Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc

Many Disciplines.  One Patient.  


For more information about gluten or to join my monthly Meetup group, please visit my website: www.GlutenFreeSantaCruz.com

Call now for an appointment: (831) 824-4005


My Practice

I am a Physician Assistant (PA) with a masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I offer integrative health care consultations and acupuncture in addition to standard Western diagnosis and treatment.  I am able to write and refill prescriptions as well as order any necessary lab tests.  I have a strong interest in preventing and treating chronic illnesses by focusing on their underlying causes.

My Specialties

My passion is for helping people find real solutions to their health concerns, not just band-aids.  I have helped hundreds of people to identify and manage gluten intolerance and other food intolerance, often improving underlying autoimmune conditions.  I enjoy coaching people on how to stay well through cold/flu season and can give you successful strategies for supporting your immune system.  I have extensive experience working with all sorts of digestive issues – abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, etc. – which generally respond very well to a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment.  For acute and chronic pain, I have had great success utilizing acupuncture, microcurrent, and supplements to reduce inflammation.   I also enjoy helping my patients to better manage their stress, anxiety and depression with acupuncture and carefully targeted supplements.

My Philosophy

Health is a dialogue.  While I am an expert in my field, you are the expert of your body.  Together we will explore your health goals and create a realistic plan that you feel good about following.

Testimonials 

“Before seeing Amber, I spent years going to specialists...none of whom could figure out why I was always tired and in so much pain. Amber took a detailed history and helped me figure out that gluten was the underlying cause of my migraines, stomach pain, and fatigue. Under her care, I am now 100% gluten-free and nearly 100% pain-free. I am so grateful for her diligent detective work, dietary suggestions, acupuncture, and anti-inflammatory supplements. Thank you Amber!” - NW


“From the first moment I met Amber Weiss, I knew she was smart. I knew she knew what she was doing.  She spent over an hour with me discussing everything… I am so grateful to have found Amber.  She is extraordinary.  An incredible listener, so patient, sweet and genuinely cares.  She never once, (ever!) rushed me through our appointment.  She is also extremely bright and knowledgeable about treatments old and new.  She has this really great calming sense to her.  That's the best way I can describe it.”  L.K.  

“This was one of the best doctor office experiences I have ever had! I had a terrible sinus infection.  Amber was VERY attentive and understanding. She listened to everything I said and took my personal symptoms into consideration without rubber-stamping me with an antibiotic.  She is an expert in BOTH traditional and pharmaceutical treatments (a very rare combo in my experience).  I am not exaggerating: her recommendations for Chinese remedies have allowed my husband and I to wake up without headaches for the first time in 5 years!!”  R.C.


My Credentials

After graduating with honors from Stanford University, I went on to earn my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in 2002.  For several years, I ran a busy acupuncture clinic in Santa Cruz with an emphasis on primary care, holistic pain management and digestive disorders.  With a strong desire to expand the services I could offer my patients, I continued my education at Stanford Medical School for my Physician Assistant training, where I graduated at the top of my class in 2007.  I am a Certified Gluten Practitioner, specializing in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease and gluten intolerance.  

As a Physician Assistant (PA) and Licensed Acupuncturist, I combine modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing.


Are you looking for a medical provider who gives you the time and attention you deserve?

Are you looking for real answers to your health concerns, not just a mask for symptoms?