Claudia Venn, M.S., L.Ac. As a passionate and focused dancer since childhood, Claudia Venn understands intimately both the body and its physiology. Claudia was introduced to acupuncture at a stressful time of her life – in pain after a car accident, none of the accepted forms of pain relief helped her situation. After acupuncture and herbal medicine helped alleviate and cure her chronic pain conditions, Claudia became curious about the science and travelled to China to study further.
After receiving her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Claudia has been working with patients, using her understanding of dance, Chinese medicine and acupuncture to treat the body as a whole being, and taking into account both physiological and psychological realities. Claudia integrates acupuncture, herbs and medical qi gong to move her patients through the healing process. Her own experience with chronic pain gives her the unique understanding of a patient's requirements, and the empathy to implicitly understand their needs.
Claudia has worked with experts in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in pain management, infertility, pre-natal care, women's health, dermatology gastroenterology, and internal medicine. She has interned with specialists at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit.
A native Californian, Claudia lives in Oakland and, when not working, she enjoys great food, hiking, and the many farmers markets of the Bay Area.
Dédzin Drölma is a highly-trained, licensed massage therapist who specializes in working with performing artists, athletes and yogis. She has been one of the massage therapists for Cirque du Soleil's traveling shows for the past seven years. Dédzin's holistic approach to massage includes active-release techniques for relaxing constricted muscle groups, Reiki healing energy to clear energetic blocks, and the use of potent aromatherapy oils customized to every session. Book yourself a session today and get ready to experience feeling completely loved and refreshed in body, mind and spirit!