About Lori

Photo of Goleta Santa Barbara Montecito licensed fertility and pregnancy acupuncturist Lori Guynes

Lori Guynes, L.Ac.

I am a nationally certified and California State licensed acupuncturist specializing in reproductive health care, with an emphasis on fertility enhancement and pregnancy care. I received my masters degree from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine where I also served on the faculty. I enjoy helping my clients experience greater health and balance through gentle acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional counseling, and Chinese herbal medicine. 

I treat women and men who are solely using Chinese medicine, and others who are using it in conjunction with Western medicine, including Assisted Reproductive Technology: Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and In-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Though I am not currently working as a Doula/Labor Assistant, I completed training through ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) in 2000. I’ve had extensive advanced training in fertility and other reproductive health issues. A highlight of that training was studying with Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, Mike Berkley of The Berkley Center in Manhattan, Raven Lang, midwife/acupuncturist in Santa Cruz, CA and Daoshing Ni of the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, CA. I am a member of RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association.

In 2008, I completed a three year certification training with Gabriele Hoppe in Biosynthesis – a body/mind/spirit therapy with its origins in pre and peri-natal development. I have also extensively studied Energy Medicine with Ms. Hoppe and Gabriel Stux, M.D., acupuncturist, which combines Chinese medicine, Biosynthesis and Chakra acupuncture.

Partial List of Invited Public Lectures:

Pacific Pride Foundation Health Conference – Creative Aging: The Power of Midlife, “Eastern and Western Approaches to Breast Health”, 10/01.

Santa Barbara City College Adult Education – “Menopause and Traditional Chinese Medicine”, 2002 and 2003.

Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine Community Health Lecture Series – “Infertility and Chinese Medicine”, 2/06.

UC Santa Barbara Professional Women’s Association Conference, “Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health, 4/06.

Television panelist on “Secrets of Self-Improvement,” Channel 17, 10/06.

Central Coast Doula Association study group – “Chinese Medicine for Fertility Enhancement and Pregnancy Care,” 3/09

Taught Continuing Education course for Licensed Acupuncturists – “Traditional Chinese Medicine and Reproductive Wellness,”, 03/12, Healing Opportunities.

This course is now available for free online – great resource for practitioners who want to hone their fertility enhancement skills, and for patients who want to learn more about how Chinese Medicine works for fertility.


Acupuncture/Herbal guest expert for three episodes of the television show “The Alternative Medicine Cabinet,” 06/12.

Speaker for UCSB course “Healing and Global Perspectives,” 07/13


2006, 2007, 2008 and 2018 Santa Barbara Independent “Best of” poll, finalist for “Best Acupuncturist.”

Please check out the Noozhawk article about my practice: The Working Life: Lori Guyneshttps://www.noozhawk.com/article/011310_the_working_life_lori_guynes

The rest of my wonderful team: 

My Associate Jetta Harris, L.Ac.
 has been in the practice since August, 2016!

Jetta Harris is a California licensed acupuncturist who in addition to treating a wide range of conditions has a particular passion and skill for mental-emotional balancing and women’s health, especially pregnancy and postpartum care. She uses a soft touch to provide her patients with gentle yet effective acupuncture. She also enjoys working with herbs and nutrition to assist her patients in balanced and complete care. Jetta is available Tuesday afternoon and early evening and Saturdays.

Monica Kaderali, L.Ac. joined the team in September 2018! 

Monica  Kaderali spent a year in Taiwan experiencing first hand the roots of  Chinese medicine then returned to the States in 2005 to run successful  practices in both Marin and Santa Barbara. Her past work at an integrative medicine oncology center gave her the opportunity to work with hundreds of cancer  patients, utilizing TCM methods for adjunctive cancer therapies. Between this and working  with doctors, nurses and nutritionists at an another Integrative Medicine  Center in Santa Barbara, she gained a fondness for the integrative  approach.  Pain management and women’s health are her concentrations.  Monica is available Monday and Friday  morning/early afternoon and every other Wednesday evening.

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