Welcome! Known for its peaceful atmosphere and compassionate, skilled health providers, West Berkeley Wellness is a tranquil retreat where you’ll find acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional advice, and “non-surgical facelift” microcurrent facials.
With experience treating a vast array of medical conditions, our expert professionals provide individualized treatments and customized care. West Berkeley Wellness is also an excellent place to receive preventative care and achieve optimal health.
Aimee Wells Quin, the founder of West Berkeley Wellness, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical Herbalist with a Masterʼs of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from ACTCM, one of the leading Chinese medical schools in the country. She has been a licensed health care practitioner since 1998 and has been serving Bay Area residents since 1999. Her deep commitment to providing the very best for her patients fuels her habit of constantly attending continuing education courses and expanding her knowledge base.
During her individualized treatments, Aimee pulls from her diverse knowledge of restoring and optimizing health. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Pre-Medicine at UC Davis, 1200 hours of training in therapeutic massage at the Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, she is a trained doula, and she did post-graduate work in internal medicine at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. She extends her boundless gratitude to her mentor, Dr. Robert Levine, for showing her how to bring compassion, humor, and intelligence into every treatment.
Jean-Louis Richiardone is a licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist with a Masters degree from ACTCM in San Francisco, California. Jean-Louis has been a licensed healthcare practitioner since 2005, and has been serving communities in the Bay Area since 2006.
He brings to his current practice extensive clinical experience as a New York licensed Massage Therapist, and from graduate and post-graduate internships at hospitals and medical clinics such as the California Pacific Medical Hospital (Division of Post Surgery Rehabilitation), the Haight Ashbury Medical Clinic, and the prestigious Chengdu Hospital of TCM, in Chengdu, China. He also served as an acupuncturist aboard the Holland America Line, M.S. Zuiderdam, and provided over 800 treatments for conditions ranging from acute and chronic pain and illness, to weight management and everything in between. Through his practice, Jean-Louis commits to empowering his patients to reach their health goals the natural way, using safe, gentle and time honored healing traditions. Jean-Louis has also completed an advanced certification in microcurrent therapy for facial rejuvenation. Jean-Louis sees patients on Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Jami Rose is a California and nationally licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with nearly ten years of clinical experience. She is passionate about service to others and practices Chinese medicine with genuine enthusiasm, intellectual diligence, and an unyielding spirit. She earned her 4-year Master of Science degree from ACTCM in San Francisco. Having completed post-graduate studies in TCM Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as infertility, Jami is experienced in the treatment of a wide variety of women’s health issues.
Initially trained in the biological sciences, Jami holds undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Biology from the UC Santa Cruz. These studies combined with her biomedical experience gave rise to her predilection for an integrative medical model and the belief that patients should have access to all appropriate therapies. She strives to create a therapeutic partnership with patients and empowers them to actively participate in their own care. Jami sees patients on Sundays and Thursdays.
Sage Staggs is a California licensed and nationally certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from ACTCM in San Francisco and has been a licensed health care practitioner since 2005. Prior to her studies in Chinese medicine, Sage was a practicing herbalist and a licensed massage therapist. At ACTCM, she completed internships in the treatment of pain, addiction, and mental health at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic and Lifelong Medical Care.
Sage’s calm focus and skillful touch guide her treatments. In addition to sharing her extensive knowledge of whole foods nutrition and mindfulness practices to support patients between sessions, she creates a sanctuary where truly restorative healing can take place. Sage is experienced in the treatment of pain, sleep issues, immune disorders, and mood imbalances. She is also has a focus on functional medicine as it pertains to fertility, hormone regulation, and menopause. Sage sees patients on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Marny Culpepper, owner at Culpepper Acupuncture, is thrilled to be practicing at West Berkeley Wellness. She specializes in women’s health, fertility and pain management. In addition to her master’s degree, Marny has participated in extensive training, including an internship focused on orthopedic tui na, oncology, and pain management in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China and an apprenticeship of clinical cases with Dr. Jennifer Ashby specializing in fertility and gynecology at the Lotus Center in San Francisco, California.
Marny is absolutely committed to providing the best possible care to each and every patient. She believes she is uniquely suited to treat others, because she herself has benefited from the therapeutic qualities of Chinese medicine. “The ability to support others in doing the same is a gift that I am grateful for.” When she is not treating patients she is usually hitting up a local farmers market, squeezing in a jog at the dog park, or taking a long, winding road trips up the coast to revitalize herself.