Tracy Zollinger discovered her passion for Chinese Medicine in 2001 while working on a Psychology degree. She went on to attain a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and passed the rigorous board exam to become a Licensed Acupuncturist. During her Master’s program and after becoming licensed, she interned and worked under Dr. John Nieters, specializing in endocrinology, fertility and general conditions. Tracy also worked under renowned women’s health practitioner Shaohua Li, as well as fertility expert Angela Wu. This experience helped her develop a truly holistic and integrated approach to patient care, using not only acupuncture and herbs, but also incorporating supplements, current research and western labs.
While earning her post-graduate degree at The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California, Tracy cultivated her desire to help the entire family through every stage of their lives. She uses acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and western labs to commonly treat:
- Menstrual issues: painful or heavy periods, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis
- Infertility due to both known and unknown causes
- IVF and ART support
- Pregnancy support for nausea, edema, pain, preeclampsia, frequent miscarriage
- Menopausal issues like insomnia, fatigue, hot flashes/sweats, moodiness, diminished libido
Tracy has assisted and supported numerous patients through natural and assisted fertility methods. One of her greatest joys is being a part of these life changing events and meeting the little bundles of joy once they arrive. She works with the entire family from birth to elder incorporating education and partnership with each patient.
Tracy’s passion for bringing wellness and balance to each patient becomes apparent as she empowers each patient to take charge of their health. She applies her in depth clinical training to each patient to develop individual treatment plans that are based on the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tracy is a member of the California State Oriental Medical Association, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Resolve: The National Infertility Association and the American Pregnancy Association. She has been voted Talk of the Town every year since 2009 and Alameda Magazine’s Best of Alameda.
Giving back to the community is very important to Tracy. She is an active member in Rotary, receiving the Rotarian of the Year award in 2015. Tracy serves as a board member for Alameda Rotary, Alameda Hospital Foundation, and the community advisory board for Rhythmix Cultural Works.