Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac. – Vice President

Carla Cassler has practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 30 years, specializing in women’s health, pediatric, orthopedic and trauma treatment. Her interest in trauma treatment began in 1992 when she practiced acupuncture on an Israeli kibbutz, where many of her patients suffered from physical and mental health problems related to multiple wars and the Holocaust. For the past five years she has worked with Acupuncturists Without Borders, receiving advanced training in disaster relief and trauma treatment. In 2010 she co-founded the Bay Area Veteran’s Acupuncture Clinic (BAYVAC) which provides free weekly acupuncture treatment to veterans, military personnel and their families for pain and PTSD. She completed her clinical doctoral degree (DAOM) at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Doctor Cassler’s DAOM dissertation proposed a clinical model for integration of acupuncture into the VA Medical Care System. Her private practice is in San Francisco Bay Area where she lives with her husband and two children.