ABOUT Renée Hahn, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM):
I am a nationally certified, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a strong focus on manual therapy and biodynamic craniosacral therapy, which I studied in depth while obtaining my Master’s degree (2003) at the highly regarded New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Boston, Massachusetts, the first acupuncture school in the United States (1975). NESA remains one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the field.
I am certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomate of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Oriental Medicine. I have been in practice in San Francisco since 2004 and hold the unique distinction of being the first graduate of NESA to sit for the California Acupuncture Board exam (2004).
I am licensed to practice in both California and Massachusetts. My first year of practice was in Brookline, MA, and on staff as an Acupuncturist at Pathways, a public health acupuncture clinic in Boston. At Pathways, I also worked on a research project looking at the effects of the relaxation effect and acupuncture in patients with HIV.
Upon moving to San Francisco in 2004 and starting my private practice, I worked as an Acupuncture Shift Supervisor and Acupuncturist at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center in San Francisco, a public health clinic. For the following three years while also in private practice, I volunteered at Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, a volunteer-led program serving low-income women with cancer (primarily breast cancer).
I was chosen by the California Acupuncture Board to be a Subject Matter Expert in the development of the state acupuncture licensing exam. I continue to be involved with Exam Development and now have worked with the Board since 2009.
I am a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the California State Oriental Medical Association.
My Degree and Certification History:
- 2003 Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, New England School of Acupuncture, Boston
- 2003 Craniosacral Therapy 215 hour, Five level class, N.E. School of Acupuncture, Boston
- 2003 Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- 2003 Licensed in the State of Massachusetts
- 2004 Licensed in the State of California
- 2004 Hepatitis C Professional Certification Course, Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, San Francisco
- 2005 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Care for People with Cancer, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, Oakland
- 2006 Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- 2008 Lymphatic Drainage 1, Upledger Institute, Big Island, Hawaii
- 2009 to present: Subject Matter Expert for development of the California State Acupuncture Licensing Board Exam, Sacramento, California
- 2013 Lymphatic Drainage, Upledger Institute, San Francisco
- 2015 Completed Dr. Arya Nielsen’s Gua Sha Course
- 2017 Enrolled in American College of Traditional Medicine transitional Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine