Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture

My Acupuncture Specialties

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I specialize in treating

  • Allergies
  • Children's health
  • Digestive health
  • Pain management
    • Back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Headaches
  • Stress
    • Anxiety
  • Women’s health issues such as PMS, amenorrhea and fertility

Acupuncture is safe, gentle and effective.

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Sharon Ornellas, Licensed Acupuncturist

My name is Sharon Ornellas and I am a California Licensed Acupuncturist, License #AC 9207. I graduated from Five Branches University with a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (M.T.C.M.). My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz. I have been in private practice in Santa Cruz, California since 2003.

I’ve created a warm, comfortable and secure environment for my patients to receive acupuncture. I use thin gauge needles and do not believe acupuncture should be painful. In my practice I have had the pleasure of working with people of all ages, from young children to the elderly.

About Acupuncture

The World Health Organization (WHO) sets guidelines ensuring the appropriate use of evidence globally. WHO has an extensive list of diseases, symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture has been proved--through controlled trials--to be an effective treatment. Please see the following link for further information: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials

Santa Cruz Office Information

Office hours:

By appointment. Please call me at (831) 429-7450 or (831) 818-5572, or email: .
Insurance:Insurance is accepted when it includes acupuncture coverage.
Insurance co-payments are due on the same day acupuncture services are provided.
Location:340 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(two blocks from downtown Santa Cruz)