Lonna Larsh, MD • Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc

About Amber Weiss, PA, LAc

My Practice

I am a Physician Assistant (PA) with a masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I offer integrative health care consultations and acupuncture in addition to standard Western diagnosis and treatment.  I am able to write and refill prescriptions as well as order any necessary lab tests.  I have a strong interest in preventing and treating chronic illnesses by focusing on their underlying causes.

My Specialties

My passion is for helping people find real solutions to their health concerns, not just band-aids.  I have helped hundreds of people to identify and manage gluten intolerance and other food intolerance, often improving underlying autoimmune conditions.  I enjoy coaching people on how to stay well through cold/flu season and can give you successful strategies for supporting your immune system.  I have extensive experience working with all sorts of digestive issues – abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, etc. – which generally respond very well to a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment.  For acute and chronic pain, I have had great success utilizing acupuncture, microcurrent, and supplements to reduce inflammation.   I also enjoy helping my patients to better manage their stress, anxiety and depression with acupuncture and carefully targeted supplements.

For more information about gluten or to join my monthly Meetup group, please visit my website: www.GlutenFreeSantaCruz.com

My Philosophy

Health is a dialogue.  While I am an expert in my field, you are the expert of your body.  Together we will explore your health goals and create a realistic plan that you feel good about following.

My Credentials

After graduating with honors from Stanford University, I went on to earn my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in 2002.  For several years, I ran a busy acupuncture clinic in Santa Cruz with an emphasis on primary care, holistic pain management and digestive disorders.  With a strong desire to expand the services I could offer my patients, I continued my education at Stanford Medical School for my Physician Assistant training, where I graduated at the top of my class in 2007.  I am a Certified Gluten Practitioner, specializing in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

Accepting New Patients

Yes, for primary care, integrative medical consultations, and acupuncture.

Insurance Networks

None.

“From the first moment I met Amber Weiss, I knew she was smart. I knew she knew what she was doing.  She spent over an hour with me discussing everything… I am so grateful to have found Amber.  She is extraordinary.  An incredible listener, so patient, sweet and genuinely cares.  She never once, (ever!) rushed me through our appt.  She is also extremely bright and knowledgeable about treatments old and new.  She has this really great calming sense to her.  That’s the best way I can describe it.”

– L.K.

Testimonial for Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc

“Before seeing Amber, I spent years going to specialists – neurologists, gastroenterologists, rheumatologists – none of whom could figure out why I was always tired and in so much pain.  Amber took a detailed history and helped me figure out that gluten was the underlying cause of my migraines, stomach pain, and fatigue.  Under her care, I am now 100% gluten-free and nearly 100% pain-free.  I am so grateful for her diligent detective work, dietary suggestions, acupuncture, and anti-inflammatory supplements.  Thank you Amber!”

– N.W.

Testimonial for Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc

“I was experiencing severe pain in my left hip. I was treated by an Orthopedic Surgeon and later by an Osteopath. The pain continued.  I began treatment with Amber Weiss, which consisted of a combination of acupuncture, microcurrent and massage. My pain was significantly reduced after the first few sessions. After approximately three months of treatment I am pain free and maintaining my health through Amber’s suggested regimen of muscle stretches and weekly exercise.”

– R.G.

Testimonial for Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc

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