About Us


Dr. Erika Bittner, D.O.M.

Doctor  of Oriental  Medicine

 Dr. Bittner obtained her graduate degree from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM.  Our practitioner is a licensed acupuncturist, a licensed herbalist, and specializes in Allergy Elimination.  She believes in treating the whole body to get to the root of the issue.  Dr. Bittner graduated from High School in Los Alamos, NM.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Science and Biology from Southern Oregon University, and worked at both Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories before she decided to pursue her dream of helping others to live up to their highest potential.

Holistic Treatments

Allergy Elimination

Dr. Bittner is passionate about Allergy Elimination.  She uses Applied Kinesiology to test for immune responses to foods, chemicals, viruses, bacteria and heavy metals.  Dr. Bittner then uses Acupuncture to help eliminate the immune response, creating a healthier system overall.

Herbal medicine

 Herbs were commonly used before western pharmaceuticals were introduced. Treating and preventing medical conditions with herbal medicine is a great alternative to medications that may cause side effects.  Dr. Bittner researches each medication that her patients are taking, to ensure compatibility with the herbs that she prescribes.   

Natural pain relief

 At Sakura Soul, we specialize in non-narcotic practices in treating imbalances that may cause discomfort to the body, whether it's physical or emotional. We use an array of proven methods that can treat many chronic and acute diseases, rather than managing or  suppressing symptoms.  In addition to offering various types of acupuncture, Dr. Bittner often utilizes modalities in her treatments, such as moxibustion, cupping, magnets, e-stim, light therapy and sound healing.  Dr. Bittner is able to provide a deeper level of healing by addressing the root cause of the issue, while also treating the symptom.  This provides mental, emotional, and physical relief.  

Reiki/energy (qi) therapy

 Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction.  The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”.  Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. The practitioner places her hands over the clothed patient, and allows the Ki to flow to the patient. *Disclaimer - Although your practitioner is a D.O.M., she provides Reiki/Qi Therapy as a certified Reiki Master Teacher and not as a Doctor.  She uses Reiki on her patients for the purpose of stress reduction and relaxation.