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 RandleChristopher graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Comparative Religions and a minor in Photography. For eight years after college, Chris ran a tutoring service and directed a non-profit, education-based outdoor adventure company for teens.

Chris has practiced Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na) and T'ai Chi for 19 years and earned his Master of Science from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

While studying at ACTCM, Chris worked at the ACTCM Ear Clinic, the Maxine Hall Community Clinic, the HIV Integrative Care Clinic at Haight-Ashbury, and the Stroke Center at California Pacific Medical Center. He also completed the Advanced Clinical Training Program in Hangzhou, China where he trained in the Oncology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine departments.

Chris has also completed the First Line Therapy Certification Program for Metabolic Disorders. 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



Najia Kaddoura, LAc

Najia KaddouraNajia was born and raised in San Francisco. Her love for healing arts began on a small farm in SSF, where she was raised to cultivate food, herbs, and medicine from the land, tend to the animals and her elders, and celebrate family and life with dance and prayer.

She graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Women's Studies. She then worked as a Cognitive Therapist, before becoming certified in Tui Na and Shiatsu Massage at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There, she also worked in the Medicinal Herb Garden and Ear Clinic. Concurrent to TCM School, Najia studied abdominal organ massage at the Chi Nei Tsang Institute, and externed at Lifang Liang Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic, Turtle Island Integrative Health, and Lake Merritt Community Acupuncture. She received her Master of Science in TCM from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences.

Currently, Najia serves as the Clinical Director and Acupuncturist for Wudang West Cultural Heritage Center, and teaches Qi G?ng at Mercy Care Center. She is a certified Belly-Dance Instructor, and a student of Halau'o Keikiali'i Hawaiian Cultural Center, where she practices hula, chanting, and musicianship. e-mail Najia


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