Integrative Medicine

Rachel Abrams, MD

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, received her Medical Degree at the University of California-San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California-Berkeley. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is also Board Certified in Holistic Medicine and a member of the American Holistic Medical Association.

Her seven years as a family medicine physician in full practice at the Santa Cruz Medical Clinic have given her invaluable experience in knowing what works, and doesn’t work, in conventional medicine.  At SCIMCC, Dr. Abrams spends more time with her patients exploring the important connections between health and vitality, relationships, lifestyle choices, work and environment.  During the initial one hour visit, she will explore your health history and any current health issues in depth.  For all issues, we will discuss potential avenues for treatment from conventional and holistic medicine, combining both when necessary.  As a physician, her services are often reimbursed by medical insurance.

She has also published two books on Taoism, holistic health and sexuality, The Multi-Orgasmic Woman and The Multi-Orgasmic Couple (  She teaches workshops regularly at the Chi Center and at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California (Esalen Workshops).  She has trained with Mantak Chia, a Taoist Master, and is a certified Healing Love instructor in the Universal Tao system.

Rachel loves the ocean and the redwoods and spends as much time as possible in each. She enjoys cycling, coaches and plays volleyball, and loves to travel and cook. Most importantly, she is happily married and the mother of three fabulous children, all residing in Santa Cruz. California.

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