Jessica L. Piazza, L.Ac. email@example.com
From a young age, Jessica demonstrated a passion to help others and she knew she would be in the health care profession. While doing her undergraduate studies in the health sciences at Santa Rosa Junior College, it was recommended she do an internship at a local hospital. It so happened that she ended up volunteering in Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital's Oncology department for several months. Although this experience was short, it was dramatic enough for her to realize she would never be fulfilled working in a hospital setting, where therapeutically touching patients was prohibited, and the administration of pharmaceutical drugs was the norm. She knew there must be a better way.
While on a backpacking trip to Guatemala she discovered on the shores of Lake Atitlan the beginnings of her journey studying Chinese Medicine. During a two week intensive Shiatsu Massage training course, she studied the meridians, learned of the chakras, of energy medicine and the power of living in a tranquil setting, working at a relaxed pace, and eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Her "qi" was activated and she new she had discovered something exciting. Two months back from that trip and she was enrolled to begin her Masters Degree Program of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in Washington.
Completing her graduate degree in 2008 was the beginning of a passionate career that has lead her to practicing medicine internationally, and ultimately bringing her back to her roots in Sonoma County. In 2009, she went to Darjeeling, India with the Laura Louie Hope Projects, to teach members of the Indian Red Cross auricular (ear) therapies to keep injection drug users clean and educated. Thereby preventing further spread of already high incidences of HIV and HCV. In 2010, she went to Kathmandu, Nepal with Mindful Medicine Worldwide (NFP) to provide health care free of charge to rural villagers, young lamas, and monks using Traditional Chinese Medicine methods. In 2011, she started a free acupuncture ear clinic in Santa Rosa to support Veterans with PTSD and other stress related issues. Jessica currently spends her time supporting her private practice clients at East West Natural Medicine and working a few days a week at Sebastopol Community Acupuncture.
Jessica Specializes in:
- Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture therapies
- Nutrition Response Testing
- Dr. Tans Balance Method (For the treatment of Pain)
- Auricular Acupuncture (Ear points)
- Tui Na Therapeutic Bodywork
- Whole Body Cleansing
- Womens Health
Nicole Anderson has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for 6 years. She currently practices full-time at East-West Natural Medicine, a clinic she co-owns in Santa Rosa, California. She specializes in Pain Relief, Women's Health and Whole Body Wellness by blending Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture techniques to best address the root and branch of health imbalances. Her experience includes being co-director of BAYVAC, the Bay Area Veterans Acupuncture Clinic and project coordinator for Acupuncturists Without Borders. She has additional clinical training at California Pacific Medical Center's Stroke and Rehabilitation Hospital, Yue Yang Hospital in Shanghai, China, Gotu Medical College and Shikoku Medical College in Japan. She has done internships with Dr. Carla Cassler and Meg McDowell, L.Ac. in Berkeley, California as well as Yumiko Bamba, L.Ac. In San Francisco, California. She has her bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego and her Master's and Clinical Doctorate in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.