Dr. Bianca Schmidt

Acupuncture | Massage | Herbs | Nutrition

Email Bianca: [email protected]
Phone: +1 ‭(831) 515-8296
Instagram: @drb_acupunctureandwellness

Dr. Bianca Schmidt is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and is Nationally Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California and her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. 

Bianca specializes in the treatment of pain and injuries, as well as digestive, hormonal and emotional imbalances. In order to develop the most comprehensive evaluation and treatment plans, she combines the ancient tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern laboratory diagnostics. 

Utilizing a nurturing and therapeutic touch, Bianca employs a variety of modalities to help awaken each patient’s own healing potential. Acupuncture, cupping, gua sha and massage are often incorporated into each session to help facilitate increased circulation, pain reduction and a greater sense of well-being. In addition, herbal remedies as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations are included where appropriate to address constitutional imbalances. Whether working with athletes, executives, busy moms or retirees, treatment plans are tailored to maximize the benefits of every session and to support each patient’s specific health goals.

Aside from individual treatments, Bianca also offers health education seminars on topics including self-care, stress management and nutrition. She is passionate about equipping others with tools for disease prevention as well as the restoration and maintenance of optimum health.

Prior to her calling in Chinese Medicine, Bianca spent 14 years instructing outdoor science and facilitating adventure education programs in California, Colorado and Australia. She often draws on these experiences and her training in Biology and Experiential Education to help patients understand and live more harmoniously with the created rhythms in nature.

With an insatiable passion for just about anything outdoors, Bianca often spends her free time in the wilds on a bike, in running shoes or on a surfboard. She also enjoys playing and listening to music, creative cuisine, engaging with community or just curling up with a good adventure story.

Treatment & Consultation

Integrative treatments of 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes in length are available in office. Nutrition and Herbal Consultations as well as Reviews of Laboratory Findings may be scheduled both in office and via Telehealth appointments. A fee schedule for all appointments is available upon request.

  • Initial Intake & Integrative Treatment Session
  • Includes a health history review, an extended consultation and acupuncture, massage, cupping or gua sha as indicated. Herbal, nutritional and lifestyle recommendations may be given as needed.
  • 90 minutes
  •  $160
  • Follow up Integrative Treatment Sessions
  • Includes a follow up consultation and acupuncture, massage, cupping, gua sha and/or herbal, nutritional and lifestyle recommendations as indicated.
  • 30 | 45 | 60 | 75 | 90 minutes
  • $55 | $85 | $110 | $135 | $160
  • Outcalls
  • House calls are available for those who are unable to travel to the clinic. Fees start at $175 /hour in the Santa Cruz area. Quotes are available for services outside of Santa Cruz.
  • Varies
  • $175/hour
  • Video and Phone consultations
  • Out of the Santa Cruz area? No problem! Health consultations are available via secure video or phone appointment.
  • 30 | 45 | 60 | 75 | 90 minutes
  • $55 | $85 | $110 | $135 | $160

Seminars & Workshops

Help improve the well – being of your organization by adding a customized health education seminar to your next retreat, work or school event. Fees start at $185/hour in Santa Cruz County and quotes are available for services elsewhere.

Policies & Forms


Superbills for insurance reimbursement are available upon request. In addition, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards may be used as forms of payment at the time of service.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you must cancel an appointment, please give the courtesy of a minimum of 24 hours notice. You will be charged the full fee for your scheduled session if you do not make your appointment or if you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice.

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