ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE:
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Jennifer Black, LAc, Dipl OM, MTOM
Owner and Founder of Highland Holistic
Jennifer (she/her) is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist. Jennifer studied at both the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York City and Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA where she graduated summa cum laude and received the Dean's Scholarship. She has done internships at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Hospital in Burbank, and the Being Alive HIV Clinic in West Hollywood. She has also completed CranioSacral Therapy training (CST 1 & 2) through The Upledger Institute. She studied Herbal Dermatology with the esteemed Mazin Al-Khafaji, and is a member of the International Registry of Chinese Medicine Dermatology & Inflammatory Disease. She also incorporates aspects of Functional Medicine in her practice, utilizing lab work to inform her treatment strategies when appropriate.
Jennifer's clinical interests include the use of herbal medicine for dermatology work, and acupuncture, herbal medicine and/or nutritional counseling for pain management, psycho-emotional issues, adrenal fatigue, inflammatory bowel disease, thyroid disorders, and internal medicine.
To find out more about Jennifer, her rates and her insurance capabilities please visit her personal website: www.jblackacupuncture.com
Jennifer also makes and sells art prints and wearables reflecting the visual beauty of traditional Chinese medical theory. Available here: Holism Prints
Kaylie Hopper, LAc, MTOM
Kaylie (she/her) is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and is currently completing her national certification by the NCCAOM in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated with honors from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica with a Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine. In addition to her clinical hours at Emperor’s Clinic, she also held an internship at the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in Burbank. She is currently working on becoming a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) via advanced training in both Western and Eastern reproductive medicine. Although she treats many common ailments within her practice, her current specialties lie in women’s health issues, fertility support, and mood/ emotional imbalances. One of her main objectives as a practitioner is patient education and empowerment, allowing the patient to be an active participant on their healing journey.
Kaylie’s clinical interests include women’s health, infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, digestive disorders, pain management, stress and mood disorders, endocrine disorders, internal medicine, personalized herbal therapy and nutritional counseling, and supplementary support during cancer treatment.
To find out more about Kaylie, her rates and her insurance capabilities please visit her personal website: www.hopperacupuncture.com
Kaylie has also started a 501C3 called Inclusively Well, an organization dedicated to providing acupuncture treatments to low income and underserved populations. To find out more about them or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit: Inclusively Well
MIDWIFERY & HERBAL MEDICINE:
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Christian Toscano, LM, CPM
Christian (she/her) is a California Medical Board Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Craniosacral Therapist (CST) and Clinical Herbalist. Since 2010 she has attended hundreds of births at home, birth center and hospital; many of which were "VBAC's" and water births. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School, a MEAC accredited 3-year program. She worked at a reproductive health clinic providing abortion services, gynecology, pregnancy support and fertility counseling. She trained with Spinning Babies in optimal fetal positioning and body balancing techniques. She studied at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and assisted the Clinical Herbalist Director at a free community health clinic. During this time she assisted the Director and Clinical Herbalist at a free community health clinic. She is certified in Craniosacral therapy from the Life Energy Institute. She offers full spectrum midwifery care for the reproductive and menopausal years. Her work is gender affirming, trauma informed and sex positive. She wildcrafts, grows and extracts the botanical medicines offered.
To find out more about Christian, her rates and her insurance capabilities please visit her personal website at: www.fertilemoonmidwifery.com
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Maureen (she/her) is a Reiki Master in the Usui Ryoho System of Reiki, is a Holistic Nutritionist and holds a Certification in Yoga Therapy. She completed her Level I Reiki training with Alexandra Juliani at The American Reiki Academy, and her Level II training with Tanya Love at Spirit House Collective, her Master Practitioner level with Sue Vazal of Reiki Room and her Holy Fire III Reiki training with Purnima Chaudhari of Inner Journey Reiki. She received her Certification in Holistic Nutrition from the AFPA, and her Yoga Therapy training was through Lea Kraemer, of the Prana Mandir yoga school, with emphasis on the tradition of Kundalini Yoga. She lives in Echo Park with her cat Bumba and loves to cook and come up with recipes that fit into protocols of restricted diets. She also loves spending time in nature, practicing kundalini yoga and meditation, and exploring California. Once a month she is a participating practitioner in the Cancer Support Reiki Circle at The Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center.
To find out more about Maureen, please visit her personal website at: www.momoreiki.com