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Practitioners::  Erik Smith  •  Stacy Smith  •  Minka Robinson Stevens

       
 
Erik Smith
 
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  Erik Smith, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, DNBAO, MSN

Cofounder, Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Nutritionist

Erik Smith holds a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Five Branches University and a masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. He is licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine by the California Acupuncture Board and the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Erik holds specialty certifications in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Qi Gong Instruction, and completed an externship in Orthopedics with Zhejiang College of TCM in Hongzhou, China. Erik is Board Certified in Acupuncture Orthopedics, placing him among only 1% of acupuncturists holding this level of training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Erik is our pain specialist and is known for his quick results with acute injuries and chronic pain. He draws from multiple traditions and has the unique ability to melt tight muscles with acupuncture alone. Erik is also our nutrition specialist, holding a deep knowledge of the therapeutic nature of whole foods and dietary supplements. He enjoys spreading his nutritional knowledge and has taught health professionals on both coasts how to integrate therapeutic nutrition into their practices. Erik is an avid athlete and has competed locally and nationally in a variety of sports.
 

Stacy Smith, L.Ac, Dipl. OM

Cofounder, Acupuncture and Herbalist

Stacy Smith holds a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Five Branches University. She is licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine by the California Acupuncture Board and the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Stacy completed an externship in Gynecology at Zhejiang College of TCM in Hongzhou, China and holds a specialty certification in Chi Nei Tsang, a type of visceral massage used to support fertility. She is also well-versed in Children's Tuina Massage, a type of Chinese massage that is used to treat a multitude of childhood ailments. Stacy is our women's health specialist and is known for her exceptional listening skills, warm nature and painless needle technique. Stacy is also a Feng Shui Practitioner and enjoys helping people to improve their health and prosperity with this time honored technique.






 
  Erik specializes in:

Pain Relief
Sports Medicine
Stress Management
Men’s Health
Allergies
Cardiovascular Health
Digestive Health
 

Stacy specializes in:

Women’s Health
Fertility Support
Stress Management
Pain Relief
Pediatrics
Feng Shui

 
 

 

 




 

 

 
 
 
 
 
         
 

Minka Robinson Stevens

Acupuncturist and Aromatherapist

Minka Robinson Stevens was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Growing up she developed a passion for botany, gardening, cooking, nutrition and herbal medicine. Minka attended Yo San University in Los Angeles, one of the nation's leading Chinese Medical graduate programs, founded by eminent 38th generation Doctors Daoshing and Maoshing Ni. She graduated with honors holding a Masters of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine by the California Acupuncture Board. Minka completed an externship in pain relief at the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, participating in the first health, wellness and integrative medicine programs offered at a free clinic in the United States. In addition to her medical training, Minka is a certified Aromatherapist as well as a certified flower essence therapist. She is the co-founder of Golden Path Alchemy, an effective line of holistic, organic skin care. Golden Path Alchemy showcases Minka's passion for plants and their medicinal properties.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Minka specializes in:

Healthy Aging
Dermatology
Pain Relief
Mental and Emotional Wellness
Weight Loss Support

 

 

   
   
   
   
   

 


 

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