Do you want to experience the euphoric bliss of Japanese acupuncture?
I'd love to provide you with this experience!
I have practiced acupuncture full-time for 18 years. My clinics in downtown Monterey and Capitola feel more like a spa than a medical office because they are designed for comfort and deep relaxation. Acupuncture invokes your own soothing, pain-relieving biochemicals (endorphins, opiates) so that you can blissfully heal. The fine delicate needles release blocks in your "meridians" so your blood, neurotransmitters, and hormones flow freely. Our goal is to restore your vital force (qi or "chi") so your body and mind find harmony and alignment, and all your organ systems function optimally.
I specialize in the Kiiko Matsumoto Japenese acupuncture, which is highly effective for endocrine (hormone) and immune treatments. This includes balancing adrenals, thyroid, and sex hormones, as well as relieving allergies and getting autoimmune flares into remission.
Are you injured or suffering from pain?
Come on in! This is one of my specialties. I am certified in a form of sports medicine acupuncture called Muscle Channel Technique (MCT), and completed post-graduate courses in acupuncture orthopedics. In addition, my background as a Feldenkrais® Practitioner (movement rehabilitation) influences my treatment of acute and chronic pain. Patients love my “smart” microcurrent tool for melting pain and healing tendons, muscles, swelling, joints, scar tissue, and fractures, because results are immediate and effective. Healing injuries does not need to hurt! When needed, I give Feldenkrais and other movement/exercise homework. I also add electro-stimulation or cupping when appropriate. The types of pain I help heal include:
- Low back pain – the #1 reason why people seek acupuncture.
- Stress-related pain like upper back and shoulder tension
- Arm and shoulder pain, from injuries or overuse conditions like tendonitis
- Post-surgery recovery
- Pelvic, uterus, and menstrual pain
- Pregnancy aches and pains
- Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
- Arthritis pain
These take place in my two clinics that are on both sides of the Monterey Bay: 820 Bay Ave in Capitola and 700 Cass St in downtown Monterey. If you want to use your insurance, go to this page to learn about coverage. Ask about sliding scale application if needed.
- NEW PATIENT $125, 1 hour
- RETURN VISIT $95, 1 hour