A Little Something about me ...

About - Green Tea Acupuncture in Meridian, IDI am a licensed acupuncturist with the State of Idaho and California. In addition, nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  

Did you know that a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) needs a Master's of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)?   In California where I studied, at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA, this is a 4-5 yrs course of study.   After graduating I returned to Roseville, CA and practiced acupuncture for 10 years prior to moving to Meridian, ID.   In June 2018 we to moved to Meridian to be closer to our son and family.

As a child, I was drawn to healing by my grandparents. My paternal grandfather was an herbalist and practiced Reflexology/Zone Theraphy in the 1950s. My maternal grandmother was Native American and used herbs & natural medicine extensively.
So the Healing Arts has been a natural passion for me and I've been practicing in some capacity since 1997.  Prior to becoming an Acupuncturist, I was a CMT (massage therapist) and operated HeartLight Massage in Fair Oaks Village, CA.

When I'm not caring for patients, I enjoy nature, my grandchildren and  everything that makes my heart sing!


I look forward to meeting and working with you. If you have any questions about whether acupuncture can address your concerns, please don't hesitate to ask me.


Cynthia Cates, L.Ac.



About - Green Tea Acupuncture in Meridian, ID


Cynthia Cates, L.Ac. offers acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Meridian, ID

By Appointment Only

call 208-477-4457

text 916-880-8483

About - Green Tea Acupuncture in Meridian, ID