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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.

Live Oak Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Marcia Connelly
6892B Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 818-7051
http://marciaconnelly.com


I am doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, licensed in CA since 2009. I am a member of Birth Point of Santa Cruz. I incorporate an east/west integrative and holistic approach to healthcare including:women's health, obstetrics, pediatric/teen wellness, male/female fertility, pain management, and emotional balancing. I will offer sliding scale for cases of financial hardship. 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.
Endless Possibilities Acupuncture, Inc
Dr. Maureen Rozenn, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM, Dipl. OM NCCAOM
845 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 426-1093
http://www.AcupunctureSantaCruz.net


Dr. Maureen Rozenn was the first female Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) to become a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), a world-wide organization. She enjoys working with women from preconception through postpartum periods.

As a board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Rozenn specializes in working with patients from the preconception phase, throughout pregnancy, into the "4th trimester" or postpartum period. She is especially well versed in helping women through obstacles to pregnancy, and fulfilling their dream of parenthood. Her office buzzes with doctoral students and other licensed acupuncturists who wish to learn from her. However, if patients are not comfortable with observation, they need not worry, their wishes come first and their visit will be a private one with the doctor. Dr. Rozenn combines ancient forms of diagnosis with modern diagnostic techniques such as: laboratory tests, ultrasounds, semen analysis, extensive hormonal panels, etc. She couples ancient Japanese and Classical Chinese acupuncture treatments and herbal formulas, with research-backed, high- quality nutritional supplements and dietary advice. Dr. Rozenn was one of the first acupuncturists in Santa Cruz County to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) with a dual specialization in Women's Health and Pain Management. She has been teaching in doctoral programs throughout the state specializing in fertility and Women's health for the last 10+ years. She deeply enjoys helping women achieve their health goals.
Full Moon Birth and Family Wellness 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, 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
Dr. Sally Sherriff, CTOM, MTCM, L.Ac, DAOM
320 River Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 508-0101
http://DrSally.org


Dr. Sally provides Holistic Health Care for babies, children and families.

Getting to the root cause of dis-ease, gentle treatments can include therapeutic massage, Shonishin, moxibustion, acupuncture, Energy (Qigong) healing, NAET, cupping, Gua Sha, and Nutritional and Herbal recommendations. Strengthen the immune system, balance digestive Qi, nourish blood, Yin and Yang and clear & release negative harmful beliefs and thoughts.

The wisdom of Ancient Energy Medicine offers a whole person approach for transformative healing. Bringing vitality and harmony to the physical body, the mind and the vibrations of the Spirit. For physical and emotional pain, musculo-skeletal & neurological issues, stress and anxiety, skin, rashes, ear aches, allergies, digestive complaints, asthma, lung problems, auto-immune disorders, developmental concerns, ADHD and Autism and other issues.

Dr. Sally offers monthly pediatric Lunar Treatments, near the time of the full moon time, a tradition she brought from Japan, where she lived and studied for over 6 years.

Tele-health appointments available for established patients.
Financial hardship rates available and Medi-Cal for children accepted.
Dr. Sally speaks Spanish, French, Chinese and Japanese.

For more information go to DrSally.org
Jenny Johnston, L.Ac., FABORM
Jenny Johnston
550 Water St, Building K
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/
Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., IBCLC
Lisa Piediscalzi
(831) 334-7250
http://www.newfamilysupport.com


Craniosacral therapy and breast/chestfeeding support for newborns-toddlers. Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for parents during the childbearing years. Housecalls available in Santa Cruz County.
Blossom Acupuncture
Serina Marichiba, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
515 Broadway
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-9338
http://www.BlossomAcupunctureSantaCruz.com


I am a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, in private practice since 2009, with a focus on Women's health including fertility, prenatal care and post-partum wellness. I also treat acute and chronic pain and injuries, stress and emotional balancing. My treatments are gentle, yet effective and nourish your innate healing potential. By harmonizing mind, body, and spirit, our treatments help you feel revitalized and refreshed. Some insurance is accepted.
Momo Acupuncture
Maureen Raytis-Vargas
Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine
740 Front Street, Suite 130
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(831) 325-2943
http://www.momoacupuncture.com


I founded Eastbay Acupuncture over 22 years ago and recently expanded to Momo Acupuncture, offering full-family care in Santa Cruz. I have taught and mentored many acupuncture students and have worked extensively with MDs to provide comprehensive care in the fields of fertility and women's health. I have been blessed with the opportunity to help 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.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325
http://www.EarthEssenceAcupuncture.com


**I am so excited to announce that my practice now has a pre/post-natal Master Massage Table, allowing for safe, comfortable face down treatments at all stages of pregnancy!

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 20 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. There is an option to integrate into 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
250 Locust Street
21507 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
Our Healthy Pregnancy Program combines high-quality prenatal medical care, health education, and
other social services to best support your through your pregnancy, keeping you and your baby
healthy. This program works with Medi-Cal. We operated two clinics: Santa Cruz Women's Health Center and East Cliff Family Health Center.
Kate Wilson, DACM, LAc, NCCOAM
628 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-4838
http://katewilsonacupuncture.com


As a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, my private family focused practice supports healthy families, pregnancy, fertility, postpartum wellness and pelvic floor conditions such as pain, dysfunction and more. I Co-founded Birth Point Acupuncture Group in Santa Cruz 18 years ago and have 20 years practicing in this wonderful community. As a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate (P.A.I.L.) I offer support for grieving families. I am a mother of two children, both born in this wonderful birth community, one via C-Section and the second via VBAC. Please visit my website to find how we can work together and book you appointment. To your health!







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