The most familiar technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine is probably acupuncture. It is the practice of the insertion of thin, sterile, single use (disposable), stainless steel needles at specific “points” in to the body. These points are a part of an intricate network of channels, or meridians. When stimulated, these points help bring the body back to homeostasis, or balance.

Acupuncture can help by:

  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing stress
  • Balancing hormones
  • Relaxing the sympathetic nervous system.

All of this allows for rest and repair to take place.

Benefits for the patient vary but are reported to include:

  • Better stress management
  • Boosts mood
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Less pain
  • Clearer thinking.

Each treatment is specific to each individual. Although acupuncture is the most familiar to many people, other techniques may be utilized in your visits. These include tui na or light massage, cupping, gua sha and even moxa.

Despite chosen techniques for treatments in the office, Chinese herbs and nutrition are often part of a complete treatment plan.

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Hours – (by appointment)

  • Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • House-calls also available


5266 Hollister Ave., Suite 214 – Building B
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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