Welcome to Maria Mitchell, DTCM, L.Ac.
How Can I Help You?
"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy"
I specialize in Women's Gynecological Health. I have completed a seven-year clinical internship in advanced acupuncture with renowned practitioner and speaker Holly Guzman L.Ac. O.M.D.(a specialist in Women’s Health and Infertility) and studied for 17 years with Kiiko Matsumoto, a Japanese acupuncturist renowned for her innovation, precision, and dramatically effective use of acupuncture.
I have a comprehensive background in Integrative Sports Medicine and Trauma. I received my B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology from San Jose State University and was a Firefighter for seven years, trained in emergency protocols. I have worked for five years in a physical therapy setting and later received certification in Integrative Sports Medicine, with Frank He, L.Ac. I specialize in the treatment of athletic injuries, musculoskeletal and pain related conditions.
I have recently completed my Doctorate, DTCM at Five Branches University.
I am also on faculty at Five Branches University teaching TCM theory, Japanese KMS (Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture ), and a clinical supervisor in various teaching settings. I also have a private practice in Santa Cruz.
What Patients Say
Maria is a very gifted healer and is very knowledgeable about the physiology as she has a degree also in kinesiology. Whenever my back is hurting she is the acupuncturist I go to. She's very precise and takes her time to get all of the spots so I feel much better when I leave. She helped me be able to continue playing beach volleyball even after some injuries. I love maria and anyone who goes to her will love her too.