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Providers for Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment may also include acupressure, massage, and herbal and supplemental remedies. Acupuncture works to restore balance in the whole person and enhance the body's own innate mechanisms for healing in order to relieve symptoms and strengthen the person as a whole. Acupuncture during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum can be part of an ongoing care plan or utilized to treat specific or acute conditions, including: pregnancy - morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, turning breech baby, low energy, low back pain, hemorrhoids, etc.; labor - encouraging labor to begin, prolonged labor, weak contractions, pain, fatigue, back labor, stalled labor, etc.; postpartum - fatigue, anemia, postpartum depression, breastfeeding issues, insomnia, constipation, incontinence, cesarean recovery, abdominal pain, etc.

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Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Fertile Spring Acupuncture & Wellness
Tara Anderson, L.Ac., FABORM
1500 Graham Hill Road, Suite A
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 515-8571
http://www.fertilespringacupuncture.com


Fertile Spring Acupuncture & Wellness offers highly specialized acupuncture care for the effective treatment of Morning Sickness & Fatigue, Miscarriage Prevention, Breech & Posterior Positions, Birth Preparation, Natural Labor Induction, Difficult and Prolonged Labor, Postpartum Depression, Insufficient Lactation, Hormone Balancing and Stress/Anxiety Relief. Insurance Accepted. Easy Online Booking.
Live Oak Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Marcia Connelly
6892B Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 818-7051
http://marcia@marciaconnelly.com


I am a California Board Certified licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, also a member of Birth Point of Santa Cruz. My specialties include: Women's Health, Pediatric Wellness, Fertility Support for men and women, Pain Management, and Addiction treatment support. Se Habla Espanol.
Points for Wellness
Beth Dorsey, LAc, FABORM
4841 Soquel Dr
Soquel , Ca 95073
(831) 475-1055
http://www.pointsforwellness.com


I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist and I specialize in fertility, endocrinology, pre and postnatal care. I am a Board Certified Fertility Specialist and work with many of my patients from preconception to post birth and beyond. I have attended many births and am available for labor and delivery. Insurance accepted.
Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center
Sunshine Tomlin, LM
701 Mission St
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 454-8031
http://www.fullmoonbirthing.com


Full Moon Family Wellness and Birth Center offers services beginning with fertility and throughout the childbearing year and beyond. We have services for every family regardless of intended place of birth. Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.
Healthy Dragon Kids
Dr. Sally Sherriff, DAOM
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 295-6327
http://healthydragonkids.com


NATURAL HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN
Get to the root cause of your child's dis-ease!
Gentle Traditional Oriental Medicine treatments, NAET, nutritional and herbal recommendations, shonishin, cupping, laser, moxibustion and therapeutic tuina massage for babies and children.

Help for coughing, sleeping issues, pain, digestive problems, musculo-skeletal issues, neurological issues, skin rashes, ear aches, constipation, thrush, etc... as well as for issues such as asthma, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, developmental issues ADHD, Autism etc...

Monthly Full Moon treatments also available!

As a Doctor and Professor of Pediatrics at Five Branches University, Dr. Sally is the local "go to" person for children's health!
Integrative Energy Medicine
Kathleen Pouls L.Ac., CMP
3335 Mission Drive
Santa Cruz , Calif 95065
(831) 475-8885
http://www.kpoulshealingarts.com


Acupuncture, herbs, supplements, bodywork and emotional availability are the ways I work with pre and postnatal women and their families since 1982. My bodywork possibilities include: prenatal massage, deep tissue, Cranial-sacral, energy work, reflexology, acupressure, as well as stress reduction, integrative mindfulness meditation techniques.
My bottom line is to listen, educate, empower and help create a deep trust in ones healing journey as well as take care of their health care needs. Many insurance plans cover my services.
Jenny Johnston, L.Ac., CD (DONA)
Jenny Johnston
320 River St.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 535-3785
http://jennyjohnstonlac.com


Jenny is deeply dedicated to caring for women and their families before, during and after the perinatal year, using a safe, natural and effective approach. She collaborates with other birth workers as a member of Birthpoint to offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle counseling, massage, doula skills, and more to help women achieve a safe, healthy, and satisfying transition into motherhood. Acupuncture can be used in a variety of ways to promote maternal and fetal health through the childbearing year. In many cases it is an ideal form of treatment as it offers women a safe, natural and drug-free way to improve quality of life, provide relief for a multitude of problems that can arise during the perinatal time and prevent them from becoming serous enough to necessitate medical treatment. See website for the many conditions acupuncture can help during the perinatal year: http://jennyjohnstonlac.com/pregnancy-postpartum-care/
Birth Point Acupuncture Group, Life's Essence Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Einav Avital
1200 41st Ave, Suite G
Capitola , CA 95010
(831) 227-6442
http://lifesessenceacu.com


I am a licences registered nurse, certified acupuncturist, herbalist and a member of the Birth Point Acupuncture Group.
I specialize in infertility ,prenatal care, labor, postpartum care and pediatrics.
I have been working in this community with the collaboration of midwives, doctors and Dualas since 2004.
I am a Bradley Childbirth Educator as well, and birthed my four children naturally with the knowledge of this great method.

Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(620) 8313252620
AT LUMA, YOU WILL FIND A CALMING AND INVITING YOGA STUDIO FOR BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN. OUR SPACE ALSO INCLUDES A FULL WELLNESS CENTER, AN ECO-FRIENDLY FAMILY BOUTIQUE, AND A LOUNGE WHERE WE INVITE YOU TO RELAX, DRINK TEA, HOP ONLINE, READ, MEET A FRIEND, OR FEED A BABY.
THE COMBINATION OF OUR ADULT, KID, AND FAMILY-FOCUSED PROGRAMMING GIVES US A UNIQUELY RELAXED YET VIBRANT FEEL, WHICH OUR STUDENTS AND CLIENTS OF ALL AGES APPRECIATE. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.
Blossom Acupuncture
Serina Marichiba, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
6892 B Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 325-9338
http://www.BlossomAcupunctureSantaCruz.com


I am a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a focus on Women's health including fertility, prenatal care and post-partum wellness. I also treat pain and injuries, stress and emotional balancing. My treatments are gentle, yet effective and nourish your innate healing potential. Some insurance is accepted.
Momo Acupuncture
Maureen Raytis-Vargas
550 Water Street, K2
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(510) 501-6960
http://www.momoacupuncture.com


I founded Eastbay Acupuncture over 15 years ago and recently expanded to Momo Acupuncture, offering full family care in Santa Cruz. I have worked extensively with MDs to provide comprehensive care in the fields of fertility and women's health, and have helped hundreds of women get pregnant, many who had already had failed treatments from conventional and alternative doctors. I also, very passionately and most lovingly, offer pediatric care. My pediatric care includes needle or non-needle techniques and can treat a variety of ages/issues from infant eczema/asthma/digestive issues to teenage hormones/anxiety/anger/depression.
The Monterey Birth & Wellness Center
Jacqueline Little
4 Harris Ct. Ste. A
Monterey , CA 93940
(831) 717-4723
http://Montereybirthcenter.com


The Monterey Birth & Wellness Center is the Peninsulaâs first and only freestanding birth center that provides evidenced-based midwifery care in a beautiful, spa-like enviornment. Growing families will find integrative, holistic care during their preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and well woman experience with a team of dedicated womenâs health professionals. The center offers midwifery care, childbirth education, functional medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy and a full classroom.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325
http://www.EarthEssenceAcupuncture.com


I have been called the Acupuncture Fairy by some in the birth community, swooping in to lighten and smooth out tensions and imbalances common during pregnancy, labor and post-partum recovery. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, am certified in Five Elements as well as traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on balancing body-mind-spirit. I am trained in Western and Eastern herbology, and craft my own Flower Essences and herbal teas and tinctures. My treatments are both nurturing and effective at clearing discomfort in the body, preparing the system on all levels for a healthy organic birth, and providing postpartum balancing. As a Massage Therapist and energy healer for over 10 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. I integrate into my treatments Pre-Natal massage, Cranial Sacral, yummy Swedish/Eselan, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, and of course cupping or guasha. I also offer monthly Pediatric Lunar Treatments for newborns through age 7, offer outcalls for labor and postpartum support, and accept some insurance providers.
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Daryl Dichek
250 Locust
SANTA CRUZ , California 95060
(831) 427-3500
http://www.schealthcenters.org/


High quality, personalized health care services to women and children. Medi-Cal, Medicare, cash and several insurance plans accepted. Cash fees are sliding scale. Our staff is bilingual. Prenatal care program offers access to midwives, obstetricians, family practice providers, counseling, education, childbirth classes, acupuncture, and chiropractics. We have a clinic at 21507 East Cliff Drive also.
Stellar Healing
Dr. Miranda Gensler D.A.O.M, L.Ac
2840 Park Ave.
Soquel , CA 95073
(831) 515-8699
http://www.stellarhealingsc.com


Dr. Miranda Gensler is dedicated to supporting & empowering women throughout every stage of their pregnancy journey & birth. She has a family practice with advanced training in women's health, pregnancy, birth preparation/induction, postpartum care, lactation support, pediatrics and orthopedics/sport's medicine. She is passionate about helping people attain physical and emotional balance & freedom through the use of acupuncture, diet and lifestyle guidance, Chinese herbs & bodywork including: Swedish massage, deep tissue, acupressure, tuina, shonishin, polarity therapy, gua sha, cupping & myofascial release. Dr. Gensler is board certified & licensed in the state of California. House calls are available upon request.
Birth Point Acupuncture Group
Kate Wilson, L.Ac.
406 Mission Street, Ste. E
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 566-4838
http://www.birthpoint.org


As a Co-founder of the Birth Point Acupuncture Group in Santa Cruz, my practice specializes in obstetrical acupuncture for pregnancy, fertility and postpartum wellness. House calls available upon request. I am a mother of two small children, both of whom had the honor of being born in this wonderful birth community.







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