Welcome to Blue Heron Center

Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD created the Blue Heron Center Inc. to to provide the community with services and classes that a promote holistic lifesyle and well-being with a strong focus on Oriental Medicine. We offer acupuncture and acupressure to rebalance the energy flow in the body and mind, herbal formulas to build immune function and help stop allergies and other illnesses, qigong and yoga to stay fit and limber.

“Health is our greatest resource. Without our health, everything else in life is diminished. Holistic medicine is about supporting all levels of health; physical, mental/emotional and spiritual. As a holistic health practitioner, I help my clients get back on track with a healthy lifestyle and diet. Many illnesses can be prevented this way. I treat a broad variety of symptoms using acupuncture, acupressure, massage and herbal medicines to assist people in learning how to help themselves by adjusting their lifestyle. Qi gong is becoming central to my personal and professional practice. Qi gong is learning how to personally regulate the healing power of qi through the body in order to effect positive changes.” Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD

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Herbs and Nutrition

Tai Chi/Qigong/Yoga

Acupuncture therapy is the use of very fine needles inserted at specific body points to help stop pain, harmonize energy flow, increase metabolism and the potential for healing. Acupuncture is used to treat many conditions including: allergies, asthma, headaches, body aches, joint pain, hormonal imbalances…
Acupressure is a system that has been practiced in the world for centuries. It is easy to learn and creates profound physical and mental change through easy relaxation techniques. Using finger pressure on specific energy points awakens the flow of qi while muscles and nerves relax.  Acupressure can be done with the client relaxing on a massage table fully clothed.  This is relaxing modality in health care to balance the flow of qi in the body and mind.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbal therapies are generally formula based and single herbs are rarely used. TCM holds that every medicinal substance has its strengths and its shortcomings, and each ingredient in the formula should be carefully balanced in quality and quantity, in order to accentuate its efficacy…
We now have Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi classes at Blue Heron Center! Yoga Therapy and Yin Yoga guide the yoga practitioner to correct alignment and total relaxation. Qigong means clutivating Qi or life force energy. Intention, Breath practice, and posture or movement are the components of Qigong. There are thousands of forms of qigong. Tai Chi is synchronized Qigong movements. It is an exercise that calms the mind and body to open into a greater experience of energy flow. It has roots in the martial arts and today Tai Chi is practiced for great health benefits as well as moving meditation, building awareness and spiritual perspective.
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Fabric of the Soul Now Available!

book2Fabric of the Soul,
8 Extraordinary Vessels

Dr. Gayl Hubatch OMD
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Fabric of the Soul,
8 Extraordinary Vessels

guides and motivates a rich understanding of the relationships between mind and soul to physical ailments. This is the heart of extraordinary vessel theory – a tradition in Chinese medicine that yields knowledge about modern syndromes and illness affecting multiple body systems. Practitioners of both eastern and western traditions will benefit from this user – friendly resource guide. This is a resource book to enrich the study and practice of Chinese and Western medicine, Jin Shin Do®, Shiatsu, Tai chi and Qigong.

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Tai Chi Practice Leader Certification


Become a Certified Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader
3 Day Practice Leader Certification Training
Friday Feb. 19 –Sunday Feb. 20, 2016
7:45 AM-7:00PM Friday
8:30 am-7:00PM Saturday and Sunday
Santa Barbara Veterans Building:
112 West Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara. CA 93101

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“I heard about Gayl on a radio talk show. My hands were in such pain I could only drive my car using my forefinger and thumb. It would kill me to shake hands with people. Months went by before I finally decided to call. Despite my fear of needles I had to give acupuncture a try. I am now able to snap my fingers easily, the pain is gone and the flexibility is back. Quite a lot of progress. “
“My last treatment helped tremendously. Within 2 days the difference was very noticeable. The redness and soreness reduced and the thickening and swelling less. I also feel like my inner stiches are dissolving. Acupuncture has made a huge difference in my mind and body. I feel better all over. I have less anxiety and are more balanced in my life.