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.

Let me tell you about the amazing Rebekah Sitty. She is truly amazing, genuine, caring and knowledgeable. I can say I have found a friend and an great practitioner. She’s so hopeful through my chronic pain from TMJ and a scooter accident last year. She’s a true healer and is so sweet and helpful. I walk out of there on a cloud and have no pain. She actually listens to your issues and addresses them. I can’t recommend her enough!”

– Brittney B. (patient)

0Alice 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. Languages spoken: Italian, Spanish.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Madeline Born,  CMT, NMT, CSMS is a results-driven massage therapist whose expertise includes Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and Esalen® techniques. Her work focuses on addressing both acute and chronic pain patterns, and promoting better overall function. From athletes, to those with immune and neurological disorders, Madeline excels at “sleuthing” the source of discomfort, and customizing her work to improve each individual’s well-being. Madeline’s training in kinesiology and anatomy, along with her intuitive touch, allow her to deliver professional and effective orthopedic bodywork. Madeline deeply loves her work. You will as well!

 

Igor Alekseev, L.Ac., DACM is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. He received his bachelor degree in Kinesiology, with a focus on Exercise and Nutrition Wellness. He earned his Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees at ACTCM. His foundational clinical training comes from the ACTCM Community clinic as well as the Auricular Acupuncture clinic at ACTCM. He treats patients privately for general wellbeing, pain, overuse and sports injuries. He uses postural analysis and muscle testing to guide diagnosis and treatment. Standard treatment can include acupuncture, massage, cupping, moxibustion, and herbs. His general approach is to treat patients holistically, utilizing different modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to address physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of wellbeing.  Languages Spoken: Spanish, Russian

 

Lucia Foltanova Kajima is a Licensed California Acupuncturist and a doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her practice philosophy is based on integrative care and working along with other medical professionals for the best patient outcome. In her therapeutic approach, Dr. Kajima relies on her multi-disciplinary training and specific techniques for neurological conditions based on traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine and evidence from modern research. Her primary treatment modality is acupuncture, including scalp acupuncture and electroacupuncture that are complemented by traditional Chinese rehabilitation called dao yin, acupressure, shiatsu, bodywork, moxa, herbal and supplement prescriptions, guidance in nutrition, exercise, self-care, and lifestyle choices. She completed her doctorate studies at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and obtained her master’s degree from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley. She also trained in the acupuncture department specializing in pain management and neurological disorders in Zhengzhou and Guangzhou, China.

 

Emily Haddad is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Her clinical training included internships at Glide Memorial Clinic, ACTCM Community Clinic, the Women’s Resource Center and San Quentin State Prison. Through this training she has seen firsthand how Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can improve physical, spiritual and emotional well being in entire communities by closing the health equity gap. She enjoys working with people at every stage of their health journey, incorporating the many modalities of Chinese Medicine such as herbs, moxibustion, cupping, acupuncture and nutrition guidance. As a general practitioner she believes in using a collaborative approach and works alongside people to help them step into their full potential as healthy, dynamic beings. Languages spoken: Spanish.

 

Brett “Fox” Ray, L.Ac (he/him) is a California licensed acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner, Taiji and Qigong instructor. He found his way to Chinese medicine in his own healing journey through depression, anxiety and ADD. Having studied the techniques and philosophy of Chinese medicine, he is equipped with methods and modalities that seek to bring balance and wellness to the whole individual. Fox employs acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage and other forms of Chinese Medicine to treat pain, fatigue, stress, mental health, and digestion. He also offers techniques of meditation, qigong, and Tai Chi to provide his patients with the same secular techniques that helped him find peace and well-being. Languages spoken: Spanish, French, Levantine Arabic.