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Acupuncturist and Owner of Community Acupuncture Works

Ninah was drawn to acupuncture and Chinese medicine at age 17 after she received her first acupuncture treatment. She has been active in the acupuncture world since working as an assistant to an acupuncturist in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 18. After receiving her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (formerly Meiji College of Oriental Medicine) in Berkeley, California in 2004, she opened a private practice in San Francisco.
Unsatisfied with the high fee structure needed in a private practice, Ninah began research on alternatives. After reading The Remedy by Working Class Acupuncture’s Lisa Rohleder, L.Ac., things came into focus and she opened Community Acupuncture Works in July 2008. 
When not working, Ninah enjoys being outdoors, exploring, thrifting, going to flea markets and garage sales, tending to her indoor and outdoor planet, reading, listening to music, cooking and spending time with her husband, her family and friends and her cats, Meave and Hattie.



Claudia became interested in acupuncture after experiencing some of the unexpected benefits of the medicine after treatment for a minor injury. Amazed at the deep relaxation and general feeling of wellness, along with improved immunity and sleep, she became very curious about how acupuncture works.  After many years of work in a very different career at a film co-op, she segued into studies at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, earning a Masters of Science and becoming a licensed acupuncturist. She is also nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, which includes credentials for acupuncture and herbal medicine.  Claudia received her undergrad degree in Social Theory and Political Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  With a background in social justice issues, as well as years of social work and community-based projects, community style acupuncture allows her to practice acupuncture while supporting a progressive socio/economic approach to health care.  When not working, Claudia can be found biking, reading, taking long walks with friends, or at the movies.

Pablo McCord

Massage Therapist

Pablo McCord was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he began his career in bodywork in 1996, attending the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts. After finishing the massage program, Pablo moved to Southern California where he attained certification, began his practice, and continued his education through workshops and training.


In 2005 Pablo moved to the Bay Area to attend the National Holistic Institute where he expanded his knowledge of Eastern modalities and deep tissue techniques. After graduating with honors in 2007, he moved to San Francisco and began working at Schizandra Health Center as their lead massage therapist. From there Pablo went on to start his own practice in 2010 at Diamondwood Medical Arts, where he has been serving a devoted clientele from allover the Bay Area ever since. After a recent 3 year sabbatical in Colombia, where Pablo became a fluent Spanish speaker, he has returned to the Bay Area and is seeing clients in the Santa Cruz area as well. Pablo believes deeply in the healing benefits of massage and is excited to offer his work at Community Acupuncture Works where a greater number of people can access the benefits of his work.


Ewa Litauer

Ewa (pronounced Eva) Litauer is a Medical Reiki Master, Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapist (CCHT).


Ewa brings a transpersonal approach to her therapy and teaching work. Compassionate, respectful, and caring, she puts her clients at ease, supporting them in exploring all aspects of their deep selves and helping them develop their own methods for healing and transformation. She draws on various systems of energetic healing, spiritual and meditative practices blending them into a unique model of empowerment toward each individual's full potential. Ewa offers workshops, classes, and her services to various medical and alternative health clinics in the Bay Area. In 2011, she assisted in a study with the University of California investigating the benefits of stretching and Restorative Yoga for Metabolic Syndrome. She is passionate about combining healing modalities to bring everyone to their most balanced and healthy selves.

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