15 Croxton Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
(510)654-6500

"During my first treatment I had relief and this was in January and February. I had about 8 treatments and I am pain free. I can open my mouth 3 fingers. I’m impressed. I’m sold. Chris and Ky made a big difference."...

Joanna -TMJ Syndrome-

Practitioners

Christopher Randle, LAc

Chris Randle

Chris Randle has been practicing T'ai Chi and Chinese Medicine for nearly 30 years. On his first day of T'ai Chi training in 1990, Chris's teacher told him that if he wanted to learn the martial art then he had to learn the healing art: to learn the Yang, you must also learn the Yin, thus beginning his journey into Chinese Medicine. And in April 2007, five days before his son was born, Chris co-founded OCA Clinic, making him the proud father of a 12 year-old son and a 12 year-old clinic! Chris' earlier education includes a BA from the University of Chicago, where he began as a Physics major then later switched to Religious Studies. He jokes that he mixed his hard science with his mysticism, and now poofhe's an Acupuncturist!

Chris earned his MS in Chinese Medicine from ACTCM (American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine), and spent a semester of that four-year program studying at various hospitals in Hang Zhou, China with a focus on Oncology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine. During his studies, Chris worked at the Maxine Hall Community Health Clinic, the HIV Integrative Care Clinic at Haight-Ashbury, and the Stroke Center at California Pacific Medical Center. Chris has also done advanced clinical training in Sports Medicine Acupuncture (C.SMA), which has long been a passion.

Chris is currently the Team Acupuncturist for the SF 49ers, and was Team Acupuncturist for the Golden State Warriors from 2013-2016, earning a 2015 Championship Ring for his contribution to the team's nutrition and injury prevention. Chris has also worked with players from the Oakland A's, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, as well as world champion boxers.

Though he likes working with all different kinds of cases, Chris's specialties are Sports Medicine, Cancer Support, Digestion, and Weight Loss.e-mail Chris

Jennifer Taylor, LAc

Jennifer Taylor, LAc Jennifer earned her B.A. with Honors from St. Johnís College in Santa Fe, NM, and her M.S. from the Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA.

During her course of studies Jennifer completed an advanced clinical internship in Sports Injury/Orthopedics with a focus on Muscle Channel Theory. She also trained in a specialized advanced system of scalp acupuncture for spinal cord injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Jennifer studied extensively with her teachers in the Gynecology Department, treating a wide range of womenís health issues as well as providing support through diet and nutritional therapies.

Jennifer came to this healing profession through her own personal sports injury in which she experienced the amazing abilities of acupuncture to heal and bring about recovery on a deep and sustained level. e-mail Jennifer



Noosha Kahali, LAc

Najia KaddouraNoosha began her journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley where she learned Tui Na and Advanced Acupressure. These two modalities laid the foundation for how she incorporates the use of manual therapies in her acupuncture practice.

In addition to continuously building upon her knowledge base through courses and trainings, Noosha maintains an active lifestyle with an emphasis on daily movement and exercise. She discovered strength training at the age of 15 and it has remained a prominent part of her life ever since.

Noosha integrates her knowledge of the rigors of sports and strength training on the body with the wisdom and teachings of TCM in order to provide an effective and thorough healing approach to pain, injuries, and other stressors that can have an impact on our quality of life and overall well-being.

Noosha graduated Cum Laude from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Sociology. She obtained her Masterís degree in TCM from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland and is Nationally Certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.e-mail Noosha


Novella Leimberg, LAc

Novella Leimberg Involved in the healing arts since 1995, Novella is licensed in California and earned her Master's Degree in TCM from Yo San University in Los Angeles in 2009. Over the last twenty years, Novella has completed various clinical trainings, and is well versed in Western herbalism, Chumash herbalism, AcroSage, and TuiNa massage. But one of Novella's favorite specialties is her Green Papaya Warm Massage, using a mixture of Chinese Herbs and Rice Wine as potent anti- inflammatories and blood movers. Novella has worked at the Venice Family Clinic in L.A. and has also enjoyed serving the HIV-positive community through the non-profit Being Alive.

The powerful health benefits of Chinese Medicine, and its simplicity, have truly inspired Novella's life as a healer. Her practice is part of her life-long commitment to improving the quality of life for all beings. She has worked in complementary medical settings with MD's, chiropractors, and other acupuncturists, successfully treating patients with a variety of conditions. e-mail Novella


Marirose Bell -- Office Manager

Marirose BellMarirose is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at ACCHS Oakland. Having deep roots in Traditional Oriental Medicine, she continues her family's lineage in TCM for its third generation. As a child, she received various natural healing methods and learned medicinal cooking from her Japanese great-grandmother. She combines her personal experience with her clinical experience to maximize the profound benefits of TCM. In her spare time, Marirose works on a co-op farm, teaches medicinal cooking, and trains horses. Above all, Marirose places emphasis on family time and traveling. e-mail Marirose