About Amber Weiss, PA, LAc

My Practice

I am a Physician Assistant (PA) with a masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I offer integrative health care consultations and acupuncture in addition to standard Western diagnosis and treatment.  I am able to write and refill prescriptions as well as order any necessary lab tests.  I have a strong interest in preventing and treating chronic illnesses by focusing on their underlying causes.

My Specialties

My passion is for helping people find real solutions to their health concerns, not just band-aids.  I have helped hundreds of people to identify and manage gluten intolerance and other food intolerance, often improving underlying autoimmune conditions.  I enjoy coaching people on how to stay well through cold/flu season and can give you successful strategies for supporting your immune system.  I have extensive experience working with all sorts of digestive issues – abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, etc. – which generally respond very well to a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment.  For acute and chronic pain, I have had great success utilizing acupuncture, microcurrent, and supplements to reduce inflammation.   I also enjoy helping my patients to better manage their stress, anxiety and depression with acupuncture and carefully targeted supplements.

My Philosophy

Health is a dialogue.  While I am an expert in my field, you are the expert of your body.  Together we will explore your health goals and create a realistic plan that you feel good about following.

My Credentials

After graduating with honors from Stanford University, I went on to earn my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in 2002.  For several years, I ran a busy acupuncture clinic in Santa Cruz with an emphasis on primary care, holistic pain management and digestive disorders.  With a strong desire to expand the services I could offer my patients, I continued my education at Stanford Medical School for my Physician Assistant training, where I graduated at the top of my class in 2007.  I am a Certified Gluten Practitioner, specializing in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease and gluten intolerance. I have spent hundreds of hours studying functional nutrition and am currently pursuing certification in clinical homeopathy.  I am also a Reiki Master and former massage therapist. I have a lot of tools we can use to support you!

Accepting New Patients

Our practice is only accepting new patients who sign up for a program of comprehensive wellness care with us. Call us for details at (831) 824-4005.

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Office Location:

709 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: By appointment only