Bianca Clayton, L.Ac.
Bianca Clayton is a California Board licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. From a young age, she was always drawn to herbalism and alternative medicine, but instead decided to pursue an education in design and environmentalism at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. Her senior design thesis was a holistic healing center on the California coast. After graduating with honors with a Bachelor in Architecture and Minor in Sustainable Environments, she worked with local architects for several years. During that time, she received acupuncture and herbal medicine for her own health challenges. Inspired by the profound healing from this ancient medicine, she decided to go back to school in the hopes to help others one day. She received her 4 year Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA.
Treating the body as a whole requires a comprehensive approach, Bianca's practice includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and yintuina, a subtle touch technique. Being of the thought that everyone has to be an advocate for their own healing, Bianca is passionate about helping her patients with their personal journey to optimal health. Her goal is to equip her clients with the tools they need to take the best care of themselves outside of the clinic with the use of nutrition, herbs, exercises, and lifestyle modifications.
While in Santa Cruz, she interned in a County sponsored drug and alcohol treatment facility and in a clinic that provides acupuncture services to free of charge to military veterans. She currently volunteers monthly at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital giving acupuncture in a group setting.
Outside the office, Bianca enjoys deepening her yoga practice, cooking, backpacking, meditation, watercolor painting, and exploring the beautiful Central Coast with her family.