Chad Meisinger Meisinger: “Aliso Viejo is ideal for our first clinic because it is a central location to all the people living south of the 405.”

ALISO VIEJO, CA—The severity of the opioid epidemic is causing people to seek new, natural, alternative medicine and therapies such as acupuncture to treat their ailments, which is causing alternative-medicine tenants to increase their presence in CRE, Modern Acupuncture’s regional developer for Southern California Chad Meisinger tells The firm is the world’s first acupuncture franchise to bring the natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture mainstream and affordable, and it will be opening its first California location Aliso Viejo in mid-January.

The 1,800-square-foot clinic will be the seventh Modern Acupuncture location in the nation. The company estimates that 150 locations will be open and operating by 2020. Since launching the concept in August 2016, the company has awarded 348 regional developer and franchise licenses across the U.S., and the World Health Organization has named acupuncture as the fastest-growing healthcare segment in the world. At least 20 Modern Acupuncture clinics are slated for Orange County, but the regional developers believe there will likely be double that amount. Those 20 clinics will create approximately 200 jobs across the state at eight to 10 jobs per clinic.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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