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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.

By addressing imbalances and weaknesses in your digestive system, we can improve patient outcomes in all fields of medicine.

Brain Health

Brain functioning 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 discomfort and disease.

                About Us


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.

He has spoken at the Autism One conference in 2014 about the dangers of Environmental toxins, Poor Nutrition and Gut Health, and how to mitigate the affects of Stress and Inflammation on the Brain and nervous system.

Through his own healing journey, after a near fatal head injury at the age of 12, Alex has years of wisdom and insight into the many factors that can lead to low energy, chronic inflammation, chronic muscle tension, brain fatigue, poor digestion and cellular toxicity that can all be working to keep your body and mind stuck, and how to break out of this “pattern” and reclaim your mental energy and passion for living.


Watch this Video As Alex Tuggle Explains How Stress affects your 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.



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.

Brain & Body Recovery System 


This premier 8-month protocol arrests brain and cognitive decline at its root. By addressing all 12 major known causes to inflammation, low energy metabolism, placque formation and low brain endurance, we can systematically give your brain the proper nutrients and support the body to support the brain and mind.

  • Weekly Motivation and Implementation Calls
  • All lab-testing and Consultations included
  • 5-Step System and treatment plan for achieving optimal Brain health, improved Memory, All-Day energy and motivation without using medications, stimulants or dangerous products that can have serious side effects.
Interested in Better Brain Health?

Book a Free Consultation!

Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture consists of the delicate placement of hair-thin pins that are inserted just deep enough to elicit a neural stimulation in the muscle, skin, or 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
  • …And many more
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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



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. 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. Come give us a try!

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 allover 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 case may be, food is always a part of your treatment plan.

Neuro Fascial Emotional 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. With skilled support and a systematic process for healing, I make detoxification gentle enough to tolerate, but strong enough to eliminate your persistent symptoms once and for all. Let’s begin the process!

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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 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. I have been incorporating a herbal daily regime and including acupuncture and I have experienced positive changes even after Alex told me it could take up to two years for my body to get back to a full healthy stage. 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. 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

Our Office Will Suit Your Needs


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Between our friendly service, our soothing massage and acupuncture treatments, and our full line of Integrative Health and Natural Herbal supplements, you will enjoy each time you visit us at the Golden Wellness Center. We hope to see you soon!

(530) 409-9612
245 Placerville Dr. Placerville, CA 95667

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