Caleb Masuda is a California licensed acupuncturist and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. He earned his Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz. Before attending FBU Caleb earned a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and later trained in Kenpo and MMA style martial arts. It was during this time Caleb studied Tai Chi and Qi Gong; the internal martial arts that relates functionally to acupuncture and traditional medicine. 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.
Caleb’s treatments provide relief for a variety of disorders ranging from chronic pain, mood disorders, and gastrointestinal complaints. He uses acupuncture and its modalities based on Traditional Chinese Medicine while including effective modern approaches that find their way to acupuncture’s field of research as a medical technique and healing art.
Caleb is dedicated to the understanding how qi can heal or cause dysfunction in the body. Qi is a word that is used to describe energy and this energy is what flows through our body. Similar to a dam full of sticks and debris, the flow may cease; in humans, this causes pain and other disorders. Like a stream our body has ways to move energy along a trajectory but sometimes can become impaired. Caleb’s diagnosis of these pathways and meridians on the body is what guides his strategy for the treatment. The use of acupuncture is a way to stimulate the body’s qi along these pathways to respond in an appropriate matter to the discomfort and imbalance. Caleb’s interest in qi guided him to Traditional Chinese Medicine, and he continues to use the skills he accumulated over the years.
About Arezu Masuda:
Arezu is Caleb’s wife and operates Masuda Acupuncture. She is a Reiki practitioner attuned to Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho. She learned reiki at Santa Cruz Reiki Works with Joyce Leonard while Caleb wrapped 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 biodegradable to-go cups after each visit.
In addition to managing the clinic, Arezu loves all mediums of art, crafts, blending essential oils, literature, learning medicinal recipes including fermented foods, jun & kombucha!
|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|