About Katie

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Katie’s goal is to support the infinite wisdom of your body to heal itself.

She is a skilled diagnostician offering insights that integrate the whole person, mind, body and soul. She has been serving the Santa Cruz community as an acupuncturist since 2004.

Education & Credentials

Katie Briggs is certified both nationally and in the State of California to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She holds a Diplomat in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), Diplomat in Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM), as well as a Master’s Degree from Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In 1995, Katie began her formal training as an herbalist studying with both Christopher Hobbs and Michael Tierra at the American School of Botanical Medicine. Her passion for herbal medicine was fueled by her desire to offer solutions that support the individual as well as the environment.

She continued her studies at Five Braches Institute in Santa Cruz, attending a four-year medical program. Katie has also completed an Advanced Clinical Internship Program at the Zhe-Jiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China.

In addition to her Training as an herbalist and practitioner of Chinese medicine Katie has studied at the Karios Institute of Sound Healing. Her passion for harmonic sound was integrated with her medical training to create the modality of Resonation Acupuncture.

Throughout her training, Katie has remained committed to providing a service that empowers the individual to make sustainable choices for their own health as well as the environment.