East West Herb and Acupuncture Clinic
Be Healthy, Stay Balanced

Healing The Cause As Well As The Symptom 

 Over 40 years of experience. Since 1978 the East West Acupuncture and Herb Clinic in Santa Cruz continues to offer acupuncture, herbal medicine nutritional and lifestyle counseling to patients and clients from around the world. Dr. Michael Tierra and his wife, co-directors have taught generations of acupuncturists and herbalists and have lectured throughout the world.

Published authors and teachers among the many books that are published include
"Way of Herbs” a best-selling book translated into several languages, and the ground-breaking "Planetary Herbology" the first book to integrate Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic systems 2 of several books by Michael Tierra. Lesley Tierra is the author of "Healing with the Herbs of Life," and The Kid's Herb Book (a herb book for children)."

Call for an appointment:
912 Center St, Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
(831) 429-8066

What we treat
Following is a partial list of conditions we treat
Pain is the most common manifestation of disease and the most common pains that people experience is back, neck, knee, and joint pains. In most cases we are able to relieve these kinds of pains even after the first or second visit. However, if the condition is chronic, treating the pain alone may not treat its underlying cause. The body is able to regenerate damaged or lost tissue but this will require several treatments
Besides pain we treat all other diseases involving the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, urinary and reproductive systems, too numerous to mention.
In many cases these can be treated with or without needles
Two of our specialties are arthritic and rheumatic conditions and integrative cancer care. Michael is author of Healing Cancer with Herbs (pub. by Lotus Press.)
Finally, many of our clients visit us for a tune-up or a “Wellness Session.” Herbs, diet, and acupuncture are provided to maintain optimal wellbeing.

  • Pain from all causes, including back pain, neck and shoulder pain, arthritis 
  • Complementary Cancer support
  • promoting Wellness and longevity
  • Stress relief
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Metabolic diseases including low energy
  • Allergies
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • genito-urinary diseases
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • women's fertility
  • impotence 
  • Chronic liver disease
  • IBS
  • Gallstones 
  • colds and flus (prevention and treatment)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urticaria
  • constipation
We consult with patients all over the world. This is done through Email or by telephone. Simply Fill out our intake form and submit it ideally with a photograph of your tongue (for diagnosis purposes). If we think we can help you, we will contact you to set up a distance appointment.

Call today: (831) 429-8066