Sam Tocchini, L.Ac.

Five Element Acupuncture at Natural Health Center


Sam is a nationally board-certified and licensed acupuncturist. She is medically trained in Classical Five Element Acupuncture, which focuses on establishing physical and emotional stability within the body, where patients can achieve optimal health and wellness in all areas of their lives. Sam is an intuitive and optimistic guide who truly listens to help find the root imbalance and works side-by-side with patients as they move toward a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.  

Sam has deep roots in our beautiful state, growing up in a small coastal Alaskan town surrounded by mountains and a love of nature in all seasons. Her favorite things include exploring new places, biking, swimming, hiking and playing with her husband, Matt and their two children. Sam is continually expanding her knowledge, experience and expertise in acupuncture by attending workshops to enhance her practice and better serve her patients.

Her professional licenses include:

  • Certified Diplomate - Acupuncture (NCCAOM) 

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

  • Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Sam’s academic degrees include:

  • Master of Acupuncture (MA)

  • Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

How does illness occur?  
At various points in our lives, we experience injuries, trauma, illness and emotional stressors that affect us on physical, emotional and mental levels. As a result, different parts of our systems are weakened and the flow of energy (qi) that should move with strength and vitality through our bodies become blocked. This can manifest itself in many different ways that are inherently treatable with the proper guidance.

How does acupuncture work?  
The major benefit of Classical Five Element Acupuncture is that it naturally and effectively treats deep imbalances that are the root of symptoms, whether they manifest physically, emotionally or otherwise. When particular patterns are identified, these chronic and complex health problems can be greatly improved or alleviated. Classical Five Element Acupuncture can bring the body into balance, renewing energy and joy, facilitating emotional wellness and reducing stress. Through acupuncture, patients often convey a deep sense of well-being that permeates all areas of their lives.

Contact us today to learn more or schedule your appointment with Sam Tocchini.