Dr. Jessica Parker, LAC, DAOM has a diverse background including a broad range of experience in the healing arts, Chinese language and expertise in acupuncture and Asian medicine. She is the owner of Root & Stem Integrative Chinese Medicine, and the Founder & Executive Director of the East Bay Integrative Pregnancy Project (EBIPP).
Jessica specializes in Women’s Health, Prenatal Health, Liver Health and Detoxification, Integrative Wellness during Chemotherapy and Radiation, and Pain Management. She strongly believes in integrative health care, providing a supportive community for wellness, and the synergistic relationship of all modalities of medicine.
Jessica has been voted as one of Oakland's Best Acupuncturists, and she graduated with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. During the course of her studies, she spent three years as an intern at Cedar Street Healing Arts Clinic in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Jessica also completed an advanced internship program at the Zhejiang Medical Hospital in Hangzhou, China specializing in Dermatology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Orthopedics. She completed her Doctorate Fellowship at Five Branches University and is a leader as one of the first acupuncture residents at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Jessica provides individual treatments with the goal of facilitating the body's own ability to achieve health and wellness.
Chelsea Rutherford L.Ac., MSOM has been in the healing arts world since 2005 and incorporates many different modalities into her treatments, based on the needs of the patient. She has an innate sense of empathy, which lends to her gentle needling style and ability to help people feel at ease. She speaks Spanish, is learning French, speaks some Sign Language, and is eager to learn more.
As a general practitioner, Chelsea is able to treat a variety of ailments and is constantly doing research for her patients. She values both Eastern and Western medicine and sees the value in both modalities.
She started her journey as a nutritional consultant, training with Paul Pitchford, renowned author of Healing with Whole Foods. She studied Shiatsu and massage therapy at The Heartwood Institute, where she was first introduced to Chinese Medicine, sought her own healing and became inspired to help others. She then taught classes in seasonal changing nutritional needs and maintained a private bodywork practice.
She graduated from acupuncture school, AIMC Berkeley in 2015, where she interned at UC Berkeley with the sports department doing pain management and injury rehabilitation with the athletes, studied Japanese style facial rejuvenation with Barbara Martello, interned with Dr. Hua Ling Xu studying obstetrics and gynecology, and completed a neurological and stroke rehab internship with Dr. Shi Xue Min at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China.
She has since maintained a private practice specializing in pain management, mental emotional issues such as anxiety and depression, digestive health, insomnia, menstrual regulation, and scar reduction therapy for post operative surgeries.
In September of 2018, she will begin the doctorate program at ACTCM in San Francisco to continue her studies in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Marya Vohryzek, LAC, MTCM
Marya Vohryzek is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and holds a Master's in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. As part of her clinical training, she interned at a Veteran's Community Clinic and at the Mental Health Client Action Network in Santa Cruz. At these clinics, she provided support and treatments for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and a wide range of physical pain and ailments. After receiving her license, she worked at Octagon Acupuncture Community Clinic, providing acupuncture to her local Oakland community. During this time her sister was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Marya gave her sister acupuncture and touch therapy almost daily to help alleviate the pain and the side effects from chemotherapy.
Marya has long been passionate about being of service and helping others, and prior to discovering Traditional Chinese Medicine, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Davis. After much exploration and travel, her heart’s path directed her towards this powerful medicine that uses the principles of Nature to diagnose and treat imbalances.
Marya is drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine because it brings Mind, Body & Spirit into its healing principles. She is interested in treating all three, and is an advocate for the use of acupuncture for the treatment of psycho-emotional, spiritual and physical blockages. She believes that the body has the innate wisdom to find balance, and enjoys using this medicine to help nurture this process by supporting the body’s alignment with nature.
With intention, Marya brings her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and her own connection to nature, that she continues to nurture, into the treatment room to help support each patient's unique journey towards balance, peace & joy.