Dr. Cynthia Bodas, DAOM
Dr. Cynthia Bodas, DAOM is a Board Certified Acupuncturist, licensed in the states of Hawaii and California. She is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM), and is a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Cynthia earned her Doctorate degree from Five Branches University. She is certified in Advanced Japanese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Techniques, as well as practicing Classical Chinese Medicine, and Orthopedic Acupuncture. Her specialty areas of practice are Pain Management, Women’s Health, Mental Health, and support for symptoms arising from cancer treatments (radiation and chemotherapy).
Prior to achieving her doctorate degree, Dr. Cynthia graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters’ degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, also from Five Branches University. She completed an extensive externship at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Vietnam, which included medical rotations in the post-stroke recovery unit, as well as the Dermatology Diseases, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics.
In her Undergrad studies, Dr. Cynthia obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry, with an emphasis in Pathogenic Microbiology. After her undergraduate studies, Dr. Cynthia worked as a Microbiologist in vaccine and antibiotics research and development. It was from a repetitive work injury sustained during her laboratory work that she sought the help of Asian Medicine when western medicine had tapped out and the only option left was surgery. Through her own struggles with finding pain relief, she eventually achieved full recovery with Acupuncture. This was when Dr. Cynthia made a life-changing decision to study Acupuncture and Asian Medicine.
Dr. Cynthia is committed to providing compassionate, individualized health care to assist patients in achieving their optimal health and wellness through Acupuncture, food therapy, herbal medicine, and life-style recommendations. She brings a high level of professionalism and a gentle approach to her acupuncture treatments.
During her free time Dr. Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as reading and engaging in self-care rituals that include Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, and swimming in the ocean. She is an animal lover and advocate. Dr. Cynthia has also volunteered with Veterans Support Clinic to assist our Military Veterans with pain management, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and other ailments associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr. Cynthia is honored to be of service to the community and patient wellness is her priority.