Acupuncture in Redway and McKinleyville

We are delighted to announce that Redwoods Rural Health Center has expanded to open a new acupuncture office in McKinleyville. 

The new acupuncture in McKinleyville specializes in pediatrics and family medicine.

Michiah Tobin is a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of CA. She is also nationally certified in Chinese Herbology. She graduated in 1998, receiving a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Michiah uses a variety of healing modalities which includes, but not limited to, acupuncture, herbs, Tuina (Chinese massage), heat therapy, cupping, aromatherapy, and homeopathy.

What is acupuncture?

Chinese Medicine is a 3000-year-old holistic system of medicine which diagnoses and treats disease. It includes many different modalities, such as Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Tuina, Gasha, and Herbology.

Acupuncture is a painless insertion of tiny sterile needles into Acupuncture points. This action mobilizes Qi and Xue (blood), invigorating proper function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands, and organs. 

Medical benefits

We’re working to create social change by providing a place for spiritual and personal growth. We strive to help patients get relief from pain, stress, suffering, and trauma. We encourage the release of suffering. Each soul has the potential to rise to it’s the greatest manifestation of self.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus on Acupuncture reports that “studies have demonstrated that Acupuncture can cause multiple biological responses, mediated mainly by sensory neurons to many structures within the central nervous system. This can lead to activation of pathways affecting various physiological systems in the brain as well as the periphery. The NIA Consensus also says that Acupuncture may activate the Hypothalamus and Pituitary gland, resulting in a broad spectrum of systemic effects.

  • Addition – alcohol, drugs, smoking

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chemical Sensitivities

  • Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia

  • Colitis

  • Colds and Flu

  • Constipation

  • Dental Pain, Gum Disease

  • Depression

  • Diarrhea

  • Digestive Trouble

  • Dizziness

  • Dysentery

  • Eye Problems

  • Facial Tics

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches / Migraines

  •  Hepatitis

  • Incontinence

  • Indigestion

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Low Back Pain

  • Menopause

  • Menstrual Irregularities

  • Nausea, Vomiting

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain

  • Paralysis

  • PMS

  • Pneumonia

  • Prenatal, pregnancy, and post-partum

  • Reproductive problems

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder pain

  • Sinusitis

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Stress

  • Tennis elbow

  • Tonsillitis

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of:

Pediatric Acupuncture

Pediatric Acupuncture can treat a variety of children’s disease by stimulating the body to heal itself without drugs that may cause unwanted side effects. It is one of the safest ways to help your child heal. Treatments are customized to each child’s temperament and specified to individual needs. All aspects of a child’s health are taken into consideration: physical, nutritional, environmental, and emotional well-being. After a thorough examination and discussion of a child’s health history and current complaint, the appropriate treatment shall be given. When treating children, different modalities are used including needle and no needle treatments.

Conditions that are known to be treatable by Acupuncture:

  • Allergies

  • Coughs

  • Colic

  • Diarrhea

  • Depression

  • Asthma

  • Colds & Flus

  • Infant Reflux

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Anxiety

  • Ear Aches

  • Ear Infections

  • Sinus Congestion

  • Sinus Infection

  • Tummy Aches

  • Constipation

  • ADHD

  • Behavioral Problems


The McKinleyville and Redway acupuncture offices accept the following insurance:

  • Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield

  • Partnership Health Plan insurance

If you have Medi-Cal, you need a referral from your primary care physician to be submitted electronically to Medi-Cal and a copy of the referral to be faxed to Redwoods Rural Health Center at 707-923-2543.

RRHC also offers discounted rates through an income-based sliding fee scale for uninsured patients. A temporary sliding scale application is available here.  Fees range from $25-80 per visit.

New patients need to fill out a new patient packet here.

Contact us
  • McKinleyville office

To make an appointment, please call the McKinleyville office at (707) 630-5222.

Monday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm


2620 Central Avenue

McKinleyville, CA 95519

  • Redway office

To make an appointment, please call

(707) 630-5222.

To make an appointment, please call Redwoods Rural Health Center at (707) 923-2783.

Tuesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

101 West Coast Rd

Redway, CA 95560

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Medical Department Hours:

Monday -  Friday     8:20 am - 5:30 pm

Dental Department Hours:
Monday -  Friday     8:0
0 am - 5:30 pm

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Medical: 707-923-2783
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