CEDAR HEART WELLNESS
Peregrine Zoe Whitehurst, LAc
Peregrine Zoe Whitehurst, LAc. is an acupuncturist, doula and Depth Hypnosis practitioner. She loves to work with women's health, mothers, and children especially, but is also passionate about supporting patients with sleep improvement, pain relief and digestive healing. She attended the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in her hometown of Berkeley, CA, which is in the ancestral, unceded lands of the Chochenyo Ohlone people. She focused most on herbal medicine and women's health especaily through her bi-lingual internship at the San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Project. She was the Garden Manager at AIMC all 4 years and volunteered with and helped found the Lilium Initiative, which helps to connect practioners with sustainably farmed, US-grown Asian herbs through education and support for US farmers. She studied Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco and took 2 Permaculture Design courses; and she continues to grow herbs sustainably at her home in Grass Valley, CA. She also has taught outdoor education and elementary school and spent many years in activism before becoming an acupuncturist. She feels that this basis of knowledge in ecology, justice and human development provides a strong background for her work in healthcare today. She brings her 20 years of experience in yoga and mediation as well as love of nature to every session and is a strong advocate for ancestral medicines that can bring healing for people of all backgrounds. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and believes the healing of the Earth, the healing of our communities and the healing of our bodies are all deeply interconnected. She currently lives in Grass Valley, CA the unceded territory of the Nisenan people, with her husband and toddler.
Peregrine Zoe Whitehurst
ROOT AND STEM
Jessica Parker, LAc
Dr. Jessica Parker, LAC, DAOM has a diverse background including a broad range of experience in the healing arts, Chinese language and expertise in acupuncture and Asian medicine. She is the owner of Root & Stem Integrative Chinese Medicine, and the Founder & Executive Director of the East Bay Integrative Pregnancy Project (EBIPP).
Jessica specializes in Women’s Health, Prenatal Health, Family Wellness, Eastern & Functional Medicine. She strongly believes in integrative health care, providing a supportive community for wellness, and the synergistic relationship of all modalities of medicine.
Jessica has been voted as one of Oakland's Best Acupuncturists, and she graduated with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. During the course of her studies, she spent three years as an intern at Cedar Street Healing Arts Clinic in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Jessica also completed an advanced internship program at the Zhejiang Medical Hospital in Hangzhou, China specializing in Dermatology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Orthopedics. She completed her Doctorate Fellowship at Five Branches University and is a leader as one of the first acupuncture residents at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Jessica is proud to announce the expansion of her practice now operating in our second location in Nevada City, CA.
Dr. Jessica Parker, LAC, DAOM
ROOT & STEM
integrative chinese medicine
THE ACUPUNCTURE SPOT
Danielle Boucher, LAc
Danielle Boucher, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in California with over eight years of clinical experience seeing patients in private practice. Danielle 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 women's health and hormone balance, stress management, digestive issues and orthopedics and sports medicine. Danielle also integrates aspects of functional medicine into her practice. She creates individual protocols tailored to her patients by using supplements and herbal medicine, dietary, lifestyle and stress management therapies, and specialty lab testing when necessary. Danielle loves working with women at all stages of motherhood from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. She loves working with parents because it gives them a chance to focus on their needs and to receive the nourishment and care that they give their little ones during all other times of the day. Acupuncture is indeed a very therapeutic adult nap. Danielle helps parents address many concerns including hormone balancing, stress and anxiety, energy and immune support, and the musculoskeletal pain that can come with caregiving, and more. She meets her patients where they are at, helping them find ways to take care of themselves while juggling the demands of parenthood.
In addition to her private practice, Danielle has volunteered as an acupuncturist at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic providing free treatments to women with cancer. She's also been to the Peruvian rainforest twice with Project Buena Vista. Their medical outreach teams provide free acupuncture and herbal medicine to local communities with minimal access to healthcare. Currently she offers a monthly donated based community acupuncture fundraiser at her clinic where 100% of the donations go towards select abortion funds.
Danielle Boucher, L.Ac. (she/her)
The Acupuncture Spot