About Us

Dr. Maury Foster Ryan, DACM, LAc- Acupuncturist

 I bring to my work a love of the integration of East and West in medicine. I believe that complete health requires the integration of all parts of our being on every level, and this means that we must be broadminded in order to accomplish this in our modern complex life. Along with traditional Chinese medical methods, I believe in skillfully integrating western nutrition with my Chinese Medicine training to create optimal health.I am a devoted student of the most modern natural medicine approach of Functional Medicine- a science based nutrition approach. I combine this with neuroscience, for its effect on treating the central mechanisms of disease and the mind-body links which can make complex diseases so complex.

I am always learning and always pushing the edge of my understanding, and refuse to just follow any tradition and rest with that. At the same time, every approach has something to offer and I try to learn from it.

I love my work, and I love helping people to be more alive and joyful.


Dr. Celeste Ryan, PhD Psychologist

 Celeste’s work is an interweaving of depth psychology and NeuroAffective touch. She got her doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Clinical Psychology. As a part of her training, she interned at the C.G. Jung Institute and later worked as a psych assistant for a Jungian Analyst. But early on while getting licensed, she was aware of the calling to in some way incorporate the body. She began to study and got a massage technician certificate and went on to study craniosacral therapy. She took Peter Levine’s Somatic Experience training and is a Somatic Experience Practitioner. She went on to study various trauma touch modalities including with Kathy Kain, Stephen Terrell, PsyD., and most recently with Aline Lapierre PsyD. (Neuro-Affective Touch). Celeste says, “I see my work as working with subtle body. I support what emerges from the unconscious coming into awareness whether from dreams, fantasy material, emergence of complexes, or archetypal material coming in through the touchwork. I support the capacity to feel and make use of the wisdom emotion can bring in, or to fuel change. Sometimes awareness is enough to provide a container for the work, and sometimes the subtle touch is needed to support that still developing capacity. The body tells its own story. Touchwork is optional, but always awareness of subtle sensation is brought in to knit together awareness with embodied experience.”

Michelle LaMarche, MTCM, LAc- Acupuncturist

I've been an Acupuncturist and Master Herbalist for almost 20 years, and I've worked with natural remedies and tools to diagnose and treat many conditions, from simple to complex.  I'm specialized Micro-Pulse Neurofeedback, which is a powerful tool for conditions ranging from PTSD, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, insomnia, epilepsy, and any brain issue.  I've been working with this technology for over 10 years.  You can learn more about me at Iasistech.com where I am a Clinical Advisor. 

Miche Lamarche, MTOM, NBAO, NCCAOM, L.Ac, ACN, MBA, is a State and Nationally Licensed Acupuncturist with a rare Board Specialty in Orthopedics.  She is a certified Clinical Nutritionist and a California state licensed Herbalist, trained to the high level of Master of Chinese Medicine.
Ms. Lamarche is a specialist in a powerful, cutting edge form of Neurofeedback called Direct Mircrocurrent Neurofeedback through IASIS Technology.  She intertwines neurofeedback with Chinese Medicine and Functional Neurology.  She is a trainer and clinical aid at IASIS Technologies.
Studying under Dr. Datis Kharrazian, she mastered Functional Blood Chemistry, through which she specializes in autoimmune conditions, fertility and difficult to resolve chronic conditions.  Both modern and ancient, her eighteen years knowledge in this field is led by the need to respond to health matters of today.
Ms. Lamarche holds a degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


Wiliam Jackson, Ayurveda practitioner

 

William Jackson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. In 2002 he apprenticed at Ron Teaguarden’s “Dragon Herbs” to add to his personal studies in Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine and in late 2002 travelled up to northern California to study at the California College of Ayurveda, graduating in 2005 with certification as an Ayurvedic Health Specialist (AHS). In that same year he would give a talk at UCLA’s first Allopathic / Alternative Health Fair on Ayurvedic medicine while also giving free tongue diagnosis to those who stopped by his booth to find out more about Ayurveda. Starting in 2006, he would also study Yoga & Ayurveda under Mas Vidal at the Dancing Shiva yoga studio in the Fairfax District of LA.

Besides his background in Ayurveda and Chinese Herbal Medicine he also studies the use of herbs and minerals as used in such systems as Unani Tibb, Western Herbalism, Native American, Amazonian, and West African Herbalism (both in their therapeutic and magico-religious aspects). He has also worked in the Supplements industry itself, giving micro-consultations utilizing whatever available stock of encapsulated/powdered/liquid  herbs, vitamins, minerals, greens, probiotics, amino acids, fish oils, etc to instigate healing and transformation in those he was dealing with.

In addition, Feng Shui /spiritual geography has now become a part of his arsenal and an addition to his consultation services along with the tantric healing practices of the Yuthok Nyingtik (the spiritual practices of Tibetan Medicine). William is also currently enrolled in a course on Tibetan Medicine in addition to getting learned in the old African-American tradition of Hoodoo / Rootwork (Peace Be Upon the Ancestors).