Monica Walters, LAc., MSOM is an ally in your wellness and healing. In her practice she draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbology, Nutritional Science, laboratory testing, and Functional Medicine to create a truly integrative system of care.
Monica completed her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Healing at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College Berkeley (AIMC), and is licensed as an acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. Monica also holds national certification in acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She earned her BA from University of California, Berkeley.
Clinical training includes internships at LifeLong West Berkeley Family Practice as well as AIMC Community Clinics. Advanced studies in Functional Medicine and Blood Chemistry were completed with Dr. Rhonda Nelson, ND, and Pediatric Acupuncture with Robin Ray Green, LAc.
Monica's own orientation toward health studies began as a child as she noticed strong physical sensitivities to vaccines, medications and processed foods and took it as an opportunity to explore alternatives. At first when introduced to acupuncture she was skeptical and even a little afraid because of her tendency to faint in reaction to vaccines and needles. After seeing an acupuncturist she was amazed at how gentle and effective it was, and how receiving medical care actually felt good. Moreover, she came to see that acupuncture isn't a system that looks at one symptom at a time, but rather is able to address the problem and help heal the whole body.
When not in the clinic, Monica enjoys hiking, dancing, and spending time in her garden.