Megan Dauphin is a California board certified acupuncturist and herbalist, with specialty certifications in infertility, sport’s medicine, and orthopedics. She received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University where she completed over 3,200 hours of comprehensive clinical and theoretical training. After her second year at Five Branches Megan traveled to Hangzhou, China to study at Zhejiang University where she was able to observe TCM being used in the hospitals of the area. Megan also holds degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of Oregon.
In addition to Megan’s advanced training in infertility and pain management, Megan has also furthered her education extensively in the areas of women’s health, menopausal symptoms, functional medicine, and nutrition. Helping people find optimal health and wellness is Megan’s passion. She is dedicated to arranging complete care for her patients through direct contact with local medical doctors and other complementary medical practitioners in the Bay Area.
Megan first experienced the benefits of Chinese medicine through her own success receiving regular acupuncture treatments. After witnessing her own health transformation through acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary changes she became committed to learning the medicine, and helping others discover it. In her personal life Megan loves spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and surfing!
Jessica Luu, L.Ac is a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Five Branches University in San Jose where she completed more than 3,200 hours in Eastern medical and Western medical training. She especially loved learning about Chinese herbs and was selected and entrusted with managing the herb room for the university clinic. Additionally, Jessica also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Hawaii.
Jessica is an avid learner and is committed to continuous learning to enrich her knowledge and skills. In addition to her training at Five Branches University, Jessica also apprenticed with specialists in internal medicine, pain management, and infertility. She spent a summer semester at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, observing renowned Chinese Medical doctors treating patients at integrated hospitals in the area. Jessica also pursued advanced training in pain management, infertility, and nutrition from masters such as David Euler, Richard Tan, and Jane Lytton.
Jessica comes from a family with long traditions of healing people in their communities, from China to Vietnam, and now in the U.S.A. Although her brother and sister follow their hearts and became Medical Doctors, Jessica happily finds her destiny in treating her patients with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutrition. She enjoys taking time listening to her patients and assessing the roots of their ailments and pain. She then proactively puts together treatment plans, which may include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and dietary recommendations. Jessica’s ultimate goal is to help her patients optimize their health and reclaim their lives.
Cara Ortiz is a California board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. During her study at Five Branches University, she focused on gynecology and pain. She followed her teachers to China, where she completed a clinical externship at Zhejiang Medical University, with specialized studies in pain management & digestive disorders.
Cara is currently working towards completing her Doctorate Degree in Oriental Medicine with a focus on endocrinology and gynecology. She believes that patients should take an active role towards their healing.
She treats a spectrum of issues with a focus on fertility and women’s health, headaches and other neurological disorders, stress, depression, and digestive disorders.