Practitioners

Rebecca Rizzetta, L.Ac., CMT is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. She has also been a Certified Massage Therapist for over 20 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.jpgRebekah 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.

Jen TaylorJennifer 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. Jennifer speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

Alice deYoung, L.Ac. My passion is to create accessible, dignified, and non-judgmental settings that support patient-centered healthcare.  I hold a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed my under-graduate at UC Berkeley.  Before finding Chinese medicine, I contributed to care at Lyon-Martin Health services, an LGBTQI Community Clinic, and Golden Gate OB-GYN, both in San Francisco.  While at ACTCM, my background in social justice and commitment to integrated health afforded me to provide trauma-informed care to under-resourced communities at GLIDE Memorial Clinic, and ACTCM Community and Auricular Clinics; I continue this work as a volunteer Acu-Punk at HealthRight360.  As a Bay Area native raised in Parma, Italy, I am fluent in Italian and Spanish, and always love learning new languages as a humbling way of building community.

MelissaHicksHeadshotMelissa 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.

Sarah Maiden, LAc, LMT graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She then volunteered for two months with the Acupuncture Relief Project, running her own remote health clinic in rural Nepal, seeing over 400 patients. At the moment, she is studying integrative acupuncture and sports medicine with the AOM Professional Certificate program. With a decade of massage therapy and energywork experience, as well as a year as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a hospital, Sarah seeks to combine Eastern and Western medicine, and physical and energetic understandings of the mind and body. With a wide variety of patient experience, Sarah specializes in pain management and psycho-emotional conditions. Offering acupuncture, cupping, massage, energywork, and herbal consultations, Sarah creates a full spectrum treatment.

Dr. Patricia J. Kim is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She strongly believes in educating her patients on how to take control of their health using a more natural holistic approach.  After working in the field of science research for many years, Patricia found herself wanting to help and work with people more closely. This desire in addition to a deeply healing and transformative meditation practice that revealed the powerful mind-body- spirit connection inspired her to become a healer.  Patricia received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degrees from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) at CIIS in San Francisco with a certificate in Tui Na. She has also completed over 400 hours of training in a 2-year formal Qigong Certificate Program under the instruction of Dr. Liping Zhu.  Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, she earned a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Biomedical Chemistry. Her clinical experience includes working at GLIDE Compassionate Healthcare, the Lifelong Ashby Center in Berkeley, CMPC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, Integrative Fertility, Zazen, Paradigm Treatment Center and as a Clinical Assistant for Dr. Misha Cohen.  Her specialties include treating pain, stress, anxiety, emotional imbalances, spiritual health, internal medicine, adrenal fatigue, digestive issues, facial rejuvenation, with a focus on preventive health and in cultivating longevity.

Dr. Nicole Han Cirelli, L.Ac, Dipl. OM is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist and is NCCAOM certified. She received her Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Union College in NY. She has treated patients at Tiny Needles, the ACTCM Community Clinic, the ACTCM auricular clinic, and Glide Memorial Clinic, whose mission is to provide healthcare and other necessities to people most in need. She is experienced in treating chronic and acute pain, mental/emotional health, GI diseases, insomnia, and women’s health. She finds it necessary to have a holistic approach to balancing mind, body, and spirit. She utilizes acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional and lifestyle guidance to provide individualized treatments in community setting. Nicole is dedicated and passionate about serving her community through quality, effective, community acupuncture, and is constantly inspired by the power of people to heal through acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Ilana Murphy L.Ac. feels blessed to be able to offer healing through Chinese Medicine to her community. She likes to work in partnership with clients in their healthcare process. Ilana uses the incredible tools of acupuncture, herbs, light-touch bodywork, nutrition and supplements to support and promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself. She appreciates the accessibility offered by community acupuncture, making holistic healthcare available to a diverse population. Ilana completed her training in Chinese Medicine at ACTCM, SF in 2012. She speaks Spanish. In addition to practicing Chinese medicine, Ilana teaches Pilates and works as a freelance writer. When not in the clinic, she can be found exploring the impressive nature of the Bay Area and beyond.