About Tona

Tonatiuh Solis Marquez Acupuncturist and Clinic Director

Tona(tiuh) Solis Marquez, was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. His uncle, Dr. Nephtali Solis, encouraged Tona to study Acupuncture and continue his family's tradition of supporting local community and helping people acheive good health.

Tona started as an Intern Acupuncturist in 2006 and was certified by the State of California in 2008 as a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). He then advanced his acupuncture skills, under Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, master of Balance Method Acupuncture, a system that provides quick and effective pain relief, improves sleep and digestion, regulates hormones and the immune system, reduces stress, anxiety and depression.

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Currently, Tona is further mastering his balance method acupuncture skills at The Acadamy of Acupuncture, where he has achieved the highest certification of Executive Level Practitioner. Tona is the only Excecutive Level Practioner of Balance Method Acupuncture between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

Executive Level Balance Method Practitioner

For 6 years, Tona has been providing Balance Method acupuncture at Issels Medical Center, treating oncology patients by boosting their immune systems, providing pain relief, and treating the side effects of previous western oncology treatments. And for over 9 years Tona provided acupuncture at Downtown Community Acupuncture to hundreds of patients. Previously, Tona was on staff at the Spine and Orthopedic Center of Santa Barbara using his Balance Method acupuncture skills to provide relief for back and neck conditions, as well as orthopedic disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Tona has treated many, many patients with a wide variety of health issues.

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Neighborhood Acupuncture is Located at 601 E. Arrellaga St Suite 202

Tona is now running his own clinic, Neighborhood Acupuncture and will be expanding his practice as soon as he finds an apprentice to learn Balance Method Acupuncture and bring the best quality acupuncture to many more in Santa Barbara.

Book an appointment online with Tona to begin your journey to a better quality of life.

So, What is Balance Method Acupuncture

Balance Method Acupuncture uses two common concepts that are frequently found in Chinese culture. Balance and Imaging. If there is a problem in the lower part of the body you treat the upper part. If there is a problem on the right side of the body then treat the left side. And then with imaging you treat the part of the body that looks like another part. Or you image a part of the body onto another part of the body. These concepts are best explained in person. Using this method often produces almost instantaneous results! This means you can feel the results during your treatment. Then, repeating the treatment frequently provides consistant relief as your body better learns how to heal the problem.

Neighborhood Acupuncture patients get acupuncture while resting in a reclined chair, in a peaceful, relaxed, private room. After a quick check-in with Tona, super thin acupuncture "pins" are gently placed, mostly from the elbows to the hands and from the knees to the feet; so there is no need to disrobe. Simply roll up your sleeves and pants’ legs, take off your shoes and socks, recline your chair, close your eyes and relax.

Once your "pins" are in place, rest for about an hour. You may soon feel more at ease or a little sleepy. Sometimes you’ll take a short nap, or drift in and out a peaceful, dream like rest. If not that's ok too. Usually after 30 to 60 minutes you’ll “wake up” or start to feel a little restless, this means you’re “ready”. Before you know it Tona will be back to take out your pins and send your recharged self to your next adventure.

Balance Method Acupuncture is being performed all over the world and people are getting the results they could not get through other acupuncture methods. To find a Balance Method Acupuncturist near your please visit The Academy of Acupuncture Practitioner Locator.