Kieran Jones L.Ac. MTCM
A day in the clinic never feels like a day at work. I am so blessed to be able to spend my days helping people live fuller, more enjoyable lives. It's all I've wanted to do since I was twelve years old and it has never gotten old. I earned my degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches in 2009. I went on to add additional certifications and study in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Japanese Style Acupuncture, and Functional Medicine. In addition to treating patients, I keep the bills paid, conduct research at the clinic, and keep the toilet paper stocked.
Demetra Markis L.Ac. MSTCM
One of my earliest memories involves playing in the woods, tearing up leaves and mashing them into water to make pretend tea. It’s no surprise I ended up studying medicinal herbs starting in 1992, earning certificates in several clinical herbalism programs along the way. In 2003, when I was seven months pregnant with my daughter, I slipped and fell, injuring my right leg. When my physician advised me that all I could do was rest until the baby was born, I decided to try acupuncture, and immediately fell in love with how it made me feel. Within four weeks of treatment I was walking normally and within a year I was enrolling in a graduate program in Chinese Medicine.
I completed my master’s degree at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 2009, where I focused on Family Medicine and Community Practice, and went on to found SF’s largest community acupuncture clinic, where we proudly gave over 50,000 affordable treatments in the next five years. In 2015, I finally followed the call to leave the city and return to a rural existence, and now I steward a 33-acre homestead and farm with my family in the Cazadero hills, tending extensive herb, flower, and vegetable beds and running a community grazing program for wildfire resilience. My true vocation is healthcare and health education, and I am honored to work with people to help them find greater enjoyment in everyday life through health and wellbeing.
Dr. Katie Keville L.Ac. MsOM
From an early age my life revolved around nature, animals, and healthy living. I grew up on a farm in South Jersey where we raised our own food and relied mostly on home remedies for health and prevention. My first exposure to acupuncture was watching the amazing effect it had on my horses. It helped with their pain and increased their athletic performance. Once I used acupuncture on myself, I fell in love with Chinese medicine and moved to California where I earned my doctorate from AIMC Berkeley in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. I studied acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Western medicine, Japanese meridian theory, nutrition, massage, herbal medicine, and orthopedics. I interned at UC Berkeley's Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance and at LifeLong Medical Care in West Berkeley working alongside the Medical Doctors in an integrated setting and providing free treatments to those in need. I work with all types of conditions and take special interest in women’s health, digestive disorders, nutritional counseling, hormone balancing, fertility, insomnia, stress and pain management and chronic or autoimmune conditions. I am well-known for my soft touch and painless needling techniques. My mission is to listen, provide gentle and compassionate care, educate, and help others find happiness in the healing process. In my spare time you will find me doing gymnastics on my horse, Revlon, or doing some sort of adventurous outdoor activity.