Acupuncturist Yasmin Spencer on the beach in Eureka, California

Yasmin Spencer, LAc, DAOM, Diplomate OM

Yasmin Spencer is California State Licensed Acupuncturist and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, with a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).

For the past 15 years I have helped patients with existing health problems and then guided them to continual health by teaching prevention and a holistic lifestyle. My mission is to offer you a custom healing solution that combines acupuncture and herbal formulas.

As someone who is always immersed in creative exploration, I know how important it is that we have our optimal energy and health available to us in order to keep showing up motivated.

Pulse reading during an acupunture session

Applying pressure to relief pain

Whether you’re showing up for others or for yourself, I wish that you:


Connecting the Points

Throughout my life I have witnessed in myself a natural inclination toward body awareness, health and holistic medicine. Acupuncture made a strong impression on me as a young person due to its effectiveness in healing my chronic back pain. I remember a time in my early teens when I was waiting in a treatment room for an acupuncturist. On the wall of this room was a chart of all the acupuncture points on the human body. Looking at this chart, I felt a longing to know what each point was connected to, as well as how an acupuncturist utilized these points to promote health. Along with an attraction to this chart, I also felt intimidated by it. It was many years after this experience that my intimidation was transformed into a thirst to deeply comprehend how to utilize acupuncture and other Asian medicine tools and perspectives to facilitate health and well being for the individual.

As well as having a natural inclination towards the healing arts, I’ve spent my entire life immersed in various forms of creativity. After high school I attended an art school and explored many mediums of expression, such as drawing, textiles, book making, sculpture, and more. It wasn’t until the years after attending art school that I met an herbalist who was studying Five Element Acupuncture. He introduced me to the model of plants as medicine, and the interconnection of nature and human nature. I found myself utterly fascinated. It was this state of captivation that eventually guided me back to my initial inclinations and I began my path of studying plant medicine.

I attended the Northwest School of Botanical Studies where I completed a “Professional (Western) Herbalist Training.” In the years following I attended Five Branches University and received my Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and certification in Five Elements Acupuncture. I then passed the California acupuncture exam and the national exams for Oriental medicine and received certifications as a California licensed acupuncturist (LAc), and a Diplomate of Oriental medicine. After many years of practicing I returned to Five Branches University and completed my doctorate degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine (DAOM), with a specialty in women’s medicine and pain management.

My vision of the body has expanded exponentially through learning and practicing Asian medicine. I have gained great confidence in the individuals innate capacity to live in a state of wholeness in their body, mind, and emotions. Through my extensive training I am now able to utilize Asian medicine as a wonderful tool to help reestablish this natural state of balance. I continue to study and to deepen my knowledge of this medicine, so as to expand my knowledge and sharpen my ability to help people.

Yasmin Spencer, Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy in Eureka, California


I work with clients 1-on-1

  • In person
  • Over the phone
  • Via telemedicine link