Meet Our Practitioners
Jane Gajano-Blythe, owner of West Berkeley Wellness, M.S., L.Ac
Jane Gajano-Blythe is the owner of West Berkeley Wellness and a licensed Acupuncturist specializing in prevention, anti-aging and longevity medicine. She earned her Masters of Science degree from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley where she spent four years learning about holistic medicine and the integration of both Eastern and Western medicine. She is currently working towards her doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine at AIMC and will be pursuing a Functional Medicine Mentorship to further her education around medicinal practices.
While offering a range of acupuncture and functional medicine modalities, Jane incorporates her knowledge of health coaching in all her treatments. Much of her experience is centered around chronic and complex conditions and works to support gut health through nutrition and supplementation. Looking at the body through a variety of lenses allows for a more accurate diagnosis and ultimately a more effective treatment. To address this, Jane provides an individualized 360 degree approach to restore the body’s own mechanism of healing.
Jane is also available for private health coaching and functional medicine consultations by phone or Zoom in addition to clinic hours.
Services include: Functional Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbal Prescriptions, Nutritional Health Coaching, Electro-Acupuncture, Cupping, Guasha, AcuGraph, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, BEMER
Miero Park, L.Ac, Practitioner
Miero Park is a California board certified licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture specialist. Prior to receiving her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at ACTCM, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on holistic health at San Francisco State University. Passionate about skincare and beauty from a young age, Miero translated her work in the spa and skincare industry to perfect her techniques in Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture and Microcurrent therapies.
Through her years of serving communities across the Bay Area, she has experience treating a variety of conditions including orthopedic injuries, chronic and acute pain, mental health, stress, insomnia, and addiction rehabilitation. She has a deep passion for health, fitness and nutrition and her goal is to always have her patients leaving balanced inside and out.
Kathleen Lucas, Massage Therapist
Kathleen Lucas (CMT#75952) is a certified massage therapist focusing on bodywork therapies with roots in Asian medicine. She received training from the McKinnon Institute, formerly known as the Acupressure Institute, and utilizes tui na, acupressure, shiatsu, and reflexology to treat a variety of complaints. After several years of a fast-paced career in corporate fashion living in New York City, Kathleen discovered her passion for holistic healing on a human and a global level. When she’s not in the clinic, you might find her out in the community working with grassroots movements for clean air, clean water, and clean soil.
Kathleen comes from a family lineage of martial arts, has studied dance for several years, and has a regular qigong practice. She loves facilitating the expansion that bodywork can bring forth.
Bella Neterval, Clinic Manager
Bella, our office manager, is a visual artist living in Oakland, with a degree in Environmental Studies. With a background in western herbalism, they wish to pursue an education in bodywork in the future and explore more areas of holistic healing.
Jae Scott, Administration Assistant
Jae Scott is finishing up her last year at Mills College, studying Ethnic and Environmental Studies. She received an international certification in holistic landscape design from Santa Barbara City College and has a passion for environmental justice, health, and wellness. When she’s not in the office, you might find her working with the global community advocating for various forms of justice.