Welcome! I'm Whitney Bird, licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine. I'm quite passionate about the medicine and my responsibility not just to treat, but to encourage and educate individuals and families to take charge of their own health. Whether you are looking to manage pain, recover from or prevent illness, improve sleep and digestion, or restore mental health, I'm here to support and guide you along your healing journey.
As always, your health & safety remains my priority, and I take this responsibility to heart.
I'm Mon/Thurs mornings in Mill Valley and Tues/Weds for housecalls in your home/ garden, and will remain available for telemedicine visits. Appointments are spread out with ample time to disinfect surfaces, air filters in each room, patients encouraged to reschedule if experiencing any symptoms or known exposure. To be clear, masks must be worn by all, including me.
Acupuncture is for every body, and EVERY BODY is welcome here; which means there is no tolerance for racism or derogatory remarks. This is a place for healing, and we can all do our part to ensure the well-being of each other. I am happy to discuss any questions you may have, and understand we're all working to grow, heal, and learn together.
You can book online/ call to schedule, use the button to check insurance if that's an option for you, and know NO ONE will be turned down for inability to pay. Your mental and physical health is paramount, and I'm here to support you.
Do you know a frontline worker who needs support, or perhaps a protester? Send them my info; I'd be honored for my practice to support them in any way possible. If you're feeling generous you can buy a gift certificate for someone you know or one to be anonymously gifted to a patient in need.
Each individualized treatment is carefully designed for you, whether to relieve pain, reduce stress, balance hormones, or recover from dis-ease. My approach to health focuses on your body's structure, physiological systems, diet + nutrition, and your emotional and psychological state to help you live a happier, healthier life. Treatments for facial rejuvenation are put on hold at this time, as I am accepting patients with medical necessity.
Dr. Bird is dedicated to the best ways to provide safe, effective care for every patient. Each treatment is tailored to your needs at that moment combined with constitutional balancing to achieve meaningful results. She utilizes modalities including acupuncture, cupping, electrical stimulation, and herbal therapy.
Using the Japanese treatment modality called Shonishin, or "little children needle," to activate the meridians and acupressure points to correct imbalances in your child. Shonishin works well to heal digestive, skin, sleep and behavioral disorders, and most common childhood ailments. There are typically several treatments in quick succession to resolve the imbalance quickly and thoroughly, and plenty of giggles and cuddles.
Facial rejuvenation treatments are a relaxing combination of gua sha, shonishin, acupressure and acupuncture focused on the face and neck, and inclueds a balancing constitutional acupuncture. Results are noticeable after a single treatment, but for lasting results, a series of 6 or 10 treatments increases your own collagen production, improves muscle tone, and increases lymph drainage so the face you show the world reflects the radiance within.
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In Person Treatments: If you have a fever or cough, DO NOT COME IN, visit a Covid testing center, and call your doctor. Temperatures will be checked at the door.
Everyone must wear a mask. Period.
I am here for you, let's all protect each other.
I am so tremendously grateful for having met Whitney when I did. She has been treating me since 2019 for all kinds of ailments and she has played an incredibly integral part of my spiritual journey. Whitney is exactly the acupuncturist you look for, soothing, compassionate, knowledgeable, gentle and kind in her practice. Every time I leave a treatment I feel like the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders. I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you for your continued work on my achy body, spinning mind, and healing spirit
WHITNEY JACQUELINE BIRD
Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Feel free to call me Whitney, Dr. Bird, or, as most of my little pals do, Auntie Whitney. She/Her, if you please.
My motivation in this practice stems from the simple fact that I care deeply about the health and happiness of fellow humans, especially my patients. My formal education in the medicine indigenous to the people of China was from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine @ CIIS in San Francisco, where I received my master's and doctorate. Since then I have been humbled to learn from and work under the the brilliant and generous TCM doctors Raymond Himmel and Danny Geren, and my very best teachers; my patients. I'm licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and nationally certified by the NCCAOM for acupuncture and herbal medicine.
If you've met me, you know my passion for the medicine is enthusiastic to say the least, and I treat every body that crosses through my door (or screen!) with that energy and care, and am particularly partial to treating pediatrics. My treatments often include acupuncture, cupping, shonishin, moxibustion, gua sha, breathwork, nutritional and emotional consultations, herbal formulas, and occasionally tuina or qi gong. I love homework, and prescribe plenty of it.
Outside of the clinic I work with Paradigm Treatment Centers, and volunteer with the Integrative Healers Action Network and Acupuncture Without Borders- all of which utilize the power of group healing for emotional and spiritual health.
I'm originally from Vallejo, CA, and have been a Marin resident (Coast Miwok Territory) for the better part of a decade. I am grateful every day to have the opportunity to practice the medicine I love in a place of such extraordinary natural beauty. When not treating patients, I can be found outdoors birding, biking, hiking, sailing, or foraging herbs alongside my dearest companion Pippin, and my rascally adventure cat, The Doctor.
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