Our Practitioner

Melani Kwan-Yok Eichenbaum, L.Ac, MTCM

Melani is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in California. She first became acquainted with Chinese Medicine in 2006, when she had a medical emergency where allopathic medicine could offer no solution. Chinese medicine became the doorway that led her through healing and into the boundlessness of the body’s true voice. At Zazen, Melani now leads others through this doorway, facilitating this everpresent language of the body for all who are ready to listen.

She continues her study of Chinese medicine with Dr. Jeffery Yuen, a Daoist priest in both the lineages of the Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School and the Complete Reality Dragon School.

Treatment Philosophy

Melani believes that health is innate within each individual’s body and that the process of healing is informed through how our bodies express; she believes that our bodies are perpetually communicating about our deeper needs. Melani uses Chinese medicine as a medium to interact and support the body’s wisdom and requests.

Melani specializes in a variety of these expressions, especially in pain-related issues, emotional and physical trauma, fertility and hormonal issues, auto-immune disorders, digestive disorders, and providing alternatives to pharmaceutical treatment.