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About Yinfinite Wellness
The word “yin” represents soft, fluid, female energy in Chinese philosophy. Yin combined with the words “infinite” and “wellness” form our group name, Yinfinite Wellness, which defines who we are and the boundless efforts of our mission. Yinfinite Wellness is a team of collaborative, knowledgeable women who believe in the body’s intrinsic capacity for healing and its ultimate desire to thrive. As skilled acupuncturists, herbalists, and nutritional counselors, we unite science with ancient, medical art to restore each individual’s natural potential for wellness.
By developing trusting, healing partnerships, we endeavor to transform and elevate people’s lives, so they may achieve optimal health and vitality.
I knew this was my course when I walked away from my first acupuncture treatment lightened, giddy, and completely resolved of the depression I’d been thwarted by for months. Finally, I thought, a medicine that supported my natural state of being, harmlessly. I was hooked. More than a decade later, my family is in part thanks to the acupuncture I gave to my wife during IVF. I have 14 years of patient experience in the miracles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and nutritional support, and I am in the process of co-authoring a book that celebrates TCM principles.
My graduate clinical research in immunology yielded significant evidence in support of acupuncture’s enhancement of immune response. My additional clinical experience includes participation with the support staff and medical records team at Dr. Dean Ornish’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California. While there, I studied and observed the benefits of preventive medicine as applied to cardiac and cancer patients. I previously held a professorship at Mercy College and the Swedish Institute in New York City. While in NY, my work with the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care at Columbia University helped spur my passion for providing Chinese Medicine care for patients struggling with infertility.
I am a licensed acupuncturist in the states of California and New York, and a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry minor. I also earned an additional Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Professional Studies for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York. I am an esteemed member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM).
"Every situation properly perceived becomes an opportunity to heal". A Course in Miracles
I’m a biology nerd at heart, and ever since I can remember I’ve been fascinated by living creatures, large and small. My curiosity and creativity led me to perform puppet shows about DNA synthesis, write haiku about cell division, and star in an immunology skit titled “Goldie Virus and the Three Macrophages.” After earning undergraduate degrees in Molecular Biology and Medical Anthropology, it seemed obvious I would pursue a career in conventional medicine.
While studying for the MCAT, however, I began suffering from severe digestive problems, and eventually, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called ulcerative colitis. I was discouraged by and fearful of my treatment options, which consisted of surgery and long-term steroid use. Determined to find a more personalized, holistic way to regain my health, I sought treatment through Chinese medicine. After six months of acupuncture, herbs, and dietary changes, I was symptom-free and in remission. “The rest is history,” as they say—I immediately changed the course of my studies to pursue a career in Chinese medicine, earning my 4-year Master of Science degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.
Today, I am a California and nationally licensed acupuncturist with nearly twelve years of clinical experience. I am passionate about service to others and practice Chinese Medicine with genuine enthusiasm, intellectual diligence, and an unyielding spirit. I love that Chinese medicine views the body and mind as an interconnected whole, and rather than utilizing therapies that simply suppress symptoms, I use the myriad branches of Chinese medicine to help patients uncover the underlying cause of their health problems. I work with a vast array of health conditions, but I have a soft spot in my heart for all the mamas and soon-to-be mamas in the world—I am deeply honored to care for those who have the toughest and most important job of all. Having completed post-graduate studies in TCM Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Infertility, I am experienced in the treatment of a wide variety of women’s health issues.
Megan Berry Swadell
During my previous career in cancer research, I contributed to the development of groundbreaking medicines, but felt distanced from the patients I dearly wanted to help. Preparing for my first IVF cycle led me to try acupuncture, in the hopes of improving my odds of success. Little did I know that it would also send me on a journey of reevaluating what medicine and healing could look like, and help me realize that this was what I was meant to do with my life! This internal shift toward a more natural, holistic approach to health has not only benefited me personally, but has also provided a beautiful avenue through which I can help others heal. As a general practitioner, I strive to help women and men feel their best through every season of their lives.
Infertility will forever be a cause that’s near and dear to my heart, having experienced the frustration, sadness, and isolation that come along with it, first hand. I truly enjoy partnering with patients who are embarking on the challenging road of Assisted Reproductive Technology, and am well versed in the most current IVF protocols and approaches taken by some of the Bay Area’s leading Reproductive Endocrinologists. I’ve been down this road, and know how refreshing it is to be treated by someone who truly “gets it!”
I received my Bachelors degree in Animal Biology from UC Davis, and completed my 4-year Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the esteemed American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of California, as well as a nationally certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. During my extensive clinical rotations at ACTCM, I treated a diverse array of patients at our community clinic, as well as many underserved members of our community at our auricular clinic, where I honed my skills in treating addiction, chronic pain, and mental health.
How we were trained
Ms. Kelly graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry minor. She has also earned an additional Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and a Master's degree in Professional Studies for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York. She is an esteemed member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM).
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