Claudia Ward, MA, LAc is the founder of Beyond Acupuncture – offering Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, cupping, chronic pain management, and clinical hypnosis. 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 and a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. (California College of Ayurveda). She is also certified in Myofascial Release Therapy, and 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. A session focusing on pain relief usually combines acupuncture, myofascial release therapy and cupping. She uses sliding cupping massage, cupping for back, 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. She uses Chinese herb formulas, Ayurvedic herbs and high quality nutritional supplements in her practice.
She specializes in acute and chronic pain relief and is in the network of many Workers Compensation carriers.