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Meet the Acupuncturists

Anna Ritner, L.Ac.

Anna Ritner, L.Ac.

Anna Ritner, L.Ac., FABORM, is a California state-licensed herbalist and acupuncturist and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine – specializing in fertility, pregnancy, and reproductive health.

She received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from ACTCM in San Francisco. Anna’s greatest passion is supporting and educating women in order to help them to feel powerful and creative in their bodies.

She has advanced training in hormonal balance, fertility medicine, pregnancy support, digestive and mood disorders. Anna assists women in bettering their lives and ushering in new life with the use of herbal medicine, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle advice.

As part of her professional training, Anna completed a clinical acupuncture certificate through the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China, where she received advanced training in Women’s health and pain management. She receives ongoing mentorship in Chinese Medicine reproductive health, and has completed a preceptorship in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) through the Reproductive Science Center of the East Bay. 

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Roxanna Nejat, LAc

Roxanna Nejat, LAc

Roxanna Nejat, LAc. is a California board-certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist specializing in pregnancy, fertility medicine, women’s hormonal health, pain management and emotional wellbeing.

She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Portland State University, M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is currently completing her Doctorate degree focusing in Chinese Medical Gynecology and Pain Management.

In her journey has a healer, Roxanna has completed several important mentorships, including a residential program at Three Springs Institute. She spent nine months living in the forest and apprenticing in martial arts and gardening. The stillness of the forest allowed her to deepen her understanding of the five elements by engaging with the garden as a metaphor for observing the relationships between the elements, restoring balance and cultivating life.

Roxanna has completed 300 hours of advanced clinical observation in China at Zhejiang University hospitals in Hangzhou and Zhengzhou University Hospitals in Zhengzhou. The bulk of her time was spent working in integrative hospitals which strategically and safely utilized both western and Chinese medicine. Additionally, she has completed 60 hours of biomedical observation under endometriosis specialist Dr. Camran Nezhat MD, FACOG, FACS in Palo Alto, CA. Email Roxanna

Candise Yang, L.Ac

Candise Yang, L.Ac

Candise Yang, L.Ac. is a California-state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in women’s health, fertility, digestive issues, pain-related conditions, and emotional wellbeing.

As a trauma-informed acupuncturist, Candise is strongly invested in creating a safe container for healing and bases the core of her care on the values of non-judgment, compassion, and gentle inquiry. She has learned that this warm approach also works very well for her more sensitive, empathic, and intuitive patients.

Candise is dedicated to working with those who struggle with perinatal and postpartum issues, fertility challenges, stress, fatigue, anxiety/depression, low moods, eating disorders, insomnia, digestive issues, painful periods, hormonal imbalances, PMS/PMDD, peri-menopausal/menopausal challenges, and chronic pain. She is committed to investigating and getting to the root of such layered and long-standing issues to provide her patients with enduring relief.

She also firmly believes in empowering her patients with information and knowledge, so they may engage in self-care outside of treatments, and live their most joyful and vibrant lives. Email Candise

For more information, or to set up a phone consultation to find out if Chinese medicine would be helpful for you, please contact us.