Earth Essence Acupuncture


These are such potent times!  I am moving into week 3 of Shelter-in-Place here in Santa Cruz, which has motivated me to ramp up my long distance offerings, increasing the ways I can support my patients, community, friends, colleagues and family.  I am so grateful to have a handful of wonderful, accessible and potent healing offerings at a time when it seems it is needed the most.  Please keep reading, or scroll down to see some wonderful ways to continue your healing journey from anywhere: Telehealth Consultations, Light Therapy treatments, Ear Seed Kits, a Spring Health Reset, and easy nutritious simple food options!  

Please note that I am still offering Acupuncture treatments if they are a medical necessity, while pr...

Dear friends, patients, family and colleagues,

As I value you and your health, this is a check-in and an offering of support during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic.  Adjusting to this outbreak is a process, and one we can all do together.  I know many are wondering how to stay healthy.  I am laying out in this email a fairly comprehensive list of suggestions - pick what works for you.  And of course, please reach out if you have any questions or needs I can help with. 

Lifestyle Considerations

  • Stay well-hydrated and make sure you make up for your hydration after exercise, caffeine or alcohol intake, or after periods of heavy sweating.

  • Prioritize deep, good sleep to increase immune cell production.  St...

New Location near Pleasure Point, New Herbal offerings, & Holiday Specials

In case you haven't heard, I’ve moved to a new location! I now have my own treatment sanctuary, with lovely natural lighting, a peaceful soft magical space filled with my new herbal products, and I will soon be serving my custom teas when you come see me!  It is near beautiful Pleasure Point, at the corner of 26th and Portola, behind Cole's Barbeque restaurant:  770 26th Avenue, Suite A. I have adjusted my hours to treat Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays.

If you have not had the pleasure of one of my treatments, I am offering 20% off Acupuncture treatments through Christmas, even if you've come to see me before!  And 40% off Gift C...

November 9, 2016

Inspired by Spring and the element of Wood, I have decided to birth an Earth Essence Newsletter! You will find tips and ideas of how to navigate staying healthy in the Spring Season, special offerings, updates on my doings, and events available to the community. Please enjoy, and feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a treatment at

Why Earth Essence?  I was born in April into the Earth sign of Taurus according to Western Astrology, and in the Chinese Medical Five Element system am considered an Earth because of innate qualities I possess.  With April comes the Springtime, when the Wood Element shines. The Wood element is linked to the Liver and Gall Bladder.  It is the element of...

January 4, 2016

When the moon is waxing and almost full, it exerts an influence not only on the tides of the oceans but also on the currents within our body. Children's currents move quicker and stronger than adults, and the full moon is a wonderful opportunity to treat, improve and balance a child's health as they grow.

Pediatric Lunar treatments, originate from Japan. They are typically done for infants and children up until the age of 10 each month right before the full moon to enhance the immune system, strengthen the constitution, improve digestion, prevent and treat allergies and illnesses, and nourish the spirit - balancing your child's developing organ systems and meridians, or energy pathways. Best of all, kids love it!

Pediatric Lun...

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​© 2016 by Jeannine Ruskin, L.Ac.