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Amy Hazard is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She started her training in healthcare in Santa Barbara, California in 1996 and continued her training in Hawaii. Two years later she attained her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine in Shiatsu, Chinese nutrition, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbal therapy. Her passion for herbal therapy includes a lifelong study of native plant medicine. She is the author of continuing education courses in Chinese Medicine and Native Plants at

Santa Barbara Health and Healing Center offers a unique blend of traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and cupping) and Native Medicinal Plants and Herbs. Amy Hazard specializes in back, neck, and knee pain, gynecology, and digestive disorders. Her approach is to treat disorders using a combination of therapies including individual treatment plans, acupuncture, cupping, herbs, and essential oils.

In Santa Barbara, California, there are numerous local wild endemic and naturalized medicinal herbs. Many of them are rarely used or only discussed as ethnobotany of the past. Our goal is to incorporate native and naturalized plant herbs, essential oils, and hydrosols when appropriate into the patient’s holistic treatment. Using a comprehensive approach, acupuncture or bodywork can be greatly enhanced by the addition of native plant essential oils and herbs.

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