Our Specialized Services
The Acupuncture Services Specialists
Meet Our Team
Luke Matsuda, known as Tera (tayra) to friends, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified yoga instructor. He has a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Jamill is the administrative assistant for Matsuda Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She's a wife and mother of two, she also enjoys being a fitness instructor, and serving people with their health and wellness needs.
Malarie is the office manager for Matsuda Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She is the wife of Tera Matsuda and mother to two year old Sage. She has certifications in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Sacred Pregnancy, and Permaculture Design.
Dr. Carmel Ferreira
Dr. Carmel Ferreira is a Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist. Dr. Ferreira received her Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in her home state.
Helping Our Community
After suffering for 20+ years with chronic pain from a back injury and nearly as many years with chronic neck pain following a break and surgery, I went in for a consult appointment with Tera Matsuda. He felt he could help me so we began acupuncture treatments. Today, because I chose to give Tera and his acupuncture expertise a try, my life is greatly improved. I no longer suffer continually with the 24/7 chronic pain that I had grown to accept. Tera is very knowledgeable in what he does, compassionate, caring and truly wants to help those who come to him for help with health problem. I highly recommend letting him help you too.
Kathy Saupe Johnston
My life has changed since acupuncture. Back pain is gone, anxiety eased, more confident, at peace, quit using an e-cig and now losing weight! I feel better than I have in years! I've only been practicing Kundalini Yoga for a few months but I already see it making a huge difference in my life! I feel more grounded, at peace & I'm able to handle life stresses with ease. I look forward to Malarie's class every week and leave with my mind, body & spirit renewed. Thank you!
Sharing health problems is difficult but having lymphoma in a stage four basis, I was given the greatest amount of chemo that would kill the body and allow the bone marrow transplant to revive the damage the cancer and chemo had done. I was left with severe problems of no energy even after four years of treatment. I had developed a very painful case of neuropathy in my feet. I have tried many things to get better and won't give up on having good health again and when I found out about acupuncture with Tera Matsuda I was certainly willing to give it a try. With each treatment my neuropathy reduced and now only have about 1% of the pain that I once suffered with. My energy levels sky-rocketed and now I feel like I can once again be somewhat productive and enjoy life!!! Tera was so attentive and concerned about my welfare and even called to find out how I was doing. I have not dealt with anyone more helpful or caring as I have experienced with him. I am grateful I found this helpful treatment and now can enjoy life as we are meant to be.
Sue Hoffman Douros
Tera is so good at listening to what you say is wrong and even figuring out things going on in your body that you don't know are messed up. He has a very calming presence and the needles do not hurt at all. He helped relieve a lot of pain that I have been in. I highly recommend Tera and his herbal medicines.
Went to Tera to help me quit smoking, have been smoker for over thirteen years. Did a weeks treatment for Addiction and know that is what made the difference to help me quit. I also have attended Malarie's Yoga classes. Between Acupuncture and Yoga I have now been smoke free for over 2 1/2 months! Grateful for these two bringing their business to Carbon County. Acupuncture has definitely changed my life for the better!
Thank you so much for helping me get over Chronic Fatigue Syndrome caused by six surgeries in eleven months. The medicos were not able to help me at all with the CSF. Getting the right acupuncture 2x's a week for 8-10 weeks brought me right out of that sordid condition. I will be eternally grateful to you. I wish you all the best in your new practice. <3 Sincerely, Kamerin StClaire
Wondering if Acupuncture works or is for you? Listen to this. My name is Steve Lasslo - most folks in Carbon County just call me Mr. because I have taught second grade in the area for 41 years and am almost a household word around here. I am 62 at the time of this story. My wife and I went to Moab, Utah over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2014 to give Mountain Biking on the Slickrock trails a try. Long story short - I fell onto my shoulder and ended up with a serious deep bruise. I could not reach behind myself to buckle a seatbelt for two weeks, and much of my flexibility was lost. I could not sleep through the night without getting up to take over the counter medications. (LOTS OF THEM - TOO MANY OF THEM IN FACT). After thinking it had to get better since nothing seemed to be broken I tried Acupuncture with Mr. Matsuda. I will admit I was very skeptical, but the thought of spending $1000.00 on an MRI or more on X-rays or CAT SCANS, and being put on loads of narcotics for pain management didn't appeal to me. WOW - What a surprise. After the very first visit I regained nearly full mobility in my injured arm. After a few days I noticed the arm continuing to improve, and with a treatment session once a week for two more weeks I can sleep through the night again and I am back to my old self. I have told my story to perhaps two dozen people and am deciding if I really ever need to go to a conventional doctor again with a bone/bruise injury. Thank you Mr. Matsuda for your training and expertise in this form of healing, and especially for the genuine attention and care you have given me. You are truly a blessing and a welcome alternative to conventional medicine - and yours is a method THAT WORKS! Sincerely yours, Steve Lasslo
Went to Luke for help with sleeping and stress. I have slept 3 days now without waking up and I feel so rested. Before treatment I slept 2-3 hours and was wide awake, feeling tired all day. I have noticed a huge difference and will definitely be going again!' Thank you Luke!!!
Lindsay Hoffman Echeverria
I Highly recommend everyone try acupuncture from Tera. I expressed to him that I was afraid of needles, he eased my fears and was gentle and showed me that acupuncture is virtually painless.
-B.K.S., Price, UT
"I started seeing Tera December 2014 for various issues all stemming from an autoimmune disorder that I was diagnosed with in January 2003. Rapid improvement began July 2016 when Tera told me about a process he had recently learned that was designed specifically to address autoimmune illnesses. Before starting the process my quarterly blood test, the most current was taken the first part of a May, showed a blood (CK) level 53 points above normal. After one month of treatments, the August test showed the levels had dropped 80 points, well within normal range. And by November they had dropped 41 points more, becoming the best levels since being diagnosed. Not only have the blood tests improved, but I have physically felt the best in years; even levels of energy, a sense of peace and tranquility, and improved sleep. I highly recommend Tera and the modality of acupuncture."