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Dr. Shasta Ericson

L.Ac., D.A.O.M.,Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) 

Way of Wellness Natural Healthcare Inc 

About Dr. Shasta Ericson

Dr. Shasta Ericson L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) is a second-generation acupuncturist and has been licensed for over 16 years running a private practice. Born into a natural medicine family, she was raised with natural health care as a way of life. She had the unique opportunity to study with several accomplished doctors and master practitioners. She gained a rare perspective in the practice of natural by studying with Dr. Miriam Lee O.M.D. for a year and a half after becoming licensed. Shasta is a certified Yoga Instructor through the Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Shasta treats infertility, pain, anxiety/insomnia, allergies and other internal medicine issues (thyroid imbalances), and has a special interest in treating men and woman to enhance their fertility either naturally or in conjunction with western gynecologists - reproductive endocrinologists. Shasta uses all aspects of Chinese medicine: acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, self massage, and exercise to promote natural health and wellbeing.

Dr. Shasta completed an extensive clinical internship successfully fulfilling the requirements of the Medical Board of California Acupuncture Committee tutorial program. In addition, she studied the application and principles of Western, Chinese and Ayurveda herbology in the American School of Herbalism, also under the guidance of Christopher Hobbs, L. Ac. Furthermore she expanded her knowledge by studying oriental nutrition food therapy with author Darlena La’Orange L. Ac.

Dr. Shasta’s training encompasses the completion of a clinical internship in advanced acupuncture and T.C.M. with Dr. Miriam Lee, L.Ac., O.M.D., founder and president of the American Acupuncture Association.

As a licensed primary health care provider she is certified through the State of California Acupuncture Committee, as well as the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received a masters level degree in Acupuncture from the Florida School of Complementary Medicine and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Dr. Shasta has worked for The Center for Integrative Medicine at O’Connor Hospital as well as having lectured on Chinese Medicine at The Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine for the Cancer Supportive Care program. Shasta has also been interviewed on CNBC Channel 3 demonstrating acupuncture, as well as having been featured twice in the San Jose Mercury news on Chinese Medicine.

CurrentlyDr. Shasta operates a full-time practice as a general practitioner in T.C.M. Her unique approach incorporates a total health program aimed at achieving whole life enrichment. Additionally, she specializes in hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, pain management, women’s health and beauty and acupuncture facial enhancement. She has an ongoing commitment to the integration of natural medicine in modern western society for abundant health, beauty and inner peace.

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday -- 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday & Thursday -- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

School 5 Branches University

Degree Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Treatment Techniques

Qigong Yoga

Areas of Expertise

Infertility Thyroid Dysfunction Weight loss

The acupuncture office of Dr. Shasta Ericson in San Jose, CA is within driving distance from the following cities:

Campbell Sunnyvale Los Altos Redwood City Soquel Santa Cruz Santa Clara Onizuka AFB Saratoga Los Gatos Cupertino Blossom Valley

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