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Resilience and Restoration in Seasons of Change

Rejuvenate Your Skin, Optimize Your Digestion and Enhance Your Immunity 


The Season of Harvest is Upon us. What Are You Harvesting This Year?

Skin and digestive conditions often flare up during the fall as the weather changes rapidly, and these vast organ systems do the work of letting go of the year’s successes and failures.

Just as the trees shed their leaves we literally and metaphorically shed our skin.  


Without the Proper Wellness Regimen, it's Common to
Experience Any of the Following  Conditions:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Premature aging
  • Wrinkles
  • Indigestion
  • Gas and bloating
  • Constipation
  • Poor absorption
  • Food allergies

Fall is About Beginning the Journey Home to Ourselves

The wisdom of ancient medicine traditions tells us that this season is about turning inward, and as we begin to turn our focus from the outside, others, the external world, we begin our journey back to our center by finding ourselves literally in our own skin.  

Most of us in the modern world spend a great deal of our time and energy focused outward, on our business and social lives, on the many distractions and diversions that technology and progress demand while comparing ourselves to others.

Especially when it comes to our health, we are focused on the latest diet trends, the “ideal” body image, and now, the restrictions and recommendations of a system that, although at times designed to protect us, is all too often acting for profit, and does not have our wellness or wellbeing as its goal. 

That's Why We Created...

A comprehensive  community care program from Alquimia Wellness designed specifically to rejuvenate your skin, optimize your digestion and enhance your immunity. 

This Immersive Community Care Program Will Help You to:

Feel more beautiful in your skin as you learn: 
  • Self care rituals to enhance your natural beauty
  • Healthy eating for glowing skin
  • How to reverse aging and renew damaged skin
  • Secrets of a master holistic esthetician
  • Essential oil blends and other remedies for a radiant complexion to feel beautiful and at ease in your body

Restore optimal digestion for lasting immunity:
  • Balance the flora in the gut for skin, brain, hormone harmony
  • Eat right for your body and find your ideal weight 
  • Enhance your body’s natural defenses 
  • Lower inflammation
  • Repair your stress response

What the Media and Mainstream Medicine Does Not Tell Us is that...

Skin Health and Beauty are Directly Related to Digestive Health.

Furthermore, 99% Of ALL Topical Products Not Only Fail To Give You Healthy, Glowing, Lustrous Skin, But They Actually Make Your Complexion Worse.

When You Tend to Your Inner Environment, Your Skin Naturally Reflects Health and Vitality.

Skin Health is an Inside Job.

So what does this mean for you?

Simply put...

Focusing only externally leads to:

  • Dull complexion
  • Poor digestion and elimination
  • Rapid or Premature Aging
  • Dry, irritated, inflamed skin
  • Complicated skin care routine
  • Feeling older than you are
  • Focus on wrinkles, age spots…
  • Spending money on synthetics, unsafe treatments
  • Hyper critical of yourself
  • Negative body image

Our more holistic approach leads to:

  • Brighter complexion
  • Clear skin
  • Aging gracefully
  • Nourished and hydrated skin
  • Simple skin care routine
  • Repair sun damage
  • Looking younger, brighter
  • Feeling more beautiful inside and out
  • Self love and self care rituals

Our Fall Wellness Community Care Program is Designed to:

  • Rejuvenate Your Skin

  • Optimize Your digestion

  • and Enhance Your Immunity

This program is for you if you experience any of the following: 

  • Skin issues like acne, eczema, or premature aging
  • Unresolved indigestion, bloating, gas, or food sensitivities
  • Feeling older than you actually are
  • Having a hard time letting go, forgiving, or not being in control
  • Struggling with body image, self criticism, and self love
  • Forgetting what it means to feel beautiful in your body
  • Feelings of being lonely, unheard, unworthy, unlovable
  • Not sure how to eat right for your body
  • On a hormone rollercoaster and can’t figure out why
  • Looking for a way to connect with a community centered on wellbeing

This program is probably not for you if you:

  • Are not ready to make health your top priority
  • Already have all the answers to all your health issues
  • Are looking for a quick fix or magic pill
  • Have not been affected by the global crisis 
  • Are not willing to learn to forgive, and learn to let go
  • Are not ready to make a real change  
  • Not willing to challenge your existing beliefs about health

Starting October 12th,

This 8 Week Online Course Includes:

Group Wellness coaching

All classes recorded for viewing at your own pace in our online learning portal.

Plus, live group wellness coaching classes

delivered weekly so you can stay connected with community

Your Journey is Guided By

Dr. Eric Baumgartner L.Ac.,DAOM

Eric is a father, a pilgrim, and a lifetime student of medicine from many traditions, East to West. He currently practices Acupuncture and Functional Medicine in Ojai, CA at Alquimia Wellness, a new generation of wellness center foucused on holistic Community Care. He is inspired to share the wisdom of the ancient medicine traditions which can help us reconnect to our own inner wisdom, to the cycles of nature, and to the greatest healing power we can access, which dwells in our hearts.

Cheserae Scala

Cheserae is a weaver of connections, and has dedicated much of her life to the study and practice of beauty.  She has been practicing as a holistic esthetician for over 20 years, and has always held the conviction that true beauty comes from within.  To that end, she supports others to find the source of beauty within, using essential oils as a keystone of her practice.  She also works as a death doula/transition coach, supporting individuals and families in transitions including the end of life to remember that in the end, there is only Love. 

I have worked with Eric for acupuncture treatment for several years.  First, he is professional, understanding and compassionate, which always puts me at ease.  He is a good listener and asks insightful questions that make me really stop and think about my wellbeing.  As far as the treatment themselves go, I always leave feeling refreshed and rejuvinated.  His long term treatment of a chronic injury resulted in healing after many months.


Ojai, CA

Eric is a wonderful doctor. His integrative knowledge and unique care is very supportive to creating a space for healing. The opportunity to work with him has brought a new level of clarity and insight into my inner journey and overall health.

Jessica Rachel

Los Angeles, CA

Our 8 Week Wellness
Journey Together

Starting October 5th

Modules will be delivered live via Zoom weekly, and recordings will be available for viewing in our online learning portal. 

Week 1: Redefining Beautiful

  • Uncovering the truth about our Body Image
  • Simplifying our Self-Care for Seasonal Health
  • Practices for reconnecting to the Source of True Beauty

Week 2: Detoxifying Skincare

  • Learn how to support the Skin as our largest organ of Detoxification
  • Non-toxic skincare 
  • Decoding labels so you can avoid and eliminate toxic load 

Week 3:  Stress, Hormones, Skin & DIGESTION

  • Identifying hidden stressors that affect skin health
  • Cyclical acne and hormone balance
  • Resetting the sleep cycle

Week 4: Intestinal Cleansing for Optimal Elimination

  • Nutrition for healthy digestion and radiant skin
  • Cleansing and healing the gut for a clear focused mind
  • Herbs and oils for restoring skin and digestive health

Week 5: Microbiome Essentials for Skin and Gut health

  • Fermented foods, Probiotics, Pre-biotics
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Gut Bacteria
  • Restoring Balance to our Intestinal Ecosystem

Week 6: Skin, Digestion, and Emotional Wellbeing

  • Learning to forgive, let go of “control” and trust yourself
  • Healing sadness, grief, and regret
  • Digesting difficult experiences to find wisdom and truth

Week 7: Gut Health and Immunity

  • Restoring Integrity to the Gut Lining for Optimal Immunity
  • Detoxifying the Lymph to Restore Resilience
  • Prevention and Treatment of Leaky Gut Syndrome

Week 8: Lung Health for Radiance and Resilience

  • Breath Practices to Enhance Immunity
  • Cultivating Healthy Boundaries
  • Preparation and Prevention for Winter Wellness 

Following the Adrenal Restore program steadily over the course of six months has brought back vitality, enthusiasm and inspiration into every cell in my body. Before I began I felt sluggish, constantly exhausted and mentally foggy – no matter how clean my diet was or how much exercise I got. After using the herbs, I have more energy than I know what to do with – and am pouring it into creative projects, my own business and living a life I love and now have the energy to pursue.

Jon Marro


Starting October 5th


  • 8 Week Online Course
  • 2x Weekly Yoga Classes
  • 1 Weekly Meditation Class
  • 1 Weekly Group Wellness Coaching


  • 8 Week Online Course
  • 2x Weekly Yoga Classes
  • 1 Weekly Meditation Class
  • 1 Weekly Group Wellness Coaching

My husband and I stepped into a deeply healing period of time under the guidance of Dr. Baumgartner’s care. He brings together the vision of Chinese medicine and functional medicine to support the body to return to its natural state of balance in a clear and concise manner.  We both stepped into this time of restoration and returning to the rhythms of nature. Doing this work as a couple felt like we were able to revive our entire life to a new level of vitality. Dr. Baumgartner’s approach was gentle, yet stern and extremely precise.

Dana Schwartz L.Ac.

& David Watts, L.Ac.,

Bend, OR

In the time I am have known Eric, both as his patient of his and as a colleague, it is his integrity, bedside manner and the respect he shows to each and every patient that stands out. His genuine care to help people feel better is apparent from the start.  I am happy to refer patients to Eric and will continue to do so.

Dr. Aaron Stauber

Ontario, Canada

The Cost of Losing Your Health is Impossible to Overestimate

This course represents the fusion and integration of more than 25 years of study of medicine traditions from around the globe: Chinese medicine, Native American, Aztec, Mayan, Inka, Amazonian, European, Ayurvedic and more.

It also synthesizes the wisdom and combined experience of more than 35 years of practice in holistic healing, skin care, nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, and functional medicine.

To work with each of us individually would cost 10-20x as much, and the value of sharing this process with an inspired and collaborative community adds value beyond measure.

We have created a simple and effective roadmap for reconnecting to the healing power within, and specifically for restoring health and vitality to the heart and the digestive system.


Starting October 5th


  • 8 Week Online Course
  • 2x Weekly Yoga Classes
  • 1 Weekly Meditation Class
  • 1 Weekly Group Wellness Coaching


  • 8 Week Online Course
  • 2x Weekly Yoga Classes
  • 1 Weekly Meditation Class
  • 1 Weekly Group Wellness Coaching

Eric offers the most important medicine in his practice, that of Love. His caring heart is coupled with such an in depth knowledge and comprehension of health, which is quite impressive. I love how he is utilizing the most advanced modern tools in harmony with the ancient healing arts. I highly recommend this great man of medicine.

Avasa Love

Gresham, OR

Eric helped me with some hormone issues that had been a problem for many years causing discomfort in my short cycle. He helped regulate it back to normal with the Adrenal program and bioidentical progesterone in about 6 weeks. My energy levels have improved a lot though it takes a while to heal the adrenals completely and get back to optimum weight. He’s always very caring and good to talk to and knowledgable about my health. Even through the remote calls I felt like he was a 100% present. I loved the adrenal program, conference calls but the one on one attention was really helpful to regain my balance. I’d been guessing for so long at what was going on and didn’t know what to do, and it was a relief to do the saliva testing and find out for sure what was going on and treat it objectively.

I recommend Eric to all my friends!

Nitya Rawa

 Encinitas, CA

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need personalized care?

Dr. Eric Baumgartner and Cheserae Scala are the primary facilitators of this program and will both be available during the course of the 6 weeks and beyond for individual consultations and treatments on request. These will be charged separately and are not included in the program. Individual sessions are highly recommended, but not required. 

What if I miss one or more of the classes?

The Group Wellness Coaching classes will be recorded and made available in your online portal within 48 hours of the live class. The online course is also available so that if you miss a week, you can continue to follow along with the information.

What kind of nutrition plan is provided?

The nutrition recommendations are flexible and can work with any existing diet plans such as paleo, keto, vegetarian, etc. Recommendations are based on traditional medical wisdom and seasonal eating, including Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, as well as principles of Functional medicine for healing and restoring overall health. Dietary guidelines are presented as recommedations and the focus is on learning to listen to our innate body wisdom and restore a healthy relationship to food. Customized and personalized nutrition plans are available via individual consultation on request for an additional charge.

What happens at the end of the program?

You'll continue to have access to all the recorded material inside the online learning platform. This program is a response to the immediate demands of the current crisis, but will include many of the recommendations that are included in our annual SUMMER WELLNESS program, and so will be appropriate for future use as the seasons change again. We will be offering a FALL WELLNESS program starting in Sptember, so there will be an option to continue working with us in the future!