Amanda Sapirstein, L.Ac. offers acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal consultation. Due to increased demand, bookings are being accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire about an appointment using the contact form below, or by emailing
If you're looking for acupuncture covered by your insurance plan or shorter appointments at a reduced cost, Amanda offers acupuncture at four Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic locations: Goleta, Isla Vista, Eastside, and Bridge. SBNC accepts CenCal, Medicare, and select Anthem & Blue Shield insurance plans.
I am looking very forward to seeing and working with you as capacity allows.
If you need recommendations for providers offering a certain style of treatment or addressing your particular condition, please reach out! I will do my best to assist as many of you as possible.
Hidden Meridian is founded on the principle of holistic health through a combination of tried and true ancient methods alongside recent advances in wellness tools and technology. Our mission is to address obstacles to health effectively, compassionately, and naturally in the process of guiding our patients, friends, and community members to a state of optimal wellbeing.
Choose just one, or mix & match
Tiny filaments, commonly referred to as "acupuncture needles" are inserted a few millimeters into the skin in an effort to mobilize and move our internal energetic resource, or "qi" in a way that recalibrates our body's multiple dynamic processes.
The quick version: improved sleep, reduced pain and stress, an undefinable quantity of benefits; Simply, a more joyous day.
Chinese Herbal Prescriptions are carefully chosen based on your needs and presentation at the time of visit. We mostly stock encapsulated formulas based on patient preference, although may prescribe a custom granular formula if necessary.
We also carry an array of supplements and herbal skin products which can be purchased without an appointment.
Cupping utilizes suction to draw upon muscle, connective tissue, fascia, and stagnant blood, creating space for nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to flow through areas handicapped by heavier and "stuck" deoxygenated blood.
This increasingly popular technique (thank you Michael Phelps) not only boosts the immune system, but breaks up muscle adhesions and improves range of motion, thereby relieving acute and chronic pain.
Neck & Back pain
Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists
Hips, Knees, Feet/Ankles
Irritable Bowel (IBS)
Acute & Chronic Gastritis
Nausea & Vomiting
Addiction & Cravings
Menstrual Irregularity & Pain
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Headaches & Migraines
Travel sessions available upon request
Please inquire directly!
Exact Times TBD
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Tuesday: Eastside Clinic (Downtown SB)
Wednesday: Isla Vista & Goleta
Friday: Bridge Clinic (Downtown SB)
(844) 963-8880 for appointments