we've gone virtual!
As the world changes our health remains of utmost importance. In order to adapt to these times we are utilizing telemedicine and virtual offerings to serve those near and far. We have been seeing wonderful results using custom herbal formulas Contact to set-up a free 15-minute consultation to discuss questions, health goals and how our expertise can best serve you.
Currently practicing acupuncture and herbal consulting in Santa Barbara at Points of Health Acupuncture and Ventura County through personal home or office visits.
Herbal medicine is a highly effective tool in Traditional Chinese Medicine and can be used to address most anything in the body from hormone balance to high blood pressure to pain. Working together we discuss the root cause of symptoms to create a protocol and formula that works for you.
We start with a thorough initial telehealth conversation to discuss your health goals and symptoms from the comfort of your own home. Following, you will receive a treatment plan including a custom herbal formula protocol, at home movement and/or nutrition recommendations and access to my discounted online supplement dispensary. A follow-up call within the initial month is scheduled to discuss progress. In addition, I am always available to answer questions via email to assist you on your healing path.
gua sha consultations
Gua Sha is a method used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to address anything from skin health and beauty to body pain to fever reduction. It works by gently scraping the skin to stimulate blood flow at the surface improving blood and lymph circulation. This is an effective practice that includes and goes beyond facial rejuvenation.
Acupressure has been found in clinical studies to be an effective alternative when acupuncture is unavailable. Wonderful for many symptoms including pain, nausea, immunity, and digestive upset.
nine star ki readings + consultations
Nine Star Ki is a system of astrology based on the concept of the 5-Elements used in traditional Asian medicine used for self-discovery. By understanding the elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal) we are born with, how they relate to the natural elements in the world and with those around us, we can bring awareness to our true nature. Understanding Nine Star Ki can help one understand what elements they need in their life to promote balance, reduce anxiety and express their inherent gifts to the world.
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Wow, where do I start! Dresden is a multifaceted, compassionate and knowledgeable healer and I am so grateful for how she has contributed to my health! I work as a nurse in a hospital where it is important for my immunity, energy and stress levels to stay balanced, especially during a pandemic. I had a virtual herbal consultation with Dresden and her recommendations and herbal blends have kept me healthy, energized and vital as I work multiple 12 hours shifts per week. I highly recommend all hospitals workers to schedule a virtual consultation with her. She even dropped the herbs off on my doorstep. I have also received acupuncture, gua sha facial treatments and received a Nine Star Ki reading from Dresden. All were wonderful, relaxing and deeply healing. Dresden is a gift to Santa Barbara and the healing community.
I can't recommend Dresden Holden Acupuncture enough! During a trip to CA that required a ton of driving, I felt horrible pain in my low back (left over from an old injury) and shoulders. After my acupuncture session, not only was my pain gone, but the anxiety that had accompanied me on my trip was eased. Dresden recommended some great stretches and tips that helped keep me pain-free and a chinese herbal formula for my anxiety and sleep issues. Her warm presence and on-point intuition is reason enough to seek her out! I will definitely be back if I find myself in Santa Barbara again... thank you for saving my trip, Dresden!
Dresden Holden LAc is a gifted and compassionate healer. I have experienced three other LAc’s over the past 7 years, two in Santa Monica and one in Marin County, as I’ve moved and lived all over the state. My previous LAc’s, in Santa Monica and Marin, were decades into their practice and came highly recommended, and they were all three amazing. That being said, Dresden has done more for me than all three of them combined, in less time, and with much deeper regard. She takes my health concerns seriously, and finds deep and lasting solutions. With her help, I have resolved chronic ailments and am looking at a version of myself that I never knew was possible. She is compassionate and driven to serve people who are serious about getting healthy. I feel so fortunate to have found this gem of a healer!
I highly recommend working with Dresden. She is personable, intuitive and knowledgable as a healer. She has a solid understanding of acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chinese medicine philosophy for the holistic body. I enjoyed our consultation because she looked at how everything within my body is connected and not separate and that helped me a lot.