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Laurie Counihan-Childs

1715 Pampas Ave.
Santa Barbara, Ca 93101
Laurie Counihan-Childs holds a doctorate in both Homeopathy (D.H.M.) and Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) and is a licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) as well as a Massage Therapist (M.Th.) and Holistic Health Practitioner (H.H.P.).

Laurie draws from several modes of therapy including acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, nutrition and body work to create a personalized healing program.

She has been in practice since 1980 treating individuals and families, speaking at conferences and teaching classes and workshops. Laurie is recognized and respected in the traditional and alternative communities. She is the author of Natural Medicine for Families and Children and Pediatric Pearls of Wisdom.


I have come to believe that the healing process is a partnership between patient and physician. I want to help you to more thoroughly understand your condition, and facilitate the most optimal healing process for you. By re-integrating body, emotions, mind, and spirit, my intention is for you to breathe more deeply, walk your path with grace and ease, and find more joy in every aspect of living.

the body's natural wisdom

Illness and "disease" are the body's way of informing us of imbalances in our system, often signaling the need to identify aspects of our body, mind and spirit that need support and healing. If symptoms alone are treated or masked, the body's wisdom is ignored and the imbalance usually finds another outlet of expression. Every symptom or discomfort you have, no matter how unrelated or insignificant it may seem, offers insight towards creating an integrated and effective plan for you. The following are a sampling of issues that respond well to my approach:

Strengthening immunity and fighting infections
Alleviating stress, anxiety, and depression
Balancing hormones
Supporting major life transitions
Determining the best foods and supplements
Regulating digestion, assimilation, and elimination
Supporting recovery from injuries and surgeries
Relieving allergies and environmental sensitivities
Easing pain and suffering Facilitating seasonal tune-ups

life purpose and passion

Living our lives with passion and purpose is the ultimate expression of who we truly are. There are times, at any age, when we need to break down or to "fall apart" before we can come together in a new way. In the process, we begin to learn the essential balance between yin and yang. This is the art of living. By becoming more comfortable in the "inbetween space" and opening to the body's natural wisdom, we discover new ways to become whole, vital, and alive.
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