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About Dr. Mary Manning, DTCM, LAc, Dip. O.M. (NCCAOM), CPHPCA

Dr. Mary Manning, DTCM, LAc, Dip. O.M. (NCCAOM), CPHPCA

A History of Care

Dr. Mary began her career in healthcare as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She spent her time in the veterinary industry in academia, specialty, emergency and critical care, general practice, and holistic medicine. Treating animals introduced her to the remarkable benefits of acupuncture and a holistic approach to healthcare.

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Transitioning to Human Medicine

Upon deciding to further her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she and her husband, along with three dogs and a cat, relocated from North Carolina to Santa Cruz, California, where she completed over 3,500 hours of training for her dual Masters and Doctoral degrees from Five Branches University. While there, she focused on treating pain, digestive diseases, mental health, and seniors.

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Continued Education

In addition to her Traditional Chinese Medicine degrees, she has studied Five Elements and Kiiko Matsumoto Styles of Acupuncture (KMS). She is Licensed in the state of California and is Board Certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a Certified Provider of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture. 

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