Jennifer is a California state licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist. Her specialization is in orthopedics and pain management. She is also experienced in women’s health and fertility, digestion, allergies, and respiratory ailments, including quick resolution of colds and flus.
Prior to practicing Chinese Medicine, Jennifer earned a BS in Dietetics from the University of Florida, and served in the Peace Corps as a Health Education Molunteer in Moldova. There she developed a health ed curriculum for her village school, and focused on how to optimize health in a sustainable way. This ignited her passion for education as the real preventative medicine, and still influences her today. Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to empower her patients to be in control of their own health and well-being.
Jennifer completed her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz. She completed an externship at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China, where she focused on classical acupuncture techniques.
Jennifer is a Diplomat in Canonical Herbal Medicine from the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, where she studied with Dr. Arnaud Versluys. L.Ac., Ph.D. “The Classics,” as they are known, focus on the use of exclusively Han Dynasty (206 BC-221 AD) herbal formulas that remind the body of its natural function, and restore the instinct for self-healing. Her emphasis is the promotion of proper physiology from a classical Chinese perspective.
Jennifer studied Integrative Orthopedic Acupuncture with Anthony Von Der Muhll, L.Ac, DNBAO. This is a comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine program integrating western diagnosis of musculo-skeletal disorders with eastern treatment principles. Here, she extensively studied various orthopedic techniques such as integrative orthopedic acupuncture, dry needling, prolo-acupuncture, cupping (myofascial decompression), gua sha, massage and taping. She combines this knowledge of ancient eastern and modern western concepts to specialize in sports medicine, orthopedics, pain management, and scar tissue repair. Jennifer regularly works with Cal Berkeley athletes, Olympic athletes, and NFL and MLB players.
Jennifer has worked in the Integrative Fertility network, and at UCSF and Pacific Fertility Center integrating assisted reproductive technologies with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jennifer is co-founder of the non-profit East Bay Integrative Pregnancy Project which provides low-income East Bay residents with prenatal and postnatal care, including acupuncture, health education and community support.