Marc Velez is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Botanical Medicine expert serving Sonoma County.
He specializes in treating painful and difficult-to-treat disorders such as Fibromyalgia, Migraines and chronic pain.
Marc uses acupuncture, herbal therapy and massage to provide synergistic relief from pain while restoring function and boosting the body’s innate healing mechanisms using a safe, natural approach.
Interested in Chinese medicine since High School, Marc left Santa Rosa in 2005 to pursue a Master’s Degree at the highly-acclaimed Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz. There, he spent over 3200 hours of intensive study including Western medicine, massage, dietetics and Chi Kung in addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine.
In 2010, Marc returned to Sonoma County with a simple mission: To provide safe, natural and effective healthcare to as many people as possible.
In addition to his standard private sessions and herbal consultations, Marc now offers low-cost acupuncture services for those on a tight budget. Cotati Community Acupuncture opened its doors to the public in July of 2013, making available these services to residents of Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove, Santa Rosa and surrounding areas.
Along with his beloved wife and son and their two cats, Marc enjoys the simple pleasures of country living, exploring the wonders of gardening, fermenting beverages and vegetables, bird watching and enjoying Sonoma County’s incredible natural environment. Residents of Sebastopol, Marc and his family have a shared passion for nature and wish to work together to heal the Earth and its people with compassion and empowerment.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT MARC
Marc has been an avid amateur radio operator since 2004, and knows his way around the soldering iron and volt-meter, and is currently studying Morse Code. Amateur radio operators, also known as “Hams” are often called upon to provide radio communications during times of disaster, when other resources are no longer available. A survivor of the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, Marc keeps his radio, medical and survival skills sharp for such an event.