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 Natasha, L.Ac., DOM
Natasha Lane is currently a clinical supervisor at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA and has served in clinical education for over a decade. She specializes in the treatment of pain, sports related injuries and certain chronic diseases. In China, she gained clinical experience in treating neurological disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and other age-related conditions: cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and cancer. Drawing from traditional and contemporary medical knowledge and science, her integrative medicine approach focuses on prevention, and remedial treatment by addressing mind, body and spirit. Natasha is dedicated to promoting healthy aging and longevity with her patients. She is an incredibly skilled and highly trained acupuncturist (also my former teacher) and I feel so lucky to have her join my practice. In her spare time she enjoys photography and Ikebana–you will probably see some of her beautiful arrangements around the office.
I am a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. I received my Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, CA, and was certified in Western herbalism at the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA and Holistic Nutrition at Bauman College in Berkeley, CA.
I am a lifetime student of natural medicine. In my late teens, I became an avid practitioner of yoga, which both alleviated my chronic pain from postural misalignment and awakened my awareness of the human body’s innate intelligence. This began my fascination with the healing arts, and compelled me to pursue further studies in Western herbalism, therapeutic nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
My personal experiences utilizing acupuncture and herbal medicine during my pregnancy, postpartum and as a parent have largely contributed to my interest and specialization in the areas of women’s health, hormonal imbalance, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum care, pediatrics and pain management. Seeing my three week-old baby relieved from colic pains after one treatment with an acupuncturist was a defining moment that inspired me to dive deeper into the pediatric applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I hope to make the benefits of this ancient healing science accessible to patients of all ages by providing a variety of gentle, non-invasive therapeutic techniques and treatment options.
I am passionate about the human body’s capacity to self-regulate, and I believe that health is a state of balance unique to each individual. My priority as a practitioner is to help my patients feel empowered in our work together to cultivate long-term wellness.