SAMAYA CULLERTON, MTCM, LaC
Samaya is a California licensed acupuncturist specializing in family medicine. She earned her Master’s Degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Five Branches University, her Diploma of Naturopathic Medicine from Wellpark College of Natural Therapies and an Associate Degree in community health. She completed the DONA certified labor and postpartum doula education at the Seattle Midwifery School and has attended births for the last 15 years.
Samaya’s approach to natural medicine is interdisciplinary, holistic and individualized care tailored to each patients needs. She is passionate about holistic public healthcare, compassionate care, equity and equality within healthcare.
She utilizes acupuncture, herbs, diet and nutrition, lifestyle guidance, cupping, gua sha, traditional Asian body work, massage and shoni shin. Her experience includes working with families to achieve conception, during pregnancy, labor and delivery, continued care with families in the fourth trimester and beyond.
“I love working with families in the child bearing years. I chose to specialize in family health because every member of our family’s wellness is essential. I am a mother of two sons, and I am very compassionate to all young families. It’s a challenging and precious time, when people need extra support.”
Samaya offers specific acupuncture treatments in the office for Santa Cruz Midwives’ clients as part of their care package.’