Traditional Chinese Medicine is a healing system rooted in thousands of years of history, practice, careful study, and observation of nature.


TCM is based on the premise that what happens in nature also happens in our bodies. It is a comprehensive and effective system and the fastest growing healthcare system in the world today. Modalities such as acupuncture and herbs are used to balance the body’s vital energies (qi), and facilitate the body’s own innate healing ability. Additional tools used are gua sha, shonishin, moxibustion and cupping, among others.


“Shoshana is fantastic! I highly recommend her for acupuncture, massage, and nutritional support. Her treatments have helped me and my children enormously. She has a profound wisdom well beyond her years and a keen sense of intuition. She is a gentle yet powerful healer.  She is caring, attentive, and really takes extra steps to ensure her care is beneficial. We are so grateful to have her in our lives!”  From Yelp




Shoshana Uribe, M.S., L.Ac. (see Collective)



Shoshana Uribe, M.S., L.Ac., is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Clinical Herbalist with her Masters of Science

in Traditional Chinese Medicine,

and a certification in Tui Na (traditional Chinese orthopedic massage).

She has been a massage therapist for over 15 years and is a mother to two wonderful children.

Shoshana grew up in the Bay Area and then lived on the East Coast for five years, graduating from Harvard with a B.A. in sociology. Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Shoshana worked as a gardener, health educator, and community organizer, all of which have deeply influenced her practice of medicine and are part of the larger vision of Manzanita.


As part of her clinical training, Shoshana worked at the Women’s Community Clinic in San Francisco, the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, and the ACTCM Ear Clinic, and pursued post-graduate study in Women’s Health and Pediatrics, as well as further study of Herbal Medicine, Essential Oils, and more.... 


Shoshana’s practice is inspired by the body’s innate ability to heal and by a strong belief in our interconnectedness with the earth and each other.

Why the name Manzanita....


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