Find an Acupuncturist

Close Search

Arcata, CA: Alyssa Melody

Fast facts
Practice type: Hybrid
Specialties: Addiction, digestive conditions, general wellness, menstrual conditions, stress
Styles: Community acupuncture, herbal therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Why did you become an acupuncturist?
I was introduced to acupuncture through delving into the world of Taoism. I was fascinated by living life in accordance to cycles, seasons, and nature. Chinese medicine incorporated many of my interests including herbalogy, nutrition, breath work, movement therapy, and acupuncture.

What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
I strive to make my patients feel comfortable, cared for, and safe. Talking about our bodies is very vulnerable and delicate, and I make this experience as positive as possible. I offer not only private sessions, but also community style, and do home visits, making my services affordable and accessible to all.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
The biggest reward for me is to see quality of life increase for those who did not realize that was possible. I love hearing positive results from patients about certain aspects of their life that they had not even realized was out of balance, but that has been corrected through treatment. I also love educating patients about their bodies, and ways in which they can make healthy choices throughout their day for continual healing.

What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
I’ve heard many times people say that they thought acupuncture was only good for pain and stress. It is a completely honest misconception, one that perhaps I even had many years ago. I love being able to explain to people that this is a whole system of medicine, and that it can do so much more!

How do you stay healthy in your own life?
Living in a place like Humboldt makes it easy to stay healthy. I ride my bike everywhere, go for hikes, eat local organic food from the farmers market, practice tai chi, qi gong, and love taking longevity herbs such as reishi mushroom. I am a huge believer that food is medicine, and am loving learning more about cooking.

Learn more and get in touch
(510) 593-7775

940 9th St., Arcata, CA 95521

Other Nearby Acupuncturists

San Francisco, CA: Sharone Franzen

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Digestive conditions, menstrual conditions, musculoskeletal pain, skin conditions, stress Styles: Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, pediatric acupuncture Why did you become an acupuncturist? Acupuncture and Chinese herbs were the only therapies that helped me with lifelong pain. Getting relief inspired me to go to acupuncture school. After […]

More Info

La Jolla, CA: Julia Sanfilippo

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: General wellness, infertility, sports injuries, stress, women’s health Styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Active Release Techniques (ART) Why did you become an acupuncturist? Health and wellness have always been a huge priority in my life. In college I had a sports injury and was taken to get acupuncture by […]

More Info

San Francisco, CA: Renée Hahn

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Allergies, back pain, headaches / migraines, stress, women’s health Styles: Auricular (ear) acupuncture, herbal therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Why did you become an acupuncturist? In my twenties, I had severe asthma and chemical sensitivity. I was on several puffs of three different inhalers a day! I started acupuncture […]

More Info