It all started when...

I was taken completely by surprise by a module in Holistic Health at San Francisco State University. I chose it on a whim, and ended up finding my life's work! In the Chinese medicine class we were asked to either receive or observe a treatment. I brought my mother to an acupuncturist for a treatment, and was amazed at how much pain relief she was able to get from acupuncture and herbs.

Laura Stropes is a true healer. She has been my acupuncturist for over a decade and everyone I have referred to her loves her as much as I do. When I started seeing Laura my period was a destabilizing force in my life — for days each month I was despondent and I had terrible cramps. Through herbs and acupuncture, Laura was able to drastically reduce my PMS symptoms and permanently eliminate my cramps.
— Amber

My mom had been experiencing debilitating headaches every day for many years due to a head injury. Within a few weeks of acupuncture and herbal treatments, my mom's daily headaches almost disappeared, and she only had the occasional headache!

Fascinated with traditional Chinese medicine, I went on to study at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, NM from 1994-96, and at Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco from 1996-98, CA, where I graduated with honors in 1998.

Since 1998, I have been a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, with a great love of Chinese herbology. I have a passion for helping people on their path to achieve balance and wellness. My focus is on treating problems that negatively impact everyday health and well-being (sleep, digestion, pain) as well as specializing in women's health, and helping couples optimize fertility.



I am licensed as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner by the Acupuncture Board of the State of California and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.