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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.


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
Tara Anderson, L.Ac., FABORM
1500 Graham Hill Road, Suite A
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 515-8571

Fertile Spring Acupuncture 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

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

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.
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, LAC, DAOM, FABORM
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM
501 Cedar St, Ste B,
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-1093

A board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Rozenn enjoys working with patients from preconception, through pregnancy, and beyond. She is especially well versed in helping women with obstacles to pregnancy become moms. Her office offers several types of Medical Massage, as well as acupuncture, diet/lifestyle counseling, herbal formulas and nutritional supplements. An Integrative Dr., she incorporates lab and imaging diagnostic information into her assessment and treatment. Dr. Rozenn was one of the first acupuncturists in Santa Cruz County to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a duel specialization in Women's Health and Pain Management and deeply enjoys helping women achieve their health goals.
Healthy Dragon Kids
Sally Sherriff, Dr. Fellow of Oriental Medicine
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 818-5445

Get to the root of your child's dis-ease!
We offer blood work, allergy testing, hair analysis and muscle testing. Gentle Traditional Oriental Medicine, NAET, nutritional and herbal recommendations, shonishin, cupping, laser, moxibustion and 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 Doctoral Fellow and Professor of Pediatrics at Five Branches University, 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

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

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:
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

I am a 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

Craniosacral therapy and breastfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for Moms during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Blossom Acupuncture
Serina Marichiba, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
6892 B Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 325-9338

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with a focus on Women's health including fertility, prenatal and post-partum wellness. I also treat pain and injuries, stress and emotional balancing. Some insurance is accepted.
Momo Acupuncture
Maureen Raytis-Vargas
550 Water Street, K2
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(510) 501-6960

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.
Candace Robb, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & C.H.
Candace Robb
311 Laurent St.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-0155

Acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in family care with a focus on women's health and the treatment of infertility, menstrual disorders, prenatal care (fatigue, morning sickness, low back pain, edema, breech), labor induction, postpartum care (insufficient lactation, mastitis, depression), and menopause. Pediatric Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment of babies/children with earache, asthma, cough, common cold, allergies, and digestion problems. Most insurance accepted.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325

Proud to be a part of the Organic Birth Collective of Santa Cruz, I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. I specialize in Obstetrics (pre-natal and post-natal), Pediatrics, Fertility, Herbalism (Eastern and Western), Dietetics, Flower Essences, and the Five Elements method, which balances the body, mind, heart, and spirit. 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

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.
Birth Point Acupuncture Group
Kate Wilson, L.Ac.
406 Mission Street, Ste. E
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 566-4838

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.