Jenny Bisset, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), MSTCM, received her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of East West Medicine in California. She is licensed by the state of California and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Taking her education further, Jenny is currently a Doctoral Fellow at Five Branches University. The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree (DAOM) offers advanced clinical TCM training, with broad exposure to core areas of family medicine. In addition, Jenny will specialize in Neuromuscular Medicine & Pain Management, and Women’s Health & Endocrinology.
How Jenny found Acupuncture
Jenny discovered acupuncture in the 1990’s after a 10 year battle with back pain. She tried every possible treatment including chiropractic, physical therapy, muscle relaxers, massage and meditation, but the pain kept returning. Then, a friend suggested she see an acupuncturist. In the 90’s acupuncture was relatively new to the west and Jenny was totally unfamiliar with Chinese Medicine, but in desperation, she was willing to try anything. The practitioner asked her to come for 3 treatments to see if he could resolve the pain. The treatments were surprisingly painless and pleasant and she found herself sleeping deeply during the sessions. She was shocked and elated when after just a few acupuncture treatments, her pain was completely gone. And even better, the pain relief has been permanent.
Her mission to become an acupuncturist was born! She is now deeply committed to helping spread the wisdom of Chinese Medicine into the mainstream, so that more people can benefit from this holistic and drug-free healthcare alternative. Jenny’s loves watching her patients benefit in so many ways from this ancient and beautiful medicine.
Training & Experience
Following her 4-year Masters program, Jenny traveled to China for a post-graduate internship through the Beijing School of Chinese Medicine. At Wangjing Hospital, she focused her time in the Galvano Acupuncture and Rheumatic Disease clinics. After work, she was extremely fortunate to study with the legendary Dr. Wang Ju-yi at his private clinic in Beijing. Jenny enthusiastically continues her studies with many masters in the field (see below), expanding and refining her knowledge and skills of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Check out the “China” page on this site for photos and more information.
Jenny is trained in, and practices a broad range of advanced techniques in her healing sanctuary: Richard Tan’s Balance Method, Master Tung, Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Acupuncture, Muscle Channel Technique, electro-stimulation, the NADA protocol for the treatment of addiction & PTSD, cupping, tuina, moxibustion, and various styles of Cosmetic Acupuncture including Mei Zen.
In addition to her private practice, Jenny volunteers at the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Center, serving low-income women for the side effects of their cancer therapies. She is trained by Acupuncture Without Borders to serve first responders and victims in the wake of natural disasters, using community style auricular acupuncture to treat stress and trauma. Jenny enjoys practicing Tai Chi and yoga, hikes in the great outdoors, and down-time with family and friends over a cup of tea.
Advanced Training with the Masters
- Nefeli Facial Rejuvenation & Body Resculpting Advanced Techniques – Dr. Ping Zhang
- The Examination & Treatment of Neck Disorders – Jaime Chavez
- Kiiko Acupuncture Basics – Kiiko Matsumoto
- Classic Channel Theory & Palpation – Dr. Wang Ju-yi Center for Clinic Theory Research
- Shen-Hammer Pulse Fundamentals – Will Morris
- Shen-Hammer Pulse System & Applications – Will Morris
- Shen-Hammer Clinical Applications – Will Morris
- Fuku Shin, Abdominal Diagnosis in the Classical School of Kampo – Nigel Dawes
- Xing Nao Kai Qiao Needling Technique for Apoplexy – Dr. Shi Xuemin
- TCM Pain Management – Andrew Fitz (ACTCM Doctoral Program)
- TCM Pain Management – George Stretch (ACTCM Doctoral Program)
- Field Acupuncture for Traumatic Events – Acupuncturists Without Borders
- Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 123 – The Balance Method – Richard Tan
- Global Balance for Functional Disorders – Dr. Richard Tan
- Treating Zang Fu Disorders with Meridian Conversion Therapy – Dr. Richard Tan
- Balancing the Five Elements – Dr. Richard Tan
- Palpation Based Acupuncture for Gynecology & Infertility – David Euler
- Treatment of Lower Body Pain with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs – Bob Doane
- Volunteer Training – Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
- Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – Virginia Doran
- Tung’s Acupuncture Points on Pain Management – Dr. Wei-chieh Young
- Low Back Pain and Shoulder Pain – Kiiko Matsumoto
- Mei Zen Face, Neck and Abdominal Acupuncture – Dr. Martha Lucas
- Integrative Cancer Care – Dr. Nalini Chilkov
- Master Tung’s Point and Collections Formulas – Dr. Brad Whisnat
- Integrative Chinese Medicine – An Introduction to Cancer Support & Treatment – Dr. Misha Cohen
- Clinical Applications of Shang Han Lun & Jin Gui Yao Lue – Dr. Kevin Zhu
- Herb-Drug Interactions – Dr Anita Marshall
- Scientific Foundation of Acupuncture – Dr. Peng Li, Dr. Zhiling Guo, Dr. Liangwu Fu
- Pulse Diagnosis – Dr. Martha Lucas
- EENT – Dr. Wu
- Clinical Applications of Yi Jing – Samson Cheung PhD
- TCM Dietetics – Dr. Xinggui Tan
- Gastroenterology – Dr. Yi E. Ding & John Jackson MD
- TCM Cupping Therapy – Zelin Chen, CMD
- Dermatology & External Diseases – John Naiqiang Gu, LAc & Alan Wong, MD
- Orthopedics – Robert Chu, LAc
- Allergy and Immunology – Robert Chu, LAc & Alan Wong, MD
- Cardiovascular Diseases – Daniel Jiao, DAOM, LAc & Alan Wong, MD
- Classical Formulas, Herbs, & TCM Patterns – Huang Huang, CMD