45066 Ukiah St
Mendocino, CA
95460
831.239.3604

L.Ac., MTCM, Dipl. OM
Acupuncture, 
Bodywork &
Herbal Medicine

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Melanie Fuller, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MCTM


Hello! Thank you for taking the time to look at my website. I am here to help you in your healing journey and to work with you to optimize your health and well-being. Please email me at melanie@fullerhealing.com if you have any questions.

          

became interested in holistic health at a young age. My parents are gardeners, and my mom is a culinary herbalist. We had a big garden, and I learned about nutrition and folk medicine. Our house always smelled of drying herbs, like the song "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme". My interest in acupuncture was sparked in 2003 when I apprenticed with Ryan Snowe, and studied acupressure, herbalism, and Qi Gong. I went on to receive a certificate in Health and Healing Arts from the University of New Mexico and obtained a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. 

          

Some of my interests and areas of specialization are in acute and chronic pain, sports medicine, autoimmune, digestive disorders and migraines


 I have studied Tuina, Shiatsu, Swedish massage, and two systems of body work known as Somatic Education and Yin Tuina. My work is deeply focused on honoring individual spiritual cultivation through greater mind-body awareness and connection.

 
I enjoyed 5 years of practice in Santa Cruz, CA, and was the acupuncturist for the Santa Cruz Warriors basketball team from 2012 to 2017. I recently moved back to Mendocino, where I grew up, and am excited to offer my healing work here. In addition to working with patients and continuing to expand my knowledge of health and wellness, I study music and dance from North and West Africa. 


Education:
  • 2007 Graduate with Honors, Holistic Health and Healing Arts Program, University of New Mexico
  • 2012 Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA
  •  2012 Clinical Internship, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, China
  • 2015-current Advanced Orthopedic Acupuncture Certification, Santa Cruz, CA