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Meet the Acupuncturists

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Anna Ritner, L.Ac.

Anna Ritner, L.Ac., FABORM, is a California state-licensed herbalist and acupuncturist and a Fellow of The Acupuncture and TCM Board of 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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Amanda Moler, L.Ac

Amanda Moler, L.Ac., is a California-licensed acupuncturist with a passion for women’s health and fertility issues. She works with women on many levels: mitigating side effects of drugs and hormones, guiding them through lifestyle changes, and optimizing health for their desired outcome.

With a background in meditation and natural health, Amanda listens on a deep level to what her patients say and how they respond to treatment. She is honored to witness and support all aspects of the human experience, including the struggle, challenge, and joy that comes with helping new life come into the world. Her visits include a truly comprehensive look at wellness, including history, nutrition, sleep, digestion, and stress. For each patient, she develops a customized treatment plan, which could include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, and heat therapy, as well as exercise, massage, and nutrition. Amanda establishes a deep and therapeutic rapport with each of her patients that provides a lasting context for ongoing healing.

Amanda spends her time outside the clinic with her family, her chickens, a thriving compost heap and bountiful garden.

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Lizzie Davies, L.Ac.

Lizzie Davies, L.Ac., is a California-licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and an experienced doula with a long-standing dedication to women’s health.

She earned her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at AIMC in Berkeley, California, where she relished learning about the history and numerous modalities of Chinese Medicine.

She feels it is an honor to work with patients at their most vulnerable and hopeful stages of life. She is a caring and thorough practitioner who works with the whole patient.

Lizzie also has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and has worked as an archeologist. She has studied women’s health cross-culturally and is passionately interested in pre-industrial healing systems that have survived into the modern world

When not at work or with her family, Lizzie spends her free time at the beach, on the trails, or making upcycled mosaic art.

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Jessica Biedron, L.Ac.

Jessica Biedron, L.Ac., has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the last decade, successfully treating hormonal imbalances, insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, autoimmunity, digestive issues, and infertility. She especially enjoys supporting women in all stages of pregnancy.

Jessica believes wholeheartedly in the body’s resilience and aims to empower her patients to take a proactive role in their health. With a reverence for herbal remedies, nutrition, and traditional healing practices, she has a passion to support women’s health providing them with holistic support throughout the phases of life.

Her approach is grounded, spacious, and compassionate, enabling individuals to optimize their self care, immunity, and vitality.

Jessica’s 20+ years of massage and bodywork experience, along with extensive training in yoga and dance have enriched her understanding of mind-body integration. She has pursued additional studies in Ayurvedic Medicine and completed coursework in the Chinese healing touch modality Chi Nei Tsang, which she often uses as an adjunct therapy for fertility enhancement.

She received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in 2010 and is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

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Shana Rocklin 

Shana Rocklin is a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is our trusted administrative assistant at Monarch. Shana is the friendly face (and voice!) who returns your calls and emails and helps make everything run very smoothly for our community.

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