Robin Green, L.Ac. MTCM
Acupuncturist, Herbalist & Owner of Morgan Hill Family Wellness
Working in acupuncture and herbal medicine isn’t a run-of-the-mill choice for a career, is it? As a child I imagined becoming a doctor or a nurse and was drawn to helping others. By the time I went to college at UC Davis I was thinking of going into Nursing, Nutrition or Physical Therapy after I graduated, but I was having a hard time deciding which path to take. I was a typical stressed out college student and had been having severe tension headaches for about a year. These chronic (almost daily) headaches started getting worse and nothing I tried helped. I searched the internet for natural treatments for headaches, learned about acupuncture and scheduled my first appointment immediately. I was amazed at how much I liked acupuncture and it truly was a life changing experience for me. After about 12 visits my headaches, which I had experienced for at least a year, were gone! Not only that, I was healthier than ever. After finals instead of getting sick like my friends, I was healthy. My digestion improved and my energy increased. Each visit I peppered my acupuncturist, Joanna Utter, with many questions about acupuncture and how it worked. She recommended that I read The Web that Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuck. I was fascinated by this approach to treat pain, illness and improve overall health and well being. I decided I wanted to practice acupuncture, too, and so I went to Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California, earning a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After graduation I passed the California State Board Exam, necessary to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine, in 2003. I have been practicing in Morgan Hill, California ever since.
My mission is to support families who seek a holistic model of healthcare. To help my patients restore health and harmony by integrating traditional medical practices with modern medicine. To encourage parents to make informed choices on behalf of the themselves and their children, help reduce the use of ineffective and harmful drug treatments, and empower parents to build healthy bodies and spirits in their children from conception to adulthood.