Dr. Jessica Parker, LAC, DAOM
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.
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.
Brooke McClelland, LAC, MSOM
A California Board Licensed Acupuncturist, Brooke holds a Masters in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College of Berkeley. As part of her clinical training, she interned at West Berkeley Lifelong Medical Clinic where she treated primarily Spanish-speakers (she is fluent in Spanish) to decrease pain and increase vitality, immunity, and fertility. Brooke also completed an internship in Acupuncture Sports Medicine at the reputable UC Berkeley Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance where she treated world-class athletes to help them heal quickly and completely from injuries, shorten their post-workout recovery, and increase their stamina.
Brooke first encountered acupuncture after she injured her shoulder while working on an organic farm. Intrigued with the theory of yin and yang and the five elements, she entered Chinese Medical School. A long-time gardener and lover of nature, Brooke treasures that Chinese Medicine evolved from the Daoists’ careful observation of the natural world and the human body. She relishes working with Chinese Medicinal Herbs.
Brooke believes that health or a lack of it can be traced back to the foods we eat, the practices we cultivate, and the thoughts we choose to think over and over again. The body is a self-healing organism and disease is the body’s attempt to cure itself. Brooke uses ancient TCM wisdom, functional medicine concepts, and mindfulness practices to guide patients back to abundant health. Having worked with children for many years, Brooke has a nurturing and grounding presence. She is currently growing and harvesting the Chinese herb ju hua (chrysanthemum) at home.