Welcome to my world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—a medicine, an art, and a philosophy. TCM has thousands of years of experience of honoring the seasons, cycles and our interconnectedness to all things. I feel privileged to serve the growing demand for acupuncture and complementary medicine at Acacia Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Tucson. I am conveniently located at the southwest side of River and Campbell below the majestic Catalina Mountains.
I received my M.S. and OMD in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at South Baylo University, in Orange County, California, and did post graduate study in Beijing, China. I have been practicing Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for nearly 30 years and have lived in Tucson for the past 18 years. I was one of the co-founders, with my husband, Alex Holland, of the Asian Institute of Medical Studies that has merged with the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
I practiced acupuncture at the University of Arizona Campus Health Sports Medicine Department for eleven years and at Canyon Ranch Health Resort for five years. At Canyon Ranch I developed “Acuphoria”, an acupuncture protocol that creates a deep state of relaxation and well being for one curious to try acupuncture.
In my private practice, I offer personalized, heart-centered healthcare in an aesthetically pleasing and calming environment. My commitment is to help relieve pain and suffering through the healing tools and techniques of Chinese Medicine. My focus is on preventive medicine, mind-body healing and graceful aging. My role is that of listener and facilitator to help empower others on their path to wholeness.
For those standing at the threshold of change and confronting life’s big questions, I have developed and offer Akashic Acupuncture. An Akashic Reading is included followed by a grounding acupuncture session with shamanic drumming. This powerful combination gives voice to one’s Soul memory and purpose, revitalizes the body-mind and opens the way for greater joy and aliveness.
We are all on a unique journey seeking optimal ways of being who we are within the life we have manifested. This can be a challenging experience requiring support along the way. I offer a skillful hand and an open heart, believing that all healing is homecoming.
Regular acupuncture with Linda Joy has become an essential component of my physical, mental and emotional well-being. I look forward to my appointments with her because I know I will be treated as a whole human being and not just as someone to quickly diagnose and prescribe medicine. Linda takes the time to listen to me and address all of my concerns. I never feel rushed. —J.R.