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.
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, WEAR YOUR MASK in the office. There are air filters in each room, patients encouraged to reschedule if experiencing any symptoms or known exposure to Covid-19. I'm thankful to be fully vaccinated.
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 to schedule, use the button to check insurance if that's an option for you. I'm in network with United and Aetna, and can provide you with superbills to present to your insurance company for reimbursement as well.
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.
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.
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.
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 formal education in this medicine was from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine @ CIIS 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 the clinic I work with Paradigm Treatment Centers, and volunteer 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, CA, and have been a Marin resident (Coast Miwok Territory) for 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 in the office I can be found birding, hiking, foraging herbs, or exploring alongside my beloved partner Ed, our sweet pup Pippin and his rascally cat, The Doctor.
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