DR DANA YOUSSEF, DAOM, LAc, RN
“My role is to support you as an empowered patient as you navigate your healing journey”
Dana brings to her practice an extensive background in medical, complimentary and holistic modalities from an accumulation of more than 25 years experience as an acupuncturist, nurse, Usui reiki master, medical qi gong practitioner and medical volunteer.
While listening and interacting with clients to facilitate their own personal healing journey, Dana understands that mind, body and spirit are essential to wellness and wholeness and incorporates the many modalities from her personal tool bag to create and individualize each treatment plan.
Dana’s focus of interest includes acute and chronic pain management, stress related disorders, women’s health, insomnia, headaches and facial rejuvenation.
Dana completed her Master Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) at Five Branches University, Santa Cruz and is currently licensed by the State of California and the National Certifying Board as a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
A graduate of the Five Branches University Doctoral Program in San Jose, Dana specialized in pain management and women’s health and was an intern at Highland Hospital in their integrative medicine program.
Dana has also previously completed advanced coursework in:
- Applied Channel Theory with Dr Wang Ju-Yi at the Renmen University Hospital, Beijing China.
- Traditional Japanese Acupuncture using TeiShin Needles with Anryu Iwahina (AKA “Dr. Bear”).
- Medical Qi Gong Practitioner Series with Francesca Ferrari.
- Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation Series with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield.
- Healing Community Trauma with Acupuncturists Without Borders.
- Using Essential Oils in Chinese Medicine with Peter Holmes.
- Journey Into Healing with Deepak Chopra.
Additionally, she is a registered nurse with over 25 years experience in the ICU, OR, PACU and home health, a board certified nurse coach, Usui Reiki Master practicing for over 20 years and medical qi-gong practitioner. She has studied with Jill Miller and completed the Yoga Tune Up© Level 1 Certification training.
Dana has worked with many local and international volunteer agencies including; Rock Medicine thru the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Remote Area Medical (RAM), Tzu Chi Organization, Healing Waters Wilderness Adventures (HWWA) as a white water raft guide, Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) and Acupuncture Relief project (ARP) in Nepal.