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Marya is a California State Licensed Acupuncturist. She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz. While training in acupuncture, Marya interned at the Veteran’s Community Clinic at Five Branches and at the Mental Health Client Action Network in Santa Cruz. During this time she gained experience working with patients who suffered from PTSD and anxiety as well as those suffering from physical aliments, including asthma, pain, and digestive disorders.
Marya has long been interested in health and helping others, and prior to her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UC Davis. Upon discovering Chinese Medicine, she was immediately drawn to its ability to treat mind, body and spirit. Through her studies and clinical experience, Marya has witnessed the integral role that treating all three has in the healing process. Her deep interest in addressing both the physical and emotional well being of her patients led her to receive additional training in Five-Element Acupuncture, a treatment style that uses the principles of nature and its elements to restore balance to the body.
Marya’s clinical experiences have provided a platform for her to better understand the…

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EJ Fry

EJ is a Licensed Acupuncturist, with a special interest in the treatment of pain, digestive issues, and emotional/spiritual issues. He hold a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. He is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

EJ’s commitment to giving patients the best possible care led him to continue his studies in China with Dr. Wang Juyi and Dr. Yun Ku at Fuxing Hospital in Beijing. In addition to his dedication to classical Chinese needling skills, he is particularly passionate about herbal medicine, and makes it a top priority in treatments.

His lifelong enthusiasm about Chinese cultural and religious studies rounds out his dedication to China’s medical traditions. His focus on Daoism, Chan (Zen) Buddhism, and Wuxing (Five Phase theory) is utilized in his treatments. As a devoted practitioner of Buddhist meditation in the Zen lineage, he brings his practice of mindfulness to acupuncture treatments, and encourages it as an adjunct therapy along with acupuncture and herbs.

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After many years in the financial field, Marion decided to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a healer and enrolled in the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences to study Chinese medicine. Marion is a California licensed acupuncturist and familiar with the famous Master Tung points, which are particularly effective for pain and a wide variety of ailments.
Marion also studied with a highly accomplished tai chi teacher from Taiwan and learned the “Five Animal Play”, an ancient style of qi gong invented by the famous TCM physician, Hua Tuo. She currently teaches this qi gong at two senior centers in Oakland. Marion is a faculty member at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences and also volunteers at the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic as an acupuncturist, working with under-served women with cancer.

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Kimberly Wu

Kim Wu is an Acupuncturist licensed in California, and received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Oakland at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in 2012. She is currently enrolled in a Doctoral program for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She also holds a license in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and has worked for over 15 years in a geriatric setting. Given her combination of western and eastern healthcare studies, she has a unique perspective of the aging process, and a keen ability to work with others to achieve their optimum health, wellness, and recovery. She is an avid baker in her free time, and regularly plays piano for seniors. Kim also frequently supports and attends art, music, local and cultural events.

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Gabriella Biase

Gabi is a licensed acupuncturist, with a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She specializes in musculoskeletal problems. She did her undergraduate study in the biomedical sciences, focusing on pre-med, which gave her a strong foundation with which to approach the alternative health field. She has had a passion for bodywork for many years, and her approach reflects her diverse study and influences. “Eastern” modalities such as tui na and acupressure, and also “western” modalities such as Alexander Technique, orthobionomy, and pilates help shape her practice. She is committed to the idea that the treatment of the whole person is the point of departure for having success with any treatment, no matter the condition that is present.

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Herman Hung Mou Chen

Herman Hung Mou Chen is a California Certified Massage Therapist. (C.M.T).  Coming from Taiwan, he has always been interested in acupressure and Chinese style Tui-Na massage.  He began his formal education at ACCHS in Oakland at the end of October 2010, whilst working full time to obtain his 500-hour certification. He has formal working experience in the modalities of deep tissue, tuina, hot stones, dry wraps, Swedish and reflexology.   Since obtaining his certification, he has provided massage sessions to friends, family, and at least 40 clients per week. He has a busy practice and loves sharing the gift of these ancient techniques with others.

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Ozben Felek

Prior to her Chinese Medicine education, Ozben studied industrial engineering. Although she enjoyed working to optimize complex systems and processes, her career path was missing something unidentifiable. Upon her arrival to the United States, Ozben was introduced to Asian philosophies and their emphases on the human. She became an ardent student of Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido, and Gong Fu Cha (traditional Chinese tea service and ceremony). Her appreciation for Eastern arts steadily deepened. After first receiving certification to practice therapeutic Tui Na massage, Ozben also completed her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She holds rank of first-degree black belt in Aikido.
Ozben’s approach to acupuncture is strongly influenced by the practice of Aikido and by the approach of palpation-based acupuncture. As a noncompetitive martial art, Aikido utilizes the opponent’s force, rather than one’s own strength, to guide both sides to a safer position. Similarly, instead of fighting with disease using strong and painful needling methods, Ozben prefers a gentle needling method that helps the body find balance and restore homeostasis.

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Jorge Nunez

Dr. Jorge Nunez graduated as a veterinarian from the National University of Mexico City in 1989 and worked for the mounted police in Mexico City for five years.  While working in a refugee camp in Guatemala, he experienced the power and simplicity of acupuncture, which was being used as community healthcare in that remote environment.  This is where the idea of making Chinese medicine accessible for underserved communities first took seed.

He moved to the US and pursued a Masters of Science in Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS), where he is currently a Clinical Supervisor.

Dr. Nunez has maintained a practice for over 10 years in Oakland, treating both humans and animals.  He lives in the East Bay with his two children, who keep him on his toes, and is addicted to salsa dancing and chi gong.

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Joe Davis

Joe Davis, a California State Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), herbalist, and Associate Professor at ACCHS, came to Chinese medicine via his study of the martial arts of Tai Chi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang.  These subtle practices rely on the cultivation of relaxation and sensitivity to generate health and skill. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he subsequently traveled and lived in Asia, studying meditation, martial arts, yoga, and Chi Gong in Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and India.  Here he also witnessed Traditional Chinese medicine in public health settings, where it was being used to address the needs of large populations of people.

Returning to the States, he completed his Masters of Science in Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS). He currently teaches didactic courses, as well as Tai Chi and Chi Gong, for the acupuncture program at his alma mater. He is certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) as an Acudetox Specialist, and has been an intern at the clinic of renowned fertility specialist, Dr. Lifang Liang. He has also studied the organic cultivation of Chinese herbs at the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm in Petaluma. He has completed…

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Michelle Hirsch

Michelle Hirsch is a California State Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Chinese Herbalist.  Prior to her studies of Chinese medicine, she spent 13 years devoted to organic farming and sustainable, community agriculture.  She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997 with a major in Women’s Health, where she began to understand that a balanced, nutrient rich diet was the foundation to a healthy body.  She has farmed organic vegetables, flowers and herbs in Michigan, New Zealand, New Hampshire, and Northern California.

She received a Masters of Science in Chinese Medicine in 2009 at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS).  Since then she has been devoted to deepening her study of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, with  special interest in women’s fertility and digestive issues.  Her patients are likely to receive dietary advice along with an acupuncture treatment.  Currently she is also teaching for a TCM review class, and runs a community garden in her neighborhood in Berkeley.  She is an enthusiastic cyclist, and you will often see her smiling from her bike as she peddles through the hills and streets of the Bay Area.

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Ananda Emily Reese

Ananda Emily Reese is a Licensed Acupuncturist, herbalist, certified massage therapist, and yoga instructor. She first became interested in Acupuncture in high school after seeing a practitioner who helped her with asthma and allergies. After college she went on to study Massage Therapy, Yoga, Ayurveda, and eventually found her way back to Chinese Medicine. Exposure to both the Chinese and Indian models of energetic anatomy gives her a unique understanding of the channel physiology of the body, and its relationship to movement, wellness, and recovery from illness and injury. She has taught anatomy at ACCHS, and teaches regular yoga classes in the community. She lives in North Oakland with her 2 sons and loving husband.