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.
Christopher R. Owens, Dipl.O.M., L.Ac.
Christopher is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and California licensed acupuncturist. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Oriental Medicine. He received his Master’s degree from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley. During his Master’s program, he had the honor of treating NCAA DIvision I athletes at UC Berkeley as well as the privilege to study abroad in Tianjin, China and in Shikoku, Japan. He has been an adjunct professor at ACCHS in Oakland, the Swedish Institute in NYC, and the Atlanta School of Massage.
His first career as a performing artist spanned more than 20 years as a professional dancer, actor, and singer. During this time he had a dual career as a licensed massage therapist with a focus on both Orthopedic and Asian styles of massage including Chinese Medical Massage (Tuina), which led him to the study of acupuncture. His approach to Chinese Medicine is greatly influenced by his ongoing studies with Master Jeffrey Yuen, an unparalleled resource in the application of Classical Chinese Medicine.
He has also been influenced by his studies of Orthopedic and Neurological approaches to acupuncture through his studies with Dr. Anthony Von der Muhll and Dr. Clayton Shiu, and Tung-style acupuncture with Dr. Henry McCann. In Chinese Medicine, body, mind, and spirit are inseparable – treating one without attention to the others can elicit incomplete results. In appreciation of this, Christopher strives to tailor treatments to individuals by seeking to understand each patient’s unique pattern and presentation.
Sarah Hart, Dipl.O.M., LAc.
Sarah Hart is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a California-licensed acupuncturist, and Vice President of CSOMA, a professional organization in California. Sarah comes to Dragon Rising from an integrative medical team in Oakland, CA. As part of the Functional Restoration Program, she provided Chinese medicine to help patients manage chronic pain and meet their treatment goals to improve their quality of life.
She is currently earning a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University with focuses in psychology, trauma, and Classical Chinese Medicine. She received her Master’s Degree from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA where she also worked in the herbal medicine pharmacy. She had the honor to provide acupuncture to MD’s, RN’s and staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Sarah also had the privilege of studying Medical QiGong with Suzannah Stason in the lineage of Suzanne Friedman.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree in biology: ecology and pre-med from Colby College in Maine. She worked as cartographer for an agricultural land trust. She knew she wanted to be an acupuncturist when she learned that Chinese medicine looks at the body like an ecological system and combines the art of science with the spirit of healing.
Sarah’s treatments support patients’ ability to restore balance in their life. She is very excited to join the Dragon Rising team and is looking forward to meeting you