Welcome to Pacific Healing Acupuncture and Massage with Emily Head, LAc.
I am a Fort Bragg native, whose plans have always been to open my private practice right here in my home town. I was drawn to Chinese medicine by the philosophy of compassionately treating the whole person, not just the disease or its symptoms. I work with each patient to promote greater balance and well-being by creating an individualized treatment plan – which may include acupuncture, massage, Tuina (Chinese bodywork), Chinese herbs, nutrition, lifestyle counseling and other techniques.
I offer services that draw from both conventional and complementary medicine. Dedicated to helping you achieve your highest potential for wellness, my healing-oriented philosophy focuses on less invasive therapies to help remove barriers that may be blocking your body’s ability to heal. Our history, lifestyle, environment and diet all play important roles in creating illness and imbalance in our bodies and offer important clues for healing.
I believe that my work with my patients and community is a partnership. My work with needles, massage and herbs is only part of your healing process. Our involvement together, along with education will accomplish our goals in your healthcare. My practice and education has given me the opportunity to be a part of a wide variety of patients healing process. I work with men and women’s health, fertility and birth issues, children illnesses, general well-being, nutrition and all modalities of helping you heal yourself. I have witnessed remarkable recoveries in people’s health and well-being leading me to truly be convinced of the power of this ancient healing process. Does Acupuncture really work you may ask? I can say, without doubt, “Yes it does!”
As my patient, I will involve you in the healing process – empowering you by clarifying the connection between the choices you make on a daily basis and how those choices affect your health – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. My practice focuses on the comprehensive assessment and treatment of disharmony in the body. The resulting awareness, combined with the healing effects of Chinese medicine and acupuncture is extremely effective in the treatment of both acute and chronic disorders.
I strongly believe that all of us are entitled to helping ourselves heal. Because of this I offer my acupuncture treatments on income based payments (see schedule and fees) For your convenience, I accept most major insurance companies, including auto accident and Worker’s Comp claims. If you are interested in becoming a new patient, I am happy to work with you to better understand if your insurance benefits cover my services. Call the clinic to get the verification and registration process started.
I look forward to working with patients in our community to help them heal themselves, either in my clinic or within the hospital setting.
"It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has." - Hippocrates
Pacific Healing is located on the beautiful Fort Bragg coast, 250 North Main Street Suite E (behind Takas and Cowlicks), formerly Rexall Pharmacy in the Bank of America parking lot.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Masters of Oriental Medicine 2009
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine 2009, NCCAOM
B.A. Sociology, Minor Psychology 2002, UC Santa Cruz
Massage Therapist 2000, Pacific School of Massage and Healing Arts
Paris Beauty College, Concord, CA 1999
Currently working towards PhD, Doctor of Natural Medicine/Traditional Naturopath
Currently working on Doula certification
As a licensed acupuncturist, I must complete 50 hours continuing education every two years
Nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and Certified by the California Board of Acupuncture.
California State Licensed, since 2010
NADA Certified, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association – AcuDetox Specialist
Certified Massage Therapist, California
California Licensed Esthetician
Wellness Practioner with privileges at Mendocino Coast District Hospital