Dr. Jody James, DAIM, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist  #AC11778
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

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


Cairyl Gardner

Certified Massage Therapist
Medical Massage in a Hospital Setting Certification
Neuromuscular Therapy Neck & Back Pain

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.

“My chronic shoulder and neck pain is so much better after Cairyl’s massage I always look forward to my next visit.”  – Kathy J., Sebastopol, CA