Experience, Credentials, and Skills

TRAINING

  • Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Santa Cruz, Ca 2006 - 2010

  • Practitioner of the Ida Rolf method, Guild for Structural Integration, Boulder, Co 2001

  • Sports Medicine Deep Tissue Therapist, Trinity College, San Francisco, Ca 1998 - 1999

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) License #13905, California Acupuncture Board

  • Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, #128581, National Certification Commission Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
  • Certification of Integrative Acupuncture Orthopedics (IAO) 2016-antisipated 12/2018

  • Certification Japan 7 In-Touch International Acupuncture and Moxibustion Seminar 2017

  • Certified Active Release Technique provider (ART) Full Body cert. 2016

  • Certificate in Functional Movement Systems (FMS) 2013

  • Certificate in Integrative Sports Medicine, Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2010

  • Certificate of Chinese Medicine, Zhejiang University, China 2009

  • Certificate of Five Element Acupuncture, Five Branches University 2010

  • Diplomat of Structural Integration (Rolfing), Guild for Structural Integration 2001

  • Certificate in Biomechanics of Alignment, Liz Giggini 2008

  • Certificate in Sports & Deep Tissue Massage, Trinity College 1999 Professional Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Private Practice, Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbologist, Aptos, Ca 2010 - present

  • Licensed Acupuncturist & Structural Integration Practitioner, Jade Mountain Health Center, Aptos, Ca 2005 - present

  • Contracted & credentialed Acupuncture provider:

              - Tahoe Forest Hospital 2012

              - Dr. Gary Dolowich M.D. L.Ac. 2005

              - SpineMed Medical Associates 2010

              - Santa Cruz Occupational Medical Center 2011

  • Acupuncturist & Herbologist, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, San Francisco, Ca 2011 - present

  • Private Practice, Structural Integration Practitioner of the Ida Rolf Method, Santa Cruz, Ca; Boulder, Co 2001 - 2005

  • Professional Apprenticeships with Holly Guzman L.Ac. O.M.D.; Martha Benedict L.Ac.O.M.D. Herbologist; & Sally Sherriff L.Ac. pediatrics, Santa Cruz, Ca 2008 - 2011

  • Professional Externship at MHCAN - Mental Health Client Action Network, Santa Cruz, Ca 2008

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Diplomat, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2005

  • Professional Associate, Society for Acupuncture Research 2009

  • Professional Member, International Association of Structural Integrators 2010

  • Professional Member, American Acupuncture Council 2010

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Avid athlete completing: Triathlons - Santa Cruz, Pleasanton, Bear Valley; Tough Mudder - Northstar; 1⁄2 marathons – Tahoe, Fresno; 21miler - Big Sur; Adventure races including Dawn to Dusk.

  • Organized the Acupuncture Recycling Event in collaboration with Martha Benedict L.Ac.

  • Coordinated the union of Ida Rolf Structural Integrators/ Rolfers in the Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley to explore the 'Body Worlds' exhibit and discuss theories and applications of Rolfing.

  • Co-facilitated Five Element workshops with Marlow Brooks, Boulder Co

  • Presentation of fundamentals of acupuncture and food as medicine at SJSU

VOLUNTEER/ INTERESTS

  • Cabrillo College Stroke Center – Mobility Aid, Aptos, CA

  • Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic – Oncology Acupuncturist, San Francisco

  • Acupuncture volunteer at the Women’s Wellness Weekend, Truckee, Ca.

  • Wellness program with Girl Scout Leadership Camp

  • Laurel Glen CSA garden project – Dietary presenter, Aerial performer

  • Personal Assistant for ALS patient

  • Jessica climbs, participates in sporting events, enjoys family time and wilderness

  • exploration. She has also studies and practices yoga and martial art forms including taiji, push-hands and qi gong.