Pamela Grant, Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.

Gentle Acupuncture   .   Herbal Medicine  .   Certified Sheng Zhen Meditation Teacher 

Lymphatic Drainage   .     Clinical Aromatherapy   .   Functional Medicine   .

Paleo and Auto Immune Protocol Consultant (AIP Diet and Lifestyle)

German Auricular Medicine     .   Allergy Desensitization Protocol  

LifeWave Enthusiast



Pamela Grant holds a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine and has been in practice since 2003.  She is licensed to practice acupuncture and herbs by the California Acupuncture Board and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.)

She has studied lymphatic drainage therapy with Alan Mill at the Center for Lymphatic Therapy in Santa Barbara and has been using lymphatic drainage protocols with her patients since 2008.  

She is a certified Sheng Zhen Meditation teacher, holds regular qigong classes locally, and continues her studies, as well as volunteer work, with Master Li Junfeng, the Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society, and the International Sheng Zhen Society.

She has studied functional medicine and functional blood chemistry extensively with Dr. Datis Kharrazian.  Pamela incorporates many modalities into an acupuncture session, depending up the needs of the client, including healing movement (Sheng Zhen Meditation), German Auricular Medicine, allergy desensitization, lymphatic drainage, dietary counseling, lab evaluation, Life Wave Patch Technology and aromatherapy.

Pamela’s focus is largely on internal medicine, especially long-term, chronic, “sub-clinical” and auto-immune disorders such as chronic pain, Hashimoto’s, Lupus, MS, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. This focus extends to unexplained secondary infertility issues. Pamela has examined the role of Traditional Chinese medicine and reproductive health: menstruation, libido, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause.

In addition to her private practice, she works with her husband, Craig Penner, MFT, to further their work training therapists in Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR (Natural Processing Trainings.)  The philosophies embraced by this system of teaching coincide with Pamela's belief in how the body heals.

I have been involved in alternative health since I was a teenager — meditation, yoga, herbal medicine, qigong. I firmly believe in the body’s capacity for self-healing. Sometimes other factors hinder this natural ability, such as stress, toxic exposures, chronic viral or bacterial infection, diet, side-effects of medications, hormone fluctuations, radiation exposure and more. Emotions and life events can also be a huge factor in understanding the path to restoring and maintaining health.

I like to help a client get a blueprint of what might be going on from an “East-West” approach — take a look at labs, discuss diet, consider factors that might be part of the “big picture.” At the same time, we look into the energetics of what is happening. The beauty of Traditional Chinese Medicine is its ability to tune into subclinical or undiagnosable imbalances. At each session, we assess a constantly changing mind-body complex. In time, by learning how to restore our body’s own natural healing capacities, we can often have an effect on complex or challenging health issues.