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Our Professional Bios


Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac. is Founder & Co-Director of A Center for Natural Healing and a leading practitioner of non-insertion Traditional Japanese Acupuncture using gold and silver needles in the U.S. He has been working in the healing arts for over 25 years and received his M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Meiji College in San Francisco in 1994. His skills come from extensive training with three of Japan's finest acupuncturists, Anryu Iwashina, Masakazu Ikeda and Koei Kuwahara. A long-time student of 88th generation Daoist Grand Master, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, Salvador also specializes in Classical Chinese Acupuncture and integrates the use of herbal medicine, essential oils and gemstone therapy based on these traditions. Salvador's compassionate approach to healing coupled with his extensive knowledge of Eastern and Western medicine provides comprehensive support for the health and wellness of his patients. 


Setareh Moafi, Ph.D., L.Ac. is Co-Director of A Center for Natural Healing and is passionate about integrating the wisdom of Classical Chinese Medicine and Yoga. Setareh has been a certified Yoga instructor for over 15 years and is faculty at the Mind Body Zone Yoga teacher training program in Fremont, CA. In 2003, Setareh co-founded Yoga of Los Altos, the first yoga studio in Los Altos, CA. Setareh has a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, and a Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Medicine from American University of Complementary Medicine through which she continues her studies with 88th generation Daoist Grand Master, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen. A gentle, intuitive healer, Setareh integrates classical approaches to Yoga and Chinese Medicine to offer an empowering path to wellness. More information at