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The Healing Compass Natural Health Center Story

The two of us have been partners and friends in the journey of creating a natural health and wellness center for the past 18 years. Our practice is grounded in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a system of health care that began long ago, yet continues to be validated by current scientific research. Chinese medicine has become more popular than ever in the United States with the public seeking more choices among their options for healthcare to use alone or alongside conventional care. As clinicians we have always provided personalized therapies to our patients with TCM. By expanding our center’s services with clinical nutrition, specialized lab testing and health guidance coaching we now provide the essential components for whole-body healthcare.


The integration of body mind and spirit is a foundational premise of Chinese medicine. We believe that healthcare is a personal experience, and each patient who comes through our door is a person first and not a diagnosis or disease. Whatever health issue you want help with, your healing depends on the state of your body-mind-spirit as an integrated whole. Your physical body, your mind and mental state along with your readiness and desire for change are all an integrated whole. Guiding you through that change and helping you cultivate optimal health is a major aspect of Natural Functional medicine. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this type of healthcare for you now and through the years to come. We look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Linda Read-Shelby,

D.A.C.M., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., A.C.N.

Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

Certified Clinical Nutritionist

Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

About Dr. Linda

Dr. Linda Read-Shelby has been in private practice for over 18 years. She is a Chinese Medicine Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in California, and Board Certified Nationally, Applied Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Health Coach. She has treated numerous conditions and people of all ages through her years in practice. She guides and coaches her patients toward optimal aging using acupuncture and her training in blood chemistry and specialized functional lab testing.  She has advanced specialty training in digestive disorders, mood and cognitive issues, women’s health including menopause and infertility. She uses both Chinese and Kiiko-style Japanese acupuncture.

About Dr. Viveka

In practice since 2003, Dr. Viveka utilizes Chinese medicine plus functional nutrition, Asian and western herbal medicine, acupuncture, blood chemistry and other lab testing to detect patterns indicating nutritional needs, along with personalized diet & lifestyle guidance to provide truly holistic and proactive healthcare. She treats people with all kinds of conditions in her practice and specializes in wellness care with advanced training in blood sugar management and cosmetic acupuncture, including neuromuscular facial conditions. 

Dr. Viveka S. Rucker

D.A.C.M., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., A.C.N. 

Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Licensed Acupuncturist
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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