ABOUT

Lisa Swanson, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist, Grass Valley, CA

Lisa Swanson studied at the Acupuncture Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA and became a Licensed Practitioner (L.Ac.) in 2008.  Part of her education was completed at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA where she participated in an UCSF exchange program. She has been working in the field of natural medicine for over 15 years, and has steadily built on her knowledge and credentials, always with an eye for expanding her ability to offer the best treatments to serve her patients.

 

Prior to opening her own practice, Lisa worked and interned at a variety of Clinics in California including:

  • California Pacific Medical Center in Stroke Recovery

  • Kuan Yin Healing Arts HIV and Hepatitis C Clinic

  • HAART Methodone Addiction Clinic

  • Clinics in Berkeley and Oakland treating low income families

  • Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Oakland

  • Charlotte Maxwell Cancer Clinic, Oakland

 

Having learned from Dr Richard Tan, Lisa proudly practices the Balance Method which has been derived from the I Ching. This is an ancient method of acupuncture, over 2,500 years old, and is different from most local point acupuncture practiced in the United States which can be uncomfortable and have inconsistent results. The Balance Method provides amazing, effective results, experienced immediately.  This is achieved by correct meridian diagnosis based on the location of symptoms.  A complex grid system is then utilized to select appropriate distal points, which render precise, immediate results.

 

Other techniques and modalities are added to acupuncture treatments depending upon individual needs. These may include:

 

  • Cupping

  • Moxibustion

  • Tui Na

  • Infrared

  • Gua Sha

 

Lisa typically uses Japanese needling techniques which she has found to be the most gentle and painless needle insertion method.  Consultations may also include the use of essential oils, hands on healing, muscle testing, and advice on nutritional and herbal supplements.

Danielle Boucher, L.Ac.

Danielle Boucher, L.Ac.

Danielle Boucher is a licensed acupuncturist in California, who was drawn to East Asian Medicine because of its holistic approach and ability to see the interconnectedness of an individual’s symptoms. She is a general practitioner with a special interest in orthopedics and sports medicine, women's health and hormone balance, stress management, and digestive issues. She has advanced training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of sports injuries and pain. Danielle combines orthopedic acupuncture with a traditional Chinese approach. She focuses on precision with a light touch. While working with Danielle, individually tailored protocols might also include cupping, moxibustion, infrared, gua sha and e-stim. As needed, we will also discuss supplements, dietary, lifestyle and stress management therapies.

 

Danielle has been studying and practicing acupuncture for a decade. Over four years ago she founded The Acupuncture Spot in San Francisco’s Financial District. She is excited to be joining Dharma Acupuncture as she connects with the Grass Valley community and returns to nature.

Credentials & Clinical Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Macalester College

  • Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Licensed acupuncturist by the State of California

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

  • Apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves, Sports Medicine acupuncturist and author, The Acupuncture Handbook Of Sports Injuries & Pain

  • Integrative Fertility: providing onsite acupuncture at fertility clinics

  • Charlotte Maxwell Clinic: free acupuncture treatments to low-income women with cancer

  • Project Buena Vista: two medical outreach trips to the Peruvian rainforest providing free acupuncture and herbal medicine to local communities with minimal access to healthcare

  • City Pulse Acupuncture

  • ACTCM Community Clinic and The Auricular Clinic

  • Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University in Hangzhou, China advanced study program