Dr. (Shihan) Mary Bolz
DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
L. Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist)
M.Sc.O.M. (Master of Science Oriental Medicine)
B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)
Master of Martial Arts, 6th Degree Black Belt
Dr. Bolz is licensed by the California Acupuncture Board in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She graduated from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in Berkeley, California, which was a four-year academic program of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She earned the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree at this college. Her training at this college was in Traditional Chinese Medicine in all aspects with the Japanese and Korean influence. In addition, Dr. Bolz graduated from the Five Branches University in San Jose, California for her doctoral training and earned the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Pre-Physical Therapy and Premed. In total, she has accomplished 10 academic years of education in the medical field. Dr. Bolz is also a Master Martial Arts Instructor of many years with a 5th Degree Black Belt in Pwang Gai Noon Ryu, Okinawan karate, and a 6th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Kobudo (karate weapons). She continues to teach in the evenings at her own facility, where she combined her martial arts dõjõ with her clinic in Vacaville, California. She goes to Japan and/or China yearly for continuing study and education in Oriental Medicine, as well as other seminars and clinics in the United States.
Our mission is to help each person who comes to us enjoy better health, harmony and balance by encouraging the innate healing power nature has endowed to every living creature through the Oriental Medical model. The Nature of this Clinic At Acupuncture Plus, you are treated as a whole, individual being. Every aspect of who and what you are is important. Your physical, mental and spiritual imbalances are considered. This is actually a basic concept in Oriental Medicine – your whole being and condition is observed, not just one ailing part. At the same time, though you are an individual, many people do have similar body types and life styles which cause imbalances that lead to similar types of chronic pain or diseases. Chinese Medicine recognizes this and has developed a complete system of recognizing patterns and imbalances.
The Universe is dynamic, constantly changing. That which is in balance can become imbalanced and that which is imbalanced can be brought back into balance. health can turn into a diseased condition and therefore, a diseased condition can turn into health. This is the Law of the Universe. Acupuncture is highly effective not only as a preventative medicine, but as a drug-free treatment of signs, symptoms and causes of disease. Acupuncture works with the body, strengthening and balancing energy.
At Acupuncture Plus, the ancient and wise methods of Chinese Medicine are utilized, including diagnosis and treatment methods. On your first visit, the acupuncturist will listen carefully to you in an extensive interview which provides vital clues to an overall pattern of health or disease. A typical treatment includes the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines for you to take at home, designed specifically for your condition. Because of their synergistic nature, these two modalities will optimize your treatment and your chances to recover and/or accelerate that process. However, for whatever reason you may have, you do not wish to participate in both modalities of treatment, you may opt for only one of your choosing. Both modalities are based on sound, proven Oriental Medical models.
Services Offered at Acupuncture Plus
- Complete Health Evaluation and Treatment for All conditions
- Chinese Herbal Consultations available without acupuncture
- Nutrition/Whole Foods Consultation
- Liniments and external applications
- Breathing Exercises (Classes or Private Sessions)
- Traditional and Modern Chinese Herbal Pharmacy on Premises
- Therapeutic Exercise Class for pain or specific injuries
- Medicinal/Whole Foods Cooking Classes