Do you want an acupuncturist in Monterey, California whom you can really trust and feel comfortable with?
Look no further!
I have practiced acupuncture full-time in the Monterey Bay Area for 14+ years. My clinic is immaculate, professional, and designed for comfort and deep relaxation. I specialize in sensitivity – this means I understand that people need different styles of acupuncture, and I tune into what you need right away. Whether you’re in pain, stressed, pregnant, sensitive, or excited about your treatment, I am able to match what you need. Women, men and teens are welcome.
Nervous about acupuncture?
Let that go! I use the Kiiko Matsumoto style of acupuncture, which is very gentle and extremely effective. I use fine Japanese "needles," the size of a hair. As a result of this delicate technique, most of my patients fall into a deep state of pleasurable relaxation. Acupuncture calms your nervous system. In fact, conventional doctors often refer patients to acupuncture for stress or anxiety. However, it does far more than that – it’s an entire system of medicine, capable of treating many conditions, including ones that fall through the cracks from a conventional medical lens.
Acupuncture does NOT need to be painful to work! I work with women with anxiety, trauma and pain, children and teens, and many of my patients are new to acupuncture and have no idea what to expect.
Resolve symptoms with a natural, holistic, mind-body approach
You are welcome and safe to bring your whole self to your treatment. Your thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms are always connected. Every treatment is unique and private, and I meet you with mindfulness and compassion. This is what I personally love about acupuncture. You can come for physical symptoms as well as emotional and mood issues.
What can acupuncture do for your emotions and your brain? The Kiiko style is excellent for treating modern hormone, emotional, and brain issues. It takes neuroplasticity into account, the ability of the brain and nervous system to change at any age.
Are you injured or suffering from pain?
Come on in! This is another specialty of mine. 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. Women, men, and teens 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
How can you work with me?
It’s simple and easy! Just book a new patient appointment online right now, at my downtown Monterey clinic. I can also schedule a special appointment to see you at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. All payment plans are detailed on our Service and Fee Menu so you know exactly what to expect. If you want to use your insurance . .
- We will bill any insurance plan, but only if you have coverage, so FIRST review our Insurance Billing Policies so you can verify your coverage.
- Then on the on-line booking menu, choose New Patient Insurance.
Questions? Call us at 831-655-9611, or email us. Meghan Alameda, office manager, will assist you.
Want to meet me first? Book a 15 minute "meet and greet" consult.