Acupuncture (Monterey and Capitola)

If so, you’re in the right place. Dr. Laura is a senior practitioner with 20 years of full-time experience treating patients on both sides of the Monterey Bay Area. She primarily uses a gentle, painless Japanese acupuncture style handed down by her mentors Kiiko Matsumoto and Holly Guzmán. This style involves hands-on palpation to identify blocks in the body, followed by treatment that brings about immediate relief. It’s highly effective for balancing hormones, regulating the immune system, and relieving pain.

Trust in your body’s innate ability to heal with acupuncture . . .

Acupuncture for Women in Monterey and Aptos California

Laura treats the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. This means that you can bring all of yourself to each appointment, and get treatment for your emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies as well as your physical body. Each acupuncture session improves your mood and melts away stress, tension, and anxiety. Laura’s primary specialties are hormone balance, immune regulation, and stress and pain reduction. Here are some of the specific conditions she treats:

  • Fertility, natural and assisted
  • Cycle issues: PMS, PCOS, headaches, painful periods
  • Pregnancy & post-partum
  • Perimenopause
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Cancer treatment side effects
  • Allergies & sinus congestion
  • Respiratory infections
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Early-stage arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder, arm, and hand pain
  • Hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain

Dr. Laura works with adults and teenagers of all ages, genders, races, and abilities. She is a licensed herbalist and certified nutritionist and recommends herbs, supplements, and dietary changes when appropriate. Visits take place in Capitola or Monterey, California

Fees, policies, and insurance

We do take credit cards, including HSA, however we pass the 4% bank processing fees to you. “Cash” payments include cash, check, Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal.

  • New patient or 12+ months since prior visit: $145 cash, and $150 credit
  • Return patient: $95 cash, and $99 credit
  • Add cupping: $45 cash, $47 credit
  • Add 30 minutes for Functional Medicine (lab or supplement review): $95 cash, and $99 credit
  • 5-visit package: $425 cash, $442 credit – save $50!
  • 10-visit package: $750 cash, $780 credit – save $200!
  • We require all patients to have a current credit card on file. We never charge this card without prior notification.
  • New patient visits are charged at the time of booking.
  • Follow-up appointments are charged on the day of service unless cash pay is arranged.
  • Canceled appointments with less than 48 hours notice are charged 50% of the appointment fee (except for illness).
  • Missed appointments with no advanced notice are charged 100% of the appointment fee.

Yes, we are providers for Aspire and Landmark. If you have another carrier, we can bill if it’s a PPO plan and there is acupuncture coverage. Co-pays, deductibles, and benefit limitations may apply. We may be familiar with your plan, so please ask. If we are not familiar with it, we require you to complete this Insurance Intake Form. If insurance has not paid within 45 days, we notify you so you can contact your plan. If insurance has not paid in 60 days, you are responsible for payment by cash or credit (with 4% bank charge added). All insurance copays paid by credit card include a 4% bank service fee.