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Dr. Stretton

About Me

Hi! I'm Dr. Vanessa Stretton, wearer of many hats at EAST Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. 

I opened EAST in April 2019 to continue the work of helping people feel better using natural and evidence based methods. I wanted to practice in a way that allowed enough time for my patients and their practitioner to feel nurtured and relaxed. EAST is a place where you will never feel like just a number. 

I am licensed by the California Acupuncture Board and nationally board certified by NCCAOM.


I have extensive experience and continuing education in the specialties of fertility, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and trauma. I consider myself a guide for healing journeys and a fertility doula.

It is my mission to hold space for people to enjoy their healing journey, to be able to access a relaxed state through the process, whether it's for fertility, trauma, pain, or whatever it may be. I take tremendous pride in this work. I want my patients to feel heard, feel restored and be able to heal. I believe healing makes the world a better place. 


2022 Certificate in Somatic Attachment Therapy

Embody Lab

2017 Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

San Diego, CA

2012 Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College  

Berkeley, CA

2009 Certificate in Holistic Health

San Francisco State University

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