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Rachel Cherry, L.Ac

Rachel Cherry, L.Ac

Rachel Cherry, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, is honored to care for your health and wellness at Bay Area Pain and Wellness. After many positions within healthcare including being a Physical Therapy Aid, CPR Instructor for the Red Cross, and Massage Therapist for Hospice of Scotts Valley, she realized that while modern medicine had broad and fascinating capabilities; it was not complete without addressing the mental aspect of disease. Many of the people she knew let her know how well Chinese Medicine was working for them and she decided to book a treatment. Rachel went in to address stress related symptoms and came out a new person. After a few more treatments, she decided that her calling in life was to learn how this amazing medicine works so she could share it with as many people as possible.
Rachel attended Chinese Medical school at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, Ca. This is a four-year program compromised of western medicine and the five branches of eastern medicine: Acupuncture, Herbology, Dietetics, Energetics, and Massage. She has focused on Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, and Pain Management throughout her career and has taken many trainings on Distal Needling with Dr. Richard Tan. She was also trained as an Acupuncture Detox Specialist treating patient at Janus of Santa Cruz and the SC homeless shelter. She is currently focusing on Ear Acupuncture for pain management and taking courses under Li-Chun Huang. People would describe Rachel as a very passionate, caring, and giving person. In her free time, you can find Rachel racing sailboats, walking to the beach, and spending time with her dearest friends and family.