Oona Hull LAc. has been a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California since 2003 and a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1993. She has a Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine from the Five Branches Institute of Santa Cruz and is the director of the Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine Center. Oona is dedicated to seeing the “big picture” of each patient’s health concerns in order to find the underlying cause of imbalance, while maintaining a focus on relieving immediate symptoms. She is passionate in educating patients about their health so they may be empowered to truly experience wellness. She has extensive experience in many specialties including sports injuries, pain management, women’s health, fertility, allergies, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression.
Oona’s passion for Chinese Medicine began at the age of 17 when she started learning Tai Chi. This in turn lead to an interest in Qi Gong and in 1992 she became enrolled at the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong where she studied for many years. She simultaneously pursued an education in Massage and Polarity at the Esalen Institute and became a licensed therapist in 1993. After a foundation in Western Medicine, studying Pre-Med and Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College, Oona moved onto The Meridian Institute of Monterey (a cutting edge school combining Eastern and Western Medicine) to study Chinese Medicine during its three year existence. Oona then transferred to the Five Branches Institute of Santa Cruz and continued there for three more years to graduate with a Master’s in Chinese Medicine in 2003.
Oona enjoys creating a sanctuary of healing for her patients and takes extra care in helping patients feel as comfortable as possible. She also loves to empower her patients with knowledge about their bodies and tools to increase well-being and the quality and longevity of their lives. Oona is deeply inspired by the ability of the human body and spirit to heal and rejuvenate and it is her life’s work to share this inspiration.