Dr. Rachel Hemphill is a California state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Rachel is a board-certified fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM), distinguishing herself in the field of fertility, and reproductive medicine. As a child, she was drawn to Chinese Medicine after being captivated by stories about her great aunt in China, who practiced acupuncture.
Her clinical experience includes rotations at The Jewish Home for the Aged, The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, the ACTCM Community Clinic and the ACTCM Auricular Clinic. She also completed an extensive clinical training program at the Yue Yang Hospital in Shanghai, which included rotations in internal medicine, neurology, pain management, gynecology, gastrointestinal disorders, and oncology. For five years, Rachel trained intensively with renowned fertility expert, Dr. Lifang Liang. Rachel has also studied under Raven Lang, one of the first home birth midwives in California.
Rachel received her Master’s of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Linguistics and Chemistry from New York University. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Rachel worked at Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for safety reporting to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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