Beyond Acupuncture

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  • 1605 Bath Street Suite 2

    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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  • 805-560-9727

About Beyond Acupuncture

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  • Acupuncture
Hours
Monday: 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Friday: 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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I first met Claudia about 4 years ago. My Therapist recommended that I seek her care because we were not able to go forward with therapy because of the severity of the pain I was dealing with from nerve damage from breast cancer surgery. I was very fragile then, both physically and emotionally. At our first meeting, she greeted me with such warmth and kindness that I felt immediately at ease with her. I was terrified of anyone touching me because the pain was so severe but little did I know that I was in store for something so special and so healing that it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. I had lived for years with debilitating nerve pain and it got in the way of everything, including my entire quality of life. I had no idea how she would be able treat such intractable pain. I learned that her heart is as tender as her hands. She knew exactly where to put the needles for optimum efficiency, all the while speaking to me in such a sweet, soothing, calming voice with lovely music in the background. Soon, I was a melted puddle of tears because for the first time in years I was no longer being shocked by waves of excruciating pain. Instead, I was given the single greatest gift I have ever received in my life - relief from the 10 point pain that had gutted my life. I felt embarrassed that I was crying but she was just so gentle and kind to me and reassured me that this was a normal part of the healing process. So began the journey to wellness for me. Claudia Ward is far more than an incredible Acupucturist, she is a Healer. I have seen her twice a week for more than 4 years. The nerves that were cut in surgery can sometimes take up to 10 years or more to either reknit themselves or close themselves off so that they no longer send signals to the pain receptors in the brain. And since the surgery, I pinched a nerve in my back about a year and a half ago, which she also treats. If I did not have Claudia to help ease my pain, quite honestly I don't know if I would be here today. Most people don't understand the gravity of intractable nerve pain and the consequences it can have on an already injured psyche. The difference she has made in my life is incalculable. I now look forward to living life instead of fearing wakefulness. In addition to the Acupuncture, which brings instantaneous pain relief, she uses her expertise and knowledge of nerve meridians to place very, very small squares of adhesive tape with a tiny seeds centered in the middle of each on the correct pain meridians inside the auricle, helix and lobule of each ear so I can pinch them myself for help with pain relief. It is all miraculous to me. What I have learned from this is that I am a happy person who has physical pain that is treatable with Acupuncture. It would not have happened without Claudia. She has gone above and beyond these treatments for me. For example, she assisted me tremendously in losing 50lbs! Claudia is a Gentle Force of Nature and Natural Healing. I will be forever grateful for the services she provides me and the kindness and gentleness with which she does it.

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I first met Claudia about 4 years ago. My Therapist recommended that I seek her care because we were not able to go forward with therapy because of the severity of the pain I was dealing with from nerve damage from breast cancer surgery. I was very fragile then, both physically and emotionally. At our first meeting, she greeted me with such warmth and kindness that I felt immediately at ease with her. I was terrified of anyone touching me because the pain was so severe but little did I know that I was in store for something so special and so healing that it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. I had lived for years with debilitating nerve pain and it got in the way of everything, including my entire quality of life. I had no idea how she would be able treat such intractable pain. I learned that her heart is as tender as her hands. She knew exactly where to put the needles for optimum efficiency, all the while speaking to me in such a sweet, soothing, calming voice with lovely music in the background. Soon, I was a melted puddle of tears because for the first time in years I was no longer being shocked by waves of excruciating pain. Instead, I was given the single greatest gift I have ever received in my life - relief from the 10 point pain that had gutted my life. I felt embarrassed that I was crying but she was just so gentle and kind to me and reassured me that this was a normal part of the healing process. So began the journey to wellness for me. Claudia Ward is far more than an incredible Acupucturist, she is a Healer. I have seen her twice a week for more than 4 years. The nerves that were cut in surgery can sometimes take up to 10 years or more to either reknit themselves or close themselves off so that they no longer send signals to the pain receptors in the brain. And since the surgery, I pinched a nerve in my back about a year and a half ago, which she also treats. If I did not have Claudia to help ease my pain, quite honestly I don't know if I would be here today. Most people don't understand the gravity of intractable nerve pain and the consequences it can have on an already injured psyche. The difference she has made in my life is incalculable. I now look forward to living life instead of fearing wakefulness. In addition to the Acupuncture, which brings instantaneous pain relief, she uses her expertise and knowledge of nerve meridians to place very, very small squares of adhesive tape with a tiny seeds centered in the middle of each on the correct pain meridians inside the auricle, helix and lobule of each ear so I can pinch them myself for help with pain relief. It is all miraculous to me. What I have learned from this is that I am a happy person who has physical pain that is treatable with Acupuncture. It would not have happened without Claudia. She has gone above and beyond these treatments for me. For example, she assisted me tremendously in losing 50lbs! Claudia is a Gentle Force of Nature and Natural Healing. I will be forever grateful for the services she provides me and the kindness and gentleness with which she does it.

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Claudia is a very gifted healer and a fabulous acupuncturist. She is very knowlegable and kind. She listened to all my concerns and made great recommendations I could follow. Since then, my pain is gone and I feel great! Claudia is the BEST!!!

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Claudia is a very gifted healer and a fabulous acupuncturist. She is very knowlegable and kind. She listened to all my concerns and made great recommendations I could follow. Since then, my pain is gone and I feel great! Claudia is the BEST!!!

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I have worked with Claudia (Bracht) Wardl for six years. I initially found her when I was looking for a new acupuncturist and massage therapist. I met with Claudia and realized that she would be able to help me on many levels. Through Ayurveda, Chinese medecine and massage, she has helped me conquer kidney stones, chronic back & shoulder pain, sinus issues, migraines, even the common cold and flu.

She has also introduced me to the Pancha Karma clenase, which has been a tremendous benefit to my health. I have done these cleanses at least a dozen times since being introduced to them. My regular doctor is aware and whole-heartedly approves of Claudia's treatments and of the Pancha Karma cleanses.

Claudia has always had the most professional attitude, immediately getting to the essence of my physical ailments in our sessions and has even taken the time to share recipes and ideas to use at home. She is kind, considerate and quite friendly and has helped me live a more healthy life. I have recommended her to many friends & colleagues. She is quite simply: the best!

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I have worked with Claudia (Bracht) Wardl for six years. I initially found her when I was looking for a new acupuncturist and massage therapist. I met with Claudia and realized that she would be able to help me on many levels. Through Ayurveda, Chinese medecine and massage, she has helped me conquer kidney stones, chronic back & shoulder pain, sinus issues, migraines, even the common cold and flu.

She has also introduced me to the Pancha Karma clenase, which has been a tremendous benefit to my health. I have done these cleanses at least a dozen times since being introduced to them. My regular doctor is aware and whole-heartedly approves of Claudia's treatments and of the Pancha Karma cleanses.

Claudia has always had the most professional attitude, immediately getting to the essence of my physical ailments in our sessions and has even taken the time to share recipes and ideas to use at home. She is kind, considerate and quite friendly and has helped me live a more healthy life. I have recommended her to many friends & colleagues. She is quite simply: the best!

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I have been a patient of Claudia Brachtl Ward for over twelve years
and can recommend her highly. I am now a 79 year old senior citizen who has had numerous bodily complaints through the years, many of these associated with the aging process, but also have had to deal with broken bones, sprains, painful joints, radiation, headaches, anxiety and, more recently, Parkinsons disease. In each instance Claudia has been there for me in a most supportive way, and her acupuncture treatments have been enormously beneficial. At the moment I am seeing her on a regular basis in hopes of slowing the progression (diagnosed 8 years ago) of my P.D., and so far we have had good luck in this area.
Claudia is extremely knowledgeable and very professional in her approach to treating her patients. I have always known her to be organized, responsible, and 100% honest ---- plus just a delightful and caring person. I feel truly blessed to have her in my life.

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I have been a patient of Claudia Brachtl Ward for over twelve years
and can recommend her highly. I am now a 79 year old senior citizen who has had numerous bodily complaints through the years, many of these associated with the aging process, but also have had to deal with broken bones, sprains, painful joints, radiation, headaches, anxiety and, more recently, Parkinsons disease. In each instance Claudia has been there for me in a most supportive way, and her acupuncture treatments have been enormously beneficial. At the moment I am seeing her on a regular basis in hopes of slowing the progression (diagnosed 8 years ago) of my P.D., and so far we have had good luck in this area.
Claudia is extremely knowledgeable and very professional in her approach to treating her patients. I have always known her to be organized, responsible, and 100% honest ---- plus just a delightful and caring person. I feel truly blessed to have her in my life.

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Claudia was referred to me by my chiropractor many years ago. I now seek her out ahead of any other appt for issues from lower back pain, to menopause symptoms. I can't begin to tell you the relief I get from both her treatments, and Claudia as a person. I have, and continue to recommend her to my friends and anyone in need of thoughtful, professional and caring services. Gosh...her recommendations of herbs over the years as well, has made an enormous difference in my well-being! Thank you, Claudia~

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Claudia was referred to me by my chiropractor many years ago. I now seek her out ahead of any other appt for issues from lower back pain, to menopause symptoms. I can't begin to tell you the relief I get from both her treatments, and Claudia as a person. I have, and continue to recommend her to my friends and anyone in need of thoughtful, professional and caring services. Gosh...her recommendations of herbs over the years as well, has made an enormous difference in my well-being! Thank you, Claudia~

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Claudia is awesome, I can only tell you how effective her treatments are, and how long term the results last. Claudia 's natural ability to access and remedy conditions , conveys to her patients and builds trust for life. I have recommended over 20 patients to Claudia , the success and feedback I have heard has made me very grateful that I can refer people in pain find Claudia. Thank you Claudia.

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Claudia is awesome, I can only tell you how effective her treatments are, and how long term the results last. Claudia 's natural ability to access and remedy conditions , conveys to her patients and builds trust for life. I have recommended over 20 patients to Claudia , the success and feedback I have heard has made me very grateful that I can refer people in pain find Claudia. Thank you Claudia.

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Claudia is an outstanding professional who is also kind and caring. I have been seeing Claudia for more than 10 years and she has never been anything less than wonderful.

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Claudia is an outstanding professional who is also kind and caring. I have been seeing Claudia for more than 10 years and she has never been anything less than wonderful.

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Claudia does not limit her treatments to simply acupuncture. Her knowledge of not only acupuncture, but acupuncture in conjunction with chinese herbs, steam, cupping and massage is second to none.
The willingness to actually ask how I am doing since the last appointment, and to adjust her treatments accordingly is wonderful.
Invariably I leave her office feeling totally relaxed, and well cared for. Thank You Claudia!!

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Claudia does not limit her treatments to simply acupuncture. Her knowledge of not only acupuncture, but acupuncture in conjunction with chinese herbs, steam, cupping and massage is second to none.
The willingness to actually ask how I am doing since the last appointment, and to adjust her treatments accordingly is wonderful.
Invariably I leave her office feeling totally relaxed, and well cared for. Thank You Claudia!!

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Claudia is a kind, compassionate, highly knowledgeable practitioner. She cares greatly about her patients. She has helped me to get through issues of loss and grief and also has treated me for headaches. I highly recommend her. It's a joy to spend time in her beautiful office in her caring presence.

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Claudia is a kind, compassionate, highly knowledgeable practitioner. She cares greatly about her patients. She has helped me to get through issues of loss and grief and also has treated me for headaches. I highly recommend her. It's a joy to spend time in her beautiful office in her caring presence.

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I have sought treatment from Claudia for a number of things -- from pre-conception health to joint pain. Her approach to treatment is thorough and patient, and the results have been truly amazing. Because she takes the time to ask questions prior to any session, I always feel as though she has considered all options and made decisions based on my specific case. In every instance I have left her office feeling well-cared for and eager to return for another treatment. She has a light touch with the needles (which is not true of all acupuncturists, in my experience!), is a skilled masseuse, and her office is beautiful and inviting. I highly recommend visiting Claudia if you are seeking someone who will consider your body holistically, and take the thought and time to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.

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I have sought treatment from Claudia for a number of things -- from pre-conception health to joint pain. Her approach to treatment is thorough and patient, and the results have been truly amazing. Because she takes the time to ask questions prior to any session, I always feel as though she has considered all options and made decisions based on my specific case. In every instance I have left her office feeling well-cared for and eager to return for another treatment. She has a light touch with the needles (which is not true of all acupuncturists, in my experience!), is a skilled masseuse, and her office is beautiful and inviting. I highly recommend visiting Claudia if you are seeking someone who will consider your body holistically, and take the thought and time to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.

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Claudia Brachtl is a mean-spirited, unprofessional and bitchy individual who has no business being in health care. She is unwilling to accomodate you if you have any kind of special needs. If you have any kind of disability, do not see her. She told me I was a waste of her time and when I asked what the problem is she said the fact that I was standing in her office is the problem. She even criticized me about the fact that I had left her a voicemail and asked a question (I has asked her about if she wants to see someone who has my disability. She agreed, but in the appointment, she went after me. Crazy, right?). I was open and trusted her with my special needs beforehand and even though she agreed to see me, this is how she treated me. She is a cold, heartless and utterly uncompassionate person. She said she couldn't care about me because she's not God. Apparently, being caring is not a quality she associates with being a healthcare practitioner and it showed. I was stunned by how randomly and unencessarily mean-spirited she is, to someone so vulnerable. She thinks she can say and do whatever she wants, and her patients should just "take it". I'm not kidding you, this is what she said and how the appointment went even though I was upfront with her about my being a person with special needs. She is the lowest of the low in my opinion. This is all my opinion and my experience and I consider her a (rather frightening looking) monster.

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Claudia Brachtl is a mean-spirited, unprofessional and bitchy individual who has no business being in health care. She is unwilling to accomodate you if you have any kind of special needs. If you have any kind of disability, do not see her. She told me I was a waste of her time and when I asked what the problem is she said the fact that I was standing in her office is the problem. She even criticized me about the fact that I had left her a voicemail and asked a question (I has asked her about if she wants to see someone who has my disability. She agreed, but in the appointment, she went after me. Crazy, right?). I was open and trusted her with my special needs beforehand and even though she agreed to see me, this is how she treated me. She is a cold, heartless and utterly uncompassionate person. She said she couldn't care about me because she's not God. Apparently, being caring is not a quality she associates with being a healthcare practitioner and it showed. I was stunned by how randomly and unencessarily mean-spirited she is, to someone so vulnerable. She thinks she can say and do whatever she wants, and her patients should just "take it". I'm not kidding you, this is what she said and how the appointment went even though I was upfront with her about my being a person with special needs. She is the lowest of the low in my opinion. This is all my opinion and my experience and I consider her a (rather frightening looking) monster.

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