is a California licensed acupuncturist, graduate of the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program at AIMC Berkeley, & former AIMC Master’s .. Read more Program Director. Ra also serves as the Executive Director for the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA) and has served as the California representative to the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA). Ra enjoys teaching qigong classes at UCSF, at major medical conferences, and in weekly classes in the East Bay and loves seeing pediatric and adult patients in her private clinical practice in Berkeley, CA. Ra practices at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital where she serves on the progressive Integrative Pediatric and Palliative Care Team (IP3) and also participates in clinical research in the pediatric oncology department. Currently, she is the lead clinician for a 3-year, $3 million dollar PCORI study that will access the efficacy of acupressure to relieve the most common symptoms associated with cancer treatment. It is the largest TCM pediatric oncology study ever conducted. June 2 & 16: Matching Formula and Pattern in Kampo Medicine (Parts 1 & 2), 12-2pm PT by Nigel Dawes, L.Ac.
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