Hi! Is this your first time with us? Please book an initial consultation. Follow ups are for previously established patients of EAST only.

EAST is OPEN and we are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. FOR THE HEALTH OF YOUR PRACTITIONER AND OTHER PATIENTS, MASKS MUST BE WORN FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR APPOINTMENT AND MUST COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE.

If you need an appointment before the next availability, click the link near the bottom left of the calendar screen that says “add yourself to the waitlist,” or you can contact us. If your issue can be treated with herbs, supplements, or acupressure, please schedule or add yourself to the waitlist for a Telehealth appointment.

Acupuncture

Sterile, single-use, disposable stainless steel needles are used to stimulate points along known pathways of energy called "channels" or "meridians." This supports the proper flow of energy and blood, relaxes the nervous system, and releases endorphins and endogenous opioids to promote a feeling of well being and reduce perception of pain.


Telehealth

Telehealth is HIPAA compliant virtual health care from the safety and convenience of your home customized to your unique needs and goals. EAST is dedicated to providing the highest quality care regardless of in-person or virtual appointments.

*With the exception of Reiki, all FIRST appointments will be an Initial Consultation and Intake.*


Reiki

Reiki is a technique of channeling healing energy into the recipient through the practitioner's hands. This activates the natural healing processes of the recipient's body to restore physical and emotional well-being. This may be hands off or involve a gentle touch.
Distance Reiki is also offered. See Telehealth.


Acu-Tonics

Acu-tonics involves acupressure using the vibration of tuning forks to stimulate acupuncture points. This is great for relaxation and those who are fearful of needles.


Day of Embryo Transfer Acupuncture

A relaxing acupuncture protocol is used just before and just after embryo transfer that has been shown to increase the success rate by up to 17%. It may also help to relax the cervix making it easier to perform embryo transfer.


Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is also called photobiomodulation, cold laser or light therapy. A panel of LED lights emits light at wavelengths established by scientific studies for numerous healing applications including sports injuries, fertility, pain, acne, and wrinkles. There is no downtime, no negative side effects, and no risk of burning. You must be an established patient to book this a... Read More

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is also called photobiomodulation, cold laser or light therapy. A panel of LED lights emits light at wavelengths established by scientific studies for numerous healing applications including sports injuries, fertility, pain, acne, and wrinkles. There is no downtime, no negative side effects, and no risk of burning. You must be an established patient to book this appointment.

Vanessa Stretton came to Chinese Medicine by way of studying natural medicine and healing traditions from around the world. She found the ancient art of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine to be very effective, accessible, fascinating, and beautiful. She holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, in Berkeley, CA and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA.

Before moving to the Sacramento area, Dr. Stretton worked in the natural supplement field, as a consultant, and had a general practice acupuncture clinic in Napa, CA.

Dr. Stretton has worked with Dr. Lifang Liang, an expert in gynecology, acupuncture, and fertility in San Francisco. She trained with Atsuki Maeda, LAc in Japanese style needling technique that is gentle and painless. Dr. Stretton has also trained with the late Suzanne Friedman for certification in medical QiGong. She worked closely with Dr. David Cherry for over 4 years, adopting his techniques and effective approach to fertility at his practice in Sacramento; Acupuncture Fertility Specialists.

Dr. Stretton has completed certification in Reiki, INNATE Postpartum Care, and has training as a birth and bereavement Doula.

Dr. Stretton is known for her gentle healing touch, her warm demeanor, and dedication to her patients.

Vanessa Stretton came to Chinese Medicine by way of studying natural medicine and healing traditi... Read More

Select a treatment from the list on the left
to view available appointment times

Pick a treatment to book

Located at:
2775 Cottage Way, 14, Sacramento
Directions & Map