Dr. Adrianna Gonzalez is a doctor of Asian and Oriental medicine, licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist, Craniosacral therapist, and Tuina (Chinese orthopedic bodywork) practitioner. She has been in practice since 2008 and a part of Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine since 2009.
She began her journey with Chinese medicine in 2001 in Flagstaff, Arizona while studying qigong and the internal martial arts; Taijiquan , Xingyiquan, and Baguaquan with Dr. Miranda Warburton and the North American Tang Shou Tao. After training for 3 years and experiencing the profound healing effects of the internal martial arts training combined with Acupuncture, Tuina, and Craniosacral she decided to devote her life to helping others heal with Chinese medicine. She moved to Santa Cruz in 2004 to attend Five Branches University. While getting her Masters degree she continued to train and teach the internal martial arts and received her black belt in Kajukembo. She also became a certified massage therapist, studied Thai massage in Thailand and continued taking Craniosacral courses through the Upledger Institute. She apprenticed with Dr. Vince Black in Tucson, Arizona and completed clinical internships at Zhejiang Medical University in Hongzhou, China. She will always be deeply grateful to all of her teachers that have helped her get where she is today.
Upon completion of her Masters degree in 2008, Adrianna completed an intensive 1088+ hour accredited apprenticeship and clinical training program with Dr. Miranda Warburton and Dr. Jennifer Minor, in Tradition Chinese Orthopedic Massage (Jin Shou Tuina) and Craniosacral therapy. She taught Tuina at Five Branches University and has taught Qi gong, Taiqiquan and Xingyiquan in private and public classes.
In 2018 she received her doctorate from Five Branches University.
Adrianna’s treatments are generally a combination of Tuina, Acupuncture, and Craniosacral. She also educates her patients on diet, prescribes herbs, Qi gong exercises, meditation, and breathing techniques. Her goal is to empower her patients to find their inner wisdom. She believes the body is a self-healing mechanism and sometimes just needs to be reminded how to get back on track and provides the tools on how to do that.
Adrianna is married to the love of her life and has an amazing son she adores. She enjoys letting her enthusiastic son tackle her, spending time with family, being in nature, Qi gong, practicing internal martial arts, meditation retreats, hiking, and traveling,