Acupuncture is the ancient art and refined science of employing filiform needles to inspire health and optimal functioning within the human organism. It is one of many tools utilized in the system of Chinese Medicine alongside gua sha, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medicine, manual therapies, meditation, movement practices and lifestyle coaching. These tools are used to address imbalances within the mind, body, spirt complex as well as catalyze greater capacity for resiliency and purposeful living.
The placement and methods of using needles therapeutically has evolved over centuries through different regions and cultures in the east, spawning a rich spectrum of approaches. Our practitioners primarily practice a gentle but powerful form of Japanese meridian therapy, in which smaller needles are used with very shallow insertion or with contact needling that does not pierce the skin. This approach is supported and enhanced through hands on healing and may also be accompanied by other acupuncture and hands on methods outside of the Japanese system based on individual need.
Ozben Felek, L.Ac, C-DAOM
Ozben Felek, L.Ac, C-DAOM is an acupuncturist and herbalist licensed in the state of California. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS) in Oakland. She is passionate about working with pyscho-emotional and somatic issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and PTSD, as well as internal medicine, digestive issues, gynecological problems, and the side effects of chemotherapy. Her practice is influenced by the approach of palpation-based Kiiko Matsumoto style Japanese Acupuncture and her martial arts Aikido practice. She prefers a gentle needling method that helps the body to find balance, and incorporates Mr. Tung style acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and electro stimulation for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. She uses Classical Chinese Herbalism based on Jing Fang Six Syndrome Differentiation System, which can be helpful in treating everything from the flu to hormonal imbalances.
Jonny Nobleza, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Jonny Nobleza, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. is an acupuncturist licensed in the state of California. He practices East Asian Medicine, Acupuncture, and Craniosacral Bodywork, and teaches Shadow Yoga. His studies in yoga and consciousness began over 20 years ago as a young teen. He has since trained and taught various forms of healing arts, music, movement, and cultivation practices. His current focus is a continual deepening relationship with the living wisdom traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, East Asian Medicine, Osteopathic, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy traditions. Jonny’s practice in the healing arts has been influenced and shaped by select teachers, mentors, family, friends, and colleagues who have naturally led through example by their unwavering devotion to their hearts, art, and craft. With gratitude to his teachers, Jonny dedicates the practice of medicine to be in service and benefit to all beings. Jonny holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.