About Charles Moss, M.D.

Charles Moss, M.D.
Charles Moss, M.D.

Starting in the 1970’s, La Jolla Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Charles Moss, M.D. began using hormone therapy and combining it with conventional western medicine and alternative medicine to optimize treatment results. And since that time he has been at the forefront of the integrative medical revolution and helps people achieve optimal wellness through nutritional and environmental medicine, acupuncture and anti-aging medical therapies. Utilizing customized Bioidentical Hormone replacement programs in his practice has helped multitudes of patients that come from all over the San Diego and North County areas for his experience and expertise.

Dr. Moss caring and thoughtful approach has helped many patients recover from both complex medical problems and hard to diagnose symptoms. He is committed to bringing the most advanced treatments to his patients and continues to incorporate the latest findings in integrative medicine and acupuncture in his approach to treating the whole person.

Additionally, he has written several articles on Five Element Acupuncture and complementary medical therapies, and he has written a few books. Dr. Moss is the author of Power of the Five Elements; The Chinese Medicine Path to Healthy Aging and Stress Resistance. This book describes the five elements from a Chinese perspective and how they relate to our physical bodies and our health. He details how to improve health based on a person’s unique element and mind body medicine. He also authored, The Adaption Diet: The Complete Prescription for Reducing Stress, Feeling Great, and Protecting Yourself Against Obesity. This is a step by step guide to reducing food allergies, inflammation, cortisol levels, biochemical stress, and how to improve detoxification.


Charles Moss, M.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1972. He completed a residency in preventive medicine and family practice at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in 1978. While in Tucson he developed the first holistic health course in the United States for medical students and residents. Additionally, he received a Masters in Acupuncture from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1980 and was the first physician in the U.S. to utilize Five Element acupuncture in an integrative medicine practice.

Professional Organizations

  • Board Certified: Family Practice, Environmental Medicine, Medical Acupuncture
  • Fellow, American Academy of Environmental Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Founder, American Holistic Medical Association
  • Founder and Board of Directors, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Founder and Director, Five Element Acupuncture Physicians Training Program
  • Instructor, UCLA School of Medicine Medical Acupuncture for Physicians Program
  • Member of the American College of Advancement in Medicine, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Medical Association

Call La Jolla Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Charles Moss, M.D. of Moss Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California to learn how bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you!