"Serina Marichiba falls into the category of 'How in the world did I get so fortunate to have this gifted and wise practitioner of Chinese Medicine right here in Santa Cruz?'
A friend told me about her surprisingly quick recovery after an injury, having had only one or two acupuncture sessions with Serina at Blossom, so I was hopeful. I presented Serina with my array of small concerns -- allergies, some arthritis -- things I hoped would not become chronic as time goes on. And I described my albatross, digestive issues, a long term problem.
With each treatment (I've had about six) the minor things improved and now I rarely experience them. My digestion took longer and Serina added other therapies including moxibustion and herbal remedies. Everything -- the needles, Moxa, and herbs -- was comfortable and soothing. I always leave a session feeling refreshed and uplifted.
And my body responded well. Today I can happily say that my long term troubles have gone away. Of course I intend to continue on with Serina. I can see she will help ease my passage into old age, helping me when things come up. And they always do!
It is a rare pleasure to work with a medical practitioner who is both grounded and confident in her knowledge and abilities and modest about her accomplishments. I am grateful."