Anna Liza Van Dine

L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., CMT

  • Proprietor – Private Wellness Center
  • Doctoral Candidate at ACTCM – San Francisco
  • Intern at Highland Hospital Dept. of Integrative Medicine – Oakland
  • National Board Certified Acupuncturist Lic#:154930
  • CA Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist Lic#:16589
  • CA Massage Therapist Lic#:28538

Practitioner's Bio

I was born and raised in the Philippines. I moved here in the U.S. in 2009 and graduated Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University a few years after. I’m currently pursuing the Doctoral Program for Acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco specializing in Pain Management and Gynecology.
My dad died with Stroke from a long standing Hypertension at the age of 52. Ever since then I have been in quest to prevent this ‘silent killer’ and search for alternative medicine to help alleviate the symptoms of hypertension and gradually decrease the blood pressure without having to rely on Western medications.
My first few jobs were from International Manufacturing firms where I was exposed to Japanese and Chinese cultures. Before moving in the country, I was working at a Manufacturing company in Zhuhai, China. I was first introduced to Chinese herbs when my roommate got influenza and the doctors prescribed her with herb tea capsules and goji berries.
My main interests are hypertension, pain management, addiction, facial rejuvenation, gynecological issues, energy healing, lymphatic drainage therapy, care from side effects of medications and cancer support therapy.

Education: BS Computer Engineering, Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Doctoral candidate for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

California State Oriental Medical Association
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed over a period of at least 3,000 years.
Acupuncture performs certain functions in traditional Chinese Medicine. It regulates the flow of Qi through the channels and Organs, removes blockages, strengthens the body’s protective Qi and balance excesses.

Acupuncture is a major modality in Chinese Medicine. Other modalities include: Herbology, Cupping, Guasha, Qi Gong, Massage, Diet and Nutrition.

Acupuncture is designed to heal many other ailments, not only pain. One can use it to allow vital energy to flow between the vital blueprints of any two zang-fu organs to correct energy imbalances to produce healing.

  • Release of physical and emotional stress.
  • Activation and control of immune and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
  • Acceleration of tissue healing.
  • Pain relief.

Needling reduces bodily stress by stimulating the secretion of endorphins, relaxing the cardiovascular and muscular systems, and restoring the physiologic and autonomic balance (homeostasis), which includes normalizing visceral funcions that are impaired during stressful assault via neurohormonal pathways.

Acupuncture activates the built-in survival mechanism of our body: the self-healing potential.Thus acupuncture is effective for those symptoms than can be completely or partially healed by the body.

We inherit the self-healing potential for biological survival. This inherited self-healing potential is modified by genetic makeup, medical history, lifestyle, and age. Therefore each of us has a different self-healing capacity. The self-healing potential, however, is dynamically changing. It will deteriorate if a person abuses his/her health. The efficacy of acupuncture therapy depends on:

(1) the status of self-healing potential of the body (e.g., the healthier a person is, the better his or her self-healing potential)

(2) the potential healing ability of the symptoms (e.g., acute low back pain heals faster than chronic low back pain). This is why different patients respond differently to the same acupuncture treatment.

Additionally, an individual can bolster their over-all health and immune system by making sure that they get the minimum of 90 Essential Nutrients which the body REQUIRES in order to repair and sustain itself – this is a critical element which can allow us to live active, healthy lives well beyond 100 years. Ask us about receiving your own Medical Nutrition Evaluation.

  • Cardiovascular disorders – high blood pressure, chest pain, angina pectoris, etc
  • Neurological conditions – trigeminal neuralgia, headaches, migraines, stroke, paralysis, etc
  • Gynecological and obstetric disorders – PMS, abnormal uterine bleeding, morning sickness, difficulty with conception, etc.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders – osteoarthritis, sciatica, low back pain, tennis elbow, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, etc
  • Psychological conditions – depression, emotional disturbances, nervousness, anxiety, addiction such as smoking, phobias
  • Skin conditions – acne, scar tissue, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, hair loss, herpes zoster, etc
  • Urogenital disorders – nocturnal enuresis, urinary retention, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, cystitis, etc
  • Digestive system disorders – gingivitis, hyperacidity, diarrhea, constipation, mouth ulcers, post-extraction pain, etc.
  • … Just to name a few – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can treat any ailment outside of physical trauma in which case you should visit an Emergency Room.

We accept Major Insurance Plans including:

– Auto Accidents
– Workers Comp
– Personal Injuries
– Most Insurances
– Custom Cash Programs

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Private Wellness Center
California Holistic Massage

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1(855) Yin-Yang
1(855) 946-9264


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They were super friendly and the whole experience was very relaxing
Ana R. · December 1, 2016 · Verified

Went for myself due to a neck injury – Liza was so great, I came home and got 2 visits for my husband. Liza is amazing! Thank you again, Liza :)
Teri · Verified

Magic Hands! Liza is a tiny person and I am a large person. I thought she might not have the physical presence to do deep work on a large person, but I was quite mistaken! I told her as she was working on me, ‘those hands got much bigger!’ This Lady is a natural healer. I was impressed with her work mentally, touched emotionally and quite satisfied physically with the long healing session of bodywork she did for me. I give her my highest recommendation.
ChristmasCarla.com – Santa Rosa, CA

Loved it!
Annette D. Verified

Heaven sent! That’s what Liza is! Liza is terrific, amazing, fantastic and more! Don’t let her tiny frame deceive you. She has a gift of knowing what your body needs and uses various techniques to heal. Liza your magic hands are just what I need! Thank you for caring so much about my well being!

Tess P. Santa Cruz, CA

Amazing! Thank you so much, Liza. This is the best massage I have ever had. For reals, I got the Hot Stone Massage Therapy Massage and she was very intuitive with the way she worked. She didn’t strictly use the stones but also incorporated her own massage technique “TwoShotPress” as needed. I definaterly reccomend this hidden gem of a spot. It’s located by Ross and Pet Smart on River Street. You can hear the cars outside the window but it surprisingly didn’t bother me! Thanks again, Liza.

Renee W. Santa Cruz, CA

Liza is WONDERFUL! I am very happy with the massage I received and I will definately be going back. It’s not a “one size fits all” massage, she is very intuitive and will adjust to your specific needs.

Clare O. Aptos, CA

Great Place! I was very relaxed and looking forward to going back again!

Jessica V.

Allow Liza to use her intuition on you. She is quite gifted and an amazing massage.
Sheri z.

I had a little trouble finding the place but I was also a little late. The massage was absolutely fantastic. I loved it and I am coming back for sure!

Daniel A.

Soothing environment. Would recommend the Hot Stone Aromatherapy Treatment. Liza adjusts and checks in with you regarding pressure needs and her technique. She is sensitive to any medical or health issues. I will definately be going back!

Susan B.

Thanks for an awesome Hot Stone Therapy Massage, Liza. Youi have some magic hands :)
Renee W.

Good hands. Very relaxing. Body felt better.
Lori S.

For a tiny gal, Liza sure can put some power into a massage. That, combined with lovely aromatherapy oils, made my visit very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend her

Susan C.

“100% of customers would recommend you to a friend”
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“Wonderful person who is great at what she does!”

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“I had the Hot Stone Massage Therapy, it is wonderful! Liza is amazing. The best massage I have ever had! I will be back.”

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“It was a wonderful experience. Hurt so good!”
(Reminder: Liza only allows it to hurt upon request)
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“Fabulous massage!”
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“Highly recommend this place”
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“Wear clean underwear because that will be your garb during your massage
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“Great massage, loved it!”
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L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.


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