Joyful Life Acupuncture & Healing Center is a wholistic treatment clinic
dedicated to the integrating body mind & spirit and helping each patient achieve not only relief of symptoms but also a greater understanding of the message their dis- ease brings.
Helping you back on the path of your destiny and fulfillment of your life's purpose through compassionate listening from the heart.
We offer guidance in choosing the right tools to help you to a greater understanding of your physical body and your emotional and spiritual self.
Using tools offered through Traditional Chinese Medicine: acupuncture, massage therapy, Qi Gong, meditation, and classes on Chinese Medicine & Daoist theory, herbal medicine, and diet and nutrition.
We also use Western diagnostic tools such as standard bloodwork, special test panels, Functional medicine Testing from Genova labs for stool, blood, urine and saliva as deemed necessary by diagnosis.
Owner, Carla McClure, LAc, is a graduate of the esteemed Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California, with a Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM). She specializes in Women’s Health, 5 Element Acupuncture, Integrative Sports Medicine, trauma & orthopedics, and pediatrics.
Carla is currently completing a Clinical Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (DAOM) specializing in Gynecology with special emphasis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery & postpartum care of Mother & Baby. She also has a secondary specialization in pain Management.
She has had great success in helping to relieve both acute and chronic pain incurred from accidents, injuries and surgeries.
In her free time Carla enjoys both road and mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, and in the winter XC and alpine and backcountry telemark skiing.
She is also well travelled, speaks fluent French and German and moderate Spanish and enjoys going to new places.
Dr. Carla brings 15 years of Western Herbology and diet and nutrition, as well as 18 years of sports and deep tissue massage, Applied Kinesiology, and reflexology to her impressive resume.
As an active athlete and coach, Dr. Carla provides excellent movement analysis and has helped athletes improve their performance with muscle re-education in posture and movement.
Dr. Carla helped to establish a clinic with the VA in San Jose, CA treating PTSD and associated symptoms for Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel and their families, specializing in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, and concussive head injuries with trauma to the brain using both ear and scalp acupuncture.