Taya Lindley, LAc, MTCM, Dipl. OM
Taya is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the Five Branches Institute, also in Santa Cruz. At Five Branches, she studied with and received clinical training under the esteemed Dr. Sharon Feng, a specialist in women’s health in the fields of gynecology, fertility, and obstetrics. She continued her clinical training in Beijing, China, with the highly regarded Dr. Wang Ju-Yi.
Taya is an empathetic, warm and caring practitioner who takes time with her patients to build a relationship of trust. She works closely with her patients through the healing process and supports patients in making healthy lifestyle choices. She has a broad knowledge of different systems of medicine and strongly believes in the importance of finding the best treatment available for any given condition. Her functional medicine training combined with traditional Chinese medicine guides her in finding the root cause of imbalance rather than merely alleviating symptoms. She is a proponent of integrative health care and frequently collaborates with other practitioners both within and outside of the Center.
Taya specializes in women’s health, including fertility, hormone and menstrual problems and pregnancy. For many years, she has successfully treated patients for back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain; tendonitis; fibromyalgia; arthritis; headache; and migraine. She also treats conditions such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, allergies, and asthma.
Taya enjoys yoga, running, karate, cooking, gardening, reading, traveling and most of all, spending time with her husband and two children.