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


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Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

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Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

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