Oakland Integrative Medicine Clinic

Our Oakland pharmacy shares a roof with the Paeonia Integrative Medicine clinic, which offers acupuncture, Chinese & Western herbalism, and energetic herbalism. Meet our team of healers below!


Benjamin Zappin, L.ac.

Benjamin is a clinician with over 20 years experience practicing acupuncture, Chinese & Western herbalism. He is a founder of Five Flavors Herbs. You can read more about him here.


karrin cheifetz, l.ac.

Karrin Cheifetz, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in California and holds a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College of Berkeley. She began her studies in bodywork a decade ago and has been a birth doula since 2010. She is especially interested in using Chinese medicine, Western herbs and nutrition to help restore a sense of safety and well-being. Habla español.


Ali Hakimi, L.Ac.

Ali Hakimi, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. Ali holds a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Oakland's Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. Ali focused his studies on classical herbal formulas and completed a thesis on the impacts of forced migration on health. He looked specifically at the Afghan diaspora and the use of classical Chinese formulas to treat common health issues experienced by Afghans in the West. Ali is committed to helping create health on individual level as well being active in co-creating health on a societal level.