Dr. Jody James, DAIM, LAc
I discovered the healing powers of acupuncture and energetic medicine during my recovery from a life-altering injury in 2001. My Master’s of Science degree is from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley, California. My specialties include:
- Pain resolution
- Chronic and complicated conditions
- Stress/emotional imbalances and mind medicine
- Addiction detoxification
- Women’s reproductive health/endocrine imbalances
- Natural prescriptions
I have also been an Allied Health Professional at Sonoma West Medical Center and Palm Drive Hospital, Sebastopol, where I treated patients pre- and post-operatively to minimize pain, anxiety and surgical complications and to speed recovery.
Our history, lifestyle, diet, environment and attitude all play an important part in our health, and I strive to empower people in their healing process through education, intuition and compassion. I am also a vocalist, dancer, designer and writer.
“Jody is top notch…knowledgeable, warm… and kind. She really listens and I feel so comfortable in her care.” – Evelyn S., Cotati, CA
“Jody has changed my life with her wonderful and highly professional work as an acupuncturist and herbal medicine expert. When I met her, I had great pain in my back and leg, and I was suffering from serious sleep problems. In a few short weeks, she has cured my sleep disorder and relieved my back and leg pain. She has also helped me with a number of other physical problems through her wholistic approach to health. Jody is skilled, knowledgeable, thorough and a very caring health professional. I highly recommend her.” – Chris K., Sebastopol, CA
Clients appreciate my intuitive and attentive care. My approach is to integrate various modalities to personalize treatment in a safe, healing space.
Breaking news: I am now a Level 3 certified practitioner of Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST), a modality I have found very effective for stubborn musculo-skeletal and mobility problems. While trained in many bodywork styles, such as Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, spa services and energetic massage, my favorite technique is blended European-neuromuscular therapy. Lastly, until its closure, I was a credentialed Allied Health Professional at Palm Drive Hospital’s Integrative Health Care, Sebastopol, CA. My other passion is music – I’m a drummer.