Acupuncture in Santa Cruz, CA

Marianne Benforado L.Ac. Dipl.OM

About
A special acupuncture clinic in the Seabright neighborhood — we offer affordable acupuncture services to patients in Santa Cruz, CA and surrounding areas.

  • Free fifteen minute consultation.
  • Affordable rates.
  • Call 831-212-3090 to discuss your situation.

Description
Welcome to my website! My name is Marianne Benforado and I am an acupuncturist in Santa Cruz, CA. You’ve just taken the first step toward feeling better. Maybe you’ve tried acupuncture before, or perhaps this is a new experience for you. I would be honored to be a part of your health care team and support you in creating a healthy and vibrant life. If you have a health concern or are in pain, I invite you to explore how Chinese medicine can help. Acupuncture is a highly effective and safe treatment for many types of conditions.

Free 15 Minute Acupuncture Consultation
Please contact me at 831-212-3090 or email me using my secure contact form for a free fifteen-minute consultation to talk about your specific situation.

Feel free to browse the website site to learn about acupuncture in general and also find out more about me. The testimonials should give you a good idea as to my treatment approach. You can use the link on the right hand side of this page to receive the special report of the “The Top 10 Reasons to Try Acupuncture”. I will add you to my monthly mailing list which is a good way to stay informed and I often have special offers in my newsletter.

If you have any questions, please ask. I am here to help! I look forward to meeting you soon.

We serve patients from the following nearby cities: Capitola, Aptos, Soquel, Felton, Watsonville, Bonny Doon


The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain physical, mental and

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