Selena Mitchell, DACM, LAc, was first inspired by Chinese medicine when she had an opportunity to work as assistant for Chinese medicine doctor Ron Dong in San Francisco in 1987, at the age of 17.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Selena began studying Chinese medicine. She completed her Master of Science degree at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (formerly Meiji College of Oriental Medicine) in San Francisco, and received additional training in Seattle, WA and Beijing, China. She received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, specializing in Integrative Medicine.
In 1999, inspired by the need for Chinese medicine in the Central Valley, she moved to Fresno, and formed the Quan Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic (formerly known as the Tower Clinic). She opened the Lotus Center in 2009.
Selena devotes her practice to general medicine with a focus on pain management, endocrine and neurological disorders, as well as trauma-related concerns and somatic expression of emotional issues. She incorporates techniques of Japanese Meridian Therapy, Auricular Therapy, and Five Elements, with her primary background in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She continues to study the healing process on an ongoing basis, and finds the pursuit of better understanding the integration of the body-mind-spirit connection a life-long inspiration.