About the Acupuncturist
Caleb Masuda, L.Ac. Dipl. O.M. graduated from Five Branches University with a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine. By attending both the San Jose and Santa Cruz campus, he was immersed in an environment offering teachings from many of his instructors’ experiences, modalities, and perspectives. In Santa Cruz, he worked as an intern for the Mental Health Client Action Network (MHCAN) where he treated many in the community who otherwise would not have seen a physician.
His treatments have provided relief for a variety of disorders ranging from chronic pain, mood disorders, and gastrointestinal complaints. Caleb’s specialties of interest stem from complications suffered by family, friends and his own throughout his education and clinical experience. He uses acupuncture and applicable modalities based on traditional Chinese medicine while including more recent modern approaches that find their way to acupuncture’s field of research as a medical technique and healing art.
Caleb’s interest in the healing arts began at a young age when he enrolled in Tae Kwon Do with his sisters. After receiving his black belt, he continued training under his uncle where he learned Kenpo, Kung Fu, and Muay Thai. By this time, he developed an interest in “Qi” and the concept behind it. Through training, he learned to concentrate and focus energy for self-defense and health which he continues practicing to this day.
Caleb’s healing techniques are based on utilizing one’s own Qi to restore the body to a proper state. We all have it… It just might have gotten stuck somewhere. Life may change drastically and frequently, but our body’s function to keep itself balanced does not.
Acupuncture is an art dedicated to understanding how Qi heals the body, and how it can do harm when its function is impaired. Such as a dam full of sticks and debris, the flow may cease; in humans, this causes pain and other disorders. Pressure on the body or needles are used to remove the blockage so the natural flow may return; hence removing the obstruction. Caleb’s interest in Qi guided him to Traditional Chinese Medicine and he continues to use the skills he accumulated over the years. In a sense, acupuncturists are “Qi Doctors” because their modalities aim towards the body’s own Qi energy to heal itself the way the body had intended. Caleb is passionate about the healing arts of ancient, holistic, and modern medicine.
Arezu used her background in running a homecare business to open Masuda Acupuncture. Her daily work activities include scheduling, insurance billing, contracting, communications, marketing, and whatever else pops up from day-to-day.
In college and university, her curricula were mostly made up of English, environmental studies, and business courses. She reduces their business and personal eco-footprint by introducing to their business and home to as many recycled and biodegradable products within reach.
In her spare time, Arezu teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) and is also Reiki practitioner attuned to second-degree Traditional Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho. She studied Reiki at Santa Cruz Reiki Works in the Santa Cruz Mountains under Joyce Leonard while Caleb was wrapping up his coursework at FBU.
Arezu loves tea and always has a fresh pot on a warmer! She serves her organic in-house blends in compostable to-go cups after each visit. She plans to grow ingredients and become a master tea blender as her interest in the benefits of each ingredient grows every day.
In addition to managing the clinic and teaching, Arezu loves arts, crafts, blending essential oils, and learning medicinal recipes including fermented foods & kombucha!
Reiki Precepts (‘rule of conduct’)
“For Today Only:
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be honest with your work
Be compassionate to yourself and others”
–Usui, Mikao Japanese Reiki Founder