Dafna Laurie, L.Ac.
I am back from maternity leave and am now seeing new patients!
I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, a Certified Medical Qi Gong Practitioner and a Certified Yoga Teacher. I first encountered acupuncture when suffering from a herniated disc in my lower back. No other modality, conventional nor holistic, had helped. Acupuncture’s dramatically positive impact on my healing inspired me to study this ancient medicine and dedicate myself to its teachings and practice.
My philosophy is simple: There are very few purely physical ailments in today’s society – most are physical expressions of mental-emotional unrest. I work holistically – mind & body – to create true and vibrant health and support you in living a life of joy and satisfaction.
While our challenges teach us, and we grow because of them, pain and illness are signs that instruct us and require inquiry and a response, not suppression. My goal is to relieve your pain and help you feel comfortable, and at the same time it is to discover the underlying cause of your discomfort and resolve it on that level as well so you are moved forward to true and resilient health and well-being.
I utilize multiple modalities to support my patients’ healing path including acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle and nutritional guidance, medical qi gong and yoga, customizing each treatment to fit the unique needs of each individual.
My credentials: California and Nationally Board Certified. I graduated from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture with a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism, after which I did a 9 month apprenticeship in San Francisco, CA. with Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Efrem Korngold.
I look forward to working with you!
Dafna Laurie, LAc