Welcome to a Unique Healing Experience
Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine
Claudia Ward, MA, LAc, Dipl Ac is the founder of Beyond Acupuncture – Santa Barbara’s exclusive healing center offering Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, chronic pain management, clinical hypnosis, authentic Ayurvedic bodywork, nutritional consultations, and Pancha Karma detox cleanses.
Claudia has a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, where she graduated in 1997. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Acupuncture, Diplomate of Chinese Herbology and a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. (California College of Ayurveda). She is also certified in ART (Active Release Techniques), in Clinical Hypnosis, and she is certified by the International Cupping Association.
She has studied with many renowned doctors, such as Dr. Henry Han, Master Herbalist from Bejing, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr Mishra, to name just a few.
In her work she combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture, Cupping, Ayurveda, the latest Western nutritional research and lab test analysis. She offers Acupuncture, Ayurvedic therapies such as Panchakarma detox cleanses and in-depth nutritional consultations and bloodwork analysis. A session focusing on pain relief usually combines acupuncture, myofascial release therapy and cupping. She uses sliding cupping massage, cupping for knee, elbow, shoulder and hip problems, facial cupping for facial rejuvenation or facial paralysis post stroke or due to Bells Palsy. She uses a combination of acupuncture and clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation, and drug and alcohol detox. She helps women with pregnancy, fertility issues, menstrual problems and healthy transition into menopause in She has studied with Master Herbologist Dr. Henry Han of Bejing for many years and uses Chinese Herb formulas, Ayurvedic herbs and high quality nutritional supplements in her practice.
She specializes in acute or chronic pain relief and is in the network of many Workers Compensation carriers.