Dr. Katayoon Hakim L.Ac., DAOM
- California Board Licensed Acupuncturist
- Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
- Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Certified Orthopedic Acupuncturist
- Postgraduate studies in China
- Certified Herbalist
- Selected practitioner at Stanford University, “study of acupuncture for depression during and after pregnancy.”
- Faculty at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA.
- Bachelor degree in Chemistry
As a child, I grew up with medicinal and culinary herbs. When my sister and I had cramps, my mom would brew a tea from Borage and Valerian with dry lemon. My uncle had his medicinal herb garden and was a medicine man in his town with expertise in pulse taking. Both my father and grandfather were prescribing herbal medicine for their patients. That is how I inherited my last name, HAKIM, which means healer. “I believe through the use of Acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation & a balanced diet; people can regain the healing power of their body & transform themselves to ideal well being.”
As a doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, I use a holistic approach in my practice. Each patient will be treated individually based on her/his needs, just like a flower in my garden. In addition to Acupuncture, I will recommend herbal formulas and dietary changes. Each individual will be evaluated as a whole person, not as a disease. I address the root problem of imbalances & you will be empowered to take control to change for healthier life and longevity.
I may apply other techniques such as cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Acupressure, and Electro-Acupuncture to enhance the treatment.
For further questions and concerns, call our office for a free consultation or fill out the contact form.
(831) 234-0090 Dr. Katayoon Hakim
Dr.Katayoon Hakim, L.Ac., M.T.C.M., D.A.O.M.
Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Associate Professor, Five Branches University
Third generation in healing profession, I have been practicing Acupuncture for past 14 years. Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Herbalist, Massage Therapist, with Doctoral degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, T.C.M. from Five Branches University http://www.fivebranches.edu in Santa Cruz, California with postgraduate advanced training in China.
Graduated with a bachelor degree in chemistry and worked as a chemist in Silicon Valley. As a child I grew up with medicinal and culinary herbs, when my sister and I had cramps, my mom would brew a tea made from Borage and Valerian with dry lemon.
My uncle had his own medicinal herb garden and was known as a medicine man in his town. He had expertise in pulse taking. Both my father and grandfather were doctors and prescribed herbal medicine for their patients. This is how I inherited last name, HAKIM, which means healer.
I have extensive training in western and Chinese herbal medicine prior to going to Acupuncture school. Studied with Michele Tierra and Christopher Hobbs, two prominent herbalists.
I have had extensive training in Orthopedic Acupuncture and women’s health and holds a certification from Acupuncture Orthopedic Board. I also was a participated practitioner for a research study on “Acupuncture and Pregnancy” which conducted in Stanford University and worked with pregnant women.
In my practice, I use holistic approach to help my patients find balance and would heal and transform themselves through lifestyle changes, nutrition, and meditation. Acupuncture, Acupressure, Moxibustion and cupping can be used to enhance the effectiveness of treatments. I also combine both western and eastern medicine tools for more appropriate diagnosis, such as blood test, saliva test for hormone level, and urine and stool analysis for any digestive disorder.
My specialties are in treating musculoskeletal, gynecological, gastrointestinal disorders, oncology support and facial rejuvenation (energy, light rejuvenation)
I have been volunteering for Charlotte Maxwell Clinic for past 2 years and have been treating side effects of cancer treatments in women with all type of cancer. I am offering free Acupuncture treatment for women with cancer in Santa Cruz through WomenCare, a non profit organization who provide support for women with all type of cancer in Santa Cruz county.
I believe through the use of Acupuncture,herbal medicine, meditation and a balance diet, patients can regain the healing power of their body and transform themselves to ideal state of well being. I use balancing techniques of acupuncture of Dr. Richard Tan and Master Tung system in order to help patients to gain strength and deal with root problem of their disorder.
To schedule an appointment: 831-426-5002
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