About Patricia: Patricia Soza is a licensed acupuncturist, certified holistic health practitioner and certified nutrition consultant. She graduated from the prestigious Five Branches University and has studied with distinguished acupuncturists such as Jeffrey Yuen, Raven Lang, Debra Betts, Master Tang, Richard Tan, Robin Greene, Dr Cowan and Jake Fratkin. Patricia has had the joy of practicing Eastern Integrative Medicine for over 13 years in the Santa Cruz community. She had the delight of being part owner of a community acupuncture clinic for 2 years where she treated a variety of conditions. She maintains a pediatric blog called nourishedpoint.blogspot.org that contains insightful health and nutrition information.
Her hobbies include going on bike rides with her family, inspirational and educational books, researching, Latin dancing with her daughter, zumba, writing for her pediatric blog, cooking healthy meals and gardening with her daughter in their veggie/herb garden. And once in a while having a treat at the Penny Ice Creamery!
About Eastern Integrative Medicine: Patricia enjoys using different modalities in her Eastern Integrative practice, including non-needle techniques. Some modalities include acupuncture, microcurrent, cold laser, cupping (one of everyone’s favorite), guasha, ear seeds, tuning forks, nutrition, herbs/supplements, tapping (EFT) and lifestyle recommendations. Through her Eastern Medicine and Nutrition background, Patricia’s mission is to provide an integrative approach with her patients to achieve optimal health and a healthy lifestyle.
While Patricia has treated a variety of conditions over the years, her personal experience has focused her practice on women’s health and obstetrics. Becoming a mom to a precious little girl, with a rare genetic condition, has also driven her passion in treating children to ensure they reach their full potential and their optimal health. She often treats menopause symptoms, PMS, various pediatric developmental, immune and digestive conditions, gives pre-birth treatments and obstetric support.
Mission: To provide integrative medical treatments and education to adults and children to help them have optimal, long term health benefits.