Erica Robyn Burley, Acupuncturist
Hi, I'm Erica!
I am a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Chinese herbalist. My goal is to provide you with exceptional care so that you can feel your best. All day, every day. I am passionate about the healing potential of Chinese medicine and look forward to collaborating with you to tailor an individualized treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Many of my patients are looking for a more holistic and individualized approach to their own health than the conventional healthcare system tends to offer. Many are fatigued, stressed, depressed, or in pain. Some have digestive issues and want to know what to eat to feel well. Others have fertility issues and want to know how to conceive or how to support a healthy pregnancy. Some seek alternatives to the medications they are taking, and others want to bring preventive medicine into their lives so they can stay healthy for as long as possible.
My intention is to help you regain your natural vitality and restore your inner strength. Together we will collaborate to create long-term sustainable solutions for health, wellness, and prevention of disease.
There are many roads to wellness. My job is to find out what works best for you!
Erica Robyn Burley, M.S., L.Ac
Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist
Erica supports each patient’s unique journey with highly effective and deeply personalized collaborative healthcare, drawing from the arenas of Chinese cosmology, holistic nutrition, and integrative mental health to inform her clinical acupuncture practice. Together, Erica and her patients explore the root causes of disease, navigating the many paths towards holistic health and healing. She weaves constitutional diagnosis, nutritional wisdom, and the cultivation of mindfulness into a comprehensive treatment experience designed to support the whole person. Erica’s unique style blends a classical Chinese medicine approach with Five Element acupuncture. Her treatment style integrates acupuncture with herbal medicine, food relationship coaching, and a mindfulness-based somatic approach to mental health and physical wellness.
Erica considers physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to be an essential component in the cultivation of personal freedom. Her favorite work is in the arena of empowering more effective self-healing through embracing the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself. Erica believes that acupuncture is the solution the health experts seek, as they scramble to reverse the opioid crisis and the many forms of chronic disease and discomfort associated with the unsustainable model of depersonalized and capital-driven healthcare. Her background in treating substance abuse and recovery has contributed to her commitment to support those affected by the opioid crisis. Through the introduction of acupuncture and herbal medicine as an alternative to pharmaceutical medications prescribed for pain. She is passionate about the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine as an alternative to addictive medications, and is dedicated to empowering patients to make educated choices in their own healing process. The ideal patient for Erica is anyone who seeks more comfort, ease, and joy in life through untying the knots of pain, distress, and imbalance that commonly arise as a side effect of our modern lifestyle and as a result of chronic disease.
Erica was formally trained in acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she received her Master’s degree and graduated as Valedictorian of her class. She has an academic background in psychology and nutrition, and is currently pursuing specialized training in somatic-centered therapies at the National University of Natural Medicine Doctoral program in Classical Chinese Medicine and Master’s program in Integrative Mental Health. Her more recent post-graduate work took her to China to study directly with famed medical herbalist Dr. Heiner Fruehauf and several other world-renowned experts in the field. Her commitment to service led her to the Vajra Varahi health clinic in Nepal where she provided hundreds of treatments for those affected by the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.
Erica is fluent in Spanish. [Se habla español].
Licenses & Degrees
Candidate - Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM) - 2021
Candidate - Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health (MSiMH) - 2021
Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) - 2015
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) - 2015
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) - 2015
Level II Reiki Master - 2013
AcuDetox Specialist (N.A.D.A.) - 2008
Bachelor of arts in psychology (B.A.) - 2001