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About Jenna Ferraiolo

Jenna is a CA state licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and a nationally certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.). She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor's in Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation/Exercise Science from Ithaca College in New York. After graduation Jenna worked as a Medical Assistant in a Cardiology practice in Hartford, CT. Looking for a more integrative approach to health care, she then went on to obtain her Masters from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). During her time at PCOM, she worked with HIV/AIDS patients at UCSD’s Owen Clinic and also with NCAA athletes at the UCSD campus. In 2006 she had the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China to study in several area hospitals with Traditional Chinese Medical Doctors. In 2008, Jenna had another amazing opportunity and was able to travel to Uganda to volunteer with the PanAfrican Acupuncture Project. While there, she trained both Traditional health care workers and hospital nurses on how to utilize Acupuncture to help treat the symptomology of HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria. She also traveled to refugee camps at the southern border of Uganda to treat refugees from several neighboring African countries. Immediately after graduation, Jenna worked with Neuro Acupuncture Associates in Carlsbad, CA inside of an internationally-renowned, non-profit Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation center for 2 years. In December 2010, she moved to Northern California and co-founded Earth and Air Wellness in Walnut Creek. Jenna is committed to educating her clients on the many benefits of using natural methods to obtain optimal health. In all aspects of her life, she tries to live by example by eating a nutritious, well-rounded organic diet and getting regular exercise including yoga. Since having her first child in 2010 and seeing the positive impact it has had on her daughter, she has gained an interest in treating pediatric patients with TCM.

Opening the Heart Chakra

Just as we need exercise to stay physically healthy, our heart chakra needs attention to remain open. One way to open the heart chakra is the Camel pose in yoga which stretches and opens the chest region. Begin by kneeling … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe – Cranberry Sauce with Agave Nectar

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Fall Superfoods!

Autumn is a great harvest season.  The fruits and vegetables that grow best in during these cooler months are hearty and nutrient dense.  The ground is filled with root vegetables and the trees are abundant with fresh, crisp fruits.  Here … Continue reading

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Deodorants that Stink (for our Health).

October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to write about something that most of us don’t normally think about but that can play an important factor in our risk of breast cancer.  The application of deodorant or antiperspirant … Continue reading

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TCM is for Kids too!!

Chinese Medicine can be an effective treatment for patients of all ages, even children! Continue reading

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Healthy Homemade School Lunches

Good food is just as important as a good education. Here are some simple suggestions to help ensure that your child has a healthy school lunch. Continue reading

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A Botanical Herb Walk Through the Continents

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a guided tour through the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley with Chinese Herbalist, Anastacia White.  We spent about 4 hours together on a cool, grey misty Sunday walking … Continue reading

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Late Summer – The Earth Element

In the Five Element theory, there are five seasons instead of the traditional four. Late summer, or Indian Summer, is the shortest, hottest season that begins around the 3rd week of August and lasts until the Autumn solstice. This time is related to the Earth element. Continue reading

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Natural Sunburn Relief

The sunny days of summer of here which means a lot of time spent outdoors enjoying it.  Whether at the pool, beach, picnics or even out for a walk, we all run the risk of sunburn.  Even if you are … Continue reading

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The Channels of the Body: Heart

A fundamental component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that was developed over 2,000 years ago is the theory of channels, or “Jing.” It is through the channels of the body that the Qi (energy) & blood circulate and yin and … Continue reading

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