Rebecca Rizzetta, L.Ac., CMT is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. She has also been a Certified Massage Therapist for over 10 years and is trained in many deep-tissue and Swedish modalities. She received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006. She studied at Zhejiang University in Hong Zhou, China and worked in cancer, pediatric and gynecology clinics. She also worked in San Francisco at the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, The San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and for the San Francisco Ballet.
Rebekah Sitty, L.Ac., CMT is a Nationally Certified and California Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist focusing on trigger points and deep tissue work. She received her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005. During her schooling she chose to augment her studies by taking additional classes with Fred Lerner, DC, Matt Callison, L.Ac., Margaret McMeekin, L.Ac and other orthopedic specialists. She has worked in San Francisco at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, The San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic and also for the San Francisco Ballet.
Daniel Martin, L.Ac., CMT is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and massage therapist. He earned a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has worked in several clinic settings including the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community clinic and the Auricular Clinic. Daniel has a background in labor and community organizing and with this experience brings a commitment to promoting healthy communities through accessible and affordable health care. Daniel habla español y tiene experiencia trabajando en proyectos de atención de salud en México, Guatemala, Nicaragua y Costa Rica.
Naomi Skoglund, L.Ac., CMT is a Nationally Certified and California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Tui Na, Swedish, and Deep Tissue body work. Naomi earned her MSTCM at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has also studied at YueYang Hospital in Shanghai, China, and continues to study under the mentorship of Dr. Ai-de Men, Ph.D, L.Ac. Her work and volunteer experience includes the Haight Ashbury Community Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, ACTCM’s Community Clinic, LiFang Liang’s Fertility practice, and Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine. Naomi follows Chinese Medicine’s philosophy of health, which is that when we address imbalances and bring the body into balance, our bodies can heal themselves. You can learn more about TCM at Naomi’s blog: www.integratinghealth.net
Jennifer Taylor, L.Ac. earned her B.A. with Honors from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and her M.S. from the Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. During her course of studies Jennifer completed an advanced clinical internship in Sports Injury/Orthopedics with a focus on Muscle Channel Theory. She also trained in a specialized advanced system of scalp acupuncture for spinal cord injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Jennifer studied extensively with her teachers in the Gynecology Department, treating a wide range of women’s health issues as well as providing support through diet and nutritional therapies. Jennifer came to this healing profession through her own personal sports injury in which she experienced the amazing abilities of acupuncture to heal and bring about recovery on a deep and sustained level.
Heather Shields, L.Ac., CMT is a nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and a California Licensed Acupuncturist. She is also a Certified Massage Therapist, who is trained in many Asian and Western modalities. She received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, her Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate from Mills College, and her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College. She trained at Yue Yang Hospital in Shanghai, China, and studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Her work and volunteer experience includes Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, Spring Wind Dispensary, LiFang Liang Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Community Clinic, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Auricular Clinic, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Dispensary. She has a special interest in pain management and woman’s health. When she is not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, being active outdoors, and traveling abroad.
Lauren Kaneko-Jones, L.Ac. is a graduate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California as well as a National Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. During her time at school, she traveled to China to observe Acupuncture experts in Neurology, Gynecology and Dermatology. Additionally she has spent clinical hours at UC Berkeley in the athletic training department working with the NCAA athletes of Cal. She has also worked at Lifelong Medical in West Berkeley, providing community treatments. She has been greatly involved as an Office Manager of Berkeley Community Acupuncture and continues to practice there. The heart of her practice has developed through the many amazing patients that she has treated.Through travel and clinical experience, Lauren has developed a strong passion for wellness through Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Keep up with Lauren by reading her blog here.
David Blatt, L.Ac., CPT is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, with a degree from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley. He is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and received his bodywork education through the San Francisco School of Massage. He is passionate about making a difference for people and strives to provide the highest quality of care for each person he treats, whether at his private office or here at San Francisco Community Acupuncture. When he isn’t working with you, he’s writing music, on his bike, or facilitating the Boost Collective — a group that provides structure and accountability so people can fulfill their creative and professional goals. You can keep up with David and read more about his approach here: (evolutionwellness.net)
Den Bloome Bremond, RN, L.Ac. is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Master’s of Science from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 2002. She is also a California registered nurse, having worked in Bay Area hospitals for over 16 years. She is passionate in her desire to help others to heal themselves and find joy in their lives. She appreciates the ways in which Eastern and Western medicines are able to complement one another, and she values the mind/body/spirit connection residing at the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Outside of work, she especially enjoys traveling, family excursions and culinary adventures.
Melissa Hicks, M.S. L.Ac. received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Chinese Medicine. As a California-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Melissa strives to support each individual’s health & healing process so they may feel better, discover their personal potential, and live their life with more vigor, clarity and focus. She has interned and studied in China with doctors from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Her work and volunteer experience includes Berkeley Primary Care, the ACTCM Community Ear Acupuncture Project, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics, and the ACTCM Community Clinic. As a primary healthcare provider, she treats patients presenting with a wide array of conditions. She practices internal and preventative medicine with special interest in pain management, sleep disorders, emotional stress and women’s health.
Stephanie Haney, L.Ac. and Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, provides integrative healthcare based on the traditions of Chinese medicine including acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies. Beyond earning her 4-year Master’s degree at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has over 15 years experience in reproductive health as an educator, doula, and advocate. Whether studying monastic art in Japan, sustainable agriculture in India, or initiating a community acupuncture clinic in Costa Rica, Stephanie is a traveler by heart and deeply awed by the beauty tucked in every corner of the world. She is currently continuing her education in holistic sports medicine with Dr. Edith Chan.
Jonathan Eliel Bortnik LAc is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and massage therapist who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an undergrad, he studied Biology and Psychology and moved to San Francisco to pursue a degree in traditional Chinese medicine. He received his Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014. After graduation, he spent 3 months at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China learning various healing techniques and herbal preparations from leading physicians in Dermatology, Gynecology, and Orthopedics. He apprenticed for 3 years under world-renowned fertility expert Dr. Lifang Liang OMD Ph.D., LAc. He has volunteered in San Francisco at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Community Clinic, and the stroke rehabilitation program at the California Pacific Medical Center. Jonathan brings his background in Psychology and Therapy to each treatment, catering to patient’s mental as well as physical wellbeing. As an athlete, Jonathan understands the importance of staying active and living a well-balanced life. In his free time, he enjoys playing Futbol, Tennis, Skiing, and rock climbing.
Eric Rosenberg, CMT is a California state certified massage therapist. He has certificates in both Shiatsu and Tui Na therapy from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree. Eric also has completed over 500 clinical hours of hospital training abroad, at Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zhengzhou, China studying Tui na and orthopedics, as well as Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Eric is a dedicated therapist who listens to the needs of his clients and works to improve their health and well-being. He offers bodywork that is based in the fundamentals and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, by utilizing the various meridians and acupuncture points to effectively influence and harmonize the body. In addition to the modalities of Shiatsu and Tui Na, Eric also has training in deep tissue, trigger point, positional release techniques and craniosacral therapies. He aims to affect the body at a deep neurophysiological level, to relax the soft tissues and alleviate pain. When he is not working or studying, Eric enjoys riding his bicycle around San Francisco, playing music, and hiking around the various trails of the Bay.