Acupuncturist, Caleb Masuda
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 provide 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 its 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 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 (soon to be Masuda) used her background running a homecare business to open Masuda Acupuncture shortly after she and Caleb relocated to Placerville to be closer to his parents. Her daily work activities include scheduling, insurance billing, contracting, communications, marketing, web-design; just about anything except the acupuncture.
In college and university, her curricula consisted of English, environmental studies, and business courses. As a result, she reduces their business and personal eco-footprint by introducing as many eco-friendly products available both in their clinic and home.
Arezu is a Reiki practitioner attuned to second-degree Traditional Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho. She learned and trained at Reiki at Santa Cruz Reiki Works in the Santa Cruz Mountains under Joyce Leonard while Caleb was wrapping up his final courses at FBU’s Santa Cruz campus.
Arezu loves tea and always has a fresh pot on a warmer! She serves her in-house organic blends (tisanes) in compostable to-go cups after each visit. One day, she will grow most of her ingredients and become a master tea blender as her interest in the benefits of each herb grows every day.
In addition to managing the clinic, Arezu loves all forms of art, crafts, blending essential oils, learning medicinal recipes including fermented foods, jun & 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
|Acupuncture helps manage:|
|Back Pain||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||Chronic Fatigue|
|Dysentery||Emotional distress||Facial Palsy|
|Leg Pain||Menopause||Menstrual irregularities|
|Morning sickness||Muscle pain||Nausea|
|Rhinitis||Sciatica||S.A.D. (Seasonal Affected Disorder)|
|Shoulder pain||Sinusitis||Sleep disturbances|
|Smoking cessation||Sore throatStress||Stiff shoulders and neck|
|Tooth pain||Trigeminal neuralgia||UTI|