Vivian Takafuji, PhD, MMQ, L.Ac, Dipl. OM joins Pinecrest Wellness Center after earning a Master’s of Acupuncture and a Master ‘s of Chinese Herbalism degree from Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder campus. She is certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine issued by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified in Clean Needle Technique and is licensed to perform acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Board of Medicine. Other degrees include a Master’s of Medical Qigong and a Doctorate in biomedical research.
Vivian’s philosophy is that we all possess an innate healing wisdom that the patient-therapist team can work to develop alongside proper medical supervision. Her goal is to integrate complementary Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment strategies with Western medicine to best support the patient’s health as a whole. She practices in a professional, communicative and supportive environment. She has a history of working at Pinecrest Wellness Center as a massage therapist and is delighted to return to incorporate her skills to help the community.