LELA CARNEY, L.Ac., M.A., CCHT Santa Cruz, Ca. (831) 479-3531
Clinical Experience: practicing Chinese and functional medicine since 1983: acupuncture, herbs, moxabustion, electro-acupuncture, Shonishin pediatric acupuncture, therapeutic nutrition and supplements, self-massage and self-care education, hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Somatic Experiencing trauma work (SE).
1996 – 2010 Oriental Medical Center. Focus on hormonal and immune problems, digestive disorders, stress, and pain. Many patients have experienced early trauma, especially those with complex chronic immune/autoimmune conditions.
1993 – 1996 Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center, joint Western/ Oriental medical health care focusing on cervical dysplasia, immune deficiencies and pain.
1988 -1993 ran Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center’s low income acupuncture clinic primarily for single mothers, their children and college students;
1988 -1990 Branciforte Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Santa Cruz: personal injury and workers’ comp cases; focus on low back, neck and shoulder injuries.
1983 – 1990 California State Certified Acupuncturist in private practice in Novato and Santa Cruz.
1978 – 1983 Holistic health practitioner: Swedish, lymphatic, acupressure and polarity massage therapies.
Licenses, Certifications and Credentials:
2010 – present Training with Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute in the treatment of trauma and its ongoing health effects, with Peter Levine and Steven Hoskinson
2010 – present Training with Datis Kharrazian in thyroid, immune-autoimmune, endocrine metabolic problems
2000 Trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Pain Management with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli,
1997 Certified as a clinical hypnotherapist, using hypnotherapy in conjunction with acupuncture
1983 licensed by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance’s Acupuncture Licensing Committee.
1978 Certified Massage Therapist
1983-present Continuing education with Kiiko Matsumoto, Jeffrey Yuen, Jeffrey Bland and Datis Kharrazian.
1980-1983 American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco: acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxabustion and Chinese language.
1980-1983 Apprentice and office manager for Miriam Lee, C.A.
1971-1979 M.A. in Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, Ca.
1966-1970 B.A. in Anthropology and Religion, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
Meditation, yoga, singing, music and dance, especially Argentine tango, qi gong/tai chi.