Maureen Vargas

Maureen Vargas (aka Mo) is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in private practice since 2001. She was the owner of East Bay Acupuncture for 15 years and now practices as Momo Acupuncture in the offices of Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine since 2018. She was awarded Best Acupuncturist by the Santa Cruz community in the Santa Cruz Good Times for the last two years.

Mo graduated in 1994 from San Francisco State with a double major in English Literature and Spanish and completed her Masters in Chinese Medicine at Five Branches Institute in 2001. For the last two decades, Maureen has been working with acupuncture, nutrition and Chinese herbal medicine to help families with an array of symptoms. She has postgraduate studies in orthopedics, infertility, pediatrics, women’s health and many aspects of emotional well-being. She has been trained by many of the top fertility acupuncturists and Reproductive Endocrinologists in the country. She also completed a postgraduate board study in Acupuncture Orthopedics from Cedar Sinai Hospital.

Her acupuncture style includes the highest level of acupuncture brought to the west by Master Tang, Richard Tan and Miki Shima. She has also been trained in Five Element Acupuncture. You can read more about her practice as well as book an appointment at You can also check out reviews about her services at

Office Hours:

Monday 1:30-6:00
Wednesday 8:30-5:30
Friday 8:30-4:00

For more information and to schedule, please reach out to Maureen directly at 831-325-2943 or