Introduction

Cynthia (Cindy) Laprocina practiced acupuncture and TCM in the Santa Cruz area from 2004-2016. She returned home to the Monterey Bay in 2019 after teaching and supervising interns at The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland for nearly 4 years. Cindy works with chiropractors, physical therapists, osteopathic and naturopathic doctors, and medical doctors to integrate medical care for the highest good of the patient. She has expertise treating patients injured in auto accidents, as part of their healthcare team.

Education and Training

Cindy received the degree of Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) from the prestigious Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA (2004) followed by externship at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. This month-long immersion experience in Chinese medicine and culture provided valuable insights and appreciation of the wisdom of Eastern lifestyle practices. Prior to this, Cindy earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Movement Studies from San Francisco State University, with emphasis in athletic training and exercise physiology. Her successful 20+ year personal fitness training career began after assisting orthopedic physical therapists in Bay Area clinics for several years. This experience led to her specialty of therapeutic exercise. Now Cindy integrates natural movement and therapeutic exercise into her practice.

 

Certifications

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), board certified in Acupuncture  

California Acupuncture Board, Licensed Acupuncturist

Five Branches University, Integrative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine  

International Institute of Medical Qigong and Five Branches University, Medical Qi Gong Practitioner

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Health Coach

Acupuncture methods include Master Tung, Richard Tan Balance Method, Master Nagano, and Dr. Shi Xuemin’s acupuncture for stroke and neurological disorders. 

Cindy is especially interested in working with veterans and military personnel, so please do not hesitate to refer someone you think could benefit from holistic healthcare outside the VA system.