A friend told me about acupuncturist Dr. Rachel Farber because I had injured my back and I needed some extra help to heal. After our first session, I felt immediate pain relief. Rachel is super nice and has wonderful communication skills. She asks questions and listens well, and personalizes what kind of treatment is needed. Besides her knowledge and use of acupuncture, she may implement light or deep massage to facilitate healing. The combination, for me, has been very helpful. Rachel has my highest recommendation.

–B. W.


I like that I’ve been able to examine my food habits and make conscious choices around those I want to change. I’m feeling empowered. I’m experiencing less bloating and brain fog, more energy. I like the idea of keeping the Reset during the week and loosening up a bit in the weekends. Thank you Rachel and everyone for great guidance and support for nourishing change.

–L. L.


I’m recovering from a violent attack of bacterial pneumonia. My lungs are finally clear and my energy flow is almost back to normal thanks to a series of sessions with Rachel.

–F. E.


“Rachel is a gifted healer who has been highly attuned to my physical and emotional needs as I fought breast cancer and the challenges and side effects of cancer treatments. When I sit with Rachel, she asks the right questions, listens with her heart and uses her years of experience and professional training to guide my mind and body to a place of healing and peace.”

–S. D., cancer survivor


“I found myself curious about acupuncture after I had heard several friends talking about their own personal experiences, and also after a very close family friend and Doctor suggested I try it. I was curious but skeptical at best. So mostly out of curiosity I set up an appointment with Rachel. I really liked acupuncture and Rachel from the beginning. Rachel taught me to think about by body and how it was functioning more thoroughly. I was a relatively healthy person before starting acupuncture but quickly realized I had been ignoring signs that my body wasn’t working the way it should be. I had issues with my digestion that I hadn’t acknowledged until Rachel starting asking me questions. By the end of the summer I was in the hospital having emergency surgery for a twisted intestine. My body had been telling me for quite some time that something wasn’t right. After 6 months and 1 major surgery I couldn’t imagine not having Rachel and acupuncture as a part of my healing process and health maintenance routine. She has helped me to heal and to understand how my body is working and what it needs to stay happy and healthy. Rachel is amazing.”

— J. F.

” Rachel Farber brings such a beautiful and harmonious presence to her practice, and combined with her years of experience and passion for healing is able to provide treatment that is outstanding in every way! She listens intuitively to your body, and provides an extremely warm and nurturing environment. My sessions with her have been just incredible, and I always leave feeling absolutely amazed at the mind/body benefits I experience! She is without a doubt a most gifted practitioner, and I feel Santa Cruz is so fortunate to have a healer of her caliber in our community! “

— S. R.

” I started seeing Rachel a few months ago for health reasons (stagnant weight, hormone imbalances, sleep pattern fluctuations) that began with body work and acupuncture. I was hesitant because I had never tried herbs or acupuncture before and didn’t believe it could really make that much of an impact. Rachel had an Ejuva cleanse group starting in March so I decided to give it a whirl. Initially concerned with the restrictive diet, I decided to tweak it to fit my life.
I am happy to report that I have seen a complete turn around in my overall health after being consistent with my appointments and removing inflammatory foods from my diet. Rachel has given me herbs, massaged out knots and emotions that were clogging up my body, and has introduced me to a less reactive way of living when things didn’t go the way I had hoped or planned. My hormones are in balance, my skin has cleared up (I hear from other people that know me that I am glowing), emotions are in check, and I am sleeping better than ever before without using pills.

Rachel has helped me to realize that my whole self is made up of more than just a set of flaws that I focus on but rather my strengths both inside and out. I strongly believe I am getting my true self back. “

— S. W.

“I have been connected to food professionally my whole life, and have studied nutrition in many different formats and understandings. Rachel does her research, has an holistic understanding rooted in Chinese Medicine but extending beyond it, and presents it all in an approachable non-dogmatic fashion. She’s a joy to work with.”

— Anonymous

“Rachel is a true healer and guide. Her support with health care has been an incredibly positive addition to my life. I can’t recommend her enough!”

— Anonymous

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