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Meet Dr. Kandel

Father, Husband, Surfer, Doctor

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.

Dr. Kandel’s 36+ years of dedication to integrative wellness care ensures The Acupuncture Center of Santa Maria provides you with exceptional professional skills, compassion, and a personal approach to support your health.


Acupuncture treats many conditions and is part of a comprehensive diagnostic system with an emphasis on treating the whole person.

Qi Gong

The art of qi gong consists of three aspects: gentle movements, relaxed or regulated breathing, and focused awareness.


Cupping involves the placement of sterilized glass or silicone cups on areas of the body to bring about various therapeutic effects.


Healthy eating is the means to improve the quality and length of your life. There is no one correct diet for all.

Herbal Therapy

Chinese herbal medicine is a time tested, effective and gentle way to treat many common illnesses.

Functionally Integrated Medicine

F.I.M. starts with the patient’s individuality first, rather than the symptoms of the disease.

Structural Integration (Rolfing)

A systemized approach focusing around the fascia/connective tissue to better integrate and align the body.


Massage therapy provides relaxation, useful rehabilitation, and health maintenance.


We hope you are staying safe and well in these difficult times. During COVID-19, you can refer to this page for relevant information and updates.
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Qi Gong Classes

Join Dr. Kandel for Qi Gong classes on our YouTube Channel.

By achieving balance, harmony, and vitality

One can more easily experience the richness/beauty of life; once we feel this we share it back with the world. The common denominator of this experience is the fully intelligent being and the sense of love & gratefulness.

We create a safe and vibrate context for healing.

The therapy we give fuels the body’s ability for self-balance and opens the doors to one’s own vitality. We strive to facilitate the individual’s capacity & awareness of the present moment, as well as a culture of self-evaluation & self-improvement.

225 E. Mill St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454

805.922.4490 office
805.928.7194 fax

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Please call our office at 805.922.4490 to schedule your appointment today!

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Tuesday 8:30-5:00
Wednesday 1:00-5:00
Thursday 8:30-5:00
Friday 8:30-5:00

Closed daily during lunch from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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