Karen M Mastrangelo, M.s., L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist | Founder
Karen holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Ohio and is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Diplo. OM) by the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Karen interned extensively in integrative medical centers in California including Rady Children's hospital where she specialized in cancer care and chronic pain as well as the UCSD Free Clinics Project, working with veterans suffering from PTSD. Before returning to Cleveland, she was a private practitioner at the Pacific Center of Health in San Diego along side some of the most respected acupuncturists in the country. She is a general practitioner with a focus on pain management, internal medicine, neurological disorders, cancer care, psycho-emotional issues, and orthopedics.
Karen became involved in acupuncture after extensive training in Chinese martial arts in New York City under the teaching of Master Fukui Yang. She has competed in Tai Chi and Xin Yi Five Element forms. Having experienced the impact of Chinese health practices, including acupuncture treatments, she returned to her hometown of Cleveland in 2013 in order to share her knowledge about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can prevent ailments and improve health and well-being. She encourages her patients to participate and to proactively work through exercise and wellness planning to relieve pain and other dis-ease they might have, to restore their overall health and renew their bodies and quality of life.
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Fern Milacci, L.Ac.
Brittany "Fern" Milacci is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, indicating certification by the NCCAOM in Acupuncture, BioMedicine, and Chinese Medical Theory. Fern earned her Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Additionally, she is a certified member of National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). She received her Bachelors of Science from Rider University in New Jersey.
Fern specializes in general women's health, anxiety and depression, chronic pain, digestive disorders, immune support and wellness care. She utilizes an array of Eastern healing modalities including acupuncture, cupping, electro-acupuncture, guasha,moxa & diet and lifestyle modifications to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
In addition, she has treated individuals undergoing acute drug and alcohol detoxification and patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer using NADA's Five Needle Protocol (5NP) and scalp acupuncture.
Fern is also a practitioner of Zen Shiatsu, a gentle, yet powerful form of Japanese massage that accesses the acupuncture meridians via pressure therapy.
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Gwendolyn Ren, CYT
Reiki Master | Certified Yoga Teacher
Gwen is a Usui Holy Fire Reiki Master and a certified Reiki Practitioner and Teacher. She has revered, studied and practiced energetic healing and intuitive listening since her childhood in California’s Ojai Valley and brings a calming, thoughtful and nurturing presence to her work.
With over 500 hours of yoga training and study, Gwen is also dedicated to the practices of Restorative Yoga and Somatic Movement. An advocate for rest in an overly-busy society, she works privately with clients around the country and leads classes, retreats and trainings that promote the recalibration of our nervous system, self awareness and acceptance, as well as our own capacity to heal.
Holding space for processing and integration, Gwen specializes in care of anxiety, exhaustion, uncertainty, transition, grief and insomnia.
Jessica Julian, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jessica Julian, LMT was interested in things related to body and healing since childhood. She was first exposed to yoga in 2000, and the practice along with meditation became an important part of her life. She received Reiki 1 certification in 2002, but did not go further into bodywork for several years.
After pursuing her undergraduate and graduate education to become a licensed social worker, she entered the therapeutic world as a talk therapist. She enjoyed her work, but the stress of the field necessitated her leaving to heal her own vicarious trauma. She began receiving Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) and through this transformative time became committed to understanding the deeper levels of stress, trauma and self-regulating abilities of the nervous system.
In 2010, she had the opportunity to start training in BCST with Gary Peterson, RCST at his STAR Institute and in 2011 entered Cuyahoga Community College’s massotherapy program to become a licensed massage therapist. To date, she has completed over 200 hours of training in BCST and has completed two 40 hour trainings in Northern-style Thai-Yoga Massage. She has a lot of passion for all therapies that help the mind-body to be more coherent and healthy and aims to use her comprehensive approach to benefit clients’ personal needs.
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