It has always been Lisa’s dream to help people improve their health and well-being. Following that dream, Lisa left a career in the office and became a licensed massage therapist in 1998. She then practiced massage in a physical therapy clinic, a chiropractic practice, and a midwife’s office before earning a 4-year Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and passing the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination. As a co-founder of Getting the Point Acupuncture she has been practicing at the Harbor Bay Club in Alameda since 2011.


Thomas has been interested in various types of medicine since very early on. He worked as an assistant nurse at a public hospital while studying in Berlin, and gained an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology through medical studies in Italy. While in Italy, he also worked as a private school teacher, and he was the director of a school in Padova before coming to the US. Thomas has always acknowledged the importance of Western medicine, but has also felt that there was more to be gained in the modern approach to the healing arts. The study of Chinese philosophy and meditation opened he mind to embrace the holistic nature of Chinese medicine. Thomas graduated from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science with a Master’s Degree of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and is licensed to practice in the state of California.  He undertook studies to complete his national certification as a Diplomate of Acupuncture  through NCCAOM  and a specialization as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS). When not treating patients, Thomas serves as the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. He continues to perform bio-mechanical testing and 3-D gait analysis, as well as position and motion analysis for cyclists.