Drs. Carmelo and Aracely Plateroti channel nearly two decades of holistic medical care when helping promote natural healing within their patients’ bodies. Many of their treatments blend Eastern and Western practices, such as the Meridian Stress Assessment—which uses a combination of acupuncture and modern diagnostic tools to locate the body’s weaknesses. Acupuncture points are also used during Acugems Facial Rejuve, a treatment designed by the doctors to help renew and tighten complexions.
Inside the heady offices of Santa Barbara Brain Fitness, Dan Staso, Ph.D, BCN and Tiff Thompson, M.A., BCN engage brains in a variety of cerebral calisthenics. On a given day, business executives, college students, athletes, and those seeking self-improvement tap into all-natural neurotherapies to tone brains to top condition. Board-certified in neurofeedback, Dr. Staso and Tiff Thompson focus on five core areas: sleep improvement, anxiety and stress, brain brightening, meditative enhancement, and academic/executive enhancement. Clients who have completed the program may feel calmer, maintain greater focus, sleep more soundly through the night, and feel more effective in achieving their goals.
When Taylor J. Winn isn't helping patients to drop pounds at The Biggest Loser’s resort, where she holds the position of official acupuncturist, she can be found at Taylored Acupuncture, her peaceful practice in downtown Santa Barbara. There, she delicately inserts tiny acupuncture needles into the skin, promoting weight loss or treating issues that range from anxiety to cerebral palsy. She also prescribes chinese herbs to patients, providing natural relief.
The staff at Davidson Acupuncture uses acupuncture and Chinese medicine to address a range of health conditions. Here, Bill Davidson, California board-certified in all aspects of traditional Chinese medicine and herbology, leads the team and focuses on treating sports injury and neurological conditions. After pinpointing the problem, Davidson and his staff of practitioners can place needles into specific body points in an effort to treat everything from pain to digestive issues. The team enhances sessions with herbal medicine, customizing formulas for each client. Davidson Acupuncture is also licensed as a primary-care provider, so if a condition is outside it expertise, its staff can refer patients to a hospital or other health care provider.
Jacquelyn L. Sugich L.Ac. began her career with the single goal of healing people without resorting to drugs. She enrolled in Santa Barbara College Of Oriental Medicine and studied ancient modalities in China as she worked toward a master's of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. After graduating in 2006, she started her practice and went straight to work.
Today, she follows the guiding principle of Chinese medical theory, the cornerstone of which is prevention. She fights off stress and eases muscular tension with her signature massages, and uses hair-thin acupuncture needles to unleash endorphins and reduce anxiety, abdominal pain, and balloon-animal populations. Though these acupuncture sessions are her specialty, they generally make up just one spoke in the wheel of customized, holistic treatment plans that incorporate multiple approaches, including diet and Chinese herbal remedies.
Downtown Community Acupuncture offers acupuncture treatments on a sliding scale, between $25 - $40, making our treatments more affordable so you can come as many times as needed to feel better - faster. Our clinic is one large peaceful room with several zero-gravity loungers for people to heal in a community setting.