In addition to our Licensed Acupuncturists at the Whole Family Wellness Center, we often work with other health care practitioners in the community to offer the most thorough and well rounded holistic care for our patients. At times we may recommend that you see one of our trusted colleagues to aid in your healing. The practitioners we work with are experts in their field, and specialize in pediatrics, women's health, and family wellness, just like us.


Dr. Aaron Rosselle

Aaron Rosselle earned his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in 1991. He was a high school teacher and coach before returning to graduate school. He earned his Doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West in 1999. His post graduate studies are in traumatic injury and sports injury rehabilitation, nutrition, pregnancy and birth and the chiropractic techniques - Network Spinal Analysis, Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique, Sacro-Occipital Technique. Clinically, his focus has been in areas of life interest –holistic family wellness care, sports enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation and holistic collaborative/ integrative care.

These have led to expertise with cases ranging from pregnancy and birth to traumatic injury, from ameliorative care to optimal health and wellness. Dr. Rosselle is co-founder and Director of Upaya Center for Wellbeing and co-founder of iCOR (Integrative Chiropractic & Orthopedic Rehabilitation). He has been in consistent practice in Oakland, California since graduation in 1999. His holistic ethic includes family and personal life as well: living on an organic urban farm, eating a vegan organic diet, bicycle commuting to his practice, surfing and many other sports and raising four healthy, happy children.


Sara Russell

Sara is a nutritional therapist, urban homesteader, fermentation experimentalist and food justice advocate. She provides tailored guidance to individuals, families and groups on the sourcing, preparation and sharing of food in light of health goals, budgetary considerations and time constraints. Her approach to nutrition is inspired by the pioneering work of Weston A. Price and informed by many years of solid studies and practice in the kitchen. She has chosen nutritional therapy as her life path in order to empower her clients and their families, bringing joy into their kitchens and giving them more control over what they eat, their health and their impact on the planet.

Her passion for fermentation, food sourcing and food preparation was inspired by the beautiful Tuscan countryside, where she spent most of childhood foraging in the woods according to the seasons and raising chickens and ducks. While she has been passionate about food preparation all of her life, she came to nutritional therapy after earning a Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance literature from U.C. Berkeley, where she taught college writing as well as Italian language and culture courses for several years.

Complementing her lifelong enjoyment of and commitment to health-giving food, the rigorous course of nutrition studies she completed through the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. has formed her as a competent professional capable of guiding her clients through the process of achieving their goals. Additionally, as a Certified GAPS™ Practitioner, she has the specialized training in the use of specific nutritional, detoxification and lifestyle protocols for people dealing with severe digestive dysfunction, autoimmune conditions, migraines, allergies, asthma, fibromyalgia, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, and more. See for more information.