Mary Tingaud L.Ac

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Certified Clinical Thermographer

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Digital Infrared Imagining

Simply put, Digital Infrared Thermography is a 15 minute painless and non invasive test of physiology. It is a valuable method available for visualizing pain and physiology. A special camera is used to provide instant thermal images or “thermograms” of the whole body or just areas being investigated. The digitized images are stored on a computer and sent electronically to a Medical Thermologist for interpretation and analysis.

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And Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is based on an ancient Chinese system of medicine, originating over 6,000 years ago. It is a therapeutic technique that uses fine needles that are inserted into the skin along pathways called meridians. The 12 meridians in the human body, though not visible to the eye, carry a life force called Qi (pronounced chee). This vital energy source of Qi, when functioning optimally, nourishes us and helps us maintain good health.

Mary Tingaud L.Ac

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Licensed Acupuncturist
Certified Clinical Thermographer

Mary Tingaud L.Ac, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, also holds certificates in Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, bio-energetic medicine, Homeopathy, and Homotoxicology. 

To reach Mary or to make an appointment, please call 805.898.1804
Her office is located at 1725 State Street, Santa Barbara.

Mary Tingaud, Santa Barbara Healthcare Practitioner, Certified Clinical Thermographer, and licensed acupuncturist, loves her work.

“Working with each and every one of my patients is an honor that I cherish. As an acupuncturist, I have experienced great rewards through the continuous discovery of new and ancient research. I will never be bored. I appreciate the challenge and feel grateful to have chosen a profession I love.”

Enhance Your Ongoing Health

Well educated in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Digital Infrared Thermology Imaging, Mary offers you a treasure chest of options that will enhance ongoing health for you and your family.

Mary holds a post-graduate degree from Shanghai, China in advanced Clinical Studies in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Tuina.

She studied at the Duke University Medical Center and is a Clinical Thermographer from the American College of Clinical Thermology with additional training in Advanced Imaging Technique.

Longtime Practitioner in Santa Barbara

A longtime resident of the Santa Barbara Community, Mary has been practicing in downtown Santa Barbara, California since 1996 and in the state since 1990.

Mary’s Other Modalities

Mary also holds certificates for over 500 hours of continuing education in various modalities such as:

  • Functional Medicine and Nutrition from the Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Applied Kinesiology, Bio-energetic medicine, and Homeopathy and Homotoxicology from Westbrook University.

Special Studies

She has studied with noted healers and shamans such as Maria Bartolotta and with Hank Wesselman, PhD. and Jill Kuykendall, authors of Journey To the Sacred Garden and Spirit Medicine.

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Office Hours, Acupuncture and Covid 19

As an Acupuncturist for almost 30 years I have encouraged my patients to come in for treatments when they are sick. However given the nature of COVID 19, this is not the case. While Chinese Medicine does have benefits to offer those suffering the initial stages of COVID 19 , this would be through a […]

Breast Cancer Awareness and Thermography

We are approaching October which happens to be breast cancer awareness month. Because I have been a Thermographer for 12 years, I feel responsible to teach and explain the benefits of thermography for breast health. First let me say that no screening tool is %100 accurate. While gathering personal information, women have reported to me […]