OUR STAFF

 

 

 

 

 

LEAD STAFF

Alicia Yang, M.S.A.O.M, M.Ed.
Co-founder
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist


“As a childhood cancer survivor, Chinese medicine has been deeply embedded into my narrative of survival, hope and experience of transformation and resiliency in the world.  Now, it is with a tremendous sense of gratitude and responsibility that I am able to support my community and the world with knowledge of this incredible medicine, and help bring a much needed balance back to our lives. I wake up everyday feeling honored to share it.” - Alicia 

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Tai Hawkins, M.S.A.O.M
Co-founder
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, & Massage Therapist     
 
“Nature and movement have always been healing forces in my life.  As a young hula dancer, we would go to the forest to gather leaves and flowers to make our own lei for performances, only after we gave the proper offerings and gratitude to the aina and the plants.  We learned dances and chants that honored people, places and plants, rooted in the oral histories of Hawaii. We learned protocol; how to clear negative energy before entering a shared space, how to honor predecessors and teachers, how to cleanse the body and spirit in the ocean, and how to close the mouth and open the ears…..All of these teachings, experiences and practices shaped my relationship and mindset toward learning, nature, community and their innate connectivity to my purpose and my wellness.”  - Tai
 

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Charné Stroebner, M.S.A.O.M.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

 

“As a child, I suffered from migraines.  The only thing that took the migraines away was the ‘āina.  I would go outside and lay under one of my first spirit guides, a Norfolk pine tree.  Breathing deeply, looking up into the branches - I could feel my migraine melt away into the roots of this beautiful Norfolk pine. This made me realize early on that with the help of Mother Earth and nature, I could heal disharmonies occurring in my body...”  - Charné 

 

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Ryoko Ito Dung, M.S.A.O.M., L.M.T.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, & Massage Therapist


“I always say the healing is not just my work, it’s teamwork. I work together with patients to improve their quality of life through wellness practices as well as the healing abilities of Chinese medicine.”  

 

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CLINIC ASSISTANTS AND MASSAGE THERAPISTS 

 

Elina Savage, M.S.A.O.M.
Clinic Assistant and Licensed Massage Therapist
 

 “When I was 9 years old, my mother introduced me to energy healing. She had taken a Reiki workshop, and explained to me how we are all made up of energy, and how we can sense and direct it with our touch and intention. To the un-indoctrinated mind, this made perfect sense to me and came easily as a young adolescent.  I ended up getting my official Reiki attunement in high school and have been perusing various energy work training and practices ever since...”  - Elina

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Nirete Llopis, C.Y.T., P.T.
Clinic Assistant and Bodyworker
Master's Student at Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 

 “At a young age, I was drawn to the healing arts, culture, and connecting with people. With all that is shifting in the world, now is the time to learn how to trust that inner intuition that brought you here...and start gaining tools to create mental, physical, and spiritual healing.  As a coach and facilitator on the healing path, I invite people to journey into their roots, embrace their authentic self, and live to their bravest.”  - Nirete

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Elisha Sirena Zeitler, M.A.T.
Clinic Assistant and Artist
Master's Student at Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 

“I appreciate this medicine as it’s truly a healing art. It's fascinating understanding the layers and patterns that connect and reflect our internal realm with the outer environment of nature.  The approach to healing is teaching which awakens the patient to unlock their own journey of self healing.  Through acupuncture we bring in the light, and through herbs we connect with our humanity as earthlings to harmonize together and be in the Tao, which is balance and tranquility.”  - Elisha

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