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.
Each individualized treatment is carefully designed for you and your unique needs. Whether your goals are to relieve pain, manage stress, balance hormones, improve fertility, recover from or prevent dis-ease, acupuncture can help. The Chinese medicine 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.
TCM is a holistic approach to health, so we go in depth to understand and identify patterns and imbalances, address each of your concerns, and make a treatment strategy.
Most sessions involve acupuncture, and depending on what's needed at that moment, could include cupping, moxibustion, tui na, breathwork, or acupressure.
Sessions are offered in two Napa locations, and one in Marin.
I am dedicated to the most effective ways to provide safe, personal care for every patient. Each treatment is tailored to your needs at that moment combined with constitutional balancing to achieve meaningful results. The treatments are generally painless, patients often feel relaxed immediately after, and the number of treatments required depends on your particular case, and will be evaluated each session.
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.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
For the Mill Valley and The Painted Lady offices, book your appointment online with the button below, or email me.
For my home office, please email me with your requested dates/times.
For Wellness Wednesdays at Stanly Ranch call 707.699.6260 or visit their website.
As I move the practice, I'll no longer be accepting insurance, but can provide you with a superbill if requested.
I just wanted to let you know that I have 100% relief today! I don't have any pain so far. I just want to keep this pain free living. Thank you so much. I have tears of joy!!
~ P. F.
As always, your health & safety remains my priority, and I take this responsibility to heart.
As we are a medical office and treat folks of all ages/ health conditions, and I'd like to continue caring for you fine folks, though optional by law, I'd be glad if your wore your mask in the office. There are air filters in each room, patients encouraged to reschedule if testing positive for Covid. I'm thankful to be vaccinated, if that's an important factor for you.
Acupuncture is for every body, and EVERY BODY is welcome and safe here; which means there is no tolerance for derogatory remarks towards any peoples, or the medicine. 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.
WHITNEY JACQUELINE BIRD
Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
NCCAOM # 844642
Feel free to call me Whitney, or as most of my little pals do, Auntie Whitney. She/Her, if you please.
My formal education in this medicine was from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, where I received both 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 with that energy and care. 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 private practice I have worked with Paradigm Treatment Centers, and volunteered with the Integrative Healers Action Network and Acupuncture Without Borders- which utilize the power of group healing for emotional and spiritual health.
I'm originally from Vallejo, spent the last decade on Coast Miwok Territory (Marin) and am delighted to be living in Napa Valley, where I went for primary and secondary school. 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 in the office I can be found birding and exploring alongside my beloved partner Ed, our sweet pup Pippin and his devoted cat, The Doctor.
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