therapy is a specialized treatment style that helps to release compression and blockages in the intracranial tissues taht can lead to fascial adhesions, blocked flow of cerebrospinal fluids and lead to loss of functions in peripheral nerve branches or central nervous system activity.

Some of its many benefits include:

  • Relaxing the Nervous system
  • Improving Sleep
  • Increasing Serotonin production
  • Promoting peristalsis
  • Increasing Digestive enzyme secretion

High Quality Nutritional Supplements


To go along with your health consultation, we can start to remedy the true cause of your symptoms and lab test results with high quality nutritional and herbal formulas that can actually help resolve the root cause of some of the symptoms you are experiencing. By combining a few products together into a treatment protocol, your body can get the support it needs to work properly and resolve the imbalances that can lead to disease.

These supplements help to resolve:

  • Gut Health Issues
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Adrenal Burnout
  • Brain Fog and Poor Memory
  • Low Energy 
Real Science

Real Medicine

Dr. Alex is amazing!
He gave me my life back, and got me better!
I had been battling adrenal fatigue from copper toxicity for 2 years.
He truly healed me.
He is an incredible healer!
I had been to doctor after doctor over the years.
I am just so happy I found him! Have faith, and trust in him.
He will get you better if you follow what he says, and have patience.
- Keira Henninger

Race Director, Ultra-Runner, San Juan Capistrano, California



Hair Analysis Testing

Hair Analysis testing can help to get to the root of your adrenal, thyroid, brain or nervous system disorders.



Acupuncture has been around for over 1,ooo years and has helped to cure and treat over 100 different diseases and illnesses.

Chi Nei Tsang

Visceral organ massage can help to resolve deep and internal blockages in the organs, digestive system and help to untangle old emotional blockages or just improve your digestion.

Long Distance Consultations

I am able to provide my services to clients all over the US and even International clients can use my services. I can use lab-testing and health questionnaires to help me understand your health condition, virtually no matter where youa re in the world! Contact me to find out more about how I can serve you.

Trigger Point Massage

I am a highly skilled deep tissue massage therapist and my skills at finding and releasing deep and tightly wound knots and myofascial adhesions is unparalleled. We get the knots out and fix your posture for the ultimate cure for back pain and neck and shoulder pustural issues.

High Quality Supplements

I provide only highest quality products, minerals, glandulars, digestive aids, amino acids and specific nutrient and herbal blends that are specific to your exact health needs. I have practiced nutrition, Functional medicine and herbal medicine for over 10 years working with 1,000’s of clients all over the world.

Dietary Counseling

I have helped to counsel thousands of patients in the healthiest way to eat and thrive through diet and nutrition. Whatever your health condition may be, food is always medicine and a part of an effective treatment plan.

Neuro-Cranio Fascial Release Technique

With very skilled awareness and focus, I am able to use subtle vibrational energy through my fingertips to cause your fascia and cranial bones to release old past trauma and tension that can stay locked in the fascia and nervous system for decades. It’s time to heal.

Heavy Metal and Gut Detoxification

With over 10 years of experience working with clients to help expel environmental toxins, microbes, heavy metals and pesticides and other chemicals that can remain lodged in our fatty tissues all over our body, including our brain, Liver, Kidneys, and reproductive organs.

How Can I Help You?


I can determine which nutrients and minerals that your body requires to function properly:

  • By Boosting your Metabolism 
  • Increasing Cellular and Brain Energy pathways 
  • And Facilitating the Detoxification and Elimination of Heavy Metals and chemicals from the body which all will aid in resolving the following issues:


Hormonal Balancing and Women’s health issues

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Depression and Thyroid conditions

Autoimmune conditions

Eradicate Inflammation

Digestive issues like IBS, SIBO, Candida, and Parasites

Improve your Immune health and eliminate Stealth pathogens

Improve Cognitive health and Neurological conditions

Eliminate Brain fog and Feeling Tired.

    I help to resolve the underlying stressors that keep your adrenal glands stuck in the “fight-or-flight” stress response by activating a switch called the Parasympathetic nervous system and Vagus nerve, which helps to turn off your nervous system and allow your body rest, heal and regenerate.


    • I can help balance neurochemistry such as neurotransmitters, minerals, and toxic heavy metals by supplying the nutrients that support brain function.


      •  I can aid the glial cells in the brain to release toxic metals such as mercury, copper and aluminum that create mental and emotional stress and overexcitement of stimulating neurons, resulting in a complete resolution of psychiatric conditions like:







    panic attacks



    • I prescribe clinically tested and science-based Herbal and Nutritional formulas that resolve the underlying causes to your health condition, not merely masking the symptoms. 


    I can determine which herbs would be correct for a person’s specific needs to help heal your:


     adrenal glands


    digestive system

    liver function

    immune system

    respiratory system

    kidney function

    reduce inflammation

    & stress in the body




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    This Premier 8-Month Brain health protocol slows down cognitive decline by reversing all of the known 12 major contributing factors, such as inflammation, cellular energy metabolism, placque formation, and low brain oxygen levels, as well as many others that all work synergistically to provide your brain cells with the right nutrients and hormones that your brain requires for optimal functioning!

    • Weekly Motivation and Implementation Calls
    • All lab-testing and Consultations included
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    Real Testimonials

    ” After several months of treatment along with a nutritional program I am feeling much better! My energy level is up. My focus and concentration have improved immensely. Alex’s treatment and guidance program has been awesome. I feel very lucky to be one of his clients!  “

    Frank Bueno

    Lincoln, California

    ” I worked with Alex Tuggle long distance (over the phone) and he helped me based on a hair analysis.

    I went to Alex with all kinds of issues and he was knowledgeable about every single one of them. These were all things that regular doctors overlook or medicate you for life. Alex explained how all my symptoms were scientifically related to stress and worrying too much. He prescribed me Chinese herbs and medicine that WORKED.

    I’ve only been on his program 6 weeks and 90% of my symptoms are gone and the rest are diminishing! It’s amazing, and improving my health has given me confidence to go after other areas in my life that I’d previously been putting off. I’ve started exercising and pursuing goals that I couldn’t before because I was simply too stressed out and tired all the time! I’ve never been this healthy, not even as a child. Thank you, Alex, for all of your expertise and wonderful help! “

    - Plamena Schmidt

    Portland, Oregon

    ” Great experience. Received hair analysis results and than had a very well informed consultation with Alex. He put me on a regimen which drastically helped to improve my metabolic state. Feeling better both mentally and physically because of it. 

    - Ben Lawson

    Elgin, IL

    ” I have seen great results working with Alex!

    My allergies are almost 100% gone, and I feel healthier now than I ever have as an adult.

    Alex is extremely knowledgeable and patient, and willing to explain everything that he is doing to treat me, so that I feel comfortable and empowered! “

    - Lorien Henry-Wilkins

    Portland, OR

    ” Alex has done wonders since I have been receiving services from him this past year and is by far the best acupuncturist and primary health care provider I have ever come across!

    I knew from the first session that Alex really cares about his patients and wants to see them reach their healthy state, I have never had any health care provider take the time that Alex did to answer all of my questions and be there via email or phone if I needed to follow up after our initial consultation.

    Not only do I receive acupuncture during each visit, I also have a follow up discussion with Alex to express any concerns and my progress.

    I originally came to Alex to perform a hair analysis test as I was constantly feeling exhausted and I had visited many doctors throughout the past few years where I didn’t feel as though I was getting the answers I needed.

    When my hair analysis results came back I was shocked!

    Alex walked step-by-step through my results helping me to understand how my adrenals are functioning and the levels of heavy metals in my system amongst various other findings – adrenal exhaustion and thyroid problems is what was causing the imbalance in my body. 

    Alex is very warming, welcoming and is very educated, he has given me various exercise techniques to help with my symptoms along with been a therapist by helping me open up about the problems I have faced in life and how to best handle them so they do not haunt my body long term.

    The above is just the beginning of the many wonders Alex has blessed my life with during this past year. Alex is changing my life on so many levels. I highly recommend Alex, his help is becoming a life changing experience for me and can for you too!  “

    - Michaela Winstone

    Los Angeles, California

    ” Alex is WONDERFUL! I found him a few years ago through a Groupon and haven’t bothered using another masseuse since. Although my first contact with him was for casual massages, I was in a traumatic car accident a year ago. I was suffering from severe whiplash and lower back pain. Alex’s expertise in manual therapy and acupuncture, in addition to all the other amazing things he knows about the human body, has helped me regain my life again, literally.

    Besides being extremely proficient in his work, he is a genuinely kind and compassionate person. I not only enjoy our sessions together, I look forward to them. “

    - Alesia Miller

    Oakland, California

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    Between our expert service, our relaxing and healing massage and acupuncture treatments, along with a full line of Integrative Health and Natural Herbal supplements, you will enjoy each time you visit the Golden Wellness Center. We hope to see you soon!

    (530) 409-9612
    344 Placerville Dr. Suite 1 Placerville, CA 95667

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    Alex Tuggle discusses his own trials with brain fog, stress, diet and environmental toxins to help his listeners have more tools in their toolkit that will allow them to have a breakthrough and give their body and brains what they need to heal with the power of natural medicine.

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