Meet Leia

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Leia is our newest addition to the WCA family. She will be taking over Audra’s shift while Audra is on Maternity Leave and then will be expanding our hours after that! Yahoo! So excited to have her!

Leia Sutton-Barnes L.Ac, MTCM, BA

Se habla Español.

Leia is a California board certified acupuncturist and herbalist with a Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA.  She graduated with certificates in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Tui Na Therapeutic Massage.  Leia has training in Sensory Awareness and worked with The Ting-Sha Institute where she developed an appreciation for the value of mind-body medicine in bringing health and balance to one’s life.  She has a background in Western science with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and believes in a holistic approach to medicine.

Leia lived for ten years in Puerto Rico enjoying the lifestyle, learning about the culture through cuisine and dance, and studying yoga and local medicinal plants. She has a passion for herbal medicine, diet and nutrition, and loves when those can be combined to make food our medicine.  Leia specializes in sports injuries, pain, and stress management.  In her free time, Leia enjoys cooking, dancing, and outdoor activities such as hiking, gardening, and swimming. She loves speaking Spanish and working with people of all ages.

Leia’s hours are Thursdays and Fridays (Begins Dec 3rd. 2015)

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