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W. Jumbe Allen, LAc.

I am a native San Franciscan. Upon graduating from UC Berkeley with a BA in Anthropology in 1974 I pursued projects of Visual Anthropology utilizing film and photography.

In 1989 I became a diplomat with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and in 1990 I received my license from the California State Acupuncture Board. I then went to China for a six months internship at the affiliated hospital of the Heilinjiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin. Subsequently I completed advanced course work at the Chinese International Oriental Medical Institute in Hong Kong, where I received certification as Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

I established my first private practice in Dr. Arthur Coleman’s medical center in San Francisco and worked at the Bay View Hunter’s Point Community Clinic.

Later I moved my practice to Chinese Medicine Works. I co-founded Pacific Acupuncture Associates, which provided acupuncture for homeless shelters, non- profit mental health and other community service centers, and prison inmates in San Francisco.

I established my practice in Oakland in 1997 and founded the Acupuncture & Health Center together with my wife Gabrielle in 2007. (Read More)



Gabrielle Allen, CFP/PT

I studied at the Münster University Hospital Affiliate College for Physiotherapy and received my license with the German State Association of Physiotherapy in 1989.

I worked as staff physical therapist in the orthopedic surgery and  rehabilitation department and in outpatient pain management at the Municipal Hospital in Dortmund and later joined a private practice near Düsseldorf, where I worked predominantly with people dealing with structural and neuromuscular problems, and people in post stroke rehabilitation.

1/1990-11/91  I completed advanced training in joint mobilization and manipulation with the German Association for Manual Medicine/ Chirotherapy.

6/1992-96  I studied the Feldenkrais Method® at the Institute For Somatic Education in San Francisco. I have been certified with the Feldenkrais Guild of North America since 1996. 

9/1997  I immigrated to California and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Academy for Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland for three semesters, while starting my Feldenkrais practice.

2/1999  I became a mother, which initiated my self guided studies of whole foods nutrition and natural cooking, as well as childhood development and parenting at Broadmoor Preschool in San Leandro.

1/2007  I founded the Acupuncture & Health Center together with my husband Jumbé Allen.

2007-2008  I studied with Michael Krugman and received certification in  the Sounder Sleep System.

6/2011-4/2012  I studied with Anat Baniel and received certification as ABM practitioner for children with special needs. (Read More)