Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in the form of acupuncture, is subtle yet powerful. This effective, drug free method  safely unlocks your innate ability to heal yourself, restoring balance in your body.  As an electrical being, your nervous system constantly sends and receives electrical signals throughout your entire body. Sometimes through injury, disease or lifestyle this free flow of electrical energy becomes hindered or blocked, causing pain or illness. I’m sure you’re familiar with low back pain, headaches, digestion issues, insomnia, menstrual cramps, or other ailments that send messages of pain. Inserting  fine, sterile, disposable needles at specific points in your body stimulates the flow of electrical energy, clearing blockages, correcting the root cause of your problem, and resolving your pain. Like many of my patients, you may find that once your pain is resolved, other physical and emotional functions  continue to improve.

As a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) in California, I’ve received more extensive training in acupuncture and herbal medicine than any other type of health care provider. Other providers, such as MDs, may perform some aspects of acupuncture with minimal training.  When you come to me for treatment you will receive personalized care from a highly trained professional with state and national certifications. Using acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, meditation and exercise, your treatment atmosphere will be rejuvenating and soothing. Even initially fearful patients tell me that they are never so relaxed as when they are receiving treatment.

I accept all major insurance that provides acupuncture coverage, including workers compensation and auto insurance.


Lucinda Kotter, LAc

My name is Lucinda Kotter and I am a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). I hold a Masters Degree in TCM from Five Branches Institute (now Five Branches University) in Santa Cruz, CA. I studied acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage, and Chinese nutrition. I also hold a Diploma of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM is a comprehensive medical system that focuses on restoring balance in your body and has evolved over 3,000 years of clinical use. Acupuncture is part of TCM and modern medical research shows that it is effective. TCM looks at your entire being seeking the root cause of imbalance. It goes deeper than the mere masking of symptoms with drugs.

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To express how grateful I am to Lucy is impossible. Her wisdom and care have enabled a change in my life which is profound. I was in misery before and it was hard for my loved ones and co-workers to witness. The absence of suffering is a JOY to behold, and we are grateful every day.
— Dale W.
Lucinda is a caring, gentle, thorough practitioner whose ministrations on my behalf made the difference in bringing my traumatic . . .injury under control. I’m glad to have found and been treated by her.
— K. R.