Acupuncture Clinic Services

The Santa Cruz Acupuncture Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic is a resource for pain management, injury rehabilitation, and wellness. Our goals:


  • Safe, supportive, and holistic acupuncture treatment.
  • Prompt symptom relief as well as treatment of root conditions.
  • Restoration of full function and well-being.
  • Prevention of relapse, re-injury and illness.
  • Health education, including therapeutic exercise instruction, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, and postural and ergonomic re-training.
  • Referrals to physicians and other providers as necessary and appropriate.

We provide the following services and modalities:

Acupuncture orthopedics & sports medicine

Acupuncture & electro-acupuncture

Acupressure, sports & tui na massage

Suction cupping & gua sha therapy

Transcranial electro-therapy for pain, depression, anxiety & insomnia

Exercise therapy

Herbal and nutritional supplementation

Dietary consultations 

Santa Cruz Acupuncture Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic practices patient-centered health care: respect for the unique needs, abilities, challenges, and autonomy of each and every patient. We’re here to serve you, the patient, the most important person in medical care. We welcome feedback as to how best to meet your unique and individual needs.

Dr. Daniel Rola, DTCM, LAC and Kathleen Manza, LAc are licensed by the State of California and are credentialed Diplomates of Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and upholds its ethics guidelines. 

We voluntarily honor the Patient Care Partnership principles of the American Hospital Association. (Please note that Santa Cruz Acupuncture Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic is an outpatient facility, and not a member of the AHA.)