functional medicine


The essence of Functional Medicine is to discover and heal the root causes of your symptoms. It's not about masking them with drugs, supplements or herbs. Laura’s goal is to correct any underlying imbalances so that your symptoms are resolved. Not simply managed.

For optimal fertility and pregnancy, Laura digs into nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, insulin and blood sugar regulation, thyroid and adrenal function, and digestive and gut microbe wellness.

Every woman is unique. Did you know for example that there is no one prenatal vitamin that fits every woman’s needs? And that your needs change throughout all stages of conception, pregnancy, and postpartum? Learn more about Laura’s Functional Medicine here


  • Customize your nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle to best support you personally throughout all stages of conception, pregnancy and postpartum.

  • Get to the root of fertility and conception difficulties, whether you are conceiving naturally or with assistance such as insemination.

  • Regulate your cycles, get rid of PMS, period pain, poor sleep, and perimenopause symptoms.

  • Enjoy a personal health detective who takes time, really listens, and creates a tailored health action plan for you.

  • Get a fresh perspective on your blood work, or an order for more comprehensive blood work as well as other labs that give information about hormones, nutrients, gut health and more. 

  • Get help losing weight before pregnancy, for a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby. 

  • Prepare for a successful postpartum, to rebuild your vitality and prevent difficult emotions that can come with hormonal changes.

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Laura Paris, LAc

Laura Paris, LAc practices Acupuncture and Functional Medicine. She has specialized in women’s health, treating women and girls of all ages, for 15 years. Learn more about Laura’s background and credentials here.

Laura offers appointments for “Wifey” patients at her downtown Monterey clinic. In addition she treats women in early labor at the MBWC, end is available for postpartum home visits. Exclusively for “Wifey” patients not on insurance, Laura offers a $10 discount on all visits, as well as reduced fees for women in financial need.

Please book with Laura directly on-line here, mention you are a “Wifey” client, and your discount will be applied. To arrange a treatment at the Monterey Birth Center, or a house call, contact Laura’s office directly to schedule.




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Birth Center Rate and Packages (includes Acupuncture):

Functional Medicine Pkg - $225
 Includes Blood Panel, Nutrition, Supplement Design for Fertility, Pregnancy or Postpartum

Pregnancy Acupuncture Pkg - $1,105  (Save $130.00)
9 Acupuncture Visits, 3 labor preparation treatments, 1 post-partum treatment (house call if needed)

 Pregnancy Deluxe Pkg - $1,305 (Save $155.00)
Nutrition and supplement design, 9 acupuncture visits, 3 labor preparation treatments, 1 postpartum visit (house call if needed)

Labor Preparation Acupuncture Pkg - $255.00
Based on research, 3 weekly treatments for due date make labor smoother and easier! 



Acupuncture Rates

New Patient First Visit: $145

Follow-ups: $95

Package of 5 visits: $425

Acupuncture at Birth - $545.00
On call for women birth at the birth center. 



Feldenkrais® classes

Free 15 minute consults

Saturday stress reduction acupuncture ($45)

Self-care and educational talks, see classroom schedule

Military $10 discount on all services except classes

Please book with Laura directly on-line here, and choose Monterey Birth & Wellness Center.

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