Jesse Blazo, L.Ac., M.S.
Jesse gracefully fell into the healing arts world while living in Thailand in his early 20’s. A simple curiosity opened the door to Daoist internal organ massage (Chi Nei Tsang), which led to his pursuit of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, qi gong and martial arts, astrology and music. A deep desire was awoken to care for his own body and dedicate his life to sharing this precious knowledge with others in their own quests for sustainable health and well-being.
Fast forward 10 years and Jesse is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a special emphasis on fusing acoustic sound with the yin-yang principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to acupuncture, herbs and bodywork, he offers tuning fork and sound harmonization sessions that restore the body’s energy fields as well as vitalize the physical body.
Experience has led him to specializing in treating chronic and acute pain disorders, stress reduction, emotional balancing, fatigue, digestive regulation, menstrual irregularities and fertility. Jesse loves working with people of all ages and especially enjoys helping children balance their emotional and physical well-being.
Jesse holds a Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University Santa Cruz, has spent time studying in Hangzhou, China and is a certified Tama-Do practitioner of sound, color and movement. In addition to being a practicing clinician, he maintains a healthy appetite of ongoing studies with various high level masters of their respective arts.
The tradition of Chinese medicine involves passing on knowledge from accomplished teachers to dedicated students. It is this process that allows the torch of wisdom and beneficial knowledge to shine unto the world with integrity. With deep gratitude, Jesse recognizes the many teachers who have shared their light along his path of ignorance to awakening. Fabien Maman and Terres Unsoeld, Liu Ming, Dr. Alex Feng, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Tassanee ‘Coocky’ Boonsom, Brian LaForgia, Jim Grantham and all my spiritual allies – you are a warm wind in the cool night. Thank you.
Dan first came in contact with traditional Chinese healing arts through his background in ancient Chinese philosophy, culture and language, which he had studied at Harvard University. His interest in traditional Chinese food in particular prompted him to explore the rich natural healing traditions associated with both food and herbal medicine.
By the time Dan received his formal training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, his interests had extended beyond herbal and dietary medicine to include acupuncture and massage as well. Now Dan holds a Master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine, a California acupuncture license, and a certification in Chinese tui na massage. Besides private practice, he has also treated patients in several different community clinics, hospitals, and residential healthcare facilities.
Experience, study and careful observation have led Dan to appreciate deeply the uniqueness and incredible richness of thousands of years of healing wisdom, as well as the benefits it offers to those who are ready to receive. He enjoys using his skills and knowledge to share the fruits of these age-old traditions with people today, whether they are gravely ill or relatively healthy.