Category: Alumni Spotlights
June 2, 2020
Pediatric Acupuncture at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
In this interview, AIMC graduate Ra shares her experience using the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, what she calls “Acu-therapy,” at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Ra’s day-to-day in the hospital keeps her on her toes as she offers pain relief and palliative care to a wide range of pediatric patients from neonates to young adults. In addition to her usual work in the hospital, they discuss her experience as a clinician doing Telemedicine during Covid 19 & returning to work with the hospital’s new protective protocols. Ra’s expertise working in an integrative setting and blending the wisdom of Western and Eastern medical knowledge are on full display in this fun interview.
About Dr. Ra, DACM, LAc.
Robyn “Ra” Adcock is a California licensed acupuncturist, graduate …
May 25, 2017
Graduate Grateful for Outpouring of Support in Her Healing from Cancer
Last August, exactly one week after taking the California Licensing Exam (CALE) in Sacramento, I was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, secondary to a cancer that started somewhere below my diaphragm. It was a shock to get that diagnosis.
I was so excited to begin my new career as an acupuncturist after being a poor college student for four years. It’s been an incredible journey – incredibly painful and at the same time incredibly healing. I first debated whether or not to go to the emergency room for a pain in my right rib cage. It turned out to be a pleural effusion – the emergency room doctors and nurses thought it was strange that I wanted to take a picture of the fluid they drained …
March 14, 2017
AIMC Berkeley Graduate Splits Her Time Between Two Busy Practices & A Farm!
Alzada Magdalena, a 2001 Graduate of AIMC Berkeley (back when it was called Meiji College), has two acupuncture practices—one in Davis, CA and the other in Prineville, Oregon.At her two practices, The Healing Arts, she treats patients, teaches Qi gong, meditation and dietary practices.
Alzada began her acupuncture practice in 2002, merging it with her existing bodywork practice.
Two years later she opened a clinic in a remodeled bungalow in downtown Davis, California, and practiced there until 2011. In 2011 she and her family moved to Bend, Oregon.However, her Davis patients requested she come back to take care of them, and so she has done so.She has returned to …
February 13, 2017
Oakland Raiders and AIMC Berkeley Alumnus Explains His Start as an Acupuncturist
Read more about former Oakland Raider Josh Taves and his experience being a student at AIMC and owning his own clinic.