John Luna-Sparks, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, LCSW

I practice general Chinese Medicine with specialties in sports & orthopedic acupuncture as well as mental health.  I trained with Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., a master clinician integral in the development of orthopedic and sports medicine in the acupuncture profession in North America and Europe.  I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 23 years of practice specializing in trauma recovery and maintain a separate private psychotherapy practice.

I have studied Tai Chi and Chi Gong with Miriam Marsolais, PhD, at White Magnolia Tai Chi for over 10 years, and initially began because of a personal history with chronic pain.  I eventually became a Senior Instructor and enjoy teaching Intermediate, Beginner and Restorative Tai Chi & Chi Gong classes.  I owe my recovery from pain to Tai Chi, Chi Gong, acupuncture, Tui Na massage, healthy eating and, of course, encouragement from people dear to me.

 

I am also a Senior Instructor with Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower, International, and provide self-protection and advocacy training skills to people all over the Bay Area. www.kidpower.org

 

Education

Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences

Master of Social Work, San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts Rhetoric & Communication, University of California at Davis

 

Licensure and Certification

California Licensed Acupuncturist, AC 16975

NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Board Certification (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS 18924

Certified Self Defense Instructor, Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower, International

 

Professional Membership

California State Oriental Medicine Association

 

Professional Training/Study

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac.

John Nieters, L.Ac., DAOM

Robert Levine, L.Ac.

John Kokko, L.Ac.

Quan Yin Acupuncture Clinic, San Francisco