Alternative Pain Management Resource Guide


This guide is intended to increase awareness of alternative pain management therapies in Humboldt County. It is part of a “RX Safe Humboldt” initiative that aims to reduce problems associated with over use of opiate pain medications.

Inclusion in the guide is not an endorsement of any given therapy or practitioner.

This guide is not exhaustive.  If there is someone you think should be included, or if information has become outdated, please contact Diane Bonitatibus at 707.443.4563 ext. 14. Please verify with offices that insurance information is current and correct before being seen.

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Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ayurvedic Medicine
Behavior Modification/Cognitive Behavorial Therapy/Counseling
Biofeedback
Chiropractic
Corrective Exercise/Strength Training
Feldenkrais Method
Functional Medicine
Hellerwork
Homeopathy
Hypnotherapy
Intervention Pain Techniques

         

Massage/Body Work
Meditation/Mindfulness
Naturopathic Medicine
Nutritional Counseling
Osteopathic Medicine
Pain Mgmt Classes/Groups
Physical/Occupational Therapy
Pilates
Reflexology
Tai Chi
Yoga


Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine

1. Anne Elias LAc, 530-629-3454, 57 Walnut Way, Willow Creek
2. Anne Elias LAc, 530-623-2668, 214 Main St, Weaverville
3. Stacy D. Kett LAc, 707-616-5283, 735 12th St., Arcata - Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00p
4. Alyssa Melody LAc, MS, 510-593-7775, Jacoby Storehouse, 780 7th St., Ste 10, Arcata,
Visit Website - COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE - $25 every Wednesday from 3:00-7:00
5. Peter Stern ND, LAc, 707-923-3644, 764 Cedar St, Garberville
6. Arcata Health Alliance, Lynda McDevitt LAc, MSC, 707-822-2324, 739 10th St, Arcata
7. Arcata Wellness Center, Stacey Kett LAc, 707-616-5283, 735 12th Street, Arcata, Visit Website
8. Center for Natural Medicine, Melissa Berg LAc, 707-822-7400, 1460 G St, Arcata, Visit Website
9. Essential Elements Spa & Sauna, 707-839-7772, 1639 Central Ave, Ste A, McKinleyville, Visit Website
10. Humboldt Acupunture, Chelsea Colby LAc, 707-268-8007, 517 3rd Street Suite 18, Eureka, Visit Website - Humboldt Veterans Acupuncture Project (HVAP); call for more info
11. Humboldt Acupunture, Jeffrey Haloff LAc, 707-268-8007, 1730 Main St, Fortuna, Visit Website
12. Redwood Coast Acupuncture Center, Ryan Vodden LAc, 707-444-9446, 2107 Harrison St, Eureka, Visit Website


Ayurvedic Medicine - An ancient East Indian approach to health that uses lifestyle, diet and herbal remedies to support the body's own healing process

1. Essential Elements Spa & Sauna, 707-839-7772, 1639 Central Ave, Ste A, McKinleyville,
Visit Website
2. Northwest Institute of Ayurveda, Traci Webb CAS, PKT, CMT, 707-601-9025, 1433 11th Street, Suite G, Arcata, Visit Website


Behavior Modification/Cognitive Behavorial Therapy/Counseling

1. Steve Blankman PhD, 707-826-1207, 21 11th St, Arcata
2. Sarah Haag PhD, 707-672-2206, 2910 Harris Street, Eureka - Anxiety, OCD, and OCD-related conditions (including health anxiety)
3. Len Wolff MFT, 707-826-7338, 1062 G Street, Suite D, Arcata
4. Loving Hands, Institute of Healing Arts & Church, Rev. Collins, 707-725-9627, 739 12th St, Fortuna,
Visit Website - Spiritual counseling; certified & ordained through Pan-American Indian Association
5. North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals, Visit Website - See online listing of mental health professionals
6. Partnership Health Plan of CA, Managing Pain Safely Program, Beacon Health Options (855) 765-9703 for behavioral health services to help manage pain safely., Visit Website - See website for an "At Home Guided Relaxation" tool


Biofeedback

1. Essential Light Energetics, Kiernan Powers, 707-496-8218, Arcata - Light Device


Chiropractic

1. Tracy Cole DC, 707-464-2921, 1347 Northcrest Dr., Crescent City
2. Jerome DeCapua DC, 530-629-2474, 39063 Hwy 299, Willow Creek
3. Jane Haskins DC, 707-441-1500, 616 Harris St, Eureka,
Visit Website
4. Gerald Jackson DC, 707-444-0416, 626 Harris St, Eureka
5. Asti Chiropractic, Gale Asti DC, 707-725-1131, 930 S Fortuna Blvd, Fortuna
6. Crosbie Chiropractic, Michael Crosbie DC, 707-725-5668, 1828 Main St, Fortuna, Visit Website - Koren Specific Technique
7. Garberville Chiropractic & Functional Medicine, Brian Ormond DC, 707-923-9343, 353 Sprowl Creek Rd, Garberville
8. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, John Buckner DC, 707-445-8080, 1775 Harrison Ave, Eureka, Visit Website - Corrective Exercise
9. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, Brian Bellinger DC, 707-822-2224, 655 F St, Arcata, Visit Website - Corrective Exercise
10. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, Andrew Fogg DC, 707-445-8080, 1775 Harrison Ave, Eureka, Visit Website - Corrective Exercise
11. Griffith Luoma Chiropractic, Sarah Griffith DC, 707-443-0695, 2456 Buhne St, Eureka
12. Griffith Luoma Chiropractic, Dirk Luoma DC, 707-443-0695, 2456 Buhne St, Eureka
13. Happy Healthy Chiropractic, Anna Nusslock DC, CCEP, 707-502-2856, 2332 Harrison, Ste. C, Eureka, Visit Website
14. Humboldt Chiropractic, Jan Dooley DC, 822-9171, 912 10th St, Arcata, Visit Website
15. North Coast Chiropractic, Gary Jallo DC, 707-826-1213, 1448 G St, Arcata
16. Plaza Chiropracic, Loretta Murphy DC, 707-822-5900, 2803 E St, Eureka
17. Wennerholm Chiropractic, Eric Wennerholm DC, 707-442-0881, 1459 Myrtle Ave, Eureka
18. Wennerholm Chiropractic, William Wennerholm DC, 707-839-4344, 1225 Central Ave, McKinleyville


Corrective Exercise/Strength Training

1. Curt Valko MAT Specialist, 707-407-8904, 901 O Street Arcata, Arcata
2. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, Brian Bellinger DC, 707-822-2224, 655 F St, Arcata,
Visit Website
3. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, John Buckner DC, 707-445-8080, 1775 Harrison Ave, Eureka, Visit Website
4. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, Andrew Fogg DC, 707-445-8080, 1775 Harrison Ave, Eureka, Visit Website
5. True Motion Fitness, MAT Specialists, 707-822-3018, 901 O Street Arcata, Arcata, Visit Website
6. UpRight Movement, Corey Jung, 800-921-4512, 901 O Street Arcata, Arcata, Visit Website


Feldenkrais Method - A biomechanical and neuromuscular approach to movement that improves posture, coordination, flexibility and suppleness

1. Jandy Bergmann MFA, GCFP, 707-498-6374 , 101 South H Street, Arcata,
Visit Website
2. Judy Walkner PT, GCFP, 530-598-4268, 214 North Main St, Weaverville - Specializes children & babies


Functional Medicine - A primary health care approach that addresses the underlying causes of disease; looks at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that affect health

1. Essential Elements Spa & Sauna, 707-839-7772, 1639 Central Ave, Ste A, McKinleyville,
Visit Website
2. Garberville Chiropractic & Functional Medicine, Brian Ormond DC, 707-923-9343, 353 Sprowl Creek Rd, Garberville


Hellerwork - Structural Integration Bodywork, Movement Education, Awareness Dialogue

1. Hellerwork Eureka, Jake Schultz Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, 707-444-3949, 3435 M St, Eureka,
Visit Website


Homeopathy - A system of healing that uses small doses of remedies, made from natural sources, to stimulate the body's own healing response

1. Kate McCaffrey DO, 707-633-8196, 1660 Central Avenue, Suite F, McKinleyville,
Visit Website - Board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal, Family, Holistic Integrative Medicine and Homeopathy
2. Dancing Cranes Healing Arts, Gail Eastwood MSW, DIHom, 707-923-9109, 745 Locust #4, Garberville, Visit Website - Homeopathy and muscle testing


Hypnotherapy

1. Steve Blankman PhD, 707-826-1207, 21 11th St, Arcata
2. Marge O'Brien RN, CHT, 707-677-3316 - Cellular release of trauma; pre-surgical preparation
3. Hypnosis for Health, Elizabeth Connors-Keith CHT, 707-498-4897, 350 E St. #210, Eureka,
Visit Website


Intervention Pain Techniques - May include steroid injections, spinal cord stimulator trials, pain pump management or revision, radiofrequency ablation, botox for migraines, Kyphoplasty, minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedures

1. Humboldt Medical Specialists, Daniel Krauchuk DO, 707-476-2929, 2773 Harris St, Ste A, Eureka,
Visit Website - By referral only; pain pump removal or revision
2. Humboldt Medical Specialists, Brian Starr MD, 707-476-2929, 2773 Harris St, Ste A, Eureka, Visit Website - By referral only; pain pump removal or revision
3. Mad River Community Hospital Pain Treatment Center, Shahram Abbassi MD, 707--826-8271, 3800 Janes Road, Arcata, Visit Website - By referral only
4. North Coast Pain Center of St. Joseph's Hospital, James Jaworski MD, 707-269-3694, 2705 Harris St, Eureka, Visit Website - By referral only; pain pump management


Massage/Body Work - There are many massage therapists in our community. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Listings can be found online, in the telephone book, in the North Coast Journal, and in the Isis Scrolls

1. Patrick Harestad LMT, 707-616-4117, 822 G St, Ste 11, Arcata,
Visit Website - Board certified Advanced Structural Integrator, Cert. Yoga Instructor
2. Robyn Smith, 707-440-2111, Arcata, Visit Website - Yoga Therapist, Hanna Somatic Educator, Hendricks Conscious Living and Loving Coach
3. Janet Stock CMT, 707-826-0817, 1598 11th St, Arcata, Visit Website
4. Arcata School of Massage, 707-822-5223, 145 G Street , Arcata, Visit Website - Student massage - $25/hr
5. Arcata Wellness Center, 707-822-7419, 735 12th Street, Arcata, Visit Website - See website for practitioner listing
6. Essential Elements Spa & Sauna, 707-839-7772, 1639 Central Ave, Ste A, McKinleyville, Visit Website
7. Eureka Massage and Wellness, Andreina Torma CMT, 707-798-0119, 2115 1st St, Eureka, Visit Website
8. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, 707-822-2224, 655 F St, Arcata, Visit Website
9. Grace & Active Care Chiropractic, 707-445-8080, 1775 Harrison Ave, Eureka, Visit Website
10. Griffith Luoma Chiropractic, 707-443-0695, 2456 Buhne St, Eureka
11. Hands On Physical Therapy, 707-407-0536, 801 Crescent Way, Suite 4, Arcata, Visit Website
12. Loving Hands, Institute of Healing Arts, 707-725-9627, 739 12th St, Fortuna, Visit Website
13. Wennerholm Chiropractic, 707-839-4344, 1225 Central Ave, McKinleyville
14. Wennerholm Chiropractic, 707-442-0881, 1459 Myrtle Ave, Eureka


Meditation/Mindfulness

1. Len Wolff MFT, 707-826-7338, 1062 G Street, Suite D, Arcata
2. Arcata Zen Group, 707-845-8399, Eureka,
Visit Website - Faith-based mindfulness
3. Arcata Zen Group, 707-826-1701, Arcata, Visit Website - Faith-based mindfulness
4. Being Real, Being Embodied, Proctor Fiorentino T Christine, 707 445 2437, Visit Website
5. Pacific Mindfulness, Heidi Bourne, 707-498-5562, Visit Website - Certified in Mindfulness Facilitation (UCLA)


Naturopathic Medicine - A holistic primary health care approach that supports the body's own healing process

1. Peter Stern ND, LAc, 707-923-3644, 764 Cedar St, Garberville
2. Essential Elements Spa & Sauna, 707-839-7772, 1639 Central Ave, Ste A, McKinleyville,
Visit Website


Nutritional Counseling

1. Arcata Wellness Center, Rebecca Ellis LAc, 707-496-3511, 735 12th Street, Arcata,
Visit Website
2. Essential Elements Spa & Sauna, 707-839-7772, 1639 Central Ave, Ste A, McKinleyville, Visit Website


Osteopathic Medicine - A holistic primary health care approach that focuses on health promotion and disease prevention and includes a focus on the body's structure

1. Kate McCaffrey DO, 707-633-8196, 1660 Central Avenue, Suite F, McKinleyville,
Visit Website - Board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal, Family, Holistic Integrative Medicine and Homeopathy


Pain Mgmt Classes/Groups

1. Full Circle Center for Integrative Medicine, Connie Basch MD, 707-840-4701, 4641 Valley East Blvd, Ste #2, Arcata,
Visit Website - Healing Group
2. Our Pathways to Health (Humboldt IPA), Kerri Escudero, 707-443-4563, ext 57, Eureka - Chronic Disease Self-Management Program


Physical/Occupational Therapy

1. Judy Walkner PT, GCFP, 530-598-4268, 214 North Main St, Weaverville,
Visit Website - Primarily Feldenkrais, not traditional PT
2. Balanced Physical Therapy, Judi Nelson PT, 707-599-6169, 76 Country Club Dr. Unit 3, Willow Creek, Visit Website - Myofascial Release & Pilates
3. Balanced Physical Therapy, Judi Nelson PT, 707-599-6169, 735 12th Street, Arcata, Visit Website - Myofascial Release & Pilates
4. EPT Rehabilitation, 707-443-8354, 2306 Dean St, Eureka, Visit Website
5. EPT Rehabilitation, 707-725-6995, 2600 Newburg Road, Fortuna, Visit Website
6. EPT Rehabilitation, 707-839-1802, 1585 Heartwood Drive, Suite H, McKinleyville, Visit Website
7. Hand Therapy Center, Carolyn Christenson OT, 707-822-7525, 1125 16th St, Ste 212, Arcata, Visit Website - Shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand
8. Hands On Physical Therapy, Christine McKnight PT, CHP, 707-407-0536, 801 Crescent Way, Suite 4, Arcata, Visit Website
9. Humboldt Hand and Foot Therapy, Inc, OT, CHT, 707-441-1931, 1587 Myrtle, Eureka
10. Humboldt Physical Therapy, James Moore PT, 707-825-8100, 1551 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata
11. Mad River Rehab and Sports Medicine, 707-839-5905, 1650 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, Visit Website - By referral only
12. Mad River Rehab and Sports Medicine, 530-629-3338, 850 Highway 96, Willow Creek, Visit Website - By referral only
13. Mad River Rehab and Sports Medicine, 707-825-4950, 1703 Giuntoli Lane, Ste A, Arcata, Visit Website - By referral only
14. Ponte Physical Therapy, David Ponte PT, 707-268-8219, 2820 Harris Street, Eureka
15. Redwood Memorial Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, 707-441-4454, 2024 Harrison, Eureka, Visit Website - By referral only
16. St. Joseph Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, 707-441-4454, 3300 Renner Dr, Fortuna, Visit Website - By referral only
17. Vector Aquatic Center, 707-441-9262, 3289 Edgewood Rd, Eureka, Visit Website - The pool's 92 degree water is soothing to pain; Aqua Arthritis class
18. Vector Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center, 707-442-6463, 2121 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, Visit Website


Pilates - A form of strengthening exercise that reinforces awareness and proper alignment and movement patterns

1. Arcata Core Pilates, 707-845-8156, 901 8th Street , Arcata,
Visit Website
2. Balanced Physical Therapy, Judi Nelson PT, 707-599-6169, 76 Country Club Dr. Unit 3, Willow Creek, Visit Website - Myofascial Release & Pilates
3. Balanced Physical Therapy, Judi Nelson PT, 707-599-6169, 735 12th Street, Arcata, Visit Website - Myofascial Release & Pilates
4. Sacred Bodies Pilates & Dance, Susie Kidd, 707-268-0437, 525 E St, Eureka, Visit Website - Post partum complications, breast cancer recovery


Reflexology - A form of body work that uses points on the body (hands, feet, ears, face) to stimulate the body's own healing

1. Becky Frambach, 530-333-7320, 40600 Highway 299, Willow Creek - Hand & foot reflexology; Ingham Method (Intn'l Inst Reflexology)
2. Center for Reflexology and the Healing Arts, Alexandra Seymour ARCB & B.E.S.T. certified, 707-822-5395, 920 Samoa Blvd, Ste 222, Arcata,
Visit Website


Tai Chi - An ancient Chinese martial art, exercise and movement meditation that relaxes the mind and body

1. Margy Emerson, 707-822-6508, 1049 C Samoa Blvd (K St & Samoa), Arcata,
Visit Website - Back Pain and Arthritis Class; Certified to teach Tai Chi for back pain and arthritis
2. Glenda Hesseltine MA, 707-268-3936, 915 Madrone Ave, Eureka, Visit Website - Certified in Tai Chi for arthritis and diabetes; teaches in Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna & West Haven


Yoga

1. Laurie Birdsong, 707-362-5457, 2280 Newburg Rd, Fortuna
2. Christine Fiorentino CYI, 707-445-2437,
Visit Website
3. Community Yoga Center, 890 G Street, Arcata, Visit Website
4. Inner Freedom Yoga, Robyn Smith CYI, 707-440-2111, 890 G Street, Arcata, Visit Website - Yoga Therapist; works with chronic pain and tension
5. North Star Yoga Center, Patricia Starr CYT, 707-445-0644, 2701 Harrison St, Ste 3, Eureka
6. Om Shala Yoga, 707-825-9642, 858 10th St, Arcata, Visit Website
7. Tosha Yoga, 707-630-3413, 1251 9th Street, upstairs in Creamery building, Arcata, Visit Website


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