L.Ac, MSOM, P-ATMAT
I’m Aria Simpson, founder and owner of Rakuda Health. I’m here because I am passionate about helping clients both gain a deeper understanding of their health, and feel empowered to make optimal choices in their lives.
I am a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine; as well as a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. I hold a Master's of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a B.S in Environmental Science. I am a certified doula and herbalist trained in both Eastern and Western herbalism.
Specializing in women's health and fertility; I have studied with some of the leading practitioners in this field of medicine. Including training in obstetrics and pediatrics with Raven Lang LAc, CPM; beginning and advanced coursework in midwifery with Elizabeth Davis, CPM; and fertility expert Dr. Maureen Rozenn. In 2013, I traveled to China to study at the Tianjin Hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine.
I am also here, because I know what it feels like to experience a chronic health issue. When I was diagnosed with a hyperthyroid autoimmune condition called Grave’s disease; I used the tools of integrated medicine to heal my body naturally. I have been able to manage the disease through diet and lifestyle, without the use of medication or surgery. While western medical intervention is sometimes necessary, and appropriate; I truly believe that there are many ways to achieve optimal health and wholeness. I am here to help you find your way. It is possible.
My approach to healing is both integrated and holistic. As a second generation acupuncturist, I have always felt an affinity for the powerful healing capacity and whole-body based orientation of Eastern traditions. I am passionate about women’s health, and I believe that a woman's reproductive health is a vital connection to her mind, body and spirit. I care deeply about educating my clients wherever they happen to be on their life journey. It is my belief that the discoveries each person makes in their own personal wellness, will benefit the health and wellbeing of future generations.
I look forward to working with you.