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Barbara Herrera



2146 Encinitas Blvd. Ste. 105-106
Encinitas, CA 92024
United States
T: 760-944-3987
F: 760-944-6999


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Ama Mama Holistic Healthcare


Ama Mama Holistic Healthcare is a comprehensive location where a variety of alternative healthcare needs are met. Acupuncture, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Well-Woman/GYN, Massage, Midwifery, and more can be found in our colorful offices in San Diego's North County Coastal community of Encinitas. We cater to folks of different sizes, religions, races, cultures, and ideas... incorporating the needs of the client into our schedules and lives. Ama Mama IS Holistic Healthcare for Bodacious Living!

Profile and Credentials        

Each practitioner at Ama Mama is fully licensed by their proper credentialing board... from Licensed Midwives, Acupuncturists, and Chiropractors licensed by the California Medical Board, to professionally trained Colonic Hydrotherapists (I-ACT Certified) and Massage Therapists... we take pride in our professionalism and committment to the very best. For more detailed information regarding practitioners or the Owners of Ama Mama, please see the website at: http://www.AmaMama.us San Diego's North County Coastal community of Encinitas.

Philosophy and Comments        

Life, we feel, is a celebration and should be as pain and illness-free as possible. Yet, in this day and age when medicine tosses a pill at every sniffle and ache, many of us are finding ourselves looking backward (and forward!) to a time that was simpler and less technical. Believing in the body’s inherent knowledge to heal itself… yet, sometimes needing a helping hand… is what Ama Mama embodies. Ama Mama is Holistic Healthcare for Bodacious Living!

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Hours are flexible, revolving as much as possible around what our clients need and desire. The typical hours of operation are 8am-7pm Monday through Friday and Saturday, 8am-5pm. Please call to see if hours have been changed or extended! Fees are based on modality and the length of visits. We do take most insurances (and have a private billing guru whose passion it is to bill insurance companies!), work out payment plans when necessary, and accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We want each client's needs to be met and will work hard to help them receive the care they deserve.

Colon Hydrotherapy        

Many Colonic Therapists believe that sickness and health begin in the colon. The accumulation of food and toxins in your bowels can have a profound effect on your well-being. Having a colon hydrotherapy session includes a discussion of your overall health and goals of the therapies. Discretion and privacy are of the utmost importance to us and absolute cleanliness is required of our therapists; only disposable items are utilized for your safety and our linens are cleaned professionally, adhering to all OSHA standards. The equipment used is also FDA-approved and our therapists are nationally certified, making our services highly professional and a cut above many Colonic practices in the area. The client does not experience either physical or sensory discomfort during or after the procedure… in fact, most find the procedure very relaxing and include colonic therapy in their repertoire of self-care that includes chiropractic and massage therapy.


Acupuncture is a three thousand year old practice based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This ancient technique utilizes thin, solid needles inserted at strategic points on the body to bring about therapeutic benefits. It is safe and effective in treating many problems with one’s health and is excellent in preventing disease. In our office, all needles are new and disposed of after use, any linens used are professionally cleaned and sanitized, and your privacy and respect are utmost in our concern. While the Acupuncturists in our office are well-versed in every member of the family, they also have special training in assisting malpresentations of in utero babies.

Well-Woman & Midwifery Care        

The scope of midwifery care in our offices includes the entire childbearing cycle from menarche to menopause... Pap tests, cervical cap and diaphragm fittings, complete physical exams, fertility awareness education, alternative insemination, pregnancy testing and counseling, the gamut of prenatal care, homebirth deliveries, postpartum care for mother and baby, childbirth education including hypnobirthing classes, birth and postpartum doula services, breastfeeding assistance and more! We offer free mother support groups each week and strive to have several others that meet the different needs of an eclectic community.

Chiropractic Care        

Our Chiropractors go above and beyond what most chiropractors would do for their clients. Ours continue educating themselves, finding niches that other chiropractors hear about in passing during their schooling. The Webster Technique is unique to our Chiropractor's bag of tricks... assisting in correcting malpresentations of babies by aligning the pelvis properly. Ama Mama also has a wonderful Chiropractic Lift table that allows pregnant women to lie on their bellies even at the last stages of pregnancy (the middle panel drops out!). Of course, every member of the family is welcomed and embraced... from newborns to athletes to seniors!

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