Our Acupuncturists…

Dr. Bob McCallister, LAc.

Bob is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Master Herbalist and Certified in Medical Qigong.  He was an associate Professor at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley.  His clinical experience and study of Classical Chinese Medicine brings a deeper understanding and direct application of the principles and benefits of regular acupuncture treatment and sustained Qigong practice.  He is privileged to be a student of Dr. Hua Ling Xu, Dr. Zhi Bin Zhang, Dr. John Yeh, and Dr. Glen Oberman.  He was certified to teach Medical Qigong by his Qigong Master, Dr. Suzanne Friedman author of “Medical Qigong Exercise Prescriptions”  and “Yijing Daoist Medical Qigong”.

He completed his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University which he attended on an athletic scholarship in Golf.  His Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine is from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine and his Doctorate is from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

It is said in Chinese philosophy that when a person is preparing to make a life changing choice it is as if a dragon were rising.  Buddhist doctrine speaks of the idea of enlightenment being the water wherein the Dragon Dwells or the Mountain whereon the Tiger Roams.  The name of the clinic is taken from the idea that the patient coming to eastern medicine is making a decision to actively participate in their physical, mental and spiritual health.  It is my great privilege to participate in this process and present the wisdom of my teachers for the benefit of my patients.


Samantha Buchanan, MSTCM LAc. (NCCAOM)

Sam is a California state licensed acupuncturist with an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University receiving a Bachelors degree in nutrition with an emphasis in holistic health.  She went on to receive her Masters degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with extensive training in orthopedics, pain management, sports medicine, internal medicine, mental health, and facial rejuvenation.  While at Zhejiang Medical University in Hang Zhou province located in Eastern China, Sam furthered her knowledge in orthopedic acupuncture along with ancient Chinese technique.  Sam’s passion is truly helping men and women understand their bodies to ultimately enhance their quality of life.

Using ancient Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, cupping, Moxa, and Gua Sha, Sam blends ancient healing medicine with  modern modalities such as electro-stimulation, vitamins, supplements, nutritional advice and functional medicine.  With a mix of old and new, each treatment is tailored to fit the individual and their current state of health and to implement change for the patient’s overall well being.  Ultimately, each treatment aims to reduce pain, increase mobility, heighten relaxation as well as to increase awareness while the body and mind are able to reset.


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