acupuncture in santa barbara and ventura california

Specializing in:

  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Pain management
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Women's health
  • Menstrual health
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy and postpartum care
  • Cosmetic acupuncture
  • Digestive health
  • Immune support
  • Common colds and flus
  • Stress / anxiety
  • Weight management 

Using the map of acupuncture points, meridians and motor points, acupuncture stimulates the  central nervous system. The release of  biochemicals during a treatment invigorates the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. 

In addition to acupuncture I use herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, cold laser, infrared and bodywork to facilitate a return to balance and can be added-on to any treatment. 

It is important to me to be nimble in technique in order to best serve each patient's unique needs. Depending on the current needs of the patient I shift between different styles of acupuncture and bodywork.

Orthopedic and sports medicine acupuncture is great for chronic or acute pain, sports and soft tissue injuries and postural imbalances. I use a blend of motor and trigger point release techniques with TCM acupuncture to achieve integrated myofascial and whole system balance.

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For fertility patients I use acupuncture, moxa and herbal medicine to support conception by stimulating metabolic function, reducing stress, increasing circulation, balancing the immune system and improving egg and sperm quality. 

Acupuncture, when used in conjunction with Assisted Reproductive Technologies and IVF, has been shown to improve the endometrial lining, implantation, mitigate side effects of medications and relieve stress.




cupping therapy

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Fire cupping is the use of hand blown glass cups to create a suction on myofascial tissue. Used as an adjunct treatment to relieve muscle tension, bound fascia, increase blood flow, move lymph, calm the nervous system and improve the flow of Qi in the meridians and organ systems.