Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. R.H.

Benjamin is an herbalist and acupuncturist practicing in Oakland Ca. He utilizes his training in both Chinese and Western herbal traditions along with modern perspectives on herbs and nutritional healing to his work with clients. Benjamin’s training includes a 4 year apprenticeship with Michael Tierra, studies at Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and studies at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China and with Arnaud Versluys.

Benjamin and his wife Ingrid Bauer own and operate Five Flavors Herbs, an herbal pharmacy, integrative clinic, education center, and extract company all under one roof. Benjamin also operates Sylvan Institute of Botanical Medicine with his old friend Thomas Avery Garran. He has two beautiful boys Sylvan and Juniper.