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Santa Clara Holistic Medicine Practitioners

Browse these holistic medicine practitioners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Clara.

  • 18 years in business
  • 441 hires on Thumbtack
Diana T.
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I had a great experience at the Magnolia Massage & Holistic Health Service (San Francisco). Jennifer was courteous and skillful. Being 7 1/2 month pregnant, I have muscle tension in several areas of my body. Her massage offered a good relief.

Los Altos Reiki Center
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Evan P.
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Larisa made my first time Reiki experience absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Larisa if you are a newcomer or experienced receiver for Reiki. She is very knowledgeable about a wide range of topics, including crystals, eastern medicine, and philosophy. I'm a technical, data-driven individual. I was skeptical of Reiki at first, but never doubtful. After my first session, I felt more relaxed, mindful, and grounded. Coincidence? Maybe. But it's an interesting and good feeling nonetheless. If you are a bit skeptical, know that Larisa has been an engineer for 2 decades before she practice Reiki.

Sean Michael Imler
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Beatriz F.
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I took my 18 year daughter to Sean because early Dec she started experiencing severe abdominal pain from a UC flare up. She was diagnosed in March 2016 but had never experience this kind of pain. After going to the ER a couple of times and even being admitted into hospital for a weekend the pain continued. As a mother I became desperate to find a way to relieve my daughter from the pain she was suffering. I started researching and came across Sean and Blue Bear Healing. I looked on his website and read his reviews. I didn't have anything to lose and my daughter was open to try anything. I am so glad that I took that step and Sean was available to see my daughter on the same day I called him. My daughter had 3 sessions with Sean and every time she saw him I could see her more relaxed. I do think that Sean's ability to look into her emotions and physical being helped her through the pain that is now almost completely gone. She is still seeing a medical doctor and taking medications but mentally and emotionally Sean has helped my daughter through this tough period in her young life. I also think he has made her see herself in a different way that will help her throughout her life.

Holistic Healing Massage
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kateryna Y.
Verified review

Shannon is a master of her craft. I received a Reiki healing session with her and she has a gift. Her hands run healing energy and I could feel the energy going through my body and out of my feet. I have tried other Reiki practitioners and they are not all the same. I am thankful I found someone who has the skill to assist me in my treatment. An added benefit is her beautiful office. When I walked in I immediately felt calm and relaxed. Thank you Shannon, I will be back!

Shaz Healing Space
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
Verified review

I hired Sharon for a 90 minute deep tissue massage. What I got was that, and so much more. Sharon is very experienced. She gives so very much of her collective years of expertise to the experience. I felt like I had a partner. In our first session she was exploring what I can achieve with her services in the long run. I will be going back to see how I can receive long term relief from specific issues. I'm tired of living in a state of tension in my body where pain is a constant. Going to someone like Sharon will begin a solid, integrative process toward my goal.

Vitality with Alma
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Peggi W.
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I can't say enough about working with Alma. She has been a goddess of information, and encouragement, and has helped me take charge of my health destiny. When I started working with Alma, I was feeling overwhelmed by changes happening in my body. I was suffering from painful arthritis and having difficulty finding balance in my life. I knew my diet was out of control, but needed help getting on a healthier path. Alma systematically took stock of my chemistries and mapped out a plan to optimize my nutrition. She introduced me to ways of controlling my pain without drugs and made numerous resources available. She also introduced me to healthier alternatives for pain relief. Her approach was holistic, collaborative, supportive - and she made it all manageable. She met me precisely where I was and supported me forward. What a gift! I'm delighted my arthritis pain and inflammation have subsided. I continue to find pleasure in the healthy food alternatives Alma introduced me to, and my overall energy is so much better. My blood chemistries continue to improve and those improvements have garnered praise from my physician. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her. My gratitude and whole-hearted endorsement goes to Alma!

  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zen S.
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I have been a client of Brigitte's for 25 years. Her talent is unmatched and she is the ultimate professional. Her goal is always to help her clients achieve improved health and well being. Combined with her seasoned skill, her heart and keen intuition all lead to caring, compassionate, effective treatment. She also always stays ahead of the complementary medicine research curve and offers solid, insightful advice for taking steps to improve and maintain excellent health.

Chiayuehreiki
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rushyan Y.
Verified review

I have gone to Chiayueh for a variety of ailments over the years - from anxiety to running injuries - and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is an extremely talented Reiki master and massage therapist who has devoted her life to making people feel better. Chiayueh combines her background in Eastern holistic healing with training in Western massage therapy to form a practice that centers around long-lasting treatment of the body and mind. Most importantly, she truly cares about each of her patients and pours her heart and soul into her work. Make an appointment with her - you won't be sorry!

  • 13 years in business
Bayberry L Shah
Verified review

I have been to Morgan for about 11 years. I always receive a lot of relief after seeing him and I love his holistic approach. I have been to many chiropractors and PT specialists, but no one ranks above the care I receive from Morgan. Highly recommended!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi B.
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I began working with Tatyana years ago while recovering from a severe break to my sacrum. It had been a few years since the break, but I had tried many different types of treatments and none provided me with any relief and my life had been substantially altered from my life pre-break. The first session got the pain I was feeling in everyday under control, but after that she began to work with me so I am now able to be nearly as active as I was before the injury. I would imagine it would be lovely to work with Tatyana without injury or pain, but her extensive background in healing methodologies, she is the best medicine for recovery.

Ravi Angad Singh
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Artem B.
    Verified review

    Sasha is a yogi. He is definitely the greatest yogi I know, but then again he’s the only yogi I know. Sasha takes yoga very seriously - he reads lots of books by the great yogis, studies chakras and views it as a spiritual practice above all. He took a Kundalini Yoga instructor class and wants to help others on their spiritual path. I once visited Sasha with my girlfriend, and since he’s a friend of mine, he offered us a class which he called “simple”. Since I’m definitely not a yogi I found nothing simple about this class. Let me tell you, I was quite impressed with Sasha’s command of his body. The things he does with his stomach are kinda crazy. My muscles were sore for 3 days after that. This was mighty impressive to watch Sasha practice his passion. Sasha approach to yoga is very spiritual. He hums, chants mantras and all that stuff. If you’re into spirituality, you might get a kick out of that. He can use yoga to invoke rather intense psychedelic experiences in himself, and probably in you, too. You have to agree that this is an impressive ability. Yoga is an ancient art of discovering the reality of your existence. Yogis train for many years to attain the absolute truth and perceive reality for what it is. Those yogis who attain to truth are called gurus. Sasha is no guru yet, but he has definitely worked through some of his attachments with the help of yoga and plant medicine. So he might help you start the journey of self-discovery, as long as you don’t get too attached to yoga or Sasha in the process, and focus on the experience that he can help you have rather than his explanation of your experience, which would probably involve chakras. You will also probably get more healthy. Actually, if you practice consistently - for sure. But if you’re looking at yoga as an eastern-flavored gymnastics, Sasha is not for you. He is well above that level. You’d be better off booking a class at your local gym.

    Heart & Hand
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Jon F.
    Verified review

    Krista is the best. I'm a distance runner, and I was having pain in my left leg that was effecting my training. Working with Krista, we took a holistic approach and worked on my diet, stretching and running gait. I couldn't be happier with the results. I'm faster and so much more injury free, but also generally in much better health.

    Sarti Sports Medicine
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Lincoln B.
      Verified review

      I had the fortune of meeting Joe three years ago and at the time I had some high expectations for my overall fitness growth. Joe ended up becoming my one stop shop due to his immense knowledge in wellness and fitness. Some areas I have used Joe's expertise - Strength, flexibility, nutrition and therapy. Joe incorporates all these elements into his teaching and he makes it pretty simple. For my personal growth I have used his guidance with gymnastic style body weight and Kettlebells. What I truly appreciate the most is attention to form and injury prevention. Of course, along the way I have had my share of injurys and have sought Joe for therapy and acupuncture!! I have never done acupuncture before and Joe has made me a believer. I'm grateful for his guidance and as I head into my 40's I can say I'm stronger and healthier overall than ever before in my life.

      Vignette Medicine
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
        Katie G.
        Verified review

        I got acupuncture treatments from Vignette for a while for anxiety, digestive issues, and allergies. Her treatments were always relaxing and effective but best of all is how warm and caring Vignette is. Just being in her presence is a healing experience.

        Holistic Health Bay Area
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Maxwell G.
        Verified review

        It's hard for me to recommend Dr Husbands highly enough, he changed my life - seriously! Before I came to see him (I found him via an article he wrote on his blog about low stomach acid), I had been to 3 chiropractors, 2 acupuncturists, 3 GI doctors, 2 physicians, and NONE of them could tell me what was really going on with me. I had a ton of mysterious GI related symptoms that I won't get into on here, suffice it to say there was some seriously terrible stuff going on with my gut and that I could barely function. Dr Husbands was able to order the latest greatest tests I needed (he's very on top of the newest research about supplements & testing), interpret them quickly and efficiently, and recommend the necessary supplements and dietary changes. That was about 2 months ago and since then I'm feeling better than I have in a year! I am now a 100% believer in naturopathic/functional medicine! Dr Doug will get to the root of your problem - not just throw drugs at you and chase symptoms. His expertise reaches far and wide because he's a chiropractor, a nutrionist, and functional medicine doctor. Finding someone like him who was able to tie all of these different disciplines together was what allowed me to finally be diagnosed and start healing. He's also a super nice guy and is very responsive to emails. I do have to say that his services do not come cheap, but can you put a price on your health? I don't think so. He doesn't take my insurance, but I'm told you can resubmit invoices to certain insurance companies so others may be able to get around this. And to be fair he's very generous with his time and doesn't charge me every single time we need to have a phone call or lenghty email which is awesome. If you have an elusive illness that is stumping your doctor and specialists, you owe it yourself to see Dr Doug. Even if you're not sick and just need some nutrional advice or chiropractic work, he's the man!

        East Bay Massage Company
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
          Elizabeth E.
          Verified review

          I had a "frozen shoulder". After seeing a Chiropracter and a sports medicine Dr.,after x-rays and a cortisone shot I was only partly relieved. Then I had Cheryl work on me. The cortisone shot had greatly relieved my pain, but not mobility- after only 2 sessions with Cheryl I had full range of motion return. She made me believe in the Therapy part of "massage therapy". She was careful and thorough and professional. And I was helped enormously.

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          Acupuncture, medical acupressure, myofascial release, and herbal medicine is provided in a relaxed environment necessary -- that is, for symptom relief. A list of conditions treated is listed on my website. Please go there for all of my information, including education, licenses, and testimonials. Thank you!

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          Two hours of first visit done by a female PhD in oriental medicine and licensed acupuncturist include first evaluation, examination and painless acupuncture treatment with more than two adjunctive therapies at flat rate: * $99 - first visit * $85 - following visit (75-90 minutes) Pre-paid plan for: * $400 - for 5 visits * $750 - for 10 visits

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          Dr. Rachelle was inspired by life experiences and family health concerns to prevent and treat chronic illnesses. She is passionate about Women’s Health, Weight Loss, and Functional Endocrinology (hormone balancing). Dr. Rachelle addresses such concerns by utilizing modalities such as Nutritional medicine (therapeutic diets and nutrient supplements), Botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, Homeopathy, and Physical medicine. At the core of all of this is health education and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Rachelle loves working with people and draws on experiences in working in various communities and with various cultures.

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          The most effective pain treatment or your visit is free. Safe: virtually free of side effects Clean: single use disposable needles only Understanding: needle-free treatments available

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          We offer acupuncture and herbal medicine, specializing in women's health, fertility, pregnancy and hormone imbalances, also pain management, stress reduction and body balancing. Some insurance are accepted. We have a private parking lot. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Complimentary initial consultations are offered.

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          What is naturopathic medicine?

          Naturopathic medicine is classified as an alternative healing method, but licensed naturopathic doctors share some of the same academic background as conventional medical doctors and can often prescribe some medications. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), naturopathic medicine is holistic care that addresses a wide range of problems including (but not limited to) allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic medicine aims to strengthen and empower the body and its organs to heal itself through low-force interventions. Here are some examples of the type of medical services often provided by naturopathic doctors, as cited by the AANP:

          • Clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing
          • Nutritional medicine
          • Botanical medicine
          • Naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy)
          • Hygiene
          • Counseling
          • Minor surgery
          • Homeopathy
          • Acupuncture
          • Intravenous and injection therapy
          • Naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth)

          Can naturopathic doctors prescribe medication?

          Licensed naturopathic doctors can prescribe some pharmaceutical medication. Naturopathic doctors complete academic training similar to that of conventional physicians: a bachelor’s degree with a focus on pre-med studies, followed by a four-year residential naturopathic medical program whose first two years have a similar foundation to that of a conventional medical school. After completing their studies, they must pass a post-doctoral exam. Although licensed naturopathic physicians are able to prescribe medication, they usually focus on prevention rather than treatment of symptoms. A naturopathic doctor will offer a holistic approach to your care that encompasses your mental, physical and emotional health. While they will prescribe medication as needed to treat illness, they are also likely to be creating shifts in your lifestyle and nutrition to effect deeper changes in your body’s response to illness.   

          How long do naturopathic doctors go to school?

          Like conventional physicians, naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous academic and clinical training prior to practice. Typically naturopathic doctors go to school for eight years. There are currently 20 states in the U.S. that provide licensing for naturopathic doctors. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a naturopathic doctor must complete a bachelor’s degree and an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical program, and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination, the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), in order to receive a license or registration to practice medicine.

          The first two years of the residential naturopathic medical program cover many of the same areas of study as conventional medical schools. Naturopathic doctors provide primary patient holistic care. The goal of naturopathic medicine is preventative care and a focus on low force intervention healing methods. This can include natural medicines, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and much more. Naturopathic doctors often work in tandem with conventional medical doctors, as the two practices complement one another.

          How do you find a good naturopath?

          It’s important not to get misled by the title “naturopath” when searching for a naturopathic doctor. A naturopathic doctor is a licensed professional, while anyone who so desires can call themselves a naturopath. A naturopathic doctor has completed eight years of schooling and is licensed to provide high-quality medical care. When searching for a naturopathic doctor, a good place to start is by researching your state’s licensing and regulatory body for that profession.

          Currently, 20 U.S. states license the practice of naturopathic medicine. For those seeking holistic, body-centered healing solutions, a naturopathic doctor can be a good fit. They use natural medicines as well as treatments such as electrotherapy and ayurvedic medicine to encourage the body to heal. Once you have determined a list of naturopathic physicians who are licensed in your state, look for reviews, ask for referrals, and interview the physician in person or by phone to find the right care provider for your health needs.

          Do naturopaths take insurance?

          Many naturopathic doctors accept insurance, but a separate question is whether your insurance covers alternative and naturopathic services. There are several steps you can take to find out:

          • Verify whether you live in one of the 20 states that currently licenses naturopathic physicians:
            • Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.
          • Confirm whether your insurance will cover naturopathic medical services. Read your insurance plan’s fine print, verify whether naturopathic doctors fall into your insurance carrier’s definition of a doctor, and confirm that the care you are receiving is considered medically necessary. Questions to ask your insurance provider could include:
            • Am I covered for this treatment by a naturopathic physician?
            • Do I need a referral?
            • Is there a list of approved naturopathic doctors in my network?
            • What will the co-pay be?
            • Are there limits to my naturopathic coverage?
          • Before seeking medical care, it’s key to understand the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a naturopath. Anyone may advertise themselves as a naturopath, while to be a licensed naturopathic doctor, a person must complete academic and clinical training.
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