I have a unique compassion in treatment approach. Skillful needling technique combined with professionalism allow me to care for you with an unsurpassed commitment to your health and functional wellness. Efficient and intuitive treatments provide pain relief, release stress, and unblock mental patterns to promote your body’s natural energy flow along the path to harmony, balance, and the best state of health.
I am a native to Santa Cruz county and currently live in Aptos with my husband, two young boys, and playful pitbull. When I was introduced to Crossfit in 2008, it was a true discovery of the importance of functional fitness as a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Five years later, I graduated with my MTCM (Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine) from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz. I worked exclusively in the health care industry for over 15 years, while simultaneously developing my treatment approach for six years with various mentors at Five Branches, before I received my L.Ac. (License as an Acupuncturist) in California in 2015. I am thrilled to offer my holistic health care services to you, your family, and loved ones!
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Carmen McIntyre, L.Ac. has been successfully healing and treating the community for over 13 years. She specializes in pain management, women’s health issues, fertility, hormone balancing, detoxification, digestive harmony, and stress reduction.
Carmen is a licensed acupuncturist with the state of California, as well as nationally certified in acupuncture. She has a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), from the Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a BS in Psychology from UCLA. Carmen is also certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and incorporates aspects of Ayurveda along with TCM in her consultations and treatments. “Aroma Acupoint Therapy”, using essential oils, is an additional modality Carmen uses to harmonize the psyco-emotional aspects of her patient’s care.
My goal is to help my patients achieve deep physical and emotional healing though treatments and the use of healthful practices in their everyday lives. With over 13 years of clinical experience, I have developed a distinctive and comprehensive approach to my treatments. I combine the art of Chinese Medicine with an in-depth personal consultation on nutrition and lifestyle. A session may also include the use of essential oils and Ayurvedic principles
If you have any questions about acupuncture or Carmen’s services, call at 831-359-6286 or visit www.acupuncturebycarmen.com.