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From a young age I was fascinated with health, medicine and the human body. One of my first jobs was working in a women’s health clinic. My interest in Chinese Medicine started at the age of 21 when I came down with Bell’s Palsy. With only two acupuncture treatments and some Chinese herbs the Bell’s Palsy was gone. This introduction to acupuncture and herbs spawned my interest in integrating women’s health with Chinese Medicine. More recently, I was able to overcome ovarian cysts and have a healthy pregnancy and baby using acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  My responsibility as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner is to help patients achieve their goals by meeting them at their comfort level. I take the time to get to know each patient and then design treatment plans that move them through their journey to better health. Like any other path in life, personal health is a practice. Initiating this practice begins by taking small steps every day.  I am a California licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree from Emperors College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007 and opened a successful acupuncture practice in San Diego. I have also interned with some of the top fertility practitioners in California. A native of San Francisco, being closer to family was the main reason for my relocation back to the Bay Area. A new resident of Santa Rosa, I am committed to providing compassionate quality healthcare to people in Sonoma County.

 

 

Meet Gidon
Gidon Levenbach graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in August 2007. He founded Flying Needle Project(FNP), a free acupuncture clinic in Cape Town, South Africa, serving impoverished South Africans and Refugees. Gidon was the director of FNP and also worked in the clinics from 2009 until 2015. He has been a licensed acupuncturist since November 2007 and has volunteered his time working in public health clinics such as Mercy and Wisdom, Outside In and the HIV day center (all in Portland, Oregon). His interest in Chinese Medicine began in 1995, when he completed a course in Acupressure Massage at the Acupressure Institute (Berkeley, California). Following, he volunteered doing acupressure, moxibustion and needle extraction at the Quan Yin Healing Arts Center (San Francisco, California). The patients at the Quan Yin Healing Center were primarily HIV and Hepatitis C positive. It was through his experience at Quan Yin that his desire to become an acupuncturist was solidified. In 1996, Gidon studied Bone Setting and aChinese massage style called Tui Na with Dr. Michal Lan in Cape Town, South Africa. He has also studied both Eastern and Western Herbal medicine from multiple teachers. Gidon also practices at Sebastopol Community Acupuncture which offers low cost/ sliding scale treatments in a group settings and Blue Door Yoga in Penngrove, where he also teaches Qi Gong. He is committed to public health and providing service to those in need. He is an advocate of Chinese Medicine and its vast benefits. In his free time, Gidon surfs and plays cello