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Welcome to Dr. 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"

Lao Tzu


Meet Dr. Maria

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.


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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.

Shasta T.


"The healer you have been looking for
is your own courage to know and love yourself completely"

Insurance Billing Provided In-Network with BlueShield PPO

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