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Santa Barbara Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with Life Transforming Results

Kristen Swegles  LAc., MTCM, CMP

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About Us

Traditional Chinese medicine is a functional integrative approach to addressing symptoms and disease through the use of acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, massage and lifestyle therapies. Santa Barbara Chinese Medicine is dedicated to providing each patient with exceptional customized care and guidance in their healing process.

We are excited to announce updates to our Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment programs:

Discover our personalized approach to restoration. Cosmetic services include: treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and elasticity. Firming and brightening of skin vitality with placement of fine needles, massage and IR therapy. Scar reduction and lightening therapy.


Kristen Swegles


Acupuncture, Massage & Herbal Medicine

Specializing in pain management, women's health and facial cosmetic acupuncture.

Santa Barbara Chinese Medicine offers complimentary consultations and insurance benefits checks. Out of network coverage is based on individual plans. United, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield, Cigna, Kaiser, Workmans Comp. and Personal Injury cases are accepted.

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Services Menu:

  • Acupuncture Placement of fine sterile needles on acupuncture points to tonify or sedate Qi.

  • Herbal prescriptions – Tinctures, tea or pills to correct personal patterns of imbalance and to enhance the effects of acupuncture treatments.

  • Cupping – A method of removing stagnant qi and blood to relieve muscle tension and pain.

  • Moxibustion – A warming technique using a stick of smoking herbs to heal trauma and promote the flow of qi.

  • Gua Sha A soup spoon is used to gently massage muscle layers and relieve the area of tension and pain.

  • Tui Na – Medical massage.

  • Reiki – Placement of hands on and around the body to heal trauma and pain.

  • Floral Acupuncture – Flower essences placed on acupuncture points.

  • Flower Essences – The vibrational signature of a “bach flower remedy” placed in water, or in a personal blend.

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture – Treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, and elasticity. Firming and brightening of skin vitality with placement of fine needles, massage and IR therapy. Scar reduction and lightening therapy.


What to Expect

Your Acupuncturist will ask you questions about your health history to get a clear understanding of your condition(s).  A Chinese medical diagnosis is found by looking at your tongue and taking your pulse on both wrists.  Fine, sterile disposable needles are used for a treatment that lasts from 20-40 minutes. You should feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment and may fall into a meditation or fall asleep. A typical first visit is 90 minutes and subsequent visits are 60 minutes. Please arrive early if the paperwork will not be brought in. 

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  • Allergies and Inflammation

  • Asthma and Respiratory​

  • Back Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain

  • Depression

  • Digestion Problems

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Immune Issues

  • Injury and Accident Recovery

  • Insomnia, Fatigue 

  • Libido - Men and Women

  • Menopause 

  • Sports Injuries

  • Weight Control

  • Wrinkles and Signs of Aging​

Patient Experiences

"Kristen is a very talented acupuncturist and healer! She is very very intuitive, and is especially gifted with women's health. I love her warm, inviting and beautifully decorated office. Kristen is a gift to our community and her system of acupuncture, herbs and other modalities will truly support your health and wellness goals."

- Paith M. -

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Santa Barbara Chinese Medicine

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