The Santa Cruz Acupuncture Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic

was founded in 2003 by Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, FAAPM, to serve patients with pain, sports injuries, and other neuro-musculoskeletal conditions with acupuncture and other modalities from Traditional Chinese Medicine and contemporary integrative sports medicAVdM_IHC_Professional_Portraitine.

Mr. Anthony Von der Muhll is the only Licensed Acupuncturist in Santa Cruz, CA who is a credentialed Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management, and who is also certified as a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist through Myopain Seminars.

His training and clinical experience includes four years of graduate studies at the Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and post-graduate training and national board certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics.

He was the first Licensed Acupuncturist to graduate from Five Branches’ Integrative Sports Medicine Certificate program, and has served as a Clinical Instructor in Integrative Sports Medicine at Five Branches since 2003.

He combines traditional Chinese acupuncture with myofascial trigger point and neuro-anatomical dry needling techniques. Mr. Von der Muhll’s curriculum vitae includes:

Training and Education

Licensing and Certification

Professional Experience

Professional Memberships

Languages Spoken

  • French: professional competency
  • Spanish: limited, translator advised for initial or complex visits.Professional translation may be arranged through patient’s insurance, please inquire for details.

Personal Interests

Anthony cycles, runs, swims, plays racquetball, basketball and frisbee, and enjoys rock climbing and wilderness backpacking. He has also studied and practiced yoga and martial art forms including taiji, qi gong, and bagua.