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.
Utilizing a nurturing and therapeutic touch, Bianca specializes in the treatment of pain and injuries, as well as digestive, hormonal and emotional imbalances. Acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, essential oils and various forms of massage are often incorporated into each session to enable 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, expectant moms or retirees, treatment protocols 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 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.