• You CAN achieve your personal best! Turn hopes into reality with acupuncture!

  • Treating for Performance & Recovery, Acute & Chronic Injuries, Pain & Stress

    Achieve YOUR Personal Best with Acupuncture & Massage!
    Located in beautiful Mill Valley!

  • Keeping active people active!

    Being active means moving your body and doing the things you love. No matter your health goal, PBAM will help you get there!

Keeping Active People Active!

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! For the month of January, new patients can take $15 off the initial appointments! Packages will be $20 off! Kick of 2023 by investing in yourself and achieve your personal best!

The mission of PBAM is to help every client reach their full potential and goals. Dr. Sam has successfully treated, sciatica, ankle sprains chronic postural issues, golfers and tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, stenosis of the spine, and many other different orthopedic issues.  She uses a fusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine, orthopedic testing and western labs, and trigger point needling (AKA Dry Needling which IS ACUPUNCTURE).




For a more comprehensive understanding of our offerings, please check out our services and pricing!


Your Acupuncturist

Dr. Samantha Hodges, DAOM, L.Ac., CMT “Dr. Sam” specializes in orthopedic and sports acupuncture. Dr. Sam is seeing patients during the December stay-at-home orders, as permitted by the state. As an avid triathlete and trail runner. In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Sam has been a massage therapist for over a decade. She loves helping patients through a variety of injuries from sprained ankles, rotator cuff injuries to low back pain, and sciatica. Have you overtrained with your time in Shelter in Place? Sore from doing online workouts? Stressed out? Dr. Sam will give you the tools to get back on track!

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PBAM is located in beautiful Mill Valley inside East West Optimum Health at 147 Lomita Dr. Ste. J. The location offers parking and a variety of shops and restaurants to enjoy before or after your appointment. PBAM also can bring acupuncture and massage to your corporation. We have over  5 years of experience in corporate wellness. Ask us how we can bring good health to your workplace!

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In the near two years since I’ve worked with Samantha, my body has never felt more mobile, strong and pain free. Samantha’s has a very in-tuned approach with clients who are extremely active – specifically circus artists. She listens to my every need as well as accurately identifies areas that need extra love and care.

I highly recommend Samantha when you’re looking for an effective, integrative and innovative bodyworker.

Thai L.- professional aerialist



Samantha is by far the most amazing acupuncturist I’ve ever been to! She has solved every injury I’ve had, including completely getting rid of old ones. Being a professional aerialist is tough on the body, but Samantha keeps me going strong and functioning optimally. She is also a high level athlete herself, and her embodied knowledge is such a plus. Her treatment process is extremely unique, and her knowledge spans wide to where she can tailor fit the ideal treatment from different angles. She’s the perfect combination of efficient and methodical, where she will get a lot done in the session but also takes time to check in and take time where necessary. I always look forward to our sessions. She’s also an absolute gem of a human being! I couldn’t recommend her enough!!

Anastasia S.- professional aerialist



jeanette cycling triathlon female athleteSamantha has been my go-to therapist to help recover and prepare for all of my races. She’s the kind of therapist that understands an athlete’s need to push themselves, and most important, she can tell where the line is when that athlete should pull back. What I like most about Samantha’s treatments is that she takes the time to understand long-term goals and can readily identify the hurdles. She supports my ambitions with a deliberate and holistic approach: acupuncture with mindfulness about how nutrition and stress (physical and mental) can play a part in achieving my personal best. I highly recommend!-

-Jeanette H., NCNCA Masters District Criterium Champion 2014, 2015, triathlete, ultramarathoner, and mom

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