Rachel’s healthcare philosophy is firmly rooted in compassion, and cultivated by a love of modern and ancient medical knowledge. Her clinical expertise in the safe and effective use of acupuncture techniques combines with her previous experience working in an integrated care environment. She believes this is the best environment to help patients get well and stay healthy.
She obtained her Bachelors of Science from UC Santa Cruz and later earned her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, also in Santa Cruz. Rachel’s life philosophy includes giving back, and she regularly teaches on topics like mind/body balance and stress reduction, while still volunteering free acupuncture services for organizations like Women Care and Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter.
Rachel was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and has made Santa Cruz her home. She has a strong love of nature, friends, and family, with the resulting belief that being outdoors is an important addition to a balanced, happy, and meaningful life.